Kushinagar, situated at 53 kms east from Gorakhpur on the National Highway -28, lies between lattitude 26° 45´ N and 83° 24´ E. The district head-quarters is Padrauna, 71 Kms from Gorakhpur and 336 Kms from Lucknow. It is a terai area covering the geographical area of 2873.5 Sq. km. It is bounded by districts - Mahrajganj in the west, Gorakhpur in the southern- west , Deoria in the south and Bihar state in the east.
How to Reach Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Air : Air strip of U.P. Civil Aviation is available in Kasia, 5 km. from Kushinagar. Also, Air Force Station Aerodrome is 46 Km. from Kushinagar where landing and taking off facilities are allowed with due permission of the Air Force.
Roadways : Kushinagar is well connected with motorable roads and have regular bus -service . Frequent road-transport is available from Gorakhpur ( 51 Km) as well as from Deoria (35 Km).
Rail : Padrauna, district head-quarter, is linked with metre-gauge railway line from Gorakhpur. Nearest railway stations for reaching Kushinagar are Gorakhpur Railway Station (51 km) and Deoria (35 Km). Gorakhpur is well connected with all major cities of India and it has computer-reservation facility. Details of Important trains connecting Gorakhpur is given below :
Gorakhpur is the main terminus for Kushinagarr
Kushinagar is where Lord Buddha breathed his last on earth. Because of this, the place is a sacred pilgrimage site for the Buddhist. The place was forgotten until, 1861 when General A. Cunningham and A.C.I. Carlyl exposed the hidden wealth through excavations. Several monuments mark the association of lord Buddha with Kushinagar, which are today important tourist attractions in Kushinagar.
The huge stupa made of bricks was exposed by Carlyl in 1876. The Brahmi inscription states that Lord Buddha's remains had been deposited here. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site.
A 6mtrs long statue of reclining Buddha represents the dying prophet. The statue was unearthed in 1876.
Some 400yards from the Nirvana stupa, it enshrines a black stone image of the Buddha in the 'bhumi sparsha mudra'. Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon here.
Nearly 1km away this 49 ft tall stupa marks the site where the Lord Buddha was cremated. In ancient Buddhist texts this stupa has been referred to as Mukut-Bandhan Vihar.
This is a recent construction. Here is installed a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha made of eight metals which has come from Japan.
It also has a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha.
The Buddha Museum, containing finds from excavations at the site, is open everyday except Monday
Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)
See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217