Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Kushinagar - An Unsung Treasure

Gold embedded exterior

A bumpy and dusty trip, 50 km away from Gorakhpur, wasn’t a bad idea! In fact, it turned out to be a splendid surprise - Kushingar is a small, modest town, which is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. It has some of the most beautifully crafted temples, showcasing exceptionally exquisite Thai and Chinese architecture.

It’s a place that I found spellbinding in its own way. The temples with their historical significance add a kind of mystical charm that resonates. Open rustic landscape coupled with laid-back ambiance makes it a different experience altogether. 

One of the temples
Buddhist Temple
Beautiful Thai architecture

On my way back to Gorakhpur, I could easily brush aside the dust and bumps on the road, because I had carried a ‘keepsake of moments’ spent in Kushinagar. It was a short yet very rewarding excursion - a must visit for those who appreciate great architecture.

13 comments:

  1. Can't believe that a small town near gorakhpur could be so fascinating...thanks for sharing it with us...

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    1. the best part is you are not at all tired after traveling 100 km!

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  2. Informative one!! thanks will visit it if i went to Gorakhpur.

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  3. hmm well its krishna from gorakhpur...saw ur blog may be we can be friends..

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  4. its indeed beautiful and looks very serene and clean, why do I every time end up saying ill surely visit this place :)

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    1. Hope you visit this one, Shweta!

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  5. I visited this place 3 years back. We stayed in UP tourism guest house which is right in front of this heritage site. It was a great experience to visit this ancient monument. The tranquility of the place will simply make you feel calm from inside and then there is Buddhism teachings all over this place, makes your visit really worth. During our 2 day stay, we also visited local markets & talked to the villagers about their lifestyle. We also read about the history associated with this site. Kushinagar is the place, where Gautam Buddha took his last breath. So this indeed is a place to visit when around Gorakhpur.

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    1. It seems you really extracted the essence of Kushinagar, while I just went for sightseeing and came back the very same day. Sounds so interesting!

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  6. Hey Renuka, Congratulatins btw for featuring in top 10 women travel bloggers from India. I checked your post in FB. Great achievement.

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