Kushinagar and Varanasi Travel Blog

Mahaparinirvana Temple Kushinagar
Mahaparinirvana Temple Kushinagar

Kushinanagar is the place in eastern Uttar Pradesh where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. Some very important monuments like Mahaparinirvana Stupa & Temple, Matha Kuar Shrine, Ramabhar Stupa (Lord Buddha’s cremation ground), etc. are situated here.

Kushinagar has some very good quality hotels that primarily target international visitors and remain open from October to March. The one hotel that remains open 365 days is Hotel Pathik Nivas. This hotel was in a horrible shape when I visited Kushinagar. The people there told me that the hotel was in good shape when Ms. Mayawati’s BSP was in power. Later when Samajwadi Party came to power, this hotel along with everything else in the state got degraded. Later I hope with Samajwadi Party losing power, Hotel Pathik Nivas might have again regained some of its old quality. Pathik Nivas is cheap and is available between April and September. I will not stay there again so I will also not visit Kushinagar during the period of April to September.

Here are the articles I wrote on my visit to Kushinagar:

Travel to / From Kushinagar

Monuments in Kushinagar

Restaurants in Kushinagar

Hotels in Kushinagar

See and Do in Varanasi

Restaurants in Varanasi

My Varanasi Hotel Reviews