Kushinagar is a holy place which is based on great historic and spiritual significance. It was crowned as an esteemed pilgrimage center of the Buddhists which is located in the Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Tourists from every corner of the globe come here in search of peace.
Kushinagar has numerous stupas (a heap like structure holding Buddhist remnants, once thought to be places of Buddhist worship, typically the remains of a saint) and viharas (a vihara is an Indian Buddhist monastery),which are almost finished but still have their own charm and importance in the life of the people. Most of these structures ruined in the period between the 3rd and the 5th centuries.
The Muktabandhana Stupa is considered the most important destination in Kushinagar which houses the last cremated remains of Lord Buddha. It has a beautiful idol of Lord Buddha which is carved by a monk and restored by king Haribala during the period of 413-455 A.D.
There are two striking temples: the Nirvana temple and the Mathakaut temple. It is placed near the Nirvana temple where Lord Buddha breathed his last. It is located at Khushinagar where one can see a black stone image of Lord Buddha during excavations.
The Wat Thai temple is one of the major attractions of Kushinagar, which is built in a typical Thai-Buddhist architectural style.