Kapilvastu

Earlier famed as the capital of the Shakya clan, this town is located at a distance of 20 KM from Siddharth Nagar and 97 KM from Gorakhpur. Kapilvastu was the kingdom of King Suddhodhana, the father of Lord Buddha. Here Lord Buddha spent his childhood as Prince Siddhartha, who left his palace in Kapilvastu at the age of 29 and revisited it 12 years later, after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. Today, Kapilvastu comprises of several beautiful villages, mainly Piprahwa and Ganvaria. A large Stupa stands at the ancient site which is said to have housed the bone relics of Lord Buddha. Meandering their way through Kapilvastu, the devotees feel transferred thousands of years back to an era when Young Prince Siddhartha after seeing the pains of life, renounced all worldly riches and pleasures in search of the path which leads to the termination of suffering and salvation. 

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FLIGHT

Some nearby airports are Gorakhpur Airport – 109 KM, Sravasti Airstrip – 146 KM, Kasia Airstrip – 160 KM, Amausi Airport, Lucknow – 310 KM and Babatpur Airport, Varanasi – 330 KM.

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Kapilvastu can be easily reached by road. Some major road distances: Berdpur – 8 KM, Lumbini (Nepal) – 74 KM, Gorakhpur – 104, Kushinagar– 157 KM, Varanasi – 327 KM.

TRAIN

Nearest Railway station is the Naugarh station at a distanceof 22 KM.

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