Kapilavastu was the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The city
has an abundant collection of washed away stupas and monasteries. This place is
considered to have religious importance for the followers of Buddha. Not only
does this place hold religious significance, but is also an ideal site for
trekkers. During the winter season, the land is ornamented with various crops,
irrigation channels, ponds, streams, etc. giving it a completely different
Places to see:
Tilaurkot Fort: It
is believed to be the prime area of the kingdom of Sudhodhana. Apparently,
Gautam Buddha, whose name was Siddhartha before he went out in search for his
answers, spent his life till the age of 29. He was married to a woman named
Yashodhara and had a son named Rahula. Siddhartha was unsatisfied by the
mysteries of the world and hence went out in search for his answers.
Tilaurakot Museum: This
is an old museum and has a satisfactory collection of housing jewelery,
ornaments, coins, grey ware etc, some of which dating back to as long as 7th
place is believed to be the birthplace of Krakuchanda Buddha. Excavations that
were carried out resulted in many stupas and monasteries. Evidently, this place
was also visited by Akbar.
is the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha. It contains an ancient moat with along
with other ruins.
Kundan: This is a
protected area which again contains the remains of many stupas and monasteries.
It is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha preached after his was
enlightened. Also, his father became a Buddhist in this very place.
place is believed to be visited by Akbar which is evident by a broken pillar.
Like the other excavation sites, this place also has remains of stupas,
monasteries besides other things.
the usual stupas, excavations at this location brought out some rare antique
items like caskets etc.
How to reach:
By air: The
nearest airport is Bhairahawa via Kathmandu.
By rail: It takes
about 30 hours to complete the journey and it is well connected by trains.
By road: It takes
about the same time by bus and again it is well connected.