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Kaushambi Travel

Located 51 kms from Allahabad, Kaushambi was the capital of 'Vatsa Janpad' ruled by King Udyana, during the time of Buddha. The ruins of an ancient fort stand testimony to its antiquity. It was when Lord Buddha visited this city that Kaushambi attained true prominence. He came in the 6th and 9th year, after his enlightenment and delivered several sermons, elevating it to a center of learning for Buddhists. Kaushambi is attributed to the Pandavas and their descendant, king Parikshit. A wealthy merchant of the city is said to have built the monastery of Ghositarama. Referred to as a flourishing city in the 6th century in the early texts of the Buddhists, Kausambi was situated on the banks of river Yamuna.
Archaeological Importance: A large number of architectural and sculptural remains; terracotta figurines and other relics reflect the high aesthetic and technical advancement of the people of Kaushambi. All the Buddhist structures are now in ruins.

Location: Uttaranchal
Significance: The Capital of 'Vatsa Janpad' Ruled by King Udyana.
Attractions: Archaeological Site

Uttaranchal Almora Badrinath Bageshwar Binsar Chamoli Champawat
Chopta Corbett Dakpathar Dehradun Dhanaulti Gangotri
Gaumukh Haridwar Kausani Kaushambi Kedarnath Khirsu
Lansdowne Mukteshwar Mussoorie Nainital Pithoragarh Ranikhet
Rajaji National Park Rishikesh Rudranat Sitlakhet Trekking Uttarkashi
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