HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CITY

About the City

Sravasti, capital of the ancient Kosala kingdom is sacred to Buddhists because it is here that Lord Buddha performed the greatest of his miracles to confound the Tirthika heretics. These miracles include that of the Buddha creating multiple images of himself, hence forth has been among the favorite themes of Buddhist art.

  • Area : 2019 sq. km.
  • Population : 10220 (1991 census)
  • Altitude : 185 mtrs. above sea level.
  • Season : February - March
  • Clothing (Summer) : Cottons
  • Clothing (Winter) : Woolens
  • Language : Hindi & English
  • Festivals : Buddh Purnima Mela (April-May) and Jain Mela.
  • Local Transport : Private Taxis, Taxi, Tonga, Ekka.
  • STD Code : 05252

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Places of Interest

Maheth

This covers an area of about 400 acres, and has been identified with the remains of the city proper. Excavations have exposed the massive gates of the city, ramparts and also the ruins of other structures which testify to the prosperity of ancient Sravasti. The Sobhanath Temple is located here.

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Restaurants & Hospitals

Restaurants

Shravasti has no independent restaurant. One has to either choose the restaurant of Tourist Bungalow or Lotus Hotel, which are the only available options. Moderately good restaurants are available at Balrampur town- 19 km. away.

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Shopping

Shravasti has no shopping establishment.

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Fairs Festivals

Buddha Purnima the day of the birth of Lord Buddha is celebrated at all Buddhist temples at Shravasti in a big way.

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Accessibility

Air

Nearest Airport is Lucknow - 176 km, from where Sravasti can be reached by rail upto Balrampur via Gonda.

Rail

Nearest railway station is at Balrampur : 17 Km. The rest of the route can be covered by road.

Road

Bus services are available from all major neighboring centres . Sravasti is - 119 km from Basti and - 17 km. from Balrampur.

Banks, Post & Telegraph

Banks
  • Allahabad Bank, Katra.

Excursions

Devi Patan Temple

28 Km. One of the most important Shaktipeeth in the entire region, it is revered by Hindu devotees of India and Nepal.

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