Kaushambi, in Uttar Pradesh, was visited by Buddha in the 6th
and 9th years after his enlightenment. He delivered several sermons
here, elevating it to a center of learning for Buddhists. Today
see the ruins of an Ashokan Pillar, an old fort and the Ghositaram
Monastery. The archaeological excavations here have yielded a
large number of sculptures and figurines, coins, punch-marked
and cast coins and terra-cotta sculptures which show the reverence
the city was held in by the devout, in times gone by. All these
religious finds of historical and archaeological importance can
be viewed at the Allahabad Museum.
Accommodation / Hotels :
Hotel Regency : 16, Tashkant Marg, Allahabad.
Hotel Presidency : 19-D, Sarojini Naidu Marg, Allahabad.
Hotel Yatrik : 33, S.P. Marg, Allahabad.
Hotel Samrat : 49 A/25A, M.G. Marg, Allahabad.
Air : Nearest domestic airport is Varanasi.
Rail : The nearest rail terminus is at Allahabad.