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Excursions from Shravasti

Shravasti or Savatthi as it was known in ancient times was a city of ancient India; Shravasti was one of the six largest cities in India during Gautama Buddha's lifetime. Shravasti had as many as fifty four thousand families living within its bounds. The city of Shravasti, like most ancient cities was located close to a river; Shravasti was located in the fertile Gangetic plains in the present day's Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh. Jetavana monastery was a famous monastery close to Savatthi. On tours to Shravasti, you can also go on Excursions from Shravasti Uttar Pradesh.

Shravasti has quite a few nearby tourist attractions that can be visited on Excursions From Shravasti In India. Though there are not too many options as far as excursions around Shravasti is concerned. Nevertheless, there are a few interesting getaways.

These excursion spots are mostly within the range of 50 to 100 kilometers of Shravasti and therefore one need not arrange for overnight stays at these places. You can easily start early morning by a hired cab and return to your hotel at Shravasti by the late evening.You can visit the Devi Patan Temple on your Excursions from Shravasti In Uttar Pradesh. The temple is located at the distance of 30 Kilometers from downtown Shravasti and is an important excursion destination. The temple is considered to be one of the most important Shakti peethas in the region.

The Hindus in both India as well as Nepal revere this temple. The temple attracts thousands of devotees every year.

Sankissa, situated on the banks of river Kali is another of the famous tourist excursions from Shravasti Uttar Pradesh. Sankissa is believed to be the place where the Lord Buddha descended from heaven along with Lord Brahma and Devaraj Indra after giving a discourse to his mother, Mayadevi who had died soon after giving birth to him. Emperor Ashoka erected a pillar with an elephant capital at this spot, to mark this holy spot.

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