In the times of Lord Buddha Kaushambi was the ancient kingdom of Matsya. It has been a grand center of Buddhist culture and heritage. Kaushambi is about 57 km far from the modern Allahabad. The ancient name of Kaushambi was Kosam. The place Kaushambi is now turned into ruins due to the negligence of later rulers. But still some old forts, Stupas and Sculptures of Kaushambi attract huge number of travelers every year. Kaushambi is a famous pilgrimage site as lord Buddha spent his sixth and ninth year after attaining enlightenment. India tour provides you the facility to witness this fascinating place in Uttar Pradesh.
Places of interest: The Old Stupa, several forts and monasteries, which may be turned into ruins, but remained as a great tourist attractive place. Besides these Kamasin Devi Temple, Shri Ram Temple of Bajha, Ghositaram monastery and The Ashoka pillar (in ruins) is accountable in making the place an immense tourist-striking place.
Accommodation: Some great accommodation of Kaushambi named P.W.D. Inspection House, Jain Dharmashala, Rahi Tourist Bungalow (U.P.S.T.D.C) and Civil Lines Allahabad.
Nearest Tourist Information Center: Tourist Office, Rahi Havart, Tourist Bungalow Campus, Civil Lines Hyderabad are some renowned tourist information centers for any kind travel related services to Kaushambi.
Nearest Buddhist Places: Allahabad Museum, Museum of the department of Ancient History, University of Allahabad, - some unique findings of Kaushambi are preserved in the museum, Sarnath.