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Sankisa Buddhist Tour
Sankisa Buddhist TourSankisa is one of the lesser known Buddhist heritage sites associated with the miracles of Lord Buddha. Here, it is believed that Lord Buddha after delivering sermons to his mother in heaven descended to earth. This direct association of Lord Buddha makes Sankisa or Sankasia a favoured destination for Buddhist pilgrims. Known as Sankasya in Ramayana, this village has received many mentions, including the one from the Chinese traveller, Hiuen Tsang. He named this city as Kapittha in his travelogue and described it as a nice place to visit. Over the years of its history, Sankasia revealed many stone statues during the excavations.

Located in Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh, Sankasia can be also reached from Kannauj (40 km)

Tourist Attractions Near Sankisa
The village is popular amongst archaeological and historical aficionados. A small temple of Maya Devi in Sankasia reinstates the legends associated with Lord Buddha. Here, the mother of Lord Buddha is worshipped as a goddess of fertility. Buddhist sculptures dating back to Mahayana era also adorn the walls at the site.

The remains of Asokan Pillar at Sankisa are also worthy of a visit. The pillar with an elephant in lieu of the usual lion is associated with the representation that Queen Mayadevi dreamt at the time of conceiving Prince Siddhartha who later became Buddha.

The excavations by ASI (Archeological Society of India) have also unearthed many findings of ancient era. The site unearthed many scriptures, terracotta figurines, bronze coins and stone dishes belonging to the Buddhist times.

Excursions Tour from Sankisa

Sankisa pilgrimage TourKannauj : The city of Kannauj has witnessed a lot of changes in terms of ruling powers. This city is in existence and even mentioned in Mahabharata. The site is well renowned for the Brahminical association. Ruled over by righteous Hindu king Harshavardhana, this city had seen the golden period of Hindu empire. The excavations conducted at Kannauj revealed the various Hindu deity idols, including ek mukhi (one faceted) with the head of Lord Shiva's wife. The city has an elaborate Perfume production industry and many tourists purchase the colloquial fragrances from Kannauj.

Kanpur : North India’s major industrial center, Kanpur is a renowned city of the country. For heritage enthusiasts, the city has a lot more to offer. The scholars who want to study the scope Hinduism in its early days prefer to visit this city. A whole gamut of places associated with Hinduism is present in Kanpur. The temples of renown here include Shri Radhakrishna temple, Phool Bagh, Jajmau. Other attractions in this city include The Glass temple, The All Soul's Cathedral, Nawabganj Bird sanctuary and the Allen forest Zoo.

How to reach in Sankisa

Air : The Kanpur airport is nearest to Sankisa, from which, trains and buses run regularly.

Rail : The nearest railhead is Pakhna, at a distance of 12 Km.

Road : Sankisa is connected to the major cities of the state by good motorable roads.
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