Ancient Buddhist pilgrimage and archaeological site (Ashoka pillar, Stupa and Swastika Monastery) associated with significant events in Lord Buddha's life; in Bihar in India

Vaishali or Vesali (Pali) was a city in what is currently Vaishali District, Bihar, India. The city was the capital of the Licchavi and the Vajjian Confederacy. At the time of the Buddha, Vesali was a very large and rich city. It was crowded with people and with much food.