About 10km north-east off Yamunanagar in Haryana, the sleepy village of Sugh was a great centre of Buddhist learning in ancient India when the place attracted scholars belonging to different schools of thoughts who participated in the philosophical debates.
According to the famous Chinese monk and scholar Hieun Tsang who is believed to have visited the place in the 7th century AD, Sugh was a home to ten stupas and five monasteries. Some of these were built by Mauryan emperor Ashoka. These stupas contained the ashes of the Buddha and his distinguished disciples, Sariputta and Moggallana. Three km from Sugh is located Chaneti where one stupa presently exists.
The archeological site of Sugh, which was known as Shrughna in ancient times, was first identified by Alexander Cunningham. Shrughna was also a famous centre of trade in ancient India.
How to reach
Air: Nearest airport to Sugh is Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport at Chandigarh which is 83 km from Yamunanagar. Chandigarh airport is connected by flights with major cities in India.
Road: It takes 1 hour 30 minutes by road from Chandigarh to Yamunanagar.
Rail: the nearest railway station to Sugh is Jagadhri Railway Station at Yamunanagar which is 10 km from Sugh. Lying on the popular Amritsar- Kolkata railway route Jagadhri Railway Station is well connected via rail with major cities and places in India you an board Golden Temple Mail from Hazrat NIzamuddin Railway Station in Delhi to reach Jagadhri Railway Station.
Best Time to Visit
Best Time to visit Sugh is during the winter season. It is very cold in winter in Sugh.