Hotel Vishuwa is a three-star luxury hotel situated in the Terai plains of Nepal, near the Indian border. This strategic location makes Birgunj a frequent destination for business travellers, executives of foreign projects and agencies, overland tourists, pilgrims and other visitors.
Vishuwa the word describes itself, as it means a resting place for Vicchu(s) or Buddhist monk(s). The ancient pilgrims broke their journey at this very place in Birgunj between their long pilgrimage to Lumbini in Nepal and Bodh Gaya in India. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Bodh Gaya is the hallowed ground where Buddha achieved his bodhi (enlightenment).
The actual place is a stupa-like hillock with many huge statues of Lord Buddha facing the four cardinal directions of the Universe. Befittingly, this is also a quiet and tranquil park-like enclave for the city folks of Birgunj to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.