Archaeological Museum, Varanasi
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
See the famous four-lions pillar of Ashoka featured on Indian flag at Archaeological Museum, the oldest site museum in the country. Established in 1910, the museum houses the findings and excavations at the Sarnath archeological site. Five galleries and two verandahs feature nearly 7,000 sculptures and artifacts with a particularly good collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas images. In addition to the 2,260 years old sandstone pillar, you can admire a seated 5th century seated Buddha, cross-legged with a halo, or a life-size image of a standing Bodhisattva with a lotus. Explore the open-air section of pillar bases and sculptures set in well-maintained gardens. Make Archaeological Museum a centerpiece of your Varanasi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Varanasi family vacation planner.
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This place is a must visit for history lovers. It is 10+ km from the main city of varanasi. Road is not that good specially the city roads. Though the main highway is a bit better. Museum is well kept... read more »
Estabilished by the british this archeological collection is large scale and impressive. I was impressed by the sophistication of the artifacts which were sizeable and ornate. Shows the lasting legacy... read more »
I did not expect the museum in Varanasi to be so well-stocked. It had an astoundingly good collection of historical artefacts. I wish they had an Audio guide to get more information about each object ... read more »
The majestic lion capital, featured in the emblem of India, built during king Asoka's time, sits here. The 24 spoked wheel, featured in India's national flag, sits here. Apart from these 2, there are many relics, artifacts, and items significant to Buddhism.
This museum has most important symbol of the Republic of India - The Ashoka Emblem.
There are lot of statues of Buddha and other gods of Ashok period.
It is very interesting "GOD BUDHA" place, where he got his knowledge below "banyan tree" and spread all over-world......there is also a Museum and trample too.
A place for pilgrims of the jain society
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