Sarnath, Varanasi

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Visit the village of Sarnath, one of four holy destinations on the Buddhist circuit, boasting a deer park where Buddha gave his first Dharma sermon. Join Buddhists from all over the world, who flock to this key pilgrimage site, the most sacred of the circuit stops, along with Buddha’s place of birth, death, and enlightenment. Admire the various stupas and Buddhist meditation structures, including one that marks the spot where the first teaching happened, or explore the small town and take in the peaceful atmosphere. Put Sarnath and other Varanasi attractions into our Varanasi travel planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • the museum offers great deal of knowledge about the Budhist religion, emperor Ashoka's works. the original Ashoka Sthamba with the pillar, lion capital and the chakra is exhibited in the museum and th...  more »
  • In the Sarnath Buddha gave his first sermon. There is a large Stupa and a large archaeological excavation. Outside area is a museum with interesting items
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  • One of the most holiest of Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Very close of Varansi (just 10km). Local chaps act as guides for 50 rupees each. There are minimal entry tickets at each site. But the cleanliness...  more »

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