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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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  • Rich History of our ancestors.....the Guide was very knowledgable. Well maintained, neat and clean premises. 
    Rich History of our ancestors.....the Guide was very knowledgable. Well maintained, neat and clean premises.  more »
  • We like to drive with Pappu very well. He is such a friendly person an from my experience the best Rikscha driver in the world. Like to meet him again. Pappu, thank you so much for your support and... 
    We like to drive with Pappu very well. He is such a friendly person an from my experience the best Rikscha driver in the world. Like to meet him again. Pappu, thank you so much for your support and...  more »
  • Very interesting. Learned a lot, we were glad we visited. We got a ride from our hotel and they arranged a guide for us. 
    Very interesting. Learned a lot, we were glad we visited. We got a ride from our hotel and they arranged a guide for us.  more »
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  • It is one of the holiest sites for Buddhists and Hinduism pilgrimage but is open to everyone. It is well connected to public transportation. It has major four sections including temples, parks, and monuments. It can be improved with an audio guide system, a light-telling story system, and medication or yoga classes. The place is clean and well managed but still needs improvement. Beware of scammers and taxi drivers.
  • Very peaceful place away from the noise of the city. A complete day is required in order to visit the temple and surrounding historical places. Don't forget to visit the beautiful mini zoo at the backyard of the temple. Kids will be delighted.
  • Sarnath is the holy place for the Buddhists as Lord Goutam Buddha preached his religion to 4 of his disciples here in Sarnath. There are temples & tall Buddha idols constructed by the King of Thailand. It’s a beautiful place indeed. Sarnath is in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. A very quiet and calm place, away from the chaotic Varanasi. Very serene place. The temples of various South Asian countries are amazing. We visited Sarnath early morning (around 7 am) and so were able to watch the morning prayers. They are too good. One can spend quite some time just sitting and meditating in the temples. All the temple premises are ultra-clean and very well maintained.
  • The Buddhists temple is such a spritual place where you'll get the absolute peace. The calmness is so smoothing. That vibe is so rare here. It was such a wonderful time. We have spent approximately 2-2.30 hours. A great place. Must visit.
  • Very nice place, must visit at least once. Not very crowded, well maintained buildings n gardens. U will forget how the time is passing. There r lot of guides will brief u about the history of the place.

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