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Sarnath, Varanasi

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. By using our Varanasi itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Sarnath and other attractions in Varanasi.
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  • We hired a Tuk tuk driver for several hours. He drove us to Sarnth, provided us with some information, then left us to explore the ruins and museum while he waited nearby. Our day helped us to fill in...  read more »
  • This is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Well maintained and has great historical importance. Unfortunately local guides are not knowledgeable and unable to present the importan...  read more »
  • Visiting Sarnath was a highlight of our journey thru northern India. It helps to understand Buddhism better as it was the location where Buddha started to share his thought under the Bodhi tree. A muc...  read more »
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