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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. By using our Varanasi itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Sarnath and other attractions in Varanasi.
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  • Sarnath (earlier, Saranganath) is a nice town near Varanasi that has Buddhist stupas, temples and monasteries besides a Jain temple. The museum there also contains a lot of very old artefacts & sculpt...  more »
  • Wow!!!!!!! That's the first word which I said when I entered the sarnath complex. Everything is well maintained but the zoo need a bit attention. The stupa, temple everything is just the way as it was...  more »
  • Visited for just an hour, not bad but not sure if it's worth the crazy hour each way journey to get there by tuk tuk. I didn't go to the museum as you needed exactly 5Inr and I didn't have it so bring...  more »