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Sarnath, Varanasi

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Religious Site
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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  • In Varanasi go to Sarnath to take another view and complement your experience in India... depends from as you did the route this place might be the only Buddhist sacred point and a great opportunity to understand something of this religion from the experience... is very different from Hinduism. In Sarnath to be a Holy City will see many monuments that donated have been built by different Buddhist countries... and place more important where Buddha Sidarta gave his first speech...
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  • Saranath is about 13 Kms from Varanasi. It is a Buddist holi place where Buddha lived 2300 years ago and has a Stupa and Museum. Also we can see the Ashoka Chakra which was adopted as the National Emb...  more »
  • Ruins of Sarnath the place were our National emblem was taken from.. The meuseum is good and houses the original national emblem.. Phones & Cameras are not allowed. There is a counter to deposit it fr...  more »
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  • People should visit here! Nice museum of Sarnath
  • It's beautiful mueseum
  • Buddha given his 1st sermon
  • very secure museum