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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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The old city of Varanasi has a long history of pilgrimage and tourism, and its range of accommodations has developed to a high degree to meet the vast demand from across India and further afield. Perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to stay can be found in the area surrounding the ghats on the west bank of the river. You can find an eclectic mix of simple hotels and guesthouses all the way from this point up to the main train station. North of the station sit the most luxurious of the city's accommodations, with views of the tributary that runs through the north, and a range of additional facilities.
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  • i have visited here 4 times ...it is a historical place which was built by a king,many years ago.it has a museum and zoo and many places to visit ..A religious place ... especially for Buddhist people...  more »
  • The ghosts of Sarnath's path draws thousands of visitors a year. History has remembered Siddhārtha Gautama as the first Buddha, and it is here where he delivered his first sermon. Does the sound of hi...  more »
  • A religious place ... especially for Buddhist people with a history of over a decade .... a buddhist temple which is build on the ashes of buddha burried under that temple.. buddhist stupa where Buddh...  more »
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  • The place which every Indian and even every person of the world must see the unique thing available in the museum, that is "The Lion Capital of the Emperor Asoka" The lion capital is made of sand-stone but has the unique polish on it. the polish is unbelievable on sandstone. Emperor Asoka 'The Great' is the only emperor who left War and who ruled not only geographically but also ruled on Heart. He was the grandson of Emperor Chandragupt Maurya who stopped Alexander and defeated Seleucus. there are a lot of things which cant be shared here easily. so, on should visit Sarnath, varanasi india(one of the place of The Light of Asia)
  • People should visit here! Nice museum of Sarnath
  • It's beautiful mueseum
  • Its awesome..
  • Buddha given his 1st sermon