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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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  • This was an optional activity presented to us as part of a G Adventures tour. I'm so glad I chose to partake. It was about a 30 minute rickshaw ride from the ghats. We saw where Lord Buddha gave his f...  more »
  • It is a sacred Buddha had preached for the first time. Unfortunately while collapse is underway but the dhanekh stupa, many Buddhists came to the Holy Land pilgrimage and prayer ' smiles.
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  • This is true testimony of how ill kept our cultural heritage is. Personally I expected better upkeep of the structures which appear to be crumbling. People climbing on top with no regard that the "stu...  more »