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. Put Sarnath and other Varanasi attractions into our Varanasi travel planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Sarnath is approximately 11 Km from Varanasi but takes a 45 minutes Lot of people from all over the world come to this holy place It has one STUPA AND is surrounded by ruins of monestry It takes 45 mi...  more »
  • This is 13km from Varanasi. The stupa was made by emporer Ashoka a couple of hundred years after the Buddha gave his first sermon here. The archeological site is beautifully maintained and fascinating...  more »
  • A strange place where all the plaques seem to say that they're not really sure what it is they've excavated, but Buddha "may" have done his first teachings here...so a little vague. However if you hav...  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

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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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