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Address: Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
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The Dhamekha stupa and other imposing structures adorn this holy site where...

The Dhamekha stupa and other imposing structures adorn this holy site where Buddha first preached his message.

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Buddha Capital in Varanasi

Sarnath is one of the most recommended historical destination of India. The legacy of Buddhism and glimpses of Mauryan will leave you amazed. The small village is some acres of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Abhinav K
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sarnath is one of the most recommended historical destination of India. The legacy of Buddhism and glimpses of Mauryan will leave you amazed. The small village is some acres of campus dedicated to few temples, stupas, museum and excavation area. Temples from all Buddhism origin like China and Tibet present their own way of following. India has a lot to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we were here with friends and really enjoy this place. there are few temples with smileys monks. and wonderful garden. in the season there can be crowdly but it's not a handicap for meditation

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Considering that Sarnath is only a short drive out of Varanasi traffic, you should consider adding this to your travel plans. Buddhists visit Sarnath as it is where he delivered his first sermon and Dhame Stupa is also located here, which is a very important temple for the people of the Buddhist faith. It is quieter and cleaner than main... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a good and beautiful place and more for Buddhist peoples and if you want to visit in summer please try to visit in morning or evening instead of afternoon

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park See the Artifacts from this site in the museum

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has lot to offer you ,an archaeological mueseum,deer park ,a japanese temple ,a buddhist monastery and some other stuffs.The place is quite peaceful and bit out of the city so away from crazy traffic and another important thing that this place is clean too.It adds a special essence to this place.Overall the place is fine to visit.Thanks for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is only 30 mins drive from Varanasi and best to get there by car so several temples may be viewed on the way.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many ruins , one impressive stupa : it is still worth the visit if one is in the Varanasi region . It also is a haven of peace and quiet in the roaring world of Varanasi .One nice surprise : the museum , which displays various artifacts of Buddhist , Gupta art etc..., is quite interesting for a small place... More 

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Some sites have to be rated on their historical significance, not how they look. This site has HUGE significance because this is where religious tradition has it that Buddha gave his first sermon after he attained enlightenment 2,600 years ago. At the site are 3 important holy places: 1) a stupa on the site of the sermon; 2) a ficus... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful site where Buddha used to sit and meditate. He gave his first sermon here after attaining enlightenment. Beautiful remains, set in a beautiful park land. The museum has lots of interesting items associated with the site and Buddha.

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