All I wanted to see was the place where Buddha preached his first sermon. That place had several different names, was not properly labeled and was hard to find.
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The place is having serene and peaceful surroundings. Sarnath Museum is a must visit for all History lovers. Remember that the museum is open on office days from 10AM to 5PM only.
This is one of the most important Buddhist centres located 10km from Varanasi. It is where Buddha preached his first sermon. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor Ashoka build stupas (mould like structures containing Buddhist relics and ashes) and monasteries here.
It infact symbolises sarnath.A gupta period stupa.about a hundred yards away from this stupa was another stupa,the dharmrajika stupa constructed in maurya period is now destroyed by deewan of kashi naresh.one of the holiest structure for budhists.
Sarnath is a wonder in itself. The engineering and drainage system of this ancient township will make you speechless and this is something which will make you really proud of your ancient heritage. Every Indian should visit.
Sarnath is nice to see when ever you visit to Varanasi it shows you the Buddhist influence. I heard that every Buddhist follower should visit this place once in there life.
sarnath is a 30 minutes drive from varanasi city.this is quite and peaceful,full of greenery..very well maintained but please visit after 1.30 as the main temple complex opens after that.we went in the morning and had to wait for a long time in the hot...More
One of the most visited and most revered Buddhist structures in the world, Dhamek Stupa Sarnath lies at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh state of India. The archeological survey of India has maintained a site museum close by, which houses the sculptures, inscriptions and other objects...More
i think its worth to go sarnath to know about bhudda and they have great museum and ruins and temples recommended.