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Places to Visit in Sarnath

God Buddha got free – thinking knowledge in Bodhgaya and later came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Later Ashoka visited the place and made a Stupa in the memory of Lord Buddha. A number of other Stupas were made later and Sarnath came to be a significant center of Buddhism.

Though much of its history is in ruins, Sarnath is still one of the four major Buddhist pilgrimage places situated in the country. A journey to Sarnath would give you an opportunity to visit many Stupas and Viharas where oldest leftovers, manuscripts and messages bear witness to an interesting past.

Landscaped gardens today beautify the bits and pieces of the Sarnath tombstones, which jointly create a delightful local.

Places to visit in Sarnath

Chaukhandi Stupa:

The Stupa is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site in Sarnath, situated 13km from Varanasi, one of the important pilgrimage sites in Uttar Pradesh (India). Stupas have developed from burial heaps and offer as a holy place for a historical object of the Buddha.

Dhamek Stupa

The Stupa is a huge meditation place situated in Sarnath and 13 km away from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Stupas created as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were covered in a seat place, called chaitya.

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar:

The place in Sarnath is located in the middle of brick remains of very old Sarnath and is popular for its superb wall paintings and frescos. The temple is comparatively new and provides a difference to the remains of Sarnath; the temple looks different in style and surprises you with its architecture. The place is mainly famed for its frescos and wall paintings.

Sarnath Museum:

The museum is an ancient place of Archaeological Survey of India. It boasts the answer and mines at the archaeological place of Sarnath, by the Archaeological Survey of India.

How to Reach Sarnath:

The place attracts a number of tourists and considered as the main center for Buddhist. After enlightened in Bodhgaya, God Buddha came to Sarnath and given the initial sermon. Stupas, Viharas and museums in Sarnath are attracting Buddhists from all over the world. The small city is located next to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which is one of the spiritual tourist places in India. So the best idea to reach Sarnath is via Varanasi, which has its own airport and railway station.

By Air

The closest airport to reach Sarnath is Varanasi, which connects it from all parts of India. Almost all government and private airlines function daily to Varanasi connecting it - Mumbai, Delhi and other cities. You may also take direct flight to Varanasi from Katmandu

By Train

The closest railway station for Sarnath is also Varanasi, which is the main Railway Stations in the region. A number of trains connect Varanasi to the rest of India.

By Road

Sarnath is situated at 10km away from Varanasi by car. Varanasi is an important travel place in Uttar Pradesh and has good network to a number of cities in India.

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