Sarnath, Varanasi

#1 of 55 in Historic Sites in Varanasi
Religious Site · Landmark
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 about 13 kms from Varanasi on the north east in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the important center for Buddhists. It is believed that Gautam Buddha gave the 1st lecture/teaching....  more »
  • Varanasi a.k.a Banaras/Benaras, the spiritual capital of India is situated at the banks of the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. Me(Renila) and my bunch(Asha and Drisya) had saved this destination for....  more »

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