Sarnath Travel Guide

About Place

Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dhamma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Singhpur, a village approximately one kilometre away from the site, was the birthplace of Shreyansanath, the Eleventh Tirthankara of Jainism, and a temple dedicated to him, is an important pilgrimage site.

Places To Visit
  • Chaukhandi Stupa
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Thai Temple
  • Tibetan Temple
  • Archaeological Museum

  • Visit Sarnath Stupa
  • Visit Archeology Museum Sarnath
  • Visit Modern Mulgandhakuti Vihara
  • Visit Tree of Sarnath - Dhamma Chakka Shrine

Famous Food
  • North- Indian delicacies
  • Chinese cuisine
  • Momos

Things To Buy
  • Metal and Asta-Dhatu busts of Lord Buddha
  • saffron robes
  • Buddhist prayer wheels
  • Beads
  • Rosary
  • Rugs
  • Flags

Shopping Area
  • Local markets

Sarnath Details

Best Time To Visit
October To March

Monsoon Period
July to September

Important Contact
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