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The Dhamekha stupa and other imposing structures adorn this holy site where Buddha first preached his message.
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Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Sarnath is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimages in India. Located a little outside Varanasi, it's a sea of peace. It'll be a good idea to engage a guide here who will brief you on the history of the place. If you're short on...More

Thank prpa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saranath is situated approx 13 KM from varanasi and is devoted to Lord Buddha. There is a tall statue of Buddha surrounded by gardens. One museum is also there which shows old age culture. One big gumbad is there in which some excavation work was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This the site where the Buddha preached his first sermon. See the deer in the Deer Park. The complex houses Dhamek Stupa, which marks the location of a monastery.

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Stupa and the surrounding garden is beautiful. This is quite old monument from ancient Buddhist periods of India. The Stupa is looks deceptively small from far but is actually quite huge. If you are a history buff, do visit.

Thank SDGKolkata
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great contrast to Varanasi - and can be visited easily from there - Allow time for the transfer. Well worth seeing (and make a nice change after the bustle of Varanasi Ghats)

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sarnath is the place where Buddha gave his first sermon. It was very interesting and is in a truly beautiful setting. You could bring food and have a picnic there. The excavations were interesting but it might not be everyone's taste. You really need to...More

Thank VancouverBCDrichard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place full of spiritual and Buddhist articles. But do not go in summer or even during afternoon as it is an open area with vast parks. Have a spiritual check in your life visit sarnath

Thank Vaibhav P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the finest place to visit and some quality time with family if one wants to hang around for some time. Good place with quite ambience and spiritual beauty and peace.

Thank raj_sin90
Reviewed 1 week ago

here in sarnath situated deer park, whereas king ashoka built dhamekh stupa to commemorate the first sermon of lord buddha. This place is one of 4 places recommended to visit for buddhist pilgrimage. Besides the site, there's also 1 jain temple

Thank markos_prawira
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sarnath is nice place to visit. Peaceful place to hangout with friends. Photogenic scenes everywhere.

Thank kartik9670
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Response from sssdgn | Reviewed this property |
Hiring a car for half day will be the best option cars are easily available for hire,Guides are available on site,one can visit site on his or her own because site is not a bigger area but without guide it is not worthy to... More
12 May 2015|
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Response from alec s | Reviewed this property |
You must be referring to an auto rickshaw commonly called autos all over India. They are very plentiful in the city of Varanasi and probably the best means of transportation in this very crowded and chaotic city. How the... More
12 May 2015|
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Response from kewalks | Reviewed this property |
make a website or a forum for him . can he read and write english ? does he really need help ? ... i dont think so :)