Buddha owns favorite place, Sarnath is among the greatest tourist destinations in Varanasi & has utmost importance in Buddhism religion and culture. Situated 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer park in Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where from this religion and culture started. The place rose to its significance during reigns of Ashoka who erected numerous stupas here.
Sarnath tour has been customized and designed in such a way that it captures the most of the sights and monuments spread around in Sarnath. The important sites to visit in Sarnath are
Situated in Deer Park this stupa marks the site of Buddha’s First Sermon which set forth the wheel of motion.
Historically believed to be the place where Lord Buddha reunited with 5 disciples. It is a burial mound that serves as a shrine for the relic of Buddha.The stupa was built during Gupta period and later modified during Mughal Period.
Built in Thai architectural style and houses the statue of Shakyamuni. Famous for thangka paintings and frescoes.
The national emblem inspired from Ashokan pillar was built to mark the visit of Emperor Ashoka to Sarnath. The pillar also depicts a bull, a lion, an elephant and a horse which symbolize four different phases of the life of Gautama Buddha.
A Rich collection of Buddhist relics, Boddhisatva images, and great architectural ruins. A must opt it if you have enough time to tour Varanasi.
Schedule: For 03 Hours any time after 09:30 AM and before 03:30 PM.
USD [$]: 66 Per Group up to 02 Persons. Any additional person will be charged USD 15 per/person.