About Sarnath

Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometers 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 Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna. Singhpur, a village approximately one kilometer 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. Also referred to as Isipatana, this city is mentioned by the Buddha as one of the four places of pilgrimage to which his devout followers should visit if they wanted to visit a place for that reason. It was also the site of the Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which was his first teaching after attaining enlightenment, in which he taught the four noble truths and the teachings associated with it.
Chaukhandi Stupa

Chaukhandi Stupa is an important Buddhist stupa in Sarnath, located 13 kilometers from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Stupas have evolved from burial mounds and serve as a shrine for a relic of the Buddha.
Dhamek Stupa

Dhamek Stupa is a massive stupa located at Sarnath, 13 km away from Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position, called chaitya.
Golden Temple

Golden Temple is a serene Buddhist temple complex featuring a whimsically painted shrine interior and art.

Ramnagar is famous for its Fort Museum which exhibits a range of royal collections like vintage cars, royal palanquins, royal armor, ivory work, and antique clocks.
Thai Temple

Thai Temple is one of the well known attractions near Sarnath of Uttar Pradesh. Surrounded by extensive gardens, the Thai Temple is built in the Thai architectural style .
Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, a modern temple built by the Mahabodhi Society. Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, a modern temple built by the Mahabodhi Society.
Tibetan Temple

The Tibetan Temple is one of the Buddist pilgrim destinations at Sarnath. The temple, built in the traditional Tibetan architectural style, houses the statue of Shakyamuni, the Buddha.
Archeological and Excavation Area

Archeological and Excavation Area of Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh is noted for ancient Buddhist relics, which date back to the period between 250 BC to the 12th century AD.
Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka Pillar, the national emblem of India, is one of the major attractions at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. The 50 m high Ashoka Pillar, carved out of stone, was built to mark the visit of Emperor Ashoka to Sarnath.
Best Time To Visit Sarnath

The best time to visit Sarnath is during the winter months which are from October to March. The weather remains cool and makes it a comfortable experience to walk around the place.
 Summers are hot and harsh in Sarnath, sometimes the temperature rising up to 46°C. Hot dry winds called ‘loo’ blows around the city, so you should take precautions at this time. 
Sarnath experiences heavy showers during monsoon season, and this increases the humidity. The average rainfall measures up to 1110 mm, visitors are advised to carry umbrellas and cotton wears at this time. The place does look fresh and green in the monsoon. 
Sarnath remains pleasant and cool in the winter season, the temperature can decrease to the lowest 5°C. It experiences fog and mist around this time it is advised that you carry some warm clothes. A large number of tourists visit Sarnath in the winter season, it is much comfortable for sightseeing and enjoyable for exploring.  

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