Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath

Sarnath is a major buddhist pilgrimage sites near the confluence of Varuna and Ganga river at a distance of 10 kms from the city of Varanasi, Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.  In sarnath Gautam Buddha had taught his devotees to his teachings, along with “four great truths”. In sarnath knowledge given by the Buddhist Union “Kondana”Therefore sarnath  also gained fame . Sarnath is one of the four major pilgrim centers of Buddhism and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

This is also the temple of “Sarangnath Mahadev” of Hindu. Sarnath is also an important place in the Jain religion along with Hindu religion. sarnath also known for “Chaturmukh Lion Structure”. this structure has established by Ashoka. there are many sights found many  related to Gautama Buddha and Jain and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. This is the place where Gautam Buddha had taught his devotees to his teachings, along with “four great truths” as well as his teachings after acquiring knowledge. This place also gained fame because of the knowledge given by the Buddhist Union “Kondana”. Sarnath is one of the four major pilgrim centers of Buddhism.

 This is also the temple of “Sarangnath Mahadev” of Hindu. Sarnath is also an important place in the Jain religion along with Hindu religion. Chaturmukh lion structure established by Samrat Ashoka and in Sartnath you will found lot’s of sights related to Gautama Buddha and Jain.  

History Of Sarnath

Sarnath village was known as Namo in the old times. Mrigadava, Migadāya, Rishipattana and Isipatana was a name of sarnath. there are lot’s of stories related to Sarnath and it’s old name. like, incarnation of gods and 500 sages at the time of the birth of Gautam Buddha, these mythological legends say, and later disappeared and left their remains at that place.  which it is known as “Isipatana” because it is now a holy place. The name “Mrigdav” literally means “Deer Park”. Sarnath is derived from the Sanskrit name “Sarangnath”, which literally means “lord of deer” as well as it has been given by the King of Benares of visiting the park.

There are lot’s of construction completed in Sarnath by Ashoka. India’s national symbol has been taken from Ashok Colony, the “Chaturmukh Lion pillar” established in Sarnath. The worship places built in Sarnath were destroyed by Muhammad Ghori. In 1905, excavation of this place was started by the Archeology Department of the country and from that time the attention of the people towards Sarnath was taken and today Saranath is increasing steadily in the form of pilgrimage and tourism.”Guptakal” time has been the proudest time in the history of Sarnath. Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is one of the best worlds heritage site in foreign tourist.

Historic Place In Sarnath

#1.Dhamek Stupa

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Dhamek Stupa pic

Dhamek Stupa is a stupa located in Sarnath. Construction of the Dhamek Stupa was started in the year 24 9 BCE by the great Maurya King Ashoka. The rebuilding of the Dhamek Stupa was done to replace a former structure introduced in 500 CE. This is a Sarnath’s one of the most attractive structure for Sarnath visiter. This stupa is constructed like a cylinder, with a base diameter of 28 meters and its height is 43.6 meters. This stupa has been constructed using bricks, ropes and stones. Very beautiful flowers are carved on the lower floor of this stupa. Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is one of the best worlds heritage site in foreign tourist.

#2.Chaukhandi Stupa

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Chaukhandi Stupa pic

Chaukhandi Stupa is one of the most important monuments of the most divine and Buddhist culture in Sarnath. This is stand on a tall square base. stupa made by bricks in south-west of dhamek stupa. This Stupa is  800 meters away from Sarnath. Chinese traveler Huansang had narrated Sarnath during his visit to India during the reign of Harshavardhana in his book Si-U-K. This stupa is a three-storey building built of solid bricks due to which its name is Chaukhandi Stupa.

It is a stupa built of brick and broth like this building, and it is surrounded by octagonal towers all around. According to historians, this octagonal minaret was built by Emperor Ashoka during the Gupta period.At this place Lord Buddha had first given the first sermon to his five disciples, after which the stupa was formed and it used to work as a temple for Lord Buddha and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

#3. Mulagandhakuti Vihara

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Mulagandhakuti vihara

Mulgandkuti Vihar is the ruins where Lord Buddha had spent his first rainy season. This ruined place was built by Sri Lanka Mahabodhi Society in 1930, which is still present and behind it is Deer Park and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

#4. Wat Thai Temple

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Thai Temple

There are many famous and attractive places in Sarnath, one of them is Thai temple which is known for its architecture. This temple is built in the middle of beautiful gardens and is managed by the Buddhist monks of Thai to make peaceful surroundings and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

#5. Tibetan Temple 

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Tibetan Temple

This temple is built by the Buddhist Shrine living in Tibet in Sarnath. Inside the temple, the statue of Lord Buddha and Pahasmuni is established. Prayer wheel is built on the wall of this temple, on which prayer is written and when the wheel is rotated in the clockwise direction, different prayers arise and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

#6. Ashoka Pillar 

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Ashoka Pillar pic

 This is a symbol structure made by Emperor Ashoka and structure contains four lions on top of structure. this structure also contains,  the bull, a lion, an elephant and a horse on the lower part of structure. This pillar magnifies everyone with its aura in the entire complex as it is today the national symbol of India and Ashok’s Saranath Yatra. The structure built on its lower part is a symbol of the four different phases of the life of Lord Buddha. The word ‘Satyamev Jayate’ is written on Devnagari on the lowest part of the Ashok pillar And it still exists today and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

#7. Sarnath Archaeological Museum

Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
archaeological museum sarnath

The archaeological museum is located in Sarnath, in which there is a famous statue of Buddha in Dharmachakra-Mudra, the remaining part of Ashoka Pillar. You can found lot’s of old artifacts in sarnath museum. this 
 artifacts discovered by the archaeological department of India,which are excavated and this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

How To Reach Sarnath

Sarnath is connected by road, rail and air route so i am telling you, how to reach easily sarnath. This is one of the best worlds heritage site in foreign tourist and this is Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

By Road                                                                                                                                              Sarnath and varanasi both are well connected by road to all major cities of India.    Chaudhari Charan Singh Bus Stand Varanasi is a major bus stand of Varanasi and Sarnath . You can reach directly from Lucknow, Ranchi, Patna and Delhi by bus and via your means. The bus stand is outside of Varanasi Junction.

By Railway                                                                                                                                             Varanasi Station is also known as Varanasi Cantt.  Varanasi Station is the nearest railway station of Sarnath and major railway station of varanasi.  Varanasi station is well connected to all major cities of India and as well as all major railway station by Railway.  Due to lot’s of heritage and religious place, Varanasi station is one of the well maintain station. on station you will found lot’s of facilities for tourist and devotees.

By Flight                                                                                                                                                 If you want to come to Sarnath by air, the nearest airport is at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Babatpur. Babatpur 
airport is a major airport of  Varanasi  You can reach Sarnath by reaching the airport with the help of taxi.

Hotel In Sarnath And Around


this is a Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.Along with Sarnath, you can stay in Varanasi 9.5km away from Sarnath. There are so many hotels and guest houses in sarnath and hotel in varanasi, but I am telling you some hotel names based on their customer feedback which is as following..

  • Hotel Surabhi International
  • Vatika Homestay
  • The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi
  • Rivatas By Ideal
  • Hotel Surya, Kaiser Palace
  • Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
  • The Amayaa
  • Madin Hotel
  • Hotel Zeeras
  • Radisson Hotel Varanasi
  • the clarks
  • Taj nadesar palace and
  • Hotel Costa River

Places To Eat In Sarnath And Around

due to Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. so i am telling you best places to eat In Sarnath and Varanasi for your convenience.  which is as following

  • Restaurant UP-65
  • Rangoli Garden Restaurant
  • Sarnath Highway Inn Restaurant
  • Sarnath Cafe
  • Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe – Pizza Restaurants in Varanasi
  • Sushi Cafe And Continental Restaurant
  • Tandoor Villa
  • Shri Annapurna Restaurant,Banquet & Sweet Shop
  • Kerala Cafe
  • Ming Garden
  • Baati Chokha Restaurant and
  • Canton Royale Restaurant

After reading and visiting, you can also visit another blog related to another buddhist pilgrimage sites in bihar which is Bodh Gaya. Top Tourist Places Visit In Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and This is one of the best worlds heritage site in foreign tourist. you can also read lot’s of stories on given website.

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Antitra and Team

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