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sarnath overview

#6 of 82 Places To Visit in Varanasi
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Rishpattan Road, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221007, India
entry fee
per person for stupa (indian)
per person for stupa (foreign nationals)
All days of the week
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
Around 2 to 4 hours

how to reach sarnath

Located around 10 km from the city, this temple is towards the north of Varanasi, near Sarnath Railway Station. To reach this place it is advisable to book a taxi as it is difficult to find anything from Sarnath to the city.

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about sarnath

The beautiful town of Sarnath is immersed in rich culture and an intriguing history. One of the four most important places of pilgrimage for Buddhists, the town is a serene spiritual hamlet. It houses the impressive Dhamekha Stupa and the grand Ashoka Pillar.

Originally known as Isipathana, the splendid town is close to the religious city of Varanasi. Inheriting its name from Saranganatha, which means God of Deer, the town boasts of a plethora of temples. Recently built are a number of Thai, Burmese, Korean and Chinese temples offering a distinct and unique architectural style to its visitors. The mystic charm and glory of the town captures its historical past and cultural heritage.

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Sarnath traveller reviews

2 Sarnath reviews
Dilip Maurya
Dilip Maurya
pillars of sarnath
Jun 28 2014
Its located in holy place of varansi.This is mostly for the buddhism religion.People from all over the world come to see dis beautiful picture...Accept from dis people there r so many thing to visit like kasi viswhnath at least in whole l ...... read more
Ananya Deva
Ananya Deva
Mar 28 2014
With temples, the Dhamekha Stupa, ancient ruins complete with a museum make this place a must visit when in Banaras.