Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Sarnath:

1. Chaukhandi Stupa

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 11+ photos

1 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Sarnath

Chaukhandi Stupa was built in the 5th century to mark the place where Lord Buddha first met his disciples. The place holds immense historical, religious as well as architectural importance today.

2. Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Sarnath

The national emblem of India and a mark of Emperor Ashoka's visit to Sarnath, this 50 m tall pillar crafted out of a stone is an impressive structure.

3. Thai Temple

3.2 /5

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from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Sarnath

A well known attraction in Sarnath, the Thai Temple displays the That style of architecture. The temple is set amongst beautiful gardens and is managed by Thai Buddhist Monks offering calm and peaceful surroundings.

4. Tibetan Temple, Sarnath

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Sarnath

This Buddhist shrine has been decorated with Thangksa, which are Tibetan Buddhist paintings. The temple features a statue of Shakyamuni, the Buddha. The Prayer Wheels are seen outside the building which on being rotated clockwise, release paper scrolls with prayers written on them.

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5. Archaeological Museum, Sarnath

3.2 /5

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from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Sarnath

Established in the year 1910, the Archaeological Museum displays a small collection of artefacts ranging from the 3rd century BC to 12th century AD.

6. Buddha Purnima in Sarnath

6 out of 6
places to visit in Sarnath

Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment and salvation of Gautham Buddha. Celebrations are held every year at most Buddhist sites and pilgrims from around the world throng to Sarnath. Since it falls on a full moon night, the festival is called Buddha Purnima in India. Day-long prayers along with free medical camps for the poor are held during this day. In the evening, lamps are lit at the Bodhi Tree, and other significant places. Devotees place the statue of Buddha in a basin filled with water and flowers symbolising the divinity of his teachings. With vegetarian delicacies, hymns and offerings such as candles, flowers and incense; the auspicious day of Buddha Purnima is celebrated with much fervour.

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