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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Sarnath:

1. Chaukhandi Stupa


Must Visit

Chaukhandi Stupa

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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.

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2. Ashoka Pillar


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Ashoka Pillar

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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.

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3. Thai Temple

Thai Temple

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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.

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4. Tibetan Temple

Tibetan Temple

3.2

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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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Top Hotels in Sarnath

  • Taj Nadesar Palace

    Staring from INR 40,000

  • BrijRama Palace- A Heritage Hotel

    Staring from INR 22,884

  • Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Varanasi

    Staring from INR 8,568

5. Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

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

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6. Others

Others

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Places To Visit in Sarnath

The Archaeological and Excavation Area in Sarnath can be visited by tourists. Also, the deer park famous for the presence of deer is still in existence and serves as a perfect place for visitors to relax and unwind.

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7. Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima

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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 p...

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