Sarnath

Located at a distance of 10 KM from Varanasi, Sarnath is one of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage centres. This is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. His first sermon is sanctified as Maha Dharma Chakra Pravartan, meaning 'set in motion the Wheel of Dharma'. During the time of Lord Buddha, this area was called Rishipattana or Isipatana and Mrigdava owing to the dense forest inhabited by deer. Emperor Ashoka, who spread Lord Buddha's message of love & peace throughout his regime, came to Sarnath and got a Stupa built herein 249 B.C. Today, Sarnath stands as one of the key sites on the Buddhist Circuit, attracting followers from around the world. The town is dotted with well-maintained erstwhile monasteries, stupas, and a museum.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

FLIGHT BOOKING

The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport,Babatpur, Varanasi – 30 Km.

BUS BOOKING

Regular buses ply in from Varanasi to Sarnath. It can beeasily reach by road from all major cities in Uttar Pradesh.

TRAIN BOOKING

The nearest railway station is Varanasi Railway Station and Sarnath Railway Station, which is well-connected to all major cities.

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