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1. Dhamek Stupa

Dhamek Stupa

A vast stupa set up at the very place where Buddha gave his first sermon. Believed to have been constructed by Ashoka, the great Mauryan King, its architecture is regarded to be an exemplary edifice to date.

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2. Chaukhandi Stupa

Chaukhandi Stupa

Monument that lies en route to the Deer Park of Sarnath is considered to be a holy shrine for the followers of Buddhist faith as it was in this specific place that Buddha had met with his first 5 disciples and later preached his doctrine to them.

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3. Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka Pillar

An elegant stone pillar crafted out of a unique stone with four structures of lions guarding it against the top. Built by Ashoka, this has been a gift from the King and a token of his tribute to Buddhism.

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4. Digambar Jain Temple

Digambar Jain Temple

A beautiful temple that located near the Dhamek Stupa. This temple marks the advent of Jainism in this region during the 19th century.

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5. Mulagandhakuti Vihara

Mulagandhakuti Vihara

A relatively modern temple dedicated to Buddha is located amidst the ruins of Sarnath and makes a striking contrast. The architecture of the temple draws the mind while the frescoes and murals are definitely eye-catching.

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6. Thai Temple

Thai Temple

A temple with a mesmerizing view that showcases a building created in the typical Thai style of architecture. The red walls and the white roof of the temple make a pleasant contrast with the visitors being particularly thrilled to hear chanting from the Buddhist priests of Thai origins.

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7. Tibetan Temple

Tibetan Temple

A small shrine that features the Tibetan Tankas, a form of painting, a prominent Buddhist attraction in the serene town of Sarnath, is a must visit place to explore and admire.

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8. Garden of Spiritual Wisdom

Garden of Spiritual Wisdom

Ordinary tourist or a seeker of spirituality, no visitor can remain untouched by this spectacular garden, a modern attraction of Sarnath.

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9. Deer Park

Deer Park

A huge enclosed area where the deer are free to roam. This particular area has achieved its reputation as Sarnath known initially to be a haunt of wild deer that inhabited the place in thousands.

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10. Archeological Museum

Archeological Museum

Happens to be one of the most interesting places of the visit while in Sarnath. It showcases numerous relics that had been excavated from the ruins in and around the Deer Park area.

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11. Shopping For Souvenirs

Shopping For Souvenirs

Sarnath is a place that is deeply entrenched in spirituality. So it is not a place to look for unusual items. All you can get souvenirs here.

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12. Food Glorious Food- ( Cuisines)

Food Glorious Food- ( Cuisines)

The popular food in Sarnath is no different from the cuisine of Varanasi that is just a few KMs away. However, the food is predominantly vegetarian with branded eateries almost nonexistent.

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