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Sarnath

Sarnath

Weather

Sarnath experiences typical sub tropical climatic conditions with warn summers and humid monsoon season. The summer months ranging between March and July are warm and sticky with maximum temperatures rising as high as 45 degrees Celsius. The monsoon season from July-September brings adequate rainfall to Sarnath making it a little too humid for comfort. The winter season in Sarnath is pleasantly enjoyable. Average temperatures between October to February range between 8 to 10 degrees Celsius while the mercury may dip to as low as 2 degrees Celsius in December.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Sarnath by road is one of the most convenient travelling options for the tourists. Sarnath is well connected to all neighboring cities and towns across Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is located at a distance of 10 Kms from Sarnath while Bodh Gaya is at a distance of 247 Kms. Travelling distance between Lucknow and Sarnath is 282 Kms.


By Air:

Sarnath does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport in the Varanasi Airport at Babatpur at a distance of 10 Kms. Local buses and taxis are freely available out the Varanasi Airport to visit Sarnath.



By Rail:

Sarnath railway station is well connected to all major Indian cities and towns with regular train services to Varanasi and Gorakhpur. Varanasi railway station is located at a distance of 10 Km from Sarnath city center is another railway station offer far more connectivity across India.  


Overview

Sarnath located near the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. Considered to be one of the four major Buddhist pilgrimage centers, Sarnath attracts a large number of Buddhist monks, spiritual seekers, art lovers and historians. Sarnath is believed to be the place visited by Lord Budha after attaining salvation in Bodh Gaya in the year 528 BC. The city has a number of ancient pilgrimage sites including stupas and old relics making it one of the most unique cities of India.

 

It is believed that Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon from here making it one of the four holiest places in the world for Buddhists. Sarnath with its well maintained gardens and holy ruins has a pleasant, spiritual ambience ideal for meditation and retreats.

 

There are marvelous temples modern day temples in Sarnath including Thai,Tibetian Japaneese, Burmese, Korean and Chinese temples. Ashoka Pillar, the national state emblem of Republic of India is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Sarnath. Other major attractions of Sarnath include the Chaukhandi Stupa, Deer Park and Archaeological and Excavation Area. Located at a small distance of around 10 Kms to the ancient holy city of Varanasi, Sarnath attracts spiritual travelers from all over the globe. Sarnath has a number of foreign Buddhist temples including the Tibetan temple and the Thai temple showcasing various cultures of the same essence pan geographical boundaries.

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of urban city lives, Sarnath offers a green and peaceful ambience to travelers enriching the mind, body and soul.