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Best time to visit Sarnath

Sarnath Tourism

Sarnath is a popular religious destination. It is a well known Buddhist pilgrimage destination. Sarnath is located in south of Uttar Pradesh state in India. It is just 10kms north-east of Varanasi city. Sarnath the actual place where Lord Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon to the world, after attaining enlightenment. It was a deer park in that time. Sarnath is also referred by other names as Sarangnath, Mrigadava, Rishipattana, Migadaya and Isipatana. Buddha has mentioned Sarnath as one of the sacred 4 places that a Buddhist devotee should visit. Other 3 places are Lumbini, Bodh Gaya & Kushinagar.

Best time to visit
Being a important place in Buddha's life-cycle, Buddhist devotees and tourists consider it as a must visit destination during their India tour. Not only Buddhist devotees, other tourists visiting Varanasi city, also prefers to visit Sarnath as a part of Varanasi sightseeing. Here most of the tourist arrival has been registered from October to April which is the best time to visit India. India receives peak tourism time from October to March. Similar is the case with Sarnath. Otherwise Sarnath is open and accessible throughout the year. If we talk about particular Inbound tourists, October to March period registers their good presence as most the the festivals occurs during this time and climatic conditions is also good for tourism. Domestic tourists were seen in periods October to December and later March to June. At Sarnath, monsoon arrives from beginning of July months and lasts till beginning of October. It is the low time for tourists.

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