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Sarnath Tourism

Sarnath is a most popular Buddhist pilgrimage destination, near Varanasi city. It is located in 10kms north-east of Varanasi. It the actual place where Gautama Buddha first gave sermon to world, after attaining enlightenment. It was a deer park in that time. It is a very peaceful place with stupas, museums, Ashoka pillar, lion statues (emblem of India), excavated site. Apart from Buddhist monuments, here you will also find beautiful Jain temple also. Their is small village called Singpur, where 11th Tirthankara of Jain religion "Shreyansanath" born. Sarnath Jain temple is dedicated to him. 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. It is important part of Varanasi sightseeing. You can easily reach Sarnath by taxi, bus or any other mode of transportation.

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Sarnath Tourism
From above details, it is evident that Sarnath is a very important pilgrimage and tourist destination, near Varanasi city.Thousands of tourists visit this place, every day. Sarnath is counted among such places which are not dependent of any formal introduction or description but your presence itself make you feel the aura of that holy land. Its history itself is sufficient to give reason to visit this place, in addition of visit stupas, temples, excavation sites. Here are listing some of the important tourist attractions at Sarnath:
Sarnath Tourist Attractions

In addition to above listed Sarnath tourist attractions, you can visit many other Buddhist monasteries, temples, parks and sacred sites like Bodhi Tree, Chinese temples, Sarangnath Temple, Japanese Temple, Deer Park, Kittoe's monastery, Matri Buddha Temple etc.

Climate
Sarnath lies in North India and here climatic conditions are similar to what we find in places like Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho. Here you can experience all seasons like Summer, Winter and Monsoon. Winter prevails from October to February, Summers season is from mid of March to mid of July. In normal conditions, Monsoon reaches Sarnath in end of July to end of September. Here minumum temperature dips to 5 °C in winters and in Summers it goes up to 45°C. Rainfall is normal but sometime it receives heavy rainfall in Aug-Sept months and nearby river Ganges gets flooded.

Best time to visit
Best time to visit Sarnath is from October to March. It is the peak time when Sarnath welcomes most of the tourists. During this period, climatic conditions of North India remains good and conditions remains favorable to other North & South Indian destinations. Sarnath remain accessible throughout the year so one can visit anytime of year. If you are interested to visit Sarnath with Varanasi in festival mood then period from October to January is the best time when important Hindu festivals are celebrated in Varanasi at full fame like Dussehra, Diwali, Ganga Mahotsav, Makar-sankranti etc.

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