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Visit Dhamek Stupa

Buddhism in India holds a firm ground and to show respect and devotion to Buddhist preachings and teachings, pilgrims from far and wide flock to India. The pious land of Sarnath is one of the most prominent Buddhist site where the noticable Dhamek Stupa stands as a stern reflection of the religion. The 34 m in height and 28.3 m in diameter stupa was constructed by Mauryan king, Ashoka. The intricately carved geometrical shapes and figures of humans and birds on the borders of the stupa symbolize the great architectural skills of Ashoka.

Buddhism in India holds a firm ground and to show respect and devotion to Buddhist preachings and teachings, pilgrims from far and wide flock to India. The pious land of Sarnath is one of the most prominent Buddhist site where the noticable Dhamek Stupa stands as a stern reflection of the religion. The 34 m in height and 28.3 m in diameter stupa was constructed by Mauryan king, Ashoka. The intricately carved geometrical shapes and figures of humans and birds on the borders of the stupa symbolize the great architectural skills of Ashoka. Its immaculate stone work are again impressions of brilliance synonymous to the Ashokan era. Sarnath has got special significance amongst all other Buddhist sites because it is believed to be the "seat of the holy Buddha.

Dhamek Stupa enjoys a serene location at a distance of around 13km away from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Many such stupas were built by the Ashokan king during his reign, which now stand as silent edifices depicting the belief in Buddhism and brilliance of Mauryan Empire.

 

Timing

Sunrise to Sunset

PREFFERED BY

Experience Seekers, Nirvana Seekers

TIME SPENT

1-2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Rs. 5/person (Indians) Rs. 100/person (Foreigners) Video camera charges Rs. 25

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Historical, Religious
  • Altitude

    80 m
  • STD Code

    0542
  • Best Season

    Winter; October to March
  • State/Code

    Sarnath/221007
  • LANGUAGES

    English and Hindi

Sarnath by Air

Nearest Airport : Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi

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