SARNATH – THE BEST OF BUDDHIST CIRCUITS IN INDIA
Away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and Ghats of Varanasi to the peace and tranquility of one of the best Buddhist circuits in India is every traveler’s sweet escape. 10 Km from Varanasi, Sarnath makes sure that you get one. The hassle-free streets and the Buddhist monks moving freely look serene to the eyes. And if all this isn’t enough then various pilgrimages belonging to different countries, yet the same religion will make you happy and calm from deep within. A sweet escape. Didn’t we promise one?
Meditate, pray, and discover contentment here before you go back home.
TOP MONUMENTS TO VISIT IN SARNATH
DHAMEK STUPA – A WORK OF ART BY THE KING HIMSELF
Dhamek stupa is a magnificent edifice of the power of Buddhism. considered one of the holiest pilgrimages in the best of Buddhist circuits in India, this brick-stone stupa is charming and rests peacefully in well-manicured gardens. buddha actually gave his first sermon here after being enlightened in Bodhgaya. well…apart from the very profound historical significance of this place it has its own charm and calm. refresh yourself and bask in the calm of nature. go ahead, pay a visit.
TIBETAN MONASTERY – REMEMBERING TIBETAN WAR OF FREEDOM
Get ready to go back in time. and also, brace yourself for the outpouring of emotions that will happen when the outcome across the stories of the Tibetan war for freedom. this temple is a beautiful edifice adorned with Tibetan Buddhist paintings all over and a massive statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. rotate the wheels outside the temple and go ahead one wish at a time. a refreshing experience will be on the cards, we promise.
JAPANESE TEMPLE - FRAGRANCE OF BELIEFS
Amidst the hassle of every day you’ll find one incredibly sweet escape in this cute Japanese temple standing proudly with its two-story pagoda and a tilted roof enhancing its Japanese aesthetics. ever feel like meditating while on the run. this should be your go-to place. the aura is spectacular and the ever-lingering sandalwood aroma adds up to the charm.
We gave you enough reason to visit this wonder now, didn’t we?
CHINESE BUDDHIST TEMPLE - A REFLECTION OF THE LIFE OF BUDDHA
Set amidst tranquil gardens and adorned with breathtakingly beautiful chinese lanterns on the outside, this yellow and red colored temple is one true example of serenity and calm. what is more interesting is the portrayal of the life of Buddha through scriptures in Chinese, English, and Hindi.
Oh yes, they’ve got you covered. venture into this holy enigma and meditate for the better along with other travelers. this will be a memory for life.
MULAGANDHA KUTI VIHAR - AN ENIGMA OF AN EDIFICE
Mulagandha kuti vihar is smacked right in the middle of the city and is one of the main attractions of Sarnath and the best of Buddhist circuits in India. run by Maha Bodhi society this monastery is stunning in its own special way. the picturesque building brags about ethereal paintings on the inside and frescoes speaking volumes about the life of Buddha from birth to enlightenment. a huge golden statue of the Buddha inside steals the show. go ahead, ring the Japanese bell in the foyer and pray for your life to achieve contentment.
ARDEN OF SPIRITUAL WISDOM
Becoming more and more popular as a tourist attraction in sarnath, this garden makes you feel deeply spiritual in every way. the charming exhibits and magnificent sculptures are designed to significantly portray Buddhism and its essentials. sit under the trees on stone heads and marvel at the beauty of nature, the chirping of the birds, and the potential of the plants and the trees. you’ll go back a contented soul.
ASHOKA PILLAR – A DIAMOND THROUGH THE RAVAGES OF TIME
Emperor Ashoka built this 50 meters tall building of brick stone that stands proudly through the ravages of time. the currency notes that you fill your pockets within India shine with an image of this building that has the heads of 4 lions at the top. yes, this one is the national emblem of India. we’re sure this makes your travel to one of the best Buddhist circuits in India a success. the lush greenery of the garden surrounding and the peace that comes with looking at an incredibly large number of monks from all walks of life are commendable and unforgettable.
Eat, pray, and love, folks. (well.. a little meditation won’t hurt you either)