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Buddha Museum @ Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh)

Goutam Budhha @ Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) by Drifter Baba

Buddha Museum Sarnath:

Buddha Museum in Sarnath is one of the famous tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh near Varanashi. It is situated at the Bank of the holy river Ganga and Varuna. It comes under Varanashi District in Uttar Pradesh (India) which is just 10 km.

This is Museum is one of the biggest collections of Buddha in India and you will see huge collections of many items related to Lord Buddha.

You will also find a big park near the museum where you can seat and enjoy the clean environment. In the evening it looks very beautiful.

Many tourist visits there every day except Friday as it is closed on Friday. During weekends and festivals, you will find a huge crowd.

This is a must-visit place near Varanashi and a very clean and well-maintained place. Please visit the place and feel Buddha.

Visiting Timing:  09 AM to 05.00 PM  - All Day Except Friday as it will be Closed. 

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer it's hot.

Entry Fees:  Rs. 5.00 / Per Person (Free for children below 15 Years). This fee is only if you visit the museum but in other places it is free.

Temple Address:
Sarnath, Varanashi District, Uttar Pradesh, India

Special occasion:
During Budh Purnima, lots of tourists from India and foreign countries visit there. 

Places to visit near Sarnath:
  • Buddha Fountain
  • Sarang Nath Temple
  • Dharmpal Monument
  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Ganga Ghat
  • Kal Bhairav 
  • Birla Temple
  • Sankat Mochan Temple

Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the temple. Local authorities collect a minimal fee for parking.

How to reach  Sarnath: 

Airport: The nearest airport is Lalbahadur Shastri International airport in Babatpur (Varanashi) which is 31 km from Sarnath. The airport is well connected with different cities in India. 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Varanashi which is 10 km from Sarnath. Another major Railway station is Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay (earlier known as Mughal Sarai) Jn which is 16 km from Sarnath. These railway stations are well connected with major Indian cities. Regular autos and taxis are available from the railway station to the city.
Buses: The nearest bus station is in Varanashi which is 10 km from Sarnath. Regular buses are available from different cities like Patna, Ranchi, Prayagraj, Kolkatta, etc. 
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxis, Autos are very good. 

Distance from Nearby Major Cities
  • Varanashi:  10 km     
  • Prayagraj: 130 km
  • Bodhgaya: 247 km
  • Rajgir: 309 km 
  • Patna: 243 km
  • Lucknow: 312 km

Accommodation in Sarnath: 
There are lots of hotels and lodges available around the temple for different price ranges. One can stay in Varanashi as well.  

Food & Restaurant in Sarnath:
As this is a very famous tourist place in Uttar Pradesh near the Varanashi, lots of Indian and continental restaurants are available around the temple. Both South Indian, North Indian, and continental foods are available. 

Few Photos:

Goutam Budhha @ Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) by Drifter Baba

Goutam Budhha @ Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) by Drifter Baba

Goutam Budhha @ Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) by Drifter Baba

Goutam Budhha @ Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) by Drifter Baba


Visit Date:  27 Dec 2012