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  • Address: Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007, India
  • Hours: 10am-4:30pm. Closed on Fridays.
  • Admission: Indian citizens: Rs. 5, Int'l visitors: Rs. 100, Child 15 & Under Free

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Dhammek Stupa Tours

The Dhammek Stupa is a giant cylindrical Buddhist stupa situated in Sarnath, near Varanasi. This huge structure was built on the site where the Buddha was said to have given his first sermon to his disciples after attaining enlightenment. As such, it is one of the most important and revered sites for Buddhist pilgrims within India.

The Dhamek Stupa was constructed in 500 CE to replace an earlier structure, and has been enlarged on several occasions over the years. It has been constructed from a mixture of stone and brick, and measures 28 meters in diameter at its base and almost 44 meters in height.

The stupa sits within beautifully manicured gardens, providing the ideal place for pilgrims and visitors to enjoy their surroundings and reflect on the life of the Buddha. The Dhamek Stupa’s immediate vicinity also features a number of half-ruined monasteries and the remains of much smaller stupas.

Practical Info

Being located just a 20-minute drive from Varanasi city, it’s easy to arrange a taxi to reach Sarnath to visit the Dhamek Stupa.

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