Sarnath is said to be the place where Buddha gave his first sermon. As such, it is one of the most important pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. However, you do not have to be Buddhist or even religious in order to visit Sarnath. Located right next to Varanasi, this is the perfect getaway from the city’s loud and busy streets.

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