It was well Maintained and beautiful site. You will want to spend more as serenity of place takes over. If weather is pleasant, you can have a good stroll in the gardens.
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Nandan Uphadyay of Groovy Ganges Tours arranged this visit to Sarnath for me. I highly recommend his services, fair, safe, knowlegable.
Really enjoyed walking around this area. With a visit. Park like setting. Building and ruins on the grounds are very old. worth a visit.
Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. This city is mentioned by the Buddha as one of the four places of pilgrimage to which his devout followers should...More
Sarnath is famous of a Jain temple and a Buddist monument (Stoop). It is about 10-15 Kms from Varanasi. There is a museum which has a Ashoka stambh.
The place where Buddha first turned the Dhamma wheel is an amazingly peaceful place with immaculate grounds. Make sure you visit the museum across the road.