In Sarnath, lies the Archaeological Museum displaying the Buddhist Cultural wealth, recovered from the site of Lord Buddha’s first sermon known as ‘dharmchakrapravartan’ in mrigadayavan or deer park.

Planning A Visit

Sarnath (L 25022’N. ; L 83001’E. ; District Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh), renowned for ancient remains of Buddhist stupas, monasteries and temple , is situated at a distance of 9 K.m. to the north of Varanasi city which is well connected by road , rail and air.

• Opening hours 9.00 Am to 5.00 Pm (Closed on Friday)

• Entrance Fee-Rs. 5/- Pr head

• Free Entry for children below the age of 15 years

(Free Entry fees children up to 15 years)

• Guide facility available.

School who may interest in sending their students to visit Sarnath Museum. They may contact to Sarnath Museum's Office before 2 days prior to their visit.

Visiting hour for school to contact in Sarnath Museum's Office : - 9.30 am to 6.30 pm Except Saturday & Sunday.

Please have the following information ready:

• 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of date and time.
• Number of students and adults.

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An official website of Sarnath Circle Sarnath web address was also launched. An awareness programme for the cleaning of monuments of Sarnath Circle was jointly organized by the Sarnath Museum Unit & Sarnath Sub-Circle Unit of AIASA (employees association of ASI). All the officers and employees participated in this programme. On this occasion a rally was also organized to aware & give a massage to the citizens to keep clean the monuments.

Inauguration of information Kiosk, Brochure & Booklet (Man Mahal)31.10.2014 Celebration of World Heritage Week (19-25 November 2014 & Inauguration of Braille Board

His Excellency Mr. Tshering Tobgay honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan visited Sarnath Museum on 16 January 2015.

Celebration of Republic Day 26 January 2015 in presence of all staffs.

Sarnath Museum Celebrated International Museum Day on 18.05.2015

saranath is a holy place.

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