Explore the buried city of Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first sermon, setting in motion the Wheel of Law. It is here that Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. Pilgrims travel from around the world to Sarnath and there are monasteries constructed by Buddhists from several countries including China, Burma, Tibet and Japan.
The museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - archaic, the Mathur School, Gupta, past Gupta and Medieval - covering work of sculptors from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D.