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Excursions around Varanasi

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To see...



Main Shrine

Ashoka Pillar

Mulgandh Kuti


Archaeological Museum

This terraced brick temple is believed to have been built at the exact spot where Buddha met his first five disciples. It is a Gupta construction of 4th to 6th centuries AD. A seated Buddha image and, two exquisitely sculptured bas-reliefs from this temple are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum in Sarnath. Chaukhandi is crowned by a Mughal-style octagonal tower built by Govarthan - the son of Raja Todar Mal- in 1588 to commemorate Humayun's visit to the city.