Bullet World Heritage Sites
Cultural Heritage Sites
Natural Heritage Sites
Site Submitted to World Heritage committee for Approval
ArrowAncient Buddhist Site Sarnath near Varanasi
ArrowBhitarkanika Conservation
ArrowBuddhist Monastery Complex at Alchi Choksor near Leh
ArrowDesert National Park
ArrowDholavira - a harappan city in Kachchh, Gujarat
ArrowGolconda Fort, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
ArrowGroup of monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
ArrowHemis Gompa near Leh
ArrowKalka Shimla Railway
ArrowKangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
ArrowMattanchery Palace in Ernakulam, Kerala
ArrowNalanda - Excavated Remains
ArrowNamadapha National Park in Assam
ArrowOak Grove School
ArrowRani ki Vav - The queen's Stepwell at Patan, Gujarat
ArrowRiver Island of Majuli in midstreem of Brahmaputra River in Assam
ArrowSilk Road Sites in India
ArrowSri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab
ArrowTemples at Bishnupur, West Bengal
ArrowThe Churchgate, Bombay
ArrowThe Great Himalayan National
ArrowThe Jantar Mantars -
Astronomical Observatories
of India
ArrowThe Kangra Valley Railway
ArrowThe Matheran Light Railway, Maharastra
ArrowThe Neora Valley National
ArrowTomb of Sher Shah Suri, Sasaram, Bihar
ArrowUrban & Architectural work of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh
ArrowWild Ass Sanctuary at Little
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Left Links
Ancient Buddhist site Sarnath, near Varanasi "World Heritage Site"

Ancient Buddhist site Sarnath, Sarnath is situated at a distance of 8 km from Varanasi easily accessible by any conveyance. There are several monuments at Sarnath which are divided into two groups. Under Group 'A' Chaukhandi Stupa and under Group 'B all other .monuments at the sites i.e. Stupas, monasteries, temples, etc.

Chaukhandi Stupa is a lofty brick structure crowned with an octagonal tower. The octagonal tower is a Mughal monument built by Goverdhan, the son of Raja Todarmal in A.D. 1588 to commemorate the visit of Humayun to this place.

The second group which contains remains of several stupas, monasteries and Ashokan column are built in brick and stone and datable from the 3rd century B.C. to 12th century A.D., forms the major and important segment of the site. The Ashokan column Dharamrajika stupa, Dhameka stupa, the remains of the temple and a series of monasteries and votive stupas are the most important remains of the site.