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Chaukhandi Stupa

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chaukhandi stupa is a very unique stupa as its four armed. The brick structure was built in 4th-5th century as a place where Buddha probably met his five disciples. There is an octagonal structure on top which was added 16th century to commemorate the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

There is no entry fee to enter this place. The stupa is very tall. I found people on the top of Chaukhandi Stupa. It seemed not easy to reach there. Photography is allowed free of cost there. The park surrounding the stupa was nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Niya1315
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This is a stupa built to mark the occasion of arrival of Lord Buddha to the very site for meeting and preaching his 5 disciplines after attaining enlightenment at gaya.since this is just an half an hour journey from kasi pilgrims visiting kasi do visit...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MangayarkarasiMsamy
Reviewed March 26, 2018

as told by the guide this is the place where the lord met his 5 disciples for the first time. a must visit if in the area.. clean lawns and well maintained

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank manansomani
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Lord Buddha had delivered his first sermonChaukhandi Stupa is one of the holiest sites for Buddhist pilgrimage in India. It is located in in Sarnath, about 8 - 10 kilometres north-east in Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

The Chaukhandi Stupa is a worthwhile monument to visit when visiting Varanasi (Banaras) in Uttar Pradesh. It is in Sarnath some 13k from Varanasi City. It is believed to mark the place where the Buddha first met a group of five ascetics to whom he...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Chaukhani Stupa is well maintained and entry to this monument is free. This is not so famous among the tourists however, i will recommend to visit this place to know our history. This can be covered along with sarnath.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank naveen_oberoi
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

It is an impressive Buddhist Stupa located in SARNATH, 13 km from Varanasi.We visited this attraction while returning to Varanasi after visiting the Archeological Museum.Stupas means a burial mound and these are regarded as holy Buddhist shrines. Ml It is believed that this Stupa was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Chaukhandi Stupa is stunning monument maintained by ASI. Entry to the premises is free and extremely well maintained site. Its fascinating to think that such a gigantic structure has been excavated and placed at this site in its full glory.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank designER_SACHIN
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is an important stupa and the first one in saran at as we enter from varanasi. This is the place where Buddha met his 5 companions after Levington both gays, before preaches those 5 companions at dhamek stupa, and this dhamek stupa is also...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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