Tibetan Temple

Open Time : 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Tibetan Temple, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Why to visit Tibetan Temple

One of the most revered pilgrimage destinations in Sarnath is the Tibetan Temple, which was built in the year 1955. Lord Buddha presented the four fundamental truths of life to his students at a Tibetan temple. The building features a stunning statue of Shakyamuni, prayer wheels, and Thangksa paintings, which are traditional Buddhist paintings.

The prayer wheels that, when revolves clockwise, release strips of paper with chants printed on them are the temple's unique feature. Two elaborate carvings of lions guard the temple's entrance, which is also wonderfully decorated.

A pale pink stupa constructed by the Tibetans to express their thanks to the Indian Government for providing shelter to the fugitive Dalai Lama can be seen inside the spacious open enclosure. It also means to honour everyone who lost their lives fighting for Tibet's independence.

Nearby Attractions: 

  • Dhamek Stupa (1 km)
  • Sarnath (1.1 km)
  • Chinese Temple (0.5 km)
  • Ashoka Pillar (1.1 km)

Nearby Restaurants: 

  • Vaishali Restaurant (1.3 km)
  • Sarnath Cafe (1.4 km)
  • Reva Cafe (4.2 km)
  • Hot N Grill Restaurant (4.7 km)

Ideal Duration: 1 hour

FAQ on Tibetan Temple

What restaurants are near Tibetan Temple?

The nearby restaurants include: Vaishali Restaurant (1.3 km), Sarnath Cafe (1.4 km), and Reva Cafe (4.2 km).

What attractions are near Tibetan Temple?

The nearby attractions include: Dhamek Stupa (1 km), Sarnath (1.1 km), and Chinese Temple (0.5 km).

Is there a cost to enter the Tibetan Temple?

No, there are no admission costs at the Tibetan Temple.

How to reach Tibetan Temple?

The journey to the Tibetan Temple from Sarnath, 10 kilometres to the northeast of Varanasi, takes around 30 minutes and costs 400 rupees for a round-trip Tuk-Tuk or 200 rupees for a taxi.

What hotels are near Tibetan Temple?

The nearby hotels include: Siddhart Guest House (0.44 km), Hotel SGT Plaza (0.57 km), and The Fern Residency (1.80 km).

Special Tip

Many rooms at the monastery are available for free accommodation for Tibetan monks. These rooms are occasionally made available to tourists at a fair price, according to availability. Shopping is possible when visiting the temple since it is situated close to the major market.

By Rebecca Lal

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