Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, located in Sarnath, one of the four holy sites of Buddhism, is a Buddhist temple built in 1931 and is newer than many other monuments, including the Dhamek Stupa, which was built in the 6th century. The beautiful exterior with its unique architectural style and the interior decorated with murals depicting the life of Buddha are highlights of the temple, which is popular not only among devotees on pilgrimages to the holy site but also among tourists.
Varanasi, located on the banks of the Ganges River in northeastern India, is a city steeped in ancient history. It is the largest Hindu holy city in India and is visited by more than one million devotees on pilgrimage each year. The Hindu view of life and death can be glimpsed at the cremation ceremonies held in the riverside ghats. On the outskirts of the city is Sarnath, the sacred Buddhist site where the Buddha is said to have first preached his teachings, which is a must-see attraction along with the maze-like old town.