Dhamek Stupa also spelled Dhamekh or Dhamekha is one of the most famous Buddhist Stupas located in the city of Sarnath near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
After attaining enlightenment, “revealing his Eightfold Path leading to nirvana”, Buddha gave the first sermon to his first five Brahmin disciples at Dhamek Stupa.
The stupa is a solid cylinder of bricks and stone reaching a height of 43.6 meters. In addition, it is known to be most massive structures in Sarnath.
The architecture of Gupta origin is diplayed in this Stupa including chiseled stone and delicate floral carvings. Also,the wall is covered with exquisitely carved figures of humans and birds, as well as inscriptions in the Brāhmī script.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION about DHAMEK STUPA:
Visiting Hours: 6am – 6pm
Entry Fees: INR 15 (Indians) and INR 200 (Foreigner Visitors)