General information Sarnath

Sarnath the tranquil deep park at Sarnath is where the Buddha preached hid first sermon. Sarnath became one of the great center of Buddhism and the Emperor Ashoka erected magnificent stupas and structure here. The Chinese scholar Huien Tsang who to write of the splendor of the city. Rediscovered and excavated in 1836, Sarnath is once again a place of pilgrimage where visitors come to pay homage to the great teacher.

Geography Agra is situated 27.18 N 78.02 E[1], on the bank of Yamuna river. It has an average elevation of 171 metres (561 feet). On the north it is bounded by Mathura, on the south by Dhaulpur, on the east by Firozabad, on the south-east by Fatehabad and on the west by Bharatpur. Agra is the third biggest city in Uttar Pradesh.

Demographics As of 2000 India censusIndia, Agra had a population of 1,259,979. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Agra has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 76% of the males and 53% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Sarnath at a glance
Area 2.80 sq. km. Altitude 80.71 mtrs. above sea level
Season August - March. Clothing Cottons (Summer), Winter: Woollens.
Language Hindi & English Festivals Buddha Purnima (May), Kartik Purnima (Oct-Nov).