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The picture was taken by Mr. Bhuvan Chugh from Tappas Voyages at Sarnath Ruins in Uttar Pradesh.

Sarnath is one of the top four Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in the world where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Buddhists look upon India as the land of Buddha which makes Sarnath a popular tourist attraction. The Emperor Ashoka, who spread the Buddha's message of love and compassion throughout his vast empire, visited Sarnath around 234BC, and erected a stupa here. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD.