|1998||Tentative list||Submitted as tentative site by State Party|Jorge Sanchez (Spain):
In the year 1989 I participated during three weeks in the Kumbha Mela of Allahabad, a religious festivity which takes place every 3 years in a different of four sacred Hindu cities: Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik.
Being Allahabad so close to interesting historical centers, I made radial day trips to holy Varanasi (or Benares), and also to Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first teaching (He attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Bihar).
In Varanasi I took a holy bath in the Ganges and in Sarnath visited several temples, one Asoka pillar, stupas, and Buddhist monasteries.
Date posted: September 2013 Clyde (Malta):
Visited this site for the 2012 Kalachakra. Very spiritual place and quite an interesting archaeology museum too. Easily reachable by taxi from Varanasi.
Date posted: February 2013