Dhanekh Stupa, Varanasihas a lot of importance for the Buddhist people. The reason is that it is the same spot where Buddha preached his first sermon. The carvings are quite interesting and date back to the 5th century. Some of the geometric and floral carvings are quite brilliant. In fact the brickwork is supposed to be done around 200 BC. It is believed that Emperor Ashoka himself meditated in the main shrine.
There is also an Ashoka Pillar nearby which has an edict engraved on it. The famous four lion capital can now be seen in the nearby museum which used to be on top. It can be seen everywhere as symbol of India’s national heritage. There is also Sri Digamber Jain Temple located just outside the park. This is also a beautiful place to visit.