Secret spots of Sarnath, Part 2

Continuing on last week’s theme of places to stay and eat in Sarnath, here is my personal favorite: Namo Buddha guesthouse. This is where I stay when I am here.


Run by German born Chris Teich and her husband Nehru, this is a little oasis of calm in dusty Sarnath. she only has 3 proper guest rooms, plus a grass hut on the roof and 2 tents if necessary. Don’t look for luxury here: think cold water bucket baths. But if you plan ahead you can use one of her solar heated hot water bags for a warm bucket bath, and if you wait til the midday sun is blazing, it actually works out well.


She bakes brown bread in a solar powered oven on the roof, and serves it up each morning with home-made jam from local fruits, fresh local peanut butter, and nice hot porridge. Occasionally she also serves a fabulous vegetarian lunch, so stop by to ask if that’s happening. It’s a great place to meet fellow pilgrims–I’ve made some life-long friends at this breakfast table.


Namo Buddha Paying Guest House

SA 10/81 Baraipur, Sarnath, Varanasi 221007

Mobile: 09 935 529 619


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Hi, I'm Kim Roberts. I'm a Contemplative Psychotherapist, teacher and author who shares creative practices that will transform your life. I'm also an artist. I share practical skills to train the mind, manage emotions and maintain mental health.

2 thoughts on “Secret spots of Sarnath, Part 2

  1. Thanks for beautiful post. I felt inspired after reading your post and seeing the pictures of this place. I am visiting Sarnath Tomorrow and wanting to stay at this place. I had a talk with Chris and she is asking if I have any recommendations. I understand that we don’t know each other but as a cotraveller on this beautiful journey of life, I hope you could feel my desire to explore the peace and tranquility for Sarnath by being with wonderful people. I am visiting with my friend. Thank you for your help.

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