Sarnath excursion from Varanasi

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

A visit to Sarnath will let you know about a famous famous Buddhist religion.Learn who Budhism started and what is the importance of this place is in depth.

You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archaeological museum and deer park.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Buddha went to Sarnath and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. It is one of the most holy sites as in this place the stream of the Buddha's teaching first flowed.

Pass By: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

Buddha owns favourite place, Sarnath is among the greatest tourist destinations in Varanasi & has utmost importance in Buddhism religion and culture. Situated 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where from this religion and culture started. The place rose to its significance during reigns of Ashoka who erected numerous stupas here.

Sarnath tour has been customised and designed in such a way that it captures the most of the sights and monuments spread around in Sarnath. The important sites to visit in Sarnath are

Dhamek Stupa :

Situated in Deer Park this stupa marks the site of Buddha’s First Sermon which set forth the wheel of motion.

Chaukhandi Stupa :

Historically believed to be the place where Lord Buddha reunited with 5 disciples. It is a burial mound that serves as a shrine for the relic of Buddha.The stupa was built during Gupta period and later modified during Mughal Period.

Tibetan Temple :

Built in Thai architectural style and houses the statue of Shakyamuni. Famous for thangka paintings and frescoes.

Ashoka Pillar :

The national emblem inspired from Ashokan pillar was built to mark the visit of Emperor Ashoka to Sarnath. The pillar also depicts a bull, a lion, an elephant and a horse which symbolize four different phases of the life of Gautama Buddha.

Archaeological Museum [Remains closed on Fridays] :

A Rich collection of Buddhist relics, Boddhisatva images, and great architectural ruins. A must opt it if you have enough time to tour Varanasi. Gautama Budhha delivered his first sermon here, signifies Sarnath’s importance in Buddhism religion world.

Later after it return back to Hotel and stay overnight.

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Personal Varanasi tour guide for Sarnath tour
  • Monument entrances
  • Sealed 01 Liter mineral water bottle per person

Exclusions
  • Everything which is not mentioned in inclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all our clients from their Hotels. Everyday pick-up at 09:30 AM.


Departure Time

09:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 to 4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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