Sarnath Tour 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


Sarnath, the world-famous Buddhist site, is situated about 10 km (6 miles) northeast of Varanasi city. This was the place where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in the Deer Park in 528 B.C that is also known as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan, meaning "The Wheel of Law turns".

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sarnath, Sarnath, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

The Birth Place of Buddhism

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath, Sarnath India

The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Chaukhandi Stupa, Rishipattan Road, Varanasi 221007 India

The Chaukhandi Stupa is regarded as one of the most divine and important monuments of the Buddhist culture

Stop At: Dhamek Stupa, Rishipattan Road 13 Km From Varanasi, Varanasi 221007 India

Dhamek Stupa Sarnath marks the spot where the Buddha preached his first message. Built by the great Mauryan king Ashoka in he 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dharmarajika Stupa, 92JF+C52, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007, India

Dharmarajika Stupa. It was built over the relics of the Buddha by Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Varanasi
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Dharmarajika Stupa

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotel centrally located in Varanasi city limit

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Voucher info

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


3 to 4 hours

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

User's Reviews


02 Sep, 2022

Love ❤️ the Sarnath tour led by guide Indrajeet. Guide was very knowledgeable about the sights. They were on time at our hotel. All entrances inclusive. Driver was very trustworthy too. We placed our belongings with him when we went to museum. Guide brought us to a respectable money exchange too. Lunch was non inclusive but guide brought us to a great restaurant that serves delicious Thali sets. Very authentic foods. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


02 Sep, 2022

It was a really beautiful tour. Indrajeet our guide was very knowledgeable about the places. And he’s very helpful and nice.


23 Mar, 2022

I was looking forward to the trip to Sarnath and I wasn’t disappointed - it was more than I had anticipated. A wonderful half-day trip from Varanasi! The communication and transport were easy - we left from the hotel in Varanasi and made a short drive to Sarnath. The guide, Indrajeet Kumar, was amazing. Very knowledgeable, kind, calm… perfect for this kind of tour. The grounds at the ancient site are beautiful and peaceful. I spent time meditating and taking it all in. The museum was surprisingly good - I was mesmerized by the famous statue of Buddha - so beautiful! I highly recommend this tour! Great addition to any trip to Varanasi!


19 Sep, 2019

I recently went on this tour and as a Buddhist, it was quite inspiring for me to visit the site where The Buddha set the wheel of the Dhamma in motion. Imdrajeet was a knowledgeable guide and I sufficiently enjoyed my time with him that I will seek him out for similar tours in the future.


21 Feb, 2019

Experience the tranquility and rest of Sarnath.. Come to terms with just how much we can learn from the past. This was a good find.

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