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From Varasani: Private Half Day Tour to Sarnath

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From Varasani: Private Half Day Tour to Sarnath

Activity provider: INDIATOR

From US$ 36 per person

Enjoy a spiritual half day tour of Sarnath, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site in India. Enjoy private transportation to and from the site from your hotel in Varasani with a knowledgeable tour guide who will teach you the fascinating history.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Enjoy a half day tour of the Sarnath with a personal guide
  • Visit the highlights of the site including emblematic monuments and the Sarnath Archeological Museum
  • Learn about Buddhist heritage through relics and historical monuments
Full description
Your half day tour of Sarnath will begin at 11.00am, where you will be picked up from your hotel in Varanasi. You will relax in your private chauffeur-driven and air-conditioned car as you head to Sarnath, just 10km outside the town.  Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will teach you the history of this pilgrimage site, one of the four supreme sites of Buddhism. You will explore the rustic ruins of Buddhist monuments which are deeply associated with important Buddhist teachings. You will witness the incredible 'Dhameka Stupa' where Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. You will also visit 'Chaukhandi Stupa' another major site, before continuing to Sarnath Archeological Museum that displays many fascinating artefacts. This visit would not be complete without seeing the 'Lion Capital of Ashoka', the national emblem of India. Lastly, you will stop by the 'Mulagandhakuti Vihara' where you will find a monastery with beautiful wall paintings. After the tour, you will be driven in the safety and privacy of your own vehicle back to your hotel. 
  • English-speaking guide
  • Monument and museum entry fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in a private, air-conditioned vehicle

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    2 /5

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    No special tour, information rather said down.

    According to the description, I should have seen a monastery with murals, but was not shown to me. This tour is expensive for what I saw. My feeling: quickly through and back to the hotel.

    October 13, 2019

    Saranath beautiful, but honestly the cost of the excursion paid does not make sense also because the entrance to the archaeological sites is not included (when the agency had said yes), the added value of the guide and null also because English does not speak it very well and a taxi costs 200 rupees maximum.

    November 24, 2019

    Product ID: 180587