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Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

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    You will be picked up at your hotel in Varanasi by 9:00AM and leave for the tour. Right before the archaeological and excavation area, along the main road you will see Chaukhandi Stupa. Based on archaeological excavation it is believed that this stupa appears to be constructed prior to the times of Gupta Dynasty (approx. 5th century A.D.). Archeological and excavation area (Sarnath Deer Park) is the main site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon in year 528 B.C. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century B.C and the 11th century A.D.
    Main structure of the site is Dhamek Stupa (Dhamekha Stupa) that was built by King Ashoka “The Great” in 3rd century B.C. This spot is believed to be exactly the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples. Mulagandha Kuti Vihar represents the main shrine where Buddha used to sit in meditation for three month during the rainy season.
    Ashokan Pillar (Ashokan Lion) is a monolithic 15.25-meter-high pillar. It bears the typical Mauryan polish and was surmounted by the famous Lion Capital with a crowning Dharmachakra fitted above the heads of four lion, carved out of single block of black-spotted buff-colored sandstone. This pillar bears inscription from the 3rd century B.C. You will find this oldest and the finest piece of sculpture at Sarnath in the archeological museum.
    After the archeological museum you will visit Mahabodhi Temple. It is one of the modern temples in Sarnath founded by Mahabodhi society of India in 1931. This temple has series of frescoes drawn by Japanese artist Kosetsu Nosu. There are other modern Buddhist temples established in Sarnath by different Buddhist communities. The exposition of sacred relics of Lord Buddha takes place during the annual procession around Sarnath falls on Kartik Pirnima (full moon day in November). At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel in Varanasi city.
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    Reviewed 21 February 2019 via mobile

    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.More

    Thank 845alecm
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

    My wife and I did 2 excellent tours (morning boat and Sarnath) with the great guide Rahi. Many thanks, our friend Rahi!!!More

    Thank PablitodelMondo
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

    I was in Varanasi on a solo trip and emailed Varanasi Day Tours, requesting a tour for the following day. Mr. Indrajeet Kumar helped me immediately and was so kind and clear. My driver and guide met me promptly the next day and I was...More

    Thank JennyPruim
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

    It is place worth seeing. It has good numbers of historical artefacts which are kept for visitors to see the historical events during Ashoka Periods. It is a place where Lord Bhudda deliver His first sermon after enlightenment. It is a place being visited by...More

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    indrajeetvns, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

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    tiamaggie149
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    Yes it is possible. If you start aroun 9 or 9:30 AM, you'll be back before your time. This tour takes 3-4 hrs, depend on the location of hotel.
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