We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ashoka Pillar

Is this your business?
Sarnath, Varanasi, India
Book In Advance
from US$ 90
More Info
Insight Varanasi Day Tour
from US$ 35
More Info
Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi
from US$ 40
More Info
Private Tour: Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Evening Ganga Arti
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Sarnath, Varanasi, India
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (103)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pillar of ashoka, was cut into pieces by invaders at that time. The remainings collected and placed as in photo. Situated inside a park.

Thank markos_prawira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the original pillar from where those marks and all taken, however now only parts of the pillar are available. These parts are now safe in a mirror room in Sarnath city

Thank sid_ups
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These remnants of the Ashoka Pillar have been showcased among the excavation site at the Sarnath. Only the three portions of the broken pedestal remain here, the rest of the top portion bearing the four lions and other animals & the chakra have been displayed...More

1  Thank Rakeshsharmandmc
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The Ashokan Pillar , our National Emblem is located in the Dhamek Stupa Complex and is enclosed in a glass case. Unfortunately, the shaft has broken into 3 parts which are present here , and the upper head, with the Lions and the Ashok Chakra...More

Thank Seema1709
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Very absorbing to see the glories of India over centuries and realize contribution of Emperor Ashoka towards the great country India

Thank _sriramhome
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Located inside the Dhamek Stupa area in Sarnath, the remains of the Ashok Stambh can be found. The pillar was broken during Mughal Age, and only the base of the pillar can be seen here. The rest is in the Sarnath museum. The pillars retains...More

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is an advantage of visiting Sarnath. You will witnessed one of three Ashoka Stambh in India. This is inside Dhamek Stupa Campus. You will find this Pillar while passing through excavation area. This has been kept inside the glass wall so you cannot touch...More

Thank Abhinav K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Broken pieces of Ashoka piller built by Ashoka and destroyed by Mughals are kept in premises of Sarnath. Pullers in pieces and four lions kept in Sarnath museum tell the history.

Thank Sk K
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Once a tall pillar it is now in five pieces. The top is in the archaeological museum and the four lions standing back to back has become the official emblem of India.

Thank TravellerGillian
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Ashokan pillar is one of the rarest ones of all of them found.The guide briefed us that this is the pillar from which our National emblem is taken.My suggestion is to take a guide as there are lot of stories to be heard on...More

Thank Debanjan B
Nearby Restaurants
Canton Royale Restaurant
140 reviews
6.34 km away
India Family Restaurant
109 reviews
6.19 km away
The Great Kabab Factory
100 reviews
6.32 km away
Bati Chokha
39 reviews
6.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
1,993 reviews
.10 km away
Dhamek Stupa
224 reviews
.21 km away
Tibetan Temple
112 reviews
.67 km away
Statue of Standing Buddha
73 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ashoka Pillar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines