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Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
+91 88949 15059
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Private Tour: Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Evening Ganga Arti
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The Dhamekha stupa and other imposing structures adorn this holy site where Buddha first preached his message.
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  • Poor2%
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Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
+91 88949 15059
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sarnath gives a well documented glimpse of Buddhism. Quite neat and clean, especially after Varanasi. The locals act as guides but unlike other places don’t rip you up. Our guide spent two hours with us and gave us a detailed history in good English. He...More

Thank Karuna S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is very cool and nice and spacious. We went in the afternoon when it was raining. Hence the weather was nice Although there is nothing much do see the park and museum. They are a worth to see

Thank Nishank M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place where Buddhism took birth! The place is well maintained and has beautiful gardens within the periphery. Standing tall in the middle is the majestic tomb and has many photographic points around it( visit on a sunny day to get the best...More

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting place - we visited the building where the Buddha first began his mission and then the ruins of monasteries and stupas. It was very hot but well worth an hour or two of anybody's time.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 4 days ago

For me the fascination was as much about learning more of the culture as visiting the historical sights. I'm not generally one for museums of antiquities, but this one is well worth the visit. Don't miss the Garden of Spiritual Wisdom, which contains interesting modern...More

Thank TomJohnston52
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's an easy 13klm trip to Sarnath. I did it Ricshaw. Well manicured lawns and a pleasant place to see where The Budda gave his first sermon. Historically excellent.

Thank Rodney66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintained archeological site of Sarnath, a must visit if you are in Varanasi. The museum takes you back centuries. The remains of art and sculpture are a reminder of India's glorious past. One of the holiest sites for Buddhist pilgrimage in India, Sarnath is...More

Thank 502kinnyk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sarnath is important Buddhist pilgrimage center in India. This is place, where Buddha started his teachings - his first sermon to 5 disciplines many centuries ago. Must visit places are Buddha statue, Excavated site, museum and Sarnath temple. In temple you can get blessing and...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sarnath is the place where Buddha first spoke of his beliefs and aims, in essenc, the first 'sermon' he gave, encapsulating these teachings into laws about love and compassion. Much later massive stupas were built in Sarnath for worship and to promote Buddhism.

Thank Travelbug291
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit, we had a guide who give us the explanation on the Dhamekha Stupa at Sarnath where the Buddha preached his first sermon.

Thank lorrainemlanglois
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19 July 2017|
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Response from avisharma77 | Reviewed this property |
plenty of guides around the place rates too are negotiable
11 May 2015|
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Response from alec s | Reviewed this property |
You must be referring to an auto rickshaw commonly called autos all over India. They are very plentiful in the city of Varanasi and probably the best means of transportation in this very crowded and chaotic city. How the... More
11 May 2015|
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Response from kewalks | Reviewed this property |
make a website or a forum for him . can he read and write english ? does he really need help ? ... i dont think so :)