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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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Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

...the ride out there was an incredibly tedious nightmare, and the it’s only 10 kilometers from the city (then again the city never ends). Nonetheless, I’m glad we did it. Awesomely well maintained Buddhist holy site. Not really important to tell you what’s out there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We went out to see this immaculately maintained ruin about 30 mins form the city, its peaceful and well kept, we went to the museum after then the giant buddah....a good afternoon out.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Recommend you go through the center before strolling the grounds. otherwise you’ll need a guide to understand what you’re seeing. More than a century of excavation on tap. Essential to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit this historical place. Serene atmosphere and visited by many overseas tourists. The inscriptions on the pillar gives complete historical information. Not very far from the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Meeting with the Buddha with all knowledge and Nirvana is the essence of this tour, the main stupa and the history of monk Dharmapala is interesting and intriguing, I mostly enjoyed the wall tempara painting by the Japanese artist , all the circumference walk with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in buddism must go as this is one of the most important sites for the followers . Also some break from Varanasi hectic streets and gaths.Otherwise besides huge stupa and few artifacts at the museum not much to see

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Pappu ( Pappu703@yahoo.com) surprised us with visit to Sarnath on Buddha’s birthday, October 18th 538 BCE. Well, we went in 2018. The grounds of the archeological site are most peaceful and beautiful. We visited the large Buddha with the impressive pink lotus gardens...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Must do when in Varanasi!!!! Please go to the Museum that’s the most important thing to see the Asoka !!!! Fantastic

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hewolivia
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Please visit this historical place. It's an wonderful experience. There is Main temple and museum. It's beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Adventure823405
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

An oasis of solitude 10 KM's away from the hustle- bustle of Varanasi city. This is the place where Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon after he attained Nirvana and one of the 4 holiest sites for the Buddhists. There is also a modern temple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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4 March 2018|
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Response from Afrxgdggd | Reviewed this property |
sarnath tour is included in the local sightseeing ......and the cost for the local sightseen is 1000 rs for omni ....1500rs in pajero
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Response from avisharma77 | Reviewed this property |
plenty of guides around the place rates too are negotiable
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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