Would anyone like to recommend a particular company for a half day tour of Sarnath with not too many people?
plenty of guides around the place rates too are negotiable
I think u can hire only driver , car or tuk tuk . Asking hotel staffs , i think they can arrange for you . Its not far from Varanasri , may take 3 hrs for visit , but its depend on yr interesting too . i took last day visit Saranath before i fly back . Sarnath place is not large , u can walk around , read some information from lonely planet . not too complicate :) and there has museum there too , they have detail , stories and some information . easy to understand .
I suggest go only for a registered guide to take you around Sarnath. However, there are some guides who will not enter the temple. Better to very clearly clarify before hiring one.
A good guide is all you need in Sarnath. You can easily get there by OLA/local taxi. I hired an auto till Godowlia chowk for Rs. 200 from there.
Hiring a car for half day will be the best option cars are easily available for hire,Guides are available on site,one can visit site on his or her own because site is not a bigger area but without guide it is not worthy to see historical places ,visit with a guide is recommended but guide is need not to accompanied in car ,par site Guides are available
Best to just hire a car. There are local guides everywhere, and the museum is well signposted and has extensive explanations for all its exhibits.
Thanks, Vitu and Lois. I see there are a lot of organized tours but it sounds like maybe the simple option would be more enjoyable.
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