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Sarnath is located about 15 km from the center of Varanasi. Lord Budha after enlightenment came to Sarnath which was previously known as Rishipatan and gave sermon. Sarnath is one of the must see place in Varanasi as one can see most significant stupa in Buddhist "Dhamek Stupa'. Also, archeological museaum here in Sarnath is very important. You can see here many heritage things of high significance with nation prospective like Ashok Chakra on Indian flag can also be seen here. There are many other important Buddhist temple from different countries are also made. It is also the center of the Buddhist pilgrimage and the most important after Bodhgaya.
Sarnath is the most important place in Varanasi due to it's historical and religious importance. The Lord Buddha gave his teaching here to first five followers in Sarnath after getting enlightenment in Bodhgaya. You will visit the Dhamek Stupa, Mulgandhakuti vihara, Thai temple, an archaeological museum to see the Ashok Chakra which is located on Indian flag also.The Dhamek Stupa is most important Stupa in Buddhism and is surrounded by a big area which has been excavated multiple times by archaeological departments. There are many historical and valuable things kept in the archaeological museum opposite the Stupa. There are temples from various Buddhist countries to show their connection with the place.For this tour, you will be picked up at your specified hotel or accommodation. This tour will last for about 4 hours during which your driver will take you to Sarnath where you can visit the above mentioned places and attractions before being returned back to the hotel.Please note: this is a self-guided tour. Should you need a guide, a guide will be available at an extra cost. Please specify and confirm with the local tour operator prior to your date of departure.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Round-trip private transfer
- English Speaking Guide.
What's not included
- Food and drink, unless specifed
- Overtime (USD20 per hour)
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Multiple departure times and locations available