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Tour of Sarnath, the starting point of Buddhism religion (by car from Varanasi) provided by Sair

Tour of Sarnath, the starting point of Buddhism religion (by car from Varanasi)

Tour of Sarnath, the starting point of Buddhism religion (by car from Varanasi)
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About
Just 10 km away from Varanasi, lies the city of Sarnath. It is a pilgrimage center for the Buddhists and the Jains. It is famous for its ruins of Buddhist temples and stupas. It is considered to be the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon and led the wheel of time, enshrining his principles of teaching into laws. The site became a center of learning. Only a kilometer away from Sarnath lies, Singhpur, a village which was the birthplace of Shreyansanath, the Eleventh Tirthankara of Jainism. A temple dedicated to him is an important pilgrimage site. In this tour, you will be accompanied by a well-informed guide who will walk you through the ruins of the ancient monasteries, temples, and stupas of Buddhists and the archaeological museum. You will listen to narratives of the history of Sarnath, learn bout the philosophy of Buddhism. You will be picked up in an air-conditioned car from your location to Sarnath and return.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 210989P85
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath Deer Park
Duration
3–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your location of hotel/airport/railway station. We will pick you in an air-conditioned car.
  • Airports:
  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath Deer Park
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your location of hotel/airport/railway station. We will pick you in an air-conditioned car.
  • Airports:
  • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Sarnath
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    Located just 10 km away from Varanasi, Sarnath is a religious place for the Hindus, Buddhists, and Jainism. It is the place where Buddha gave his first sermon and set the wheel of time and enshrining his principles of teaching into laws. Also, Lord Buddha laid the foundation of Sangha or the order of monks.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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family
2 contributions
Wonderful ruins; good park to visit with children
Dec 2019
This tour company organised everything for us. We are traveling with two children and they enjoyed Sarnath trip very much
Written December 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
saircommunity
Thank you - we are excited that you enjoyed your trip. We hope you travel with us again soon.
Written December 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

france99
6 contributions
So much to learn - amazing historical site
Dec 2019
We learnt from the guide many facts we did not know. About the Great Buddha and also about the great Indian king Ashoka. This garden is so peaceful and it is away from the city. The Stupa of Dharma is so impressive. The Deer Park had gharial a crocodile we see for first time with long nose - this is species of India and river ganga
Written December 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
saircommunity
Thank you - we are excited that you enjoyed your trip. We hope you travel with us again soon.
Written December 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nikita Goyal
2 contributions
One of the best experience i ever had
Sep 2019
It was indeed a memorable experience. The whole tour was well planned and well researched. Infact the tour leader was a learned person and had a vivid knowledge about the indian culture and varanasi.
Written December 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
saircommunity
Thank you - we are excited that you enjoyed your trip. We hope you travel with us again soon.
Written December 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dr Chris Denison
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
excellent
Dec 2019
The trip was great! I learned about a lot of things about Indian culture and traditions, the Hindu and Buddhist religion. I met a lot of saints on the way to Varanasi. This was really an enriching journey. The guide knew a lot of things and was very friendly. The best part was the deer park, which had been the place where Buddha gave his first lecture. The guide Lakshman helped us to understand each monument and structure. We also went to the museum led by him. He also took a very high photograph of us. He is very knowledgable and knew a lot of things. I always found India and Hinduism very fascinating. And although I learned a lot about it, this trip to Varanasi increased my curiosity much more and made me come again. A great tour altogether.
- Chris
Written December 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
saircommunity
Thank you - we are excited that you enjoyed your trip. We hope you travel with us again soon.
Written December 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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