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

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.

Duration 3 to 5 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's excluded :
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath Deer Park
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sarnath Deer Park, Varanasi India

The Deer Park or Isipatana Sarnath is the most important among the Gardens in Sarnath. It is considered being the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. You will also be visiting the Sarnath Museum, which holds galleries showing the archaeological findings from the excavations sone by the Archaeological Survey of India. We will also see the ruins of stupas and temples.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure Point :
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
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • 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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Sair

Activity ID: V-210989P85

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