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Private Tour: Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Evening Ganga Arti
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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 yesterday

In older time, Sarnath was the city of The Great Ashok who ruled for a long time and known for his pieceful kingdom. Now there are just some parts of city available with a very beautiful garden.

Thank sid_ups
Reviewed yesterday

If you go to Varanasi, you must visit Sarnath. This place is cleaner than the rest of Varanasi. You must visit the Korean temple, Japanese temple, Tibetan temple, Thai temple and Dhamek stupa.

Thank AndyDelhi28
Reviewed yesterday

This is beautiful but it needs to taken care of . People has cloth tied around the building but I could only see the outside I have photo but cannot load. The place is always crowded . There is the temple on the other side...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed yesterday

Just by visiting here i came to knew about a new religion which is quite calm and peaceful. Museum and ruins here are not something to miss ever.

Thank franklinnorris
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are visiting Varanasi, you can plan a half day trip to Sarnath where Budha first taught his Dharma. It is around 15 kms from Varanasi. Taxi rides are costly unless shared. For budget travelers, shared autos are available from the Railway station area...More

Thank tcrtravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sarnath is a very holy and pious place linked to Mahatama Buddha, where he delivered his first sermon. This small city has several monuments reminiscent of their links to Buddha and the Great Emperor Ashoka. The Ashokan pillar with four lions and other animals has...More

Thank Rakeshsharmandmc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

temple all around fill soul with positivism. and sarnath visit was awesome. took me from Hinduism to Buddhism for a while and museum of that period is compulsory especially for students of history. proud to see national emblem right on the main entrance... surprised to...More

Thank sengar_kalpana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place of Buddha's first sermon, marked by this large monument built by Ashoka. The park grounds are quite extensive, and allow you to freely walk over and around many ancient structures dating to that time. One thing to definitely see is the...More

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have visited here 4 times ...it is a historical place which was built by a king,many years ago.it has a museum and zoo and many places to visit ..A religious place ... especially for Buddhist people with a history of over a decade.

Thank Sameer V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ghosts of Sarnath's path draws thousands of visitors a year. History has remembered Siddhārtha Gautama as the first Buddha, and it is here where he delivered his first sermon. Does the sound of his divine teachings echo in the air? That depends on the...More

Thank froghatforfrogmen
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Tuk tuk driver...
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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
I am trying to help a yuk yuk driver in Varanasi with trip advisor. He would like to respond to some posted reviews of his services. Could you tell me how he can do this? Thanks.
12 May 2015|
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Response from kewalks | Reviewed this property |
make a website or a forum for him . can he read and write english ? does he really need help ? ... i dont think so :)
Tenzin C
the thing i hate the most in travel websites is they recommend hotels and places but don't give contact numbers. can i have thai temple's number?
24 December 2014|
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Response from zettaGreece | Reviewed this property |
maybe you can find the number of the museum oposite the temple.