Sarnath Tours

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Sarnath is a small town in Uttar Pradesh, situated 13 kilometers from the holy city of Varanasi. As the place where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and also where the original Sangha was formed, Sarnath is one of the four major Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in India.

It is said that the Buddha went from Bodh Gaya to the now famous deer park in Sarnath around five weeks after his enlightenment to give his first sermon to his five disciples, Kaundinya, Bashpa, Bhadrika, Mahanama, and Ashvajit.

Within the deer park complex is the large Dhamek Stupa, constructed by the Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage there. It is said that this stupa marks the exact spot where the Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. There are also several other ancient Buddhist structures in the park, along with a museum – the Sarnath Archaeological Museum – which houses a small collection of artefacts exhumed from across the site.

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Sarnath is easily reached by taxi or auto-rickshaw from Varanasi. If coming from further afield, the nearest train station is Varanasi Cantt, which is connected to most major cities in India (Sarnath does have a small train station, but very few trains stop there).
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Ganges River Boat Cruise

Explore Varanasi on a private full-day tour that includes a sunrise and sunset boat ride on the Ganges River. Visit landmarks in and around Varanasi including Banaras Hindu University (BHU)'s Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, and Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Finally, watch the evening aarti ceremony from the sunset boat cruise.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Private Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

Visit Sarnath, one of the world's most important Buddhist sites, on a half-day tour from Varanasi. See several parts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site including Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa, and Mulagandha Kuti Vihar Temple. Continue to the Sarnath Museum to view exhibits of Buddhist art. Includes Private guide and transportation, museum entrance fee, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Private Varanasi and Sarnath Tour including Ganges Boat Cruise

Discover top attractions in and around the holy city of Varanasi on a private full-day tour that begins with a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River. You'll also see highlights such as Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, the mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, and Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Take a rickshaw through the city in the early evening and observe the aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Includes private guide and vehicle, buffet lunch, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Tour: Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Evening Ganga Arti

Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India and also believed to be one of the oldest cities in the world. You'll travel back in time through 5,000 years of history on this epic full-day tour that takes you from the banks of the Ganges River to the narrow alleyways of this populous destination. Follow your local guide as you make your way to Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha delivered his first speech, and tour the the Sarnath Archeological Museum. Witness an evening Aarti ceremony at the Daswamedha Ghat and gain insight into Hindu practices and the rituals of local life.
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Full-Day Spiritual Varanasi Tour with Sarnath and Evening Rites

Explore two of the most spiritually important places in India in one day on this convenient day trip. With your local guide you’ll explore the UNESCO-listed town of Sarnath, a place that’s very important to Buddhists, and learn all about the thousands of years of history here. In the evening, watch the Hindu worship ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This day trip is a good overview for travelers interested in India’s diverse traditions.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Day Trip to Sarnath from Varanasi

Known as the spot where Buddha attained enlightenment, Sarnath remains one of the world’s most historically significant locations. But planning your own way there can mean transportation hassles. Simplify your trip with this in-depth, half-day excursion. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included, so you can focus on taking in the sights. See where Buddha once gave teachings to followers, and visit the holy Dhamek Stupa and an on-site archaeological museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: 5-Day Varanasi and Khajuraho from Delhi

Experience the wonder of Khajuraho and Varanasi on this private multi-day tour from Delhi. Start things off in the most sacred city in the country, where Hindus practice rituals like washing in the Ganges. Then head to the temples of Khajuraho, where impressive carvings and ornate details make for a truly memorable visit. This 5-day journey with an expert local guide offers unique access to India’s culture and history with opportunity for independent exploration, too.
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6-Day Private Delhi-Agra Tajmahal-Jaipur-Varanasi Ganges Tour from New Delhi

Explore some of India’s most famous sites on a private 6-day tour to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Varanasi. You’ll travel round-trip from Delhi by air-conditioned car and plane. At each destination, a local guide meets you and takes you around the top sights. Highlights include UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Taj Mahal, along with many temples, mosques, forts, palaces, markets, and sacred Buddhist and Hindu sites in Varanasi. Accommodation, private driver, entrance fees, and guides are included.
  • Duration: 6 days
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2-Night Private Tour: Spiritual Varanasi Tour

Immerse yourself in the philosophy and spirituality of Varanasi, hailed by many as the cultural capital of India, during a private 3-day tour that provides a comprehensive overview that's ideal for first-time visitors. Throughout the excursion, you’ll receive the undivided attention of a guide who takes care of accommodation in a 4-star hotel, entrance fees, activities, transfers, and meals, so you don’t have to.
  • Duration: 3 days
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5-Day Tour of Central India from Varanasi to Khajuraho

Spend five days traveling through Central India on this tour from Varanasi to Khajuraho. Spend two days exploring the 5,000-year-old city of Varanasi, which is widely regarded as one of India's most-sacred destinations. Travel to Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon, and see a Hindu aarti ceremony at the River Ganga. Take a jeep safari in Panna Tiger Reserve and see a traditional dance and music performance at the Academy of Indian Classical Music. This tour showcases the best of Central India's culture, history and traditions.
  • Duration: 7 days
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Private 9 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho

Spend nine days exploring the Golden Triangle in India, which includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. With a guide in the lead and all transportation and details arranged in advance, this multi-stop tour will be a breeze. Additional stops in Khajuraho and Varanasi round out the experience, which lets travelers get an introduction the area's architecture, culture, history, and modern life.
  • Duration: 9 days
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Private 3-Day City Tour of Varanasi Rickshaw and Boat Ride Including Ganga Aarti

Remove the hassle of visiting of one of India’s oldest cities, on this private tour that includes two nights’ accommodation, some meals, transfers and sightseeing via private air conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, a boat and rickshaw ride, and a professional guide. See the highlights of this holy city and around, including the Buddhist site at Sarnath, and the Hindu Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Sunrise Ganges Cruise and Classical Dance Show

The 5,000-year-old city of Varanasi is one of the world’s most energetic spiritual hubs, packed with teeming temples and thrilling fire rituals. With such a wealth of sights, it would take most travelers weeks to tick off even the highlights. But you’ll cover the best of Varanasi during this action-packed walking tour, which also includes a sunrise boat ride, classical dance show, lunch, and transportation.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Boat Ride on the Ganges

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private tour of Varanasi. Visit local temples, one of the world's oldest universities, and Sarnath, a holy Buddhist site. Watch a prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges from your private boat. Round-trip private transportation from your Varanasi hotel included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour Ganga Aarti Ceremony from Varanasi

Enjoy Full Day Private cultural tour to explore the picturesque city, Varanasi, the holy city of India is also known as one of the popular tourist destinations that boost tourism in India. Varanasi is famous for its rich culture that is carried on for centuries and followed by generations, visit Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa, and Sarnath Museum Explore Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manas Mandir, Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple). Enjoy also the boat ride at holy river Ganga and get a whole new feeling and ultimate touring experience by taking a full day trip to Varanasi.This is a Private Trip . English Speaking Tour will be Provided.
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Private Day Excursion To Allahabad Same day Tour From Varanasi

Welcome to  Varanasi- Private Day Excursion Allahabad Same day Tour From Varanasi with Pickup and drop Within any Varanasi Location / Place . This is an Private Trip .  English Speaking Tour Guide is Included. You Will Tours To ALLAHABAD FORT ,  PATALPURI TEMPLE AND AKSHAYA VAT , ANAND BHAWAN - Allahabad , SWARAJ BHAWAN - Allahabad , KHUSRAU BAGH - Allahabad , HANUMAN MANDIR - Allahabad  , ALLAHABAD MUSEUM - Allahabad . Private Air-Conditioned Car Will be Provided.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

This half-day tour transports travelers to the site where Buddha gave his very first sermon back in 528 BC. Venture outside the city and spend some time at Sarnath, one of the religion's most important landmarks.
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Private 3-Night Agra and Varanasi with Sarnath Tour from Delhi by Train

Spend four days and three nights exploring Agra and Varanasi on this incredible tour that hits all of the highlights. Travel by train from Delhi to the Taj Mahal an Agra Fort. See the UNESCO World Heritage site up close. Tour one of the oldest cities on earth, Varanasi, and watch as religious ceremonies take place along the banks of the Ganges River. Follow your guide to Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first speech and see a traditional Aarti unfold before your eyes. This memorable journey is perfect for first-time visitors to India, or those who want to see even more.
  • Duration: 4 days
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SARNATH TOUR

SARNATH TOUR: Guided tour by private car to Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit to the ruins date back to 2500 year, Mulganda Kuti Temple, Archeological museum and monasteries.Start Time: Flexible, after 09:00AM till 04:00PM Duration: 03 HRSAttraction: Deer Park-Ruins, Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Monastries, Mulganda Kuti Vihar, Ashoka Pillar, Archeological Museum, Mulganda Kuti Temple with fresco painting of Buddha life.Inclusions:- a. Private Car for Sarnath Tour for 03 Hrs.b. Professional Government Approved Tourist Guide.c. Ruins/Deer Park & Monument Entrance Ticket. d. One Bottle Mineral Water per person.f. Tips to shoe keeper at temple.** ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM CLOSED ON FRIDAY** MOBILE NOT ALLOWED IN MUSEUM** PHOTOGRAPHY WITH SMALL HANDY CAMERA ALLOWED
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Same Day Excursion To Vindhyavasini Devi-Vindyachal From Varanasi

Private Same Day Excursion To Vindhyavasini Devi-Vindyachal From Varanasi With Pickup and drop Within any Varanasi Location / Place . This is a Private Trip . Air-Conditioned Car For Your Transport . Destination Covered: Varanasi-Mirzapur-Vindhyachal-Varanasi
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lord Buddhas Trail Tour

Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, the Enlightened One. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. One of the oldest living cities of the world, Varanasi is held in high esteem by the Hindu devotees from all over. Once known as 'Kashi' and 'Banaras', the city of spiritual light - Varanasi lies on the banks of the holy river Ganga or the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. The eternal city, which is rich with its vibrant past, is believed to be the favorite place of the Hindu God Shiva, who is supposed to liberate the souls to receive moksha in the city of liberation or moksha - Varanasi.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Varanasi Khajuraho and Orchha Tour from Delhi by Air

Visit the oldest city of the world aka land of the Lord Shiva—Varanasi. It is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga. With 5 days tour of Varanasi you will also explore Khajuraho Temples —where you can see erotic sculptures outside the walls of the temples. Along with Khajuraho, you will explore Orchha—recommended for the nature loving people and at the end of the tour explore Delhi—the Capital of the India.  Enjoy the mouth watering local food, sweets, beverages and be the part of the rich culture Highlights of the Tour Air Fares during tour Tour Guide in all citiesStay in Hotel 3 Star (Hotel category can be upgraded)Car for local sightseeingPick up and drop up from Hotel /Airport/Railway Station 
  • Duration: 5 days
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Footsteps of Buddha

Highlights Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life.Lumbini: The birth place of Lord Buddha. Visit to Sarnath: At a distance of only 10-km from the famous Hindu pilgrimage Varanasi, after attaining Enlightenment Lord Buddha went to Sarnath. Visit to Kushinagar: Kushinagar is another principal center of Buddhism, worth a sincere admiration, is the place where Lord Buddha passed away at this place near the Hiranyavati River and was cremated at the Rambhar stupa. Visit to Sravasti: The capital of Kosala Mahajanapada in the ancient times, Sravasti is also known as Sahet-Mahet. During the annual Vassavasa, the city hosted the Lord for 25 years Enjoy the company of our knowledgeable Local Tour Guide, who will brief you about the important sites.
  • Duration: 11 days
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  • Duration: 11 days
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Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Varanasi is one the sacred places of India and one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India. It holds a special and much higher place according to Hindu customs and beliefs. It represents a perfect blend of physical, philosophical and supernatural elements. It is considered as a place where the soul can attain ultimate peace.  Highlights of Tour : Attend the Grand Aarti CeremonyStroll around the lanes of VaranasiVisit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum at SarnathExplore Benaras Hindu UniversityVisit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple and Tulasi Manas Temple in Varanasi Covering Many Points including Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other Mentioned Places in the Trip.
  • Duration: 3 days
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