Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

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Sarnath Tour from Varanasi
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Sarnath, the world-famous Buddhist site, is situated about 10 km (6 miles) northeast of Varanasi city. This was the place where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in the Deer Park in 528 B.C that is also known as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan, meaning "The Wheel of Law turns".
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In Brief

Varanasi, India
3 to 4 hours
Daily; except Friday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sarnath Deer Park, Varanasi India

The Birth Place of Buddhism

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath, Sarnath India

The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Chaukhandi Stupa, Rishipattan Road, Varanasi 221007 India

The Chaukhandi Stupa is regarded as one of the most divine and important monuments of the Buddhist culture

Stop At: Dhamek Stupa, Rishipattan Road 13 Km From Varanasi, Varanasi 221007 India

Dhamek Stupa Sarnath marks the spot where the Buddha preached his first message. Built by the great Mauryan king Ashoka in he 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dharmarajika Stupa, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007, India

Dharmarajika Stupa. It was built over the relics of the Buddha by Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE

Duration: 1 hour


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Varanasi
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath Deer Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Dharmarajika Stupa


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotel centrally located in Varanasi city limit

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 2 recent reviews

I recently went on this tour and as a Buddhist, it was quite inspiring for me to visit the site where The Buddha set the wheel of the Dhamma in motion. Imdrajeet was a knowledgeable guide and I sufficiently enjoyed my time with him that I will seek him out for similar tours in the future.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
Fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable guide who explained everything with great ease. We were constantly told to take our time in looking at things and taking photos. Sarnath was amazing to look around and I would recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017

In Brief

Varanasi, India
3 to 4 hours
Daily; except Friday