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Activities in Varanasi

Private Half-Day Trip to Sarnath

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US$ 37.50
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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Travel to the place where Buddhism began. This guided tour of Sarnath is the best way to discover the origins of the ancient religion and explore one of its most sacred cities. Unforgettable!

Travel to the place where Buddhism began. This guided tour of Sarnath is the best way to discover the origins of the ancient religion and explore one of its most sacred cities. Unforgettable!

Private Half-Day Trip to Sarnath

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be taken via private vehicle to Sarnath, a city less than 10 miles (15 km) from Varanasi.

After around a 30-minute drive, you'll arrive at one of the four holy cities of Buddhism. In fact, this is the birthplace of the world's fourth-largest religion, as Sarnath was the location in which Buddha first taught the concepts and principles of Dharma over 2500 years ago. It is to this day a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists.

Throughout your half-day guided tour, you'll visit the most important temples in Sarnath, including Sarang Nath, a shrine dedicated to the god Shiva, whose name means "Lord of the deer" - your guide will explain why! You'll also see the Japanese and Chinese temples as well as the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar monastery

Finally, you'll visit the Sarnath Museum, where you'll appreciate the excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculpture. Finishing your guided tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Varanasi.

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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 2 people Up to 5 people
US$ 37.50
US$ 62.50
  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 37.50
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 62.50

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Return transport.

English speaking guide.

Bottled water.

Not included

Entrance to monuments visited on the tour (approx. 10 USD per person).

When to book?

You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 37.50
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.