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Sarnath Sightseeing Tour from Lucknow

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Trip Overview

Sarnath is considered one of the four must-visit places for the followers of Buddha. Take this private cab tour for a hassle-free experience.


Highlights

  • A hassle-free tour of Sarnath which will take you around all the important places to visit there.
  • Take a tour of the places like the Dhamek Stupa, Chaukandi Stupa, Deer Park and many more.
  • Service of an experienced driver and a well-maintained car.


Detailed Overview

  • Sarnath is about thirteen kilometres from Varanasi. Here, Buddha preached his first sermon after gaining enlightenment. There are a deer park and a stupa in the grounds. There are also temples from the Thai, Tibetan, Japanese, Sri Lankan and Burmese traditions here, as this is a holy site for many Buddhists. The history of the city dates back to 528 B.C. The city was earlier known as Isipathana. Sarnath is an important spot for Buddhist devotees because this is where Buddha preached his first Sermon. Sarnath is one of the most important holiest places in the Buddhist world. The city is named after Saranganatha, who is regarded as the God of Deer. As per the parables, this was the place where Gautama Buddha communicated his teaching on Dharma to his followers for the first time and thus marked the start of the Buddhist Sangha.


Itinerary

  • Start your journey from Lucknow to Sarnath early in the morning. Sarnath is located approximately 315 kilometers (202 miles) from Lucknow, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach by road, 

  • Explore Sarnath Archaeological Site: Upon reaching Sarnath, begin your tour by visiting the Sarnath Archaeological Site. This is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Explore the ancient ruins, including the Dhamek Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, and Mulagandha Kuti Vihar.

  • Dhamek Stupa: The Dhamek Stupa is a massive cylindrical structure that marks the spot where Buddha gave his first teaching. Admire the intricate carvings and architectural grandeur of this significant Buddhist monument.

  • Chaukhandi Stupa: Visit the Chaukhandi Stupa, a historic Buddhist monument that commemorates the meeting of Buddha and his first five disciples. It is known for its octagonal shape and beautiful stone carvings.

  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihar: Explore the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, a modern Buddhist temple built by the Mahabodhi Society. It houses beautiful frescoes depicting the life of Buddha and offers a tranquil ambiance for meditation and reflection.

  • Sarnath Museum: Visit the Sarnath Museum, which showcases a vast collection of Buddhist artifacts, sculptures, and relics. It provides a deeper understanding of the region's rich Buddhist history and heritage.

  • Tibetan Temple and Monastery: Conclude your tour by visiting the Tibetan Temple and Monastery in Sarnath. Experience the serene atmosphere, witness the prayer ceremonies, and learn about Tibetan Buddhism.

  • After completing the sightseeing tour in Sarnath, begin your return journey to Lucknow. Remember to factor in travel time and traffic conditions when planning your return trip.

Please note that this itinerary is just a suggestion, and you can customize it based on your preferences and available time. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Lucknow
Finish Point
Lucknow
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 8:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyReligiousFamily-friendlyReligious
Trip Code
O914A1072

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop (within city limits).
  • Charges for the private air-conditioned cab.
  • The driver and fuel charges.
  • Usage of the vehicle for up to 650 kilometres as per the itinerary (Extra kilometre charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details).

Exclusions

  • Airport pick-up or drop.
  • All parking & toll charges.
  • Monument entrance charges.
  • Any meals during the tour for the guests.
  • Anything else not specified in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • Pick up and drop locations has to be same. It can be different but extra charges would be applicable.
  • Note this a custom itinerary tour, the guests may choose to skip any of the places or add any new places as per choice.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometre limit of 650 km.
  • After 650 km, additional per km charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) Rs 12 per km (additional km charges).
  • For SUV (6-seater) Rs. 15 per km (additional km charges).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The itinerary mentioned on these private tours are a suggestion for your destination. You are free to skip or add other points. Let your personal driver know if you want to visit other places.

Helpful

As this is a private tour, you are free to spend as much time you seem fit on each attraction. Some landmarks are more time-consuming than others and you can decide where to spend how much time. Just keep in mind the hourly usage included in your Tour, extra charges would apply if that limit is exceeded. Also night charges apply if you cross night time, please check Inclusions/Exclusions/Important Info for details.

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We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in \'Special Request\' and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.

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No. All our tours are private and exclusively for your family or group.

Helpful

Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.

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