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Sarnath One Day Tour from Varanasi

 Varanasi    8 Hours 78 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Sarnath is considered one of the four must-visit places for the followers of Buddha. Take this 8-hour 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

  • You will be picked up from your hotel/residence in Varanasi city limits.
  • Post the pick-up you will be driven to Sarnath, which comes well within the city of Varanasi.
  • Upon arrival, you may visit the following suggested places or add a few of your own:
  • Dhamek Stupa: It is a massive stupa located at Sarnath, 13 km away from Varanasi. Dhamek Stupa is where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his first five brahmin disciples after attaining enlightenment.
  • Chaukhandi Stupa: It was built between the 4th and 6th centuries to mark the site where Lord Buddha and his first disciples met travelling from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath.
  • Sarnath Museum: It houses several artefacts dating back from 3rd-century BCE from the excavation in Sarnath.
  • Golden Temple: Serene Buddhist temple complex featuring a whimsically painted shrine interior & art.
  • Deer Park: The place where Buddha first taught Dharma.
  • After the completion of your tour, you will be driven back to Varanasi and be dropped at your hotel/residence, 8 hours from your starting time.

Basic Details

Start Point
Varanasi Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Varanasi Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O914A2613

Inclusions

  • All transportation using air-conditioned private cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Varanasi city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • 8 hours and 80 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Tour as per the itinerary (you may skip or add some places in the region).
  • Newspapers and a water bottle.

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking charges (To be paid as per actuals to the driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off is the same location.
  • Pick up and drop off location can be different but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • 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. 250 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 8 hours and 80 kilometres. 
  • After 8 hour and 80 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 11 per km and Rs. 150 per hour (additional kilometre & hourly charge).
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 15 per km and Rs. 200 per hour (additional kilometre and hourly charge).
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in "Special Request" section, the team will try their best to fulfil the request but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up point in city limits. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are share 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time.
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