What you'll do
We will meet at a pre-decided spot and drive to Sarnath which is approximately 15 kilometers out of Varanasi. Visit Sarnath, one of the most important Budhist centres. It is the site where Lord Buddha had preached his first sermon or in religious language, set in motion the Wheel of Law (Dharmachakra-Pravarttana) enshrining the principles of his teaching into laws. At Sarnath, Lord Buddha also laid the foundation of Sangha or the order of monks. Sarnath remained an active center of Buddhism up to the end of the twelfth century. Centers of learning arose and many sects and sub-sects flourished here, until the Moslems plundered and raised it to the ground.
I am a trained and licensed tour guide with insider knowledge, fun personality and a passion for Varanasi. I bring my love for food, history, and a good story to every tour. I left my progressing banking career when I found my true calling which is to show people the city I love and since last 9 years I am working as a tour guide. Credentials: *MBA from Banaras Hindu University. *Regional Level Guide Training Program by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India-2013. *State Level Guide Training Program by Uttar Pradesh Tourism department-2012. *Vocational Training for Tour Guides by Government of India-2010. All my co-host are licensed Tour Guides from the Ministry of Tourism-Government of India. My co-host 1 is Rupak. He has been a Tour Leader for last 15 years. Co-host 2 is Satish. He knows the city inside out. Co-host 3 is Shashank
One bottle of mineral water per person along with a cup of tea.
An air conditioned sedan car for the tour.
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Where you'll be
At Sarnath we visit thefollowing: 1. Main temple. The temple has excellent Frescoes (closed from 11:30 am-01:30 pm from February to November & 12:00 pm -01:00 pm in December and January). 2. Excavated ruins. Walk around the beautiful garden and see the ruins of different monasteries, temple and the Dhammek Stupa. 3. The Archaeological Museum of Sarnath (closed on Friday).
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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
It takes approximately 45 minutes to drive from the city to Sarnath depending upon the traffic condition. Entrance ticket-INR 300 for the excavated ruins & INR 5 for museum. Free entry for children below the age of 15. This experience is LGBTQ friendly. Private group tours are available on request.
Visit to Sarnath