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Sarnath is categorised as Pilgrimage

Archeology Museum (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Sarnath Stupa (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Modern Mulgandhakuti Vihara (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Jain Temple Sarnath (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Tree of Sarnath - Dhamma Chakka Shrine (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)
Chinese Buddhist Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 February 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Sarnath is a Buddhist heritage destination at 12 km north - east of Varanasi
  • Sarnath is where Lord Buddha after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, came to preach his
  • Ashoka, the great Buddhist emperor erected magnificent stupas and monasteries here which are a tourist attraction.
  • Tourists typically take a half day visit to Sarnath. Buddhist travellers spend longer.
  • Buddhist Heritage Destinations In India"Sarnath near Varanasi (12 kms) is where Lord Buddha after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, came to preach. Ashoka, the great Buddhist emperor erected magnificent stupas and monasteries here which are a tourist attraction. "
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Varanasi (12 kms), Allahabad (131 kms), Gorakhpur (195 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Varanasi (12 kms), Allahabad (131 kms), Buxar (138 kms)
  • Sarnath is an Ex-Allahabad / Ex-Lucknow / Ex-Kanpur / Ex-Gwalior Getaway

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Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Varanasi to Sarnath Day visit and backRs. 700

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Varanasi Hotel and SarnathRs. 667

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Sarnath has 3 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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List of Service Add Ons for Sarnath

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for SarnathRs. 250
Audio Guide for VaranasiRs. 250

Walking Tours

Services Rates Starting From
Walk by the GangesRs. 1800

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Destination Ideas

  • Sarnath Experience

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    It is believed that in Sarnath Buddha gave his first sermon to his disciples after getting enlightenment. There is also a Museum in Sarnath. Stupas in Sarnath and Buddhist temples around here built by different Asian countries are worth a visit.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Archeological Museum is located in Sarnath. The main attraction at this excellent archaeological museum is the superb Ashokan pillar. It has the Ashokan symbol of four back-to-back lions which has been adopted as the state symbol of modern India. Other finds from the site include many figures and sculptures from the various periods of Saranath - Mauryan, Kushana, Gupta and later. Among them is the earliest Buddha image found at Sarnath, Buddha figures in various positions dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries, and many images of Hindu gods such as Saraswati, Ganesh and Vishnu from the 9th to 12th centuries
    Archeological Museum
    The ruins of the Mulagandhakuti vihara mark the place where the Buddha spent his first rainy season. The modern Mulagandhakuti Vihara is a monastery built in the 1930s by the Sri Lankan Mahabodhi Society. Behind it is the Deer Park (where deer are still to be seen).
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Tree of Sarnath is planted from a sapling taken from the Sri Maha Bodhi tree of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka in 1930s. In 1999 the Bodhi tree complex was widened by making space for meditation and Dhamma sermons with twenty images of previous Buddhas around the Bodhi tree and Dhamma Chakka shrine.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Chinese Buddhist Temple is set up in Sarnath and it commorates 12th century joirties of Chinese Buddhist Scholar Hiuen Tsiang and his visit and stay in Sarnath.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Sridigamber Jain Temple, Singhpuri, Sarnath which is the birthplace of Shreyansanath, 11th Jain Tirthankar
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple

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Nearest Airport in Sarnath
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport ( VNS ) , Varanasi-12 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Sarnath
  • Mughal Sarai Junction ( MGS ), Varanasi-12 Kms
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