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Full-Day Private Varanasi City Tour with Boat Rides
"5:30am - Early Morning Sunrise Boat Ride on GangesAfter pickup from your hotel in Varanasi proceed to your sunrise boat ride on the Ganges. See the early morning riverside rituals performed on the Ganges which is a special experience. Observe people lost in prayer washing themselves and doing their laundry. After the boat ride take a short walking tour of the back alleyways of the old city and have glimpse of Hindus holiest temple the Kashi Vishwanath. 8:30am - Break for Breakfast (at your own expense) established in 1916 long regarded as a center of learning. On the campus is Bharat Kala Bhavan a roomy museum with a wonderful collection of miniature paintings
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Full-Day Private Varanasi and Sarnath Tour including Ganges Boat Cruise
"The tour starts early in the morning at 5am where you will take a boat cruise on the river Ganges to observe the way of life of the pilgrims by the Ghats. You will rise before dawn and step gingerly onto a rickety boat as the boat coasts off. You will wait for the daily miracle to unfold as the su you will start the city tour of Varanasi around 9am where you visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble. Then you will visit the Durga Temple Tulsi Manas Mandir the Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery and the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb. Afterward you will head to Sarnath
From $96.00
 
Private Tour: Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Evening Ganga Arti
"Get picked up from your centrally located hotel in Varanasi at 10am. Meet your local guide and proceed on an extraordinary expedition around the city. Drive to Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. It is believed Vappa Bhaddiya Mahanama and Asvajiya and with whom he shared his new found knowledge.Your guide will tell you about the significance of various places in the holy city of Sarnath as you proceed first to visit the Chaukhandi Stupa built originally in the 4th century during the Gupta Dynasty. Visit the Dhamekha Stupa located at a deer park believed to have been constructed by King Ashoka in 249bce. Proceed to visit the significant ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa
From $29.00

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See the Statue of Standing Buddha

On your way to or from the Buddhist Temples and Deer Park, stop at the Thai Buddha vihar to worship or just see the standing Buddha statue. With a height o 80 ft, it is the tallest standing Buddha...
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Visit the Buddha Deer park in Sarnath

The Deer Park in Sarnath is said to be the place where Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kaundinya.One the the significant...
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Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

The Mulagandha Kuti Vihar built by the Mahabodhi Society, is a modern temple. It has brilliant frescoes painted by Kosetsu Nosu Japan's celebrated painter. The building houses rare Buddhist...
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The Sarnath Ruins

The place is now mostly in ruins but what beautiful ruins. As you wander about the ruins, you see the massive stupa, the remnants of the Ashoka Pillar, the Lion Capital, various stupas, Dharma Chakra,...
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Archaeological Museum

Next to this, a bit further down to your left is the Archaeological Museum, a veritable treasure house. There are five galleries and two verandahs. The Lion Capital of Ashoka, with the four-sided...
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Chaukhandi Stupa

Just as you near the Archaeological Museum on your left is the Chaukhandi Stupa. It is on a high mound of bricks. It was supposedly built by Emperor Ashoka. Nearby is India’s tallest statue of Lord...
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The Dhamekh Stupa

The Dhamek stupa at Sarnath is a beautiful sight. It was built in 500 AD. and it is said to be built at the place where the Budhha first gave his sermon. At the bottom of the huge stupa, there are...
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The Lion Capital - Ashoka Pillar

Emperor Ashoka, who spread Lord Buddha's message of love and compassion throughout his vast empire, came to Sarnath around 234 BC and constructed the Ashoka pillar with the Lion Capital on top of it....
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The Deer park

There is a beautiful Deer Park at Sarnath. It is said that this park houses deers that are the direct descendents of the original deer, living thousands of years ago in Sarnath when the Great Buddha...
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Sarnath archaeological museum

The Sarnath archaeological Museum is a great collection of Buddhist sculptures, inscriptions, The Buddha's statues and pottery. Some of the finest images/idols of the Buddha and panels depicting...
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The Japanese Temple

The Japanese temple at Sarnath is situated in a very calm and serene environment. The place is also very clean. There is a huge golden statue of the sleeping Buddha inside the temple. This temple is...
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Chinese Temple

This is a piture of the chinese temple at Sarnath. This is very close to Dhamek Stupa. Infact, one can enter the Dhamek Stupa from the back side of this temple. This is a very smal but beautiful...
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Sleeping Buddha at Japanese Temple

Very near to the Dhamek Stupa, infact a walking distance only, is situated the Japanese temple in a very calm and serene environment. There is this huge golden idol of sleeping Buddha that I really...
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The big bell near Mulgandh Kuti Vihar

This is a huge (but very beautiful) bell near the Mulgandha Kuti Vihar temple. We tried ringing it, and I bet it's one hell of a job. The sight is beautiful, and the sorrounding place is so very...
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