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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)
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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
 
Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Varanasi by 9:00AM and leave for the tour. Right before the archaeological and excavation area along the main road you will see Chaukhandi Stupa. Based on archaeological excavation it is believed that this stupa appears to be constructed prior to the times of Gupta Dynasty (approx. 5th century A.D.). Archeological and excavation area (Sarnath Deer carved out of single block of black-spotted buff-colored sandstone. This pillar bears inscription from the 3rd century B.C. You will find this oldest and the finest piece of sculpture at Sarnath in the archeological museum.After the archeological"""Sarnath the world-famous Buddhist site is situated about 10 km (6 miles) northeast of Varanasi city. This was the place where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in the Deer Park in 528 B.C that is also known as Dhamma Chakra Pravartan
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More Things to Do in Sarnath

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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Herkbert
Nov 04, 2014

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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Herkbert
Nov 04, 2014

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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anilpradhanshillong
Mar 29, 2012

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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Mar 29, 2012

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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anilpradhanshillong
Mar 29, 2012

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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Mar 29, 2012
 
 
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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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Rupanworld
Sep 06, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Sep 06, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Sep 06, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Aug 08, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Aug 08, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Aug 08, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Aug 08, 2007

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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Rupanworld
Jul 19, 2007
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"Keeweechic's Sarnath"
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"Sarnath - where Buddha preached his first sermon"
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"The Holy land of Buddha"
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"Sarnath"
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"On the Buddhist trail: Sarnath"
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