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Sarnath

Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
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The Dhamekha stupa and other imposing structures adorn this holy site where Buddha first preached his message.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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Sarnath | Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026, India
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Reviewed today via mobile

I spent one day with Pappu visiting the most interesting city sight in Varanasi, temples, quarters, markets, ghats and Buddhist places. Everything was good and for a very reasonable price. Pappu is very friendly, kind and trustfully,besides he is an amazing driver with a free...More

Thank AnninaSC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had visited this place in the evening but I could get in as it was about to close. But we can see the stupa from outside

Thank Gopinath22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sarnath very peaceful and a calm area.Also quite clean and green.We first visited the area where Lord Buddha is giving the first sermon(Dharam chakra parivartan sutta) after enlightenment.There is a small Bodhi tree and 6 statues(all sitting),one of Lord Buddha and five of disciples.The first...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing much here except for a stupor marking the place where Buddha gave his first teaching..i mean for me but for Buddhists it maybe a very important landmark..

Thank Joni H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sarnath is approx. 10 Km's from Varanasi Cantt. Railway Station. Plenty of easy conveyance to reach here. Sarnath is one of the holiest shrine for Buddha devotees. Buddha, the lord preached his 1st sermon after being enlightened. There are many Buddha temples here. Many Buddhist...More

Thank Himaanshu_Pandey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice beautiful park/grounds. You will find tourists here, as well as locals meditating. The temple is nice, and the giant main stupa is something to behold. The whole area has a holy atmosphere (and we are not even Buddhists).The Sarnath Museum is nearby.

Thank cisco289
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Sarnath temple with my friend. It's satuated in Varanasi.Its very beautiful temple . We t so much and also visit tourist there.

Thank shavya845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting place to visit as you get to see the ruins, the museum and the deer park. We had a prearranged guide and I would highly recommend this but only if they are authorised. The history is very interesting and the area...More

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

sarnath is excellent and beautiful and informative. clean and pristine. awe inspiring to be at buddhas place of discourse

Thank psy420
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have reached sarnath by car at 11 AM. A local guide actually misguided us. He followed us right through we arrived and requested to hire him for proper visit. But he was actually an agent of cloth shop ...after spending fifteen minutes in sarnath...More

Thank ATUL K
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Ambarish2012
4 March 2018|
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Response from Afrxgdggd | Reviewed this property |
sarnath tour is included in the local sightseeing ......and the cost for the local sightseen is 1000 rs for omni ....1500rs in pajero
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my_cat_misses_me
18 July 2017|
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Response from avisharma77 | Reviewed this property |
plenty of guides around the place rates too are negotiable
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Clbrenneis
11 May 2015|
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Response from alec s | Reviewed this property |
You must be referring to an auto rickshaw commonly called autos all over India. They are very plentiful in the city of Varanasi and probably the best means of transportation in this very crowded and chaotic city. How the... More
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