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The Dhamek Stupa is a giant cylindrical Buddhist stupa situated in Sarnath, near Varanasi. This huge structure was built on the site where the Buddha was said to have given his first sermon to his disciples after attaining enlightenment. As such, it is one of the most important and revered sites for Buddhist pilgrims within India.

The Dhamek Stupa was constructed in 500 CE to replace an earlier structure, and has been enlarged on several occasions over the years. It has been constructed from a mixture of stone and brick, and measures 28 meters in diameter at its base and almost 44 meters in height.

The stupa sits within beautifully manicured gardens, providing the ideal place for pilgrims and visitors to enjoy their surroundings and reflect on the life of the Buddha. The Dhamek Stupa’s immediate vicinity also features a number of half-ruined monasteries and the remains of much smaller stupas.

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10am-4:30pm. Closed on Fridays.
Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221007
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

Insight Varanasi Day Tour

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This unique tour of Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganga Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.34
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$117.34
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Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

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This half-day tour transports travelers to the site where Buddha gave his very first sermon back in 528 BC. Venture outside the city and spend some time at Sarnath, one of the religion's most important landmarks.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

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Varanasi has a different experiences to offer; gentle waters of the Ganges, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys of city, the myriad temple spires, ashrams and devotional hymn. We coupled all these with an excursion to Sarnath which allows you to learn how this huge faith was founded and handcrafted the beautiful Highlights of Varanasi & Sarnath Tour in order to understand the true essence of Varanasi, its past, its spiritual journey & the roots of Buddhism. 1. Visit Sarnath's Buddhist Trails, and famous tourist destinations of Varanasi customized based on your requirement. 2. Capture the beauty of ancient ruins, stupas, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys, the myriad temple spires of the city in your lens. 3. Understand a city's existence, diverse architectural style, tradition and religious legacy with lots of wonderful stories. 4. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.19
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$86.19
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Guided Excursion to Buddhist Trail (Sighseeing Tour of Sarnath from Varanasi)

Guided Excursion to Buddhist Trail (Sighseeing Tour of Sarnath from Varanasi)

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Would you like to travel to the place where Buddhism began, then this guided excursion to Sarnath is the best way to know how this religion was born and explore one of its four holy cities. We picked up all the spilled pieces of Buddhist Remains together and made a beautiful garland of it in our excursion to Sarnath's Buddhist Trails, an unforgettable cultural and heritage experience with amazing stories to understand the life of a city, its history, how massive religion was born here. 1. Visit Sarnath's Buddhist Trails, an important Buddhist pilgrim spot where Buddha gave his first sermon after he was enlightened. 2. Capture the beauty of ancient ruins, temples, stupas, monuments and pilgrim spots in your lens. 3. Understand a city's existence, diverse architectural style, tradition and religious legacy with lots of wonderful stories. 4. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.28
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Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a 3 Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

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Varanasi is one the sacred places of India and one of the most visited tourist destinations in North India. It holds a special and much higher place according to Hindu customs and beliefs. It represents a perfect blend of physical, philosophical and supernatural elements. It is considered as a place where the soul can attain ultimate peace.  Highlights of Tour : • Attend the Grand Aarti Ceremony • Stroll around the lanes of Varanasi • Visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum at Sarnath • Explore Benaras Hindu University • Visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple and Tulasi Manas Temple in Varanasi Covering Many Points including Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other Mentioned Places in the Trip.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$483.43
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$483.43
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A day trip to Buddhist History Excursion in Sarnath

A day trip to Buddhist History Excursion in Sarnath

Varanasi is regarded as the spiritual capital of India, thus attracting a lot of people every day. The city has many temples dedicated to different deities holding great importance in the Hindu religion. But since India is home to diversity where many religions are practiced, Varanasi is no different. Out of which Buddhism is one of the major religions practiced in India. Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon at the deer park here in Isipatana. Emperor Ashoka erected magnificent stupas and monasteries here, as well as an engraved pillar. When Chinese traveler Xuan Zang dropped by, Sarnath boasted a 100m-high stupa and 1500 monks living in large monasteries. However, soon after, Buddhism went into decline, and when Muslim invaders sacked the city, Sarnath disappeared altogether. It was only ‘rediscovered’ by British archaeologists.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.42
Price varies by group size
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$71.42
Price varies by group size

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour for Solo Female Traveler

This full-day tour is tailor made for solo female travelers and group female travelers. Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour

Full Day Varanasi and Sarnath Tour

Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon. The tour is tailor made for all kinds of travelers. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00

Varanasi Full Day Private Tours- Best Tour Operator In Varanasi

Varanasi Full Day Private Tours- Best Tour Operator In Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the most important places for Hindu culture. Varanasi offers visitors an insider's look at local customs and traditions in one of the world's oldest living cities. Tour the Hindu and Buddhist sites with an expert guide, including the Ganges Ghats, where pilgrims come to absolve their sins and the Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his very first sermon. The tour is tailor made for all kinds of travelers. • Money-back Guarantee. • 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured. • Includes All Entrance Tickets. • Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary. • All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of History. • Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00

Private Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

Private Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

The Sarnath Tour is very famous in Buddism culture which is famous among all over the world.......
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.60
From
$73.60
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Private Full-Day Tour of Buddhist History in Sarnath

Private Full-Day Tour of Buddhist History in Sarnath

Varanasi is regarded as the spiritual capital of India, thus attracting a lot of people every day. The city has many temples dedicated to different deities holding great importance in the Hindu religion. But since India is home to diversity where many religions are practiced, Varanasi is not different. Out of which Buddhism is one of the major religions practiced in India. Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon at the deer park here in Isipatana. Emperor Ashoka erected magnificent stupas and monasteries here, as well as an engraved pillar. When Chinese traveler Xuan Zang dropped by, Sarnath boasted a 100m-high stupa and 1500 monks living in large monasteries. However, soon after, Buddhism went into decline, and when Muslim invaders sacked the city, Sarnath disappeared altogether. It was only ‘rediscovered’ by British archaeologists.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.48
Price varies by group size
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$48.48
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Half-Day Tour in Sarnath from Varanasi

Private Half-Day Tour in Sarnath from Varanasi

On this tour, you will be taken to the ancient city of Budda-age. You will be visiting Dhamek Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa along with Tibetan Temple. Also, you have an amazing opportunity to explore the Sarnath museum which holds artifacts and scriptures dated back the 3rd century.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.00
Price varies by group size
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$46.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Experience Varanasi in a Two Days City Sightseeing Private Trip With Tour Guide

Take a romantic boat ride on the silent water of Ganges in Varanasi. Observe the natives performing their daily activities alongside River Ganga. Watch people performing various rituals and witness the grand aarti on the Ghats. Pay a visit to the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon in Sarnath.  Be in the holy land of Varanasi to experience ultimate spirituality and attain peace. This 2 Days trip to Varanasi will take you through the major attractions of Varanasi city. This Trips gives you Tours to Banaras Ghats, Assi Ghat , Dasaswamedh Ghat , Manikarnika Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)  , Banaras Hindu University , Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and other top Places in Varanasi 2 Days of Sightseeing Trip
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.25
Price varies by group size
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$276.25
Price varies by group size
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What are Dhamek Stupa hours of operation?
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Dhamek Stupa hours of operation: 10am-4:30pm. Closed on Fridays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Dhamek Stupa tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dhamek Stupa can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Dhamek Stupa tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Dhamek Stupa 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dhamek Stupa costs USD 36.00. Guided Dhamek Stupa tours start around USD 36.00 per person. See all 13 Dhamek Stupa tickets and tours on Viator.
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