1. India
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Varanasi

Private Sarnath Excursion with Evening Ganaga Aarti

Product ID: 180659
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Plan a spiritual escape to India with a full-day tour to Sarnath and experience evening Aarti. Enjoy the serenity of a city that has so much importance in the Hindu mythology and take-part in a truly spiritual event.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the amazing Dhameka Stupa
  • See relics from Mauryan Empire in the Sarnath Archeological Museum
  • Be part of an Aarti ceremony
  • Relax in the comfort of your private vehicle
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Start your spiritual tour of Sarnath with a convenient pick-up at your accommodation. Meet your driver at 2:00 PM in the lobby of your hotel. After a short meet and greet, you will take a scenic 10 km drive to Sarnath, one of India's main pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. 

Upon arriving in Sarnath, your guide will immediately take you on an architectural tour of all the most historically important buildings in the area. Marvel at the truly unique Buddhist architecture and learn about some of the buildings' history. This location is sacred and considered to be the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.  

Next, visit Chaukhandi Stupa where Buddha met his first disciples. Peruse through excavated artefacts and striking Ashoka Pillars at Sarnath Archeological Museum. Admire the fine paintings on the walls of the monastery that was built in the 1930s at Mulagandhakuti Vihara.

After your tour of Sarnath, you will be driven back to Varanasi to attend the grand evening Ganga Aarti at the famous Dashashwamedha Ghat. Be a part of the spiritual evening Aarti where you will witness something truly special. Be in awe of vividly decorated stages with flowers, cloths, brass lamps, musical instruments and, holy offerings. Hear the soulful hymns and prayers accompanied with mantras and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. After the evening Ganga Aarti, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Varanasi city.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private car
  • Monument and museum entry fee at Sarnath
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport or railway station
  • Personal expenses

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Product ID: 180659