Sarnath is a holy spot of Buddhism, as Buddha preached here his First Sermon after attaining Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. The event in the Buddhist texts is known as the dharmachakra-pravarttana, ‘Turning the Wheel of Law’ At Sarnath, Buddha also laid the foundation of Sangha or the order of monks.
You visit the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar
This temple has excellent Frescoes made by Kosetsu Nosu, Japan’s foremost painter and is a rich repository of Buddhist literature.
Proceed to the ruins The ancient Mulagandha Kuti Temple is among the brick ruins of Sarnath. Walk around the beautiful garden and see the ruins of different monasteries and temple.Walk around the Dhamek Stupa The most remarkable structure at Sarnath, is the cylindrical Dhamek stupa, 28 mts. in diameter at the base and 43.6 mts. in height, built party of stone and partly of brick in the 3rd century B.C.
Finally visit the Archeological Museum of Sarnath. Sarnath yielded a rich collection of Buddhist sculptures comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images. Considered amongst the finest specimens of Buddhist art, these have been housed at the museum, adjacent to the site. It houses the magnificent Lion capital, India’s National Emblem.
The following cost includes the guide fee and the entrances only (transportation cost from Varanasi to Sarnath is not included in the cost):
Rs. 2000 per person (1 PAX)
Rs. 1600 per person (2-3 PAX)
Rs. 1400 per person (4-5 PAX)
Rs. 1200 per person (and above)