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How to reach Sarnath

Sarnath Tourism

Sarnath is located in Uttar Pradesh state in North India. It is just 10kms north-east of Varanasi city and well connected with city. For reaching Sarnath, Varanasi city is the best place to reach first. Varanasi is a popular tourist destination and important pilgrimage center due to which it is well connected by bus, taxi, flight and train options.

By Train
Nearest railway station for reaching Sarnath is in Sarnath railway station (railway code: SRNT). It is a small railway station and mainly connected by passenger trains (runs on local basis, stops at small stations). It is connected with places like Varanasi city, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Barabanki, Ballia, Chhapra. If you don find your station in this list then best option is to reach Varanasi Junction (Railway code:BSB) in Varanasi city which is well connected with places like Mumbai, Howrah, Lucknow, Haridwar, Amritsar, Delhi, Patna, Gaya, Jabalpur, Coimbatore etc. One more option is Mughal Sarai railway station (Railway Code:MGS) which is about 19 kms from Sarnath and is important railway station for reaching Sarnath.

By Flight
Nearest airport for reaching Sarnath is Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport (IATA code: VNS). It is also popularly known as Varanasi airport. Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is about 26kms from Sarnath and is easily accessible by taxi. Varanasi airport is well connected with places like Delhi, Khajuraho, Gaya, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. You can also take flight from Varanasi to Agra. Airlines companies operating their flights from Varanasi airport are Spice Jet, Thai Airways, Jet Airways, Air India etc. Other nearby airports are Bamrauli Airport (code:IXD) in Allahabad (140kms) and Amausi Airport (code:LKO) in Lucknow (300 kms).

By Road
Similarly Sarnath is easily accessible by road also. It is well connected by road and can be reached by bus or by taxi. We operate regular taxi services from Varanasi to Sarnath, Allahabad to Sarnath, Bodh Gaya to Sarnath, Lucknow to Sarnath, Khajuraho to Sarnath. Their is regular bus service from Varanasi to Sarnath.
Sarnath Distance Chart (from Sarnath )
Varanasi
10 Kms.
Bodh Gaya
250 Kms.
Allahabad
140 Kms.
Lucknow
300 Kms.
Khajuraho
410 Kms.
Bandhavgarh National Park
480 Kms.
Agra
630 Kms.

In addition to above listed Sarnath tourist attractions, you can visit many other Buddhist monasteries, temples, parks and sacred sites like Bodhi Tree, Chinese temples, Sarangnath Temple, Japanese Temple, Deer Park, Kittoe's monastery, Matri Buddha Temple etc.

How to reach
Sarnath is located 10kms north-east of Varanasi city and well connected with road. It is connected by bus, taxi, flight and train options. Nearest railway station for reaching Sarnath is in Sarnath railway station (railway code: SRNT). It is a small railway station and mainly connected by passenger trains (runs on local basis, stops at small stations). It is connected with places like Varanasi city, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Barabanki, Ballia, Chhapra. If you don find your station in this list then best option is to reach Varanasi Junction (Railway code:BSB) in Varanasi city which is well connected with places like Mumbai, Howrah, Lucknow, Haridwar, Amritsar, Delhi, Patna, Gaya, Jabalpur, Coimbatore etc. One more option is Mughal Sarai railway station (Railway Code:MGS) which is about 19 kms from Sarnath and is important railway station for reaching Sarnath.

Nearest airport for reaching Sarnath is Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport (IATA code: VNS). It is also popularly known as Varanasi airport. Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is about 26kms from Sarnath and is easily accessible by taxi. Varanasi airport is well connected with places like Delhi, Khajuraho, Gaya, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. You can also take flight from Varanasi to Agra. Airlines companies operating their flights from Varanasi airport are Spice Jet, Thai Airways, Jet Airways, Air India etc. Other nearby airports are Bamrauli Airport (code:IXD) in Allahabad (140kms) and Amausi Airport (code:LKO) in Lucknow (300 kms).

Similarly Sarnath is easily accessible by roadalso. It is well connected by road and can be reached by bus or by taxi. We operate regular taxi services from Varanasi to Sarnath, Allahabad to Sarnath, Bodh Gaya to Sarnath, Lucknow to Sarnath, Khajuraho to Sarnath. Their is regular bus service from Varanasi to Sarnath.

Climate
Sarnath lies in North India and here climatic conditions are similar to what we find in places like Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho. Here you can experience all seasons like Summer, Winter and Monsoon. Winter prevails from October to February, Summers season is from mid of March to mid of July. In normal conditions, Monsoon reaches Sarnath in end of July to end of September. Here minumum temperature dips to 5 °C in winters and in Summers it goes up to 45°C. Rainfall is normal but sometime it receives heavy rainfall in Aug-Sept months and nearby river Ganges gets flooded.

Best time to visit
Best time to visit Sarnath is from October to March. It is the peak time when Sarnath welcomes most of the tourists. During this period, climatic conditions of North India remains good and conditions remains favorable to other North & South Indian destinations. Sarnath remain accessible throughout the year so one can visit anytime of year. If you are interested to visit Sarnath with Varanasi in festival mood then period from October to January is the best time when important Hindu festivals are celebrated in Varanasi at full fame like Dussehra, Diwali, Ganga Mahotsav, Makar-sankranti etc.

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