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Ashoka Pillar

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Address: Sarnath, Varanasi, India
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US$90.00*
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour
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Private Tour: Full-Day Varanasi Tour including Sarnath and Evening Ganga Arti
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Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

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Remembering History

Those who travel historical sites or ruins of the pasts, must bear in mind the importance of these items and the history behind them. Then you can appreciate and not say," Oh it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Haldwani, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in Archaeological Museum at Sarnath. It is attractive, beautiful and awesome, you need time (minimum 3 hours) to see and understand sculptures of this museum. You can not take camera, cell phone, purse, bags etc inside the museum. Locker facility is available.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those who travel historical sites or ruins of the pasts, must bear in mind the importance of these items and the history behind them. Then you can appreciate and not say," Oh it is nothing, just some pillars" in a cage. They were constructed during the time of King Ashok and now part of India's National emblem. They are precious... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is in the park near Dhamek Stupa. It is all broken and some parts are like lions and chakra are kept in the museum. Here only some pillar pieces are placed and is well protected with fence.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just because it is mentioned as Ashoka Pillar there is nothing important here. This is located inside Saranth park.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Its awesome to see the pillar from the gupta period with inscriptions in the Brahmi script. This has so much significance ! it is depicted in our national flag ! Gave me goosebumps!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Sarnath itself a very important place for tourist who travel Buddhist circuit as well as historic point of view.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

A visit to Varanasi is incomplete without a trip to Sarnath. This is the place where Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon to five disciples and set Buddhism on the path to become one of the major religions of the world. King Ashoka of the Mauryan dynasty recognizing the importance of this place had one of his many Pillars erected... More 

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Raipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This Ashoka Pillar is one of the many Pilaars which Ashoka the Great made to spread his Dhamma, its broken but looks very good aand say the great Architecture of Ancient India

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The original Ashoka pillar is kept in saranath museum,but inside photography not allowed.!0rs. entry fee.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Other than the historical importance its a normal piece of ruin. But one cant really miss seeing it once you get to Sarnath !

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