Sarnath Light and Sound Show

Sanath Light and Sound Show, the newest installation in Sarnath came alive amid the pandemic of 2020. A dream project that took more than 18 years to complete is finally putting up an epic show in front of the world.

Sarnath Light and sound show
Show being projected on Dhamek Stupa (Picture by Himanshu Sadhwani)

As soon as the sun sets down the ancient Dhamek Stupa lights up to the visuals of Buddha’s life. The entire complex gets alive through the voice of legendary Amitabh Bachchan. Sarnath light and sound show starts around 6:30 PM and lasts for about 30 minutes.

Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan

The show starts with a small introduction of Varanasi and revolves around the life of Gautam Buddha and ends with an introduction of the Sarnath area.

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Fee of Sarnath Light and Sound Show

Built at the cost of 7.88 crores, the show was free for a limited time however a ticket of 200 Indian rupees (250 for foreigners) is levied for entry now.

As per the official’s statement, this will not only boost the revenue but will also increase the footfall of tourists in the evening.

If you’re planning to watch the show then it is recommended to reach the destination at least 2-3 hours before the show timing. Currently, only 50 people are allowed every day on a first-come basis.

You can buy tickets from the entry point of the Sarnath archeological site.

And till the time you are waiting for the show to begin, you can check out other top ten places to visit in Sarnath. If you’re also traveling to Varanasi then you can also check out the top ten offbeat places to visit in Varanasi.

Show Information

Location: Dhamek Stupa
Entry timing: 5:30-6:00 PM
Show Timing: 6:30-7:00 PM
Ticket price: 200-250 INR

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