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Introduction

Sanchi is a famous historical place of Madhya Pradesh. It lies at a distance of about 52 km from the capital city of Bhopal and 10 km from Vidisha. Situated on the hilltop, Sanchi comes as a religious place with archaeological and historical consequences. Known for its stupas and monasteries, this religious city stands considerable for its elegant works of Buddhist art.

Truly Madhya Pradesh tourism may get incomplete without visiting to Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars of Sanchi. Travel to this most religious place of Buddhist pilgrimage is an awe-inspiring experience to the visitors. Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh is a world heritage site, having a strong Buddhist heritage. 


History

Sanchi is worldwide famous for its many stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D in Madhya Pradesh. Sanchi was built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the governor of Ujjaini.


Major Tourist Attractions in Sanchi


Ashoka Stupa

Ashoka Stupa is the most famous structure built by the Great Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 3 B.C. Among the many Stupas at Sanchi, the Ashoka Stupa is a major tourist attraction. The great Stupa is also known as the Ashoka's Stupa who built it in 3 B.C. The sculptures and the paintings in the Stupa teach the primary values of Buddhism. There are many other shapes like human, elephants, jataka tales' characters etc. displayed brightly in stones are prominent.


The ASI Museum

There is a museum of the Archaeological Survey of India in Sanchi. The museum shows rare and antique items. It has the lion capital of the Ashoka Pillar and some metal objects that were used by the monks.


Vidisha

Vidisha is situated at a distance of twelve km from Sanchi at the confluence of the Betwa and Beas Rivers. Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh is an ideal place for celebrating the weekends. A trip to Vidisha is answerable to fetch the visitors to many awe-inspiring antiquities that twirl the particulars on the architectural process of the period.


Gupta Temple

Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh gets well-known as a religious place. There is a Gupta Temple in Sanchi that is one of the oldest temples in India. Gupta Temple has a simple flat-roofed hall and a pillared porch at the entrance.


Climate

It has a maximum of 45°C during summer months and minimum of 10°C during winters.


Best time to visit

The best time to visit Sanchi is between the months of October and March since the weather remains pleasant.


How to Reach

By Air: Bhopal is the nearest airport at a distance of 46 km that connects Sanchi with the other major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Gwalior and Indore.

By Rail: Vidisha railway station is at a distance of 10 km from Sanchi.

By Road: Sanchi gets connected well with Indore, Sagar, Gwalior, Vidisha and Raisen by the MPSRTC. Several buses and taxis ease the way to commute Sanchi.


A step in Sanchi brings you near the God!



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