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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Bhopal

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Dating back to the early Mauryan period, UNESCO-protected Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi features an impressive collection of about 50 examples of Buddhist art and culture, including stupas, monolithic pillars, temples, monasteries, and sculptures. Of these, the great stupa stands as the oldest stone structure in India, and perhaps the site's most popular attraction. Altogether, the complex boasts three stupas, including possibly one of the earliest Buddhist temples in India, Temple 17. As you wander the complex, try to spot the Brahmi inscriptions on some of the monuments, especially Stupa 1. Consider hiring a tour guide or reading up on the attraction's history before visiting for a more in-depth experience. Work out when and for how long to visit Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and other Bhopal attractions using our handy Bhopal travel itinerary maker.
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  • Sanchi(सांची) the Buddhist complex, famous for its Great Stupa, is located on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is 46 km north-east of Bhopal, capit...  more »
  • A world heritage site and plenty of info available on websites on the monument. It's a well maintained monument by ASI. It is a pilgrimage for followers of Buddhism and frequented by thousands of visi...  more »
  • i was visiting this place in Summers and trust me summers are not good in Sanchi. It was Hot and Humid . However the place was good.  more »