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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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  • Very Nice place to revind your historical knowledge, clean and lovely environment,people over there are extremely helpful and very convenient to travel through and fro from bhopal,will be very interes...  more »
  • This place I have visited more than thrice. Garden across the stupa is beautiful and mesmerizing. If you are looking for a place to meditate , this is the place. One can get direct buses from Bhopal a...  more »
  • Sanchi is an important Buddhist monument. Built by Emperor Ashoka to honor Lord Buddha.One can plan for a family picnic and spending quality time there. The surroundings are clean and well maintained