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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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  • We reached Sanchi around 9:20 and hired a guide for Rs.500. It was quite costly when compared to other locations but it was almost inevitable as they said it is government rate for the UNESCO site. We...  more »
  • The monument is a collection of doors and magnificent gates depicting various stages of Lord Budhas Life. The guides have different interpretations of the sculptures and that makes it even more intere...  more »
  • The stupa is at a height on the hill. Once you reach there, its so Peaceful and the Stupa is wonderful & Spirituality is in the Air. We spent hours and still wanted to be there. History at its Best.