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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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  • A day's road-trip from Bhopal will take you to Sachi Stupa, a site of national pride and history. There is nothing much around, but a lot of peace and tranquility.  more »
  • The majestic, mystic and mythological peace overwhelms the soul here. one can forget all worries, sorrows and worldly engagements here, just switch off your mobile and sit here with your eyes closed. ...  more »
  • Recently visited, I have visited here earlier also and every time I visit it gives me great feeling and something new to explore. You get Information about the Buddhism and get to see the Stupa, as it...  more »

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