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. Plan to visit Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi during your Bhopal vacation using our convenient Bhopal online route builder .
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  • Beautiful stuppas on a big old site, should not expect to see impressive sculptures, some places are excavations. Place of pilgrimage.
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  • Had lots of fun. Very historical. Amazing people. Everyone wanted to take pictures with us which makes us feel special because we wanted to take pictures with the locals. Just be prepared for walking ...  more »
  • Three large stupas with carving on one dating back to 200BC. A very well maintained site with good information boards. The walk down to Stupa 2 is quite steep.  more »

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