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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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  • Been to Sanchi during my family trip to Bhopal, a must visit place near Bhopal. The stupas, remains of temples and the surroundings are beautifully maintained.  more »
  • Excellent place nd very good location 45 km in bhopal very good journy memoribal jurny this is the best place in bodist  more »
  • A magical place out of time and space. It is about 60 km from Bhopal (India, madya pradesh) and roads in India are not exactly the best! Still worth going there and to get there you also pass by the Tropic of cancer.
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