Sanchi Stupas, Sanchi

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Admire remarkable Buddhist art and architecture at Sanchi Stupas, some of the best preserved early stupas in central India. Built between the 3rd century BC and the 12th century AD, these larged backed brick hemispherical dome house an image of the Buddha in their central chamber. The Great Stupa of Sanchi has exquisitely carved pillars and portals depicting episodes and images of Lord Buddha’s life. Surrounded by a stone balustrade with four impressive carved gateways facing each side of the world, the dome of the largest stupa has a parasol-like structure on the top symbolizing high status. This temple complex was the site of King Ashoka’s wedding to Devi who supervised the construction of the temples. Put Sanchi Stupas into our Sanchi holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sanchi.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Sanchi Stupas , built during a course of 1500 years , from the 3rd century BC to 12 century AD is a testament of Buddhist faith in India. A World Heritage Site houses 3 Stupas , exquisitely carved...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    We stopped at Sanchi for one night to break the long drive from Khajuraho to Bhopal and obviously we visited the stupas site. Nice park, well maintained. But to be honest, if you are short in time the...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Being a World Heritage Site in itself is a great honour, and well deserved. The place is inspiringly amazing. The trek is just 500-700 metres but once you reach the top, the view is breathtaking. The ...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    So good... So historic.. So pristine... Sanchi stupa is everything one can imagine and expect at a world class historical monument that's also a world heritage site.. It's one of the cleanest historical place I've been in my life.. Must visit..
  • July 14, 2017
    An ancient place and erect by great emperor Ashoka. So need to explanation. good to fun there with friends, family.
  • July 12, 2017
    Very serine and calm place well maintained by the government. i used to spend my leisure time at sanchi in the lap of nature. Beautiful place you will recharge internally as well as externally...rally gives spiritual feeling.
  • May 26, 2017
    I have been here thrice..I love the peace,the greenery and the architecture of this place.. it's good to visit with family or friends or even alone one can enjoy the peace.. outside the gate there are some local shops that sell soveniers,refreshments and other stuff..
  • June 10, 2017
    Sanchi is a wonderful place, as soon as we get down from railway station.. there is archaeological museum at around 500 meter.. Beautiful one... It was home of some British officer.... They charge 30 rupee entry fee.... From there can walk up the stairs which takes ten to fifteen mins to uphill where there is stupa... Historic place..... Really good....

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