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. To visit Sanchi Stupas and other attractions in Sanchi, use our Sanchi trip itinerary planner .
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  • Really a gud and historic place in this area. Temple here is also nice and very well maintained. east to reach  more »
  • must see bhuddist monument builted by Ashoka. even thought it is ruined they kept it very well. arround 50 kilometers from Bhopal city. new 200 rupee note haveing sanchi stupa.  more »
  • Great Stupa is the first stupa in history. It was built by order of Emperor Ashoka in the III century. BC. e. The reliefs depict not only Indians, but also people in Greek clothes. It was conceived as...  more »
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  • Wonderful place of Historical importance. The Buddhist architecture is simply amazing. The whole art and type of building is from Jakarta. A must visit place when you go to Bhopal. Worth the visit. Wonderfully maintained and we'll preserved. A little far away from the city, on the outskirts. But it's better to take a guide along if you are interested to Know about the history of the architecture.
  • Lovely Buddha monument! The monument and surroundings are well preserved, well maintained, neat and clean! The gardens around this place are beautiful and green. Landscaping is tastefully done. Carry plenty of water and put on your walking shoes as you will need both! The weather is pleasant during winter season. Otherwise, it tends to get really hot! The onsite staff is helpful. I suggest you hire a certified guide to explain all the intricate details. He also doubles up as your exclusive photographer! Its worth it! Early morning is the best time to avoid the crowds.
  • A great historical place to visit. The monument is quite well preserved and equally well maintained. It us advisable to hire a guide during the visit. We were fortunate to have one who was well conversant with the monument and the history associated with it. Some of the carvings are really great. A must see when one visits Madhya Pradesh.
  • Nice well maintained place. Not crowded. Loved it.You can feel a inner peace while near this place. Make sure you visit all the monuments. Ducks & rabbits look great. Avoid summers. Gardens are well maintained and Lush Green. Excellent and exquisite architecture of Ancient India dating back to around 3BC. Well maintained place. World Heritage Site. Great for kids and your family. A must visit world heritage site. It feels proud to be part of this ancient Indian culture. The art work is unbelievable & par excellence. The ancient technology & science was far advanced in Ancient India compared to the rest of the world
  • An excellent heritage monument depicting rich culture. One must visit here if you are on your way to Bhopal or nearby. There is an entry ticket but not costly, closes at 5 pm. Should be kept open till the sunset at least. It can see a beautiful landscaping with a sunset background.
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