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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  • Don't know how to put all the feelings and experience in words. It was so peaceful and serene when i was there. Loved the drive from Bhopal to Sanchi. It has mesmerising effect. So much of Ancient His...  more »
  • We took a day off from our trip to Bhopal to visit Sanchi and the place is worth it. There is also a museum near the ticket counter. The stupas are situated on a hill. We took a guide there and he exp...  more »
  • 3 Stupas, about 40 temples and other structures dating back of the third century BC are scattered on a hill top in Sanchi located 46 km North East of Bhopal (capital of Madhya Pradesh & well connected...  more »
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  • Nice well maintained place. Not crowded. Loved it. I will like to visit it again if I get a chance. You can feel a inner peace while near this place. I am an atheist. Not Buddhist by birth or by religion. Still you will feel very relaxed and secure. There are lot of white rabbits and ducks playing in a nearby enclosure.
  • Very quiet n silent place best for meditation its like u can feel your soul here. It's has historic monuments, good for those too who r interested in history. I loved the place. N I guess everyone would have. ....
  • 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.
  • The most important Buddhist site. The stupa has an history beginning in 3rd century BC and had underwent development over the next 1500 years with every ruling dynasty and the commoners contributing to its development. Then it was abandoned to be rediscovered in 1800s. It is site from which the symbol of Indian Government is drawn. The site is maintained well. There are security guards all around. The lawns are clean. It attracts tourists from all over the world.
  • One of the famous historic tourist places in India. A nice place to hang around with your friends. Located near Vidisha town of Madhya Pradesh. Good places to have great photos. Avoid going under scorching sunlight. You will be tired. Good to go in evenings. Parking slot is available for bikes and cars. Get down at Sanchi railway station if you are coming in train. Tea, cold drinks and snacks are available.

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