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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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  • A must see destination. No body should miss the sanchi stupas. Well maintained by ASI . More than 2000years old . Beautiful carving . Need half day to do justice. Also well informed guide to give you ...  more »
  • By all means, hire a local guide and revel in the glory of these ancient stupas! The toranas are a fantasy of bas relief sculptures depicting scenes from the life on The Buddha and delight the eye in ...  more »
  • Sanchi Stupa is 50 km away from Bhopal and it took 90 minutes to reach on the top of hill.Buy the entry ticket below the hill and drive up to the top of hill.Entrance Ticket cost Rs 30/ for Indian.Bet...  more »
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  • Visiting Sanchi Stupa dating back to 3 rd centuryB.C. was truly a visual treat and a spiritual experience. A great piece of art. The facial expressions of sculptures look so alive and tell the story of Buddha. The generations of artisans & British as well as Indian Archaeologists have worked passionately to preserve this World heritage site. Must take an Archaeology Dept approved guide who charges ₹470 . Takes about 2 hours to see the main Stupa.Must visit a small museum and a building at the entrance managed by Srilanka Sangha which has relics in underground vault of Buddha's chief desiples Sariputta & Mahamogglayan. For good photography should visit around sunrise or sunset. Should take children and expose them to our glorious past & culture. A beautiful site. A good MPTDC restaurant with decent food at the entrance.
  • The Buddhist vihara at Sanchi, famous for its Great Stupa is located at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, it is 46 km north-east of Bhopal. An awesome place to visit in india. An world heritage site
  • Place of worship for Buddist. The original "Ashok Chakra" and the "4 lions " are now missing . The remnants can be seen in the museum.
  • One of the few surviving examples of the Mauryan era buildings, The Great Stupa is located in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh. Being built over the relics of Lord Buddha, it was also a major pilgrimage site for the Buddhists. It was built during the 3rd century BC by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka and was later expanded by the Shunga and the Satavahana empires that followed.
  • The Buddhist vihara at Sanchi, famous for its Great Stupa is located at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, it is 46 km north-east of Bhopal Powered By :- Er.Shailesh Narware...