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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  • Biggest among all the stupa’s and the main one and the most decorated one. With four major gate like structure, surrounding railings which can be accessed with double staircase. All the decorated gate...  more »
  • Is there anyone who hasn't heard of the Sanchi Stupas? Considered to be some of the finest structures that were created by man, the stupas create an atmosphere of surrealism that succeed in transporti...  more »
  • Even if you have only enough time to see Stupa number 1, and if you're ready to spend 500 rupees per person to see it, don't hesitate to do so. The quality of the sculpture work is amazing, keeping in...  more »
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  • 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..
  • An ancient place and erect by great emperor Ashoka. So need to explanation. good to fun there with friends, family.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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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