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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  • UNESCO Heritage site, built by the great Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy. The sanchi stupas are about 50 kms from Bhopal. A well preserved site belonging to 3 century BCE...  more »
  • •46km from Bhopal •The place is good for one time visit. •Not much to explore •Not many trains stop at Sanchi station but is easily connected by Bus from Bhopal and Vidisha both directions.  more »
  • The first thing that struck me at this UNESCO World Heritage Site is that it is unusually very well maintained for an ASI site. The lawns are well manicured and there is all round general cleanliness....  more »
  • 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
  • A must visit place in Madhya Pradesh. The peace and tranquility here is remarkable. It's highly recommend that one should get a guide to show around for one to have utmost appreciation of the place. If you go by yourself you could only see the architectural beauty without even understanding the real significance of the place. Really recommend.
  • Great place to visit of you want to taste a bit of history. Otherwise it's mostly ruins and remains which have been very well restored and maintained. You do get to see the 4 lions emblem. And understand a lot of the importance as to why each bit was made. As a side gift you get some exceptional views of the entire landscape around as it is located atop a hill.
  • Beautifully maintained park around Stupa. The historical structure is also well maintained. It's clean, beautiful and worth visit. Best time to visit during winters. And evening hours are also best to visit .
  • Sanchi stupa is a well maintained monument with it's beautiful green and neat gardens. There was provision for public toilets which were very tidy. There was also provision for a tourist guide but I felt the rates to be a bit high. It is a beautiful place to visit. Providing a lot of insight into Buddhist culture and civilization of that era.

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