Sanchi Tourism

This serene destination in the state of Madhya Pradesh welcomes travellers who seek peace and relaxation. Sanchi is a major destination in the history of Buddhism. It houses numerous monuments belonging to Buddhist religion and paints a beautiful cultural image which charms travellers from near and far.

Sanchi Stupa
Sanchi Stupa is an important Buddhist shrine. It was commissioned by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C.  The stupa is nestling with toranas signifying love, peace, faith and courage. The central chamber has numerous relics of Lord Buddha. The entry has been adorned with gorgeous sculptures showcasing the life of Buddha.

Sanchi Museum
Sanchi Museum is a dream of every history lover. This is a prominent religious and architectural heritage site. Displays in the museum belong to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st century B.C. Visit here and explore a range of centauries old Caskets and Pottery. The museum also houses the well-known Ashok Lion Capital which was later accepted as the National Emblem of India. Apart from this, Statues of a Yakshi and Buddha in red sandstone also grab attention of every visitor.

Gupta Temple
This Gupta Temple beautifully represents religious and architectural heritage of India. The temple has brilliantly designed structures in Indian Architecture. Here you will see a simple flat roofed chamber apart from a pillared porch. It is simple yet unique in its own way.

Ashoka Pillar
Ashoka Pillar was raised in the 3rd century B.C.  This major tourist attraction has a shaft and a crown with four lions. However, today you cannot see the whole pillar standing here. The pillar has a Greco Buddhist style of Architecture and has great resemblance to the pillar at Sarnath. The lions on the pillar are intricately carved and the pillar shines bright till date.

Udaigiri Caves
Udaigiri Caves is around 13 km from Sanchi. Here you will see both Hindu and Jain caves. Numerous Buddhist Monks used to reside here in 2 B.C. The caves grab attention of all with their elaborate carvings of Lord Vishnu. Travellers visiting here get to explore the unmatched cultural, architectural and religious legacy of the country.

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport to Sanchi is located in Bhopal.

By Rail: The Bhopal Railhead is located at a convenient distance from Sanchi.

By Road: Bus services are available to reach here from Bhopal (46km), Vidisha (10km) and Indore (232kms).


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