Sanchi Tourism

Standing as a testimony to the golden Buddhist age of Emperor Ashoka, Sanchi is synonymous to the masterpieces of Buddhist art revealed in the age-old Stupas, monasteries, temples, and monolithic pillars. The town of Sanchi is famed for its Buddhist Stupas, which were constructed on the orders of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy. Sanchi has been protecting these beautiful and sacred architectural wonders, just the way these wonders have been safeguarding ancient history and art of the Mauryan period.


The major attraction of Sanchi is the Ashoka Pillar, established in the 3rd century. Flaunting the Greco-Buddhist Architecture in India, unlike other ancient monuments, this pillar still shines as if it were polished yesterday. The crown of the pillar is placed in the Sanchi Museum; however visitors could witness the well proportioned beam near the Sanchi Stupa.

Another major attraction at Sanchi is the Buddhist Viharas. Sanchi is the live example of all forms of Buddhist architecture in India. These viharas were made up of woods unlike the monasteries we see today. The unmatched splendor on witnessing this posh art is hard to forget.

One of the oldest temples ever built, the Gupta Temple exemplifies all the principles that were needed to be followed while making of a temple. Exuding the impressive artwork of the by-gone era, the temple acted as a herald for Indian Temple Architecture.

Another major attraction is the Sanchi Museum, which has cosseted the culture, traditions and architecture in India. Assorted gateways, Toranas parts, the crown of the Ashoka Pillar, Pottery are the few items that are to be found here. Based in the most pompous surrounding, a visit to the Museum is a distinct experience.

There are many stupas including the Great Stupa of Sanchi, which are among the popular attractions of Sanchi. These stupas were built to keep the vestige of disciples of Buddha and some of his disciples. These are a unique work of design that is hard to find elsewhere.

How to reach
By Air – The nearest Airport is in Bhopal which is about 65 km from Sanchi. One could board flight from Bhopal to all the International Airports of India.
By Road – Sanchi is well connected to all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Many private and state transportation facilities are available for Sanchi.
By Train – The nearest railway station is at Bhopal which is approx 50 km from Sanchi.


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