Sanchi

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SANCHI

The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas - hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi 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 numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar have been the focus of interest and awe for global audiences as well. In fact, UNESCO has given the status of 'World Heritage Site' to the Mahastupa.

A visit to Sanchi will bring alive the awe you felt as a child as you listened to the tales of Ashoka.

 

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The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas - hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha and his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the behest of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread Buddhist philosophy. The numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan Pillar have been the focus of interest for global audiences as well.

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HOW TO GET HERE?

Air

The nearest airport is Bhopal, which is well connected with major Indian cities.

Rail

The most convenient railheads to reach Sanchi are Vidisha and Bhopal.

Road

Good motorable roads make Sanchi accessible via road.

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