The colourful and lively Bazaars of Sanchi give you an option of buying local handicrafts. The popular souvenir items and include brassware, terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, etc. You can also visit the Government Emporia.
The Archaeological Survey of India maintains a site museum at Sanchi. Noteworthy antiquities on display include the lion capital of the Ashokan Pillar and metal objects used by the monks, discovered during excavations in Sanchi.
Vidisha Museum has a superb collection of Besnagar's earliest antiques, dating from the Sunga period. 9th Century sculptures and terracotta objects, representing the art that flourished under the Parmara patronage, are also well represented here. Highlights of the collection from Besnagar are the Surya Chamundi figures, the Yakshi and Ramagupta inscriptions. The Lohangi Rock, Gumbaz-ka-Maqbara and Bijamandal Mosque, are also worth a visit.
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