Vidisha is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical monuments that reflects the great artwork of the Gupta Empire. Visited by a large number of tourists, especially historians and art lovers Vidisah is a popular tourist destination of Madhya Pradesh. Historical remains like Udayagiri Caves with inscriptions belonging to the Gupta Dynasty, ruins of the erstwhile shrine of Lord Vishnu and a Heliodorus Pillar, constructed in 110 BC known as Khamba Baba are few attractions of the place. Near the eastern edge of the old town are the remains of a large temple known as the Bijamaal with massive dimensions comparable to Konarak in Orissa.