World Heritage Site: Sanchi Stupa

FAST FACTS
Location Madhya Pradesh
STD Code 07482
Main Attractions Ancient Buddhist Stupas & Museum
Sightseeing Duration 01 Day
Accommodation Hotels
Next destinations Udaigiri, Gyraspur, Khajuraho, Chanderi
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INTRODUCTION
Sanchi is a small township in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. It is just 50 kms from Bhopal, which is the nearest important city with nearest airport connectivity. It is approx. 250 kms north-east of Indore and well connected by road. Here excavation site is located where ancient Buddhist Stupas are located. The we can see the Great Stupa (Stupa 1) of Sanchi which is considered as the oldest stone structure in India. It was built in 3rd century BCE, during the rule of "The Great Ashoka", during rule of Maurya dynasty. He was married to Devi who was from nearby Vidisha town. It is believed the construction work of Sanchi Great Stupa was overseen by Devi herself. She had the emotional attachment with Sanchi village as she was born here and also married to emperor Ashoka in same place. Sanchi stupas are considered as sacred place as Buddha relics are present inside the core of Great Stupa. Here main tourist attractions are these stupas, excavation site and Sanchi museum.

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Sanchi is very well connected by road and train options.
Train connectivity: Although Sanchi have its own railway station but due to small township, major trains do not stop here. Best option for reaching Sanchi, by train is to reach Bhopal/Habibganj railway station. Bhopal city is very well connected by trains as it is capital city of Madhya Pradesh state and a large city of India. It is well connected by important cities and tourist destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Jabalpur, Agra etc.
Flight connectivity: Bhopal Airport is the nearest airport for reaching Sanchi. Bhopal Raja Bhoj airport is well connected by flight options and for further journey, taxi service is available from airport to Sanchi.
Road connectivity: Sanchi is very well connected by road. We can travel from Indore to Sanchi, by road. Its nearby town/cities are Bhopal, Raisen, Vidisha, Narsinghgarh.

HISTORY
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BEST TIME TO VISIT
Indore city is considered as gateway to pilgrimage sector of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India. Their are number of important pilgrimage places in & around city, visited for visitors from all over the country and even from other countries. All such temples & monuments remain open & accessible throughout the year for visitors. From August to December, it register huge presence of hindu religion disciples as it is a festival time of many Hindu festivals like Janamastmi, Rakshabandhan, Dushera, Diwali etc. Tourists prefers to visit from October to March and it is a popular tourism time for Central India as weather & climate remain supportive and most of other tourism destinations of country also remain open for visitors. Foreigner tourist prefers to visit during this time. During the months of April - May - June, due to hot climate their is fall in tourists but disciples still continues as it is a holiday time in schools & colleges in India. During the months of July - August - September, in rainy season, beauty of nature is at its best. One can enjoy best photography of riverside temples and lush green nature.

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