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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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With a diameter of 106 ft. and standing 42 ft. high, it is the grandest structure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It used to be the residence of monks and has a specific area dedicated for communal activities.
This 5th century temple is one of the earliest known examples of temple architecture in India.
This beautiful stupa sits at the edge of the hill, encircled by stone balustrade with carvings of goddesses.
The Archaeological Survey of India Museum has preserved noteworthy antiquities including the lion capital of the Ashokan pillar.
Situated close to the Great Stupa are the relics of two of Buddha?s earliest disciples - Sariputta and Mahamogallena.
Carved out of a single block of stone, it was used to hold food that was to be distributed among monks.
These ancient caves, built during the reign of Chandragupta II, have all the features that gave Gupta art its unique identity.
The archaeological museum in Sanchi exhibits beautiful sculptures and objects belonging to medieval period
Vidisha town, the headquarters of Vidisha dsitrict, is located just 9 km from Sanchi. Vidisha was an important trade centre in 5th and 6th century and contains the ruins of the Bija Mandal Temple and Mosque, and Gumbaz Ka Makbara.
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Cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years. Rock shelters that were home to humans, millennia ago. And a rich flora and fauna surrounding these, indeed, make Bhimbetka a gift to us
The best time to visit Sanchi is from July to April.