Sacred Sanchi

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  • Unesco world heritage site 'Mahastupa' (great stupa) stands here
  • Home to the gupta temple, one of the earliest examples of temple architecture
  • The evolution of temple architecture is seen in the gupta temple in the stupa premises that were built in 5th century
  • Houses 4 gateways that showcase buddha's life through intricate carvings
  • The Lion Capital of Ashokan Pillar can be found at The Archeological Museum

Sacred 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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Points of Interest

The Great Stupa

Chaitya, Vihar/ The Buddhist Vihar

Gupta temple

Sanchi Stupa 2

The ASI museum

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ACCOMMODATIONS

MPT

MPT Gateway Retreat, Sanchi

Price: INR 300 - 3590 Phone: (07482) 266723

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Best Season To Visit

Best Season To Visit

The best time to visit Sanchi is from July to April.