In a quest to discover the heritage of ‘Hindustan Ka Dil’, we decided to explore ‘Sanchi Stupa’ (a world heritage site by UNESCO) located in the district of Sanchi (48 kms from Bhopal); which was followed by a impromptu visit to ‘Udaygiri Caves’ located in the neighbouring district of Vidisha (13 kms from Sanchi). We also discovered the cottage of Sir James Marshel, the great historian. We started from Bhopal at 12 noon on a Sunday morning and it took us slightly over an hour to reach Sanchi. Udyagiri from Sanchi takes a good 40 mins as the road is full of potholes. Drive to Sanchi is very pleasant as the road is laden with vast green fields and a view of the Satpura range. Good music and good company makes this a perfect road trip. December to February is a good time to visit these places as the weather stays very pleasant adding to the beauty and charm of these ancient wonders.