Sanchi Tourism & Travel Guide

Sanchi happens to be the best of all discoveries made by Alexander Cunningham in 1851. He then went on to establish the Archeological Survey of India. This place is extremely important to the Buddhist community it was during Cunningham’s excavations that this site threw up stupas, including the famous Sanchi Stupa. Believed to hold the bones and beads of some of Buddha’s closest disciples. It is believed that Emperor Ashoka had turned this place into an important Buddhist site during the 3rd century BCE, this making Sanchi the oldest Buddhist site to have ever existed. The structures here date back to the 1st century BCE.
Best time to visit Sanchi is from October to March

Trips and Itineraries for Sanchi

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)....

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The Sanchi Stupa is the oldest rock structure in India, which dates back to 3rd century BCE. Commissioned by emperor Ashoka, this architectural brilliance is built over the relics of Buddha himself. Across centuries, more kingdoms and Buddhist rulers were built around the original Sanchi Stupa adding ornamental gateways and monasteries. The complex now is beautiful and spiritual for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat, whereas for Buddhists it is a major pilgrimage.
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