Vidisha Tourism & Travel Guide

Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh is believed to have been visited by Lord Rama and his foot impressions are still there to prove it. They have been named Charan Teerth and are situated at the Betwa ghat. Vidisha has found mention in the Pali scriptures, and today it is famed for its valued heritage and the presence of ancient sculptures. The Udayagiri caves here are worth a visit. A cluster of about 12 caves, some dating back to 400 AD, this place is secluded and often overshadowed by other imposing sites. Many of the caves are engraved with Hindu religious scenes. You can pay a quick visit to the Heliodorus Pillar that holds valuable historical records in the form of engravings. It stands as a monolithic column and bears testimony to the cross-cultural exchanges during the 2nd century BC. Towards the east of Vidisha are the ruins of Bija Mandal, a beautiful 11th-century temple dedicated to goddess Vijaya. It was destroyed by Aurangzeb and a mosque was erected in its place. The unending number of religious sites feature the temples of Maladevi, Bajramath, Girdhari and Gadarmal. At the heart of the city is Lohangi Pir, a small hillock providing a sweeping view of the town. Travellers who are interested in history and architectures should not miss this humble town.

Trips and Itineraries for Vidisha

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mystery... ..the heaped rock carvings excavated by ASI....numbered and kept.... .....a view from the top....the chap at the handicrafts cafe...which was selling artefacts with snacks and tea, pointed out at the Udaigiri caves....which he said could be approached by a new road...which was very good... ......nature and history co existing side by side.... ....a modern addition...accomodation for Sri Lankan Buddhist monks... ....the "smooth as butter" road from Sanchi to Udaigiri caves, near Vidisha.... ....we reach Udaigiri caves .......the caves cut out of rocks with carved sculptures within.... .....the Tawa cave......can you guess why....?......

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Near Vidisha Centre, Vidisha
The reign of the Mauryan hero Chandragupta during 375 to 415 CE saw the construction of the famous Udaygiri Caves. These rock-cut structures are an architectural marvel with the grand entrance done in some very intricate designs, the tall and massive pillars, its artificial façade and the remains here. There are a number of caves that comprise the Udaygiri out of which cave 5 is the most famous as it contains the depiction of Lord Vishnu in his Varaha avatar.Caves 1 to 9 is also popular with the tourists.
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Gyaraspur Tehsil, Vidisha

Weekend Getaways from Vidisha 

Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Though it's a small city making its way towards commercialisation, Nagpur is a delight to discover. It also offers all its visitors a delicious variety of oranges. More importantly, Nagpur is the gateway to many national parks and reserves including Pench National Park and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Among places to see in Nagpur, Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi, Deeksha Bhoomi and Nagpur Ramtek temple are great options to include in your itinerary. The high quality mandarin oranges grown here are souvenirs to carry back home in case you are here for a day. Though, it's best not to expect too much from the city as a tourist since you might be disappointed.


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