Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Bhopal

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Dating back to the early Mauryan period, UNESCO-protected Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi features an impressive collection of about 50 examples of Buddhist art and culture, including stupas, monolithic pillars, temples, monasteries, and sculptures. Of these, the great stupa stands as the oldest stone structure in India, and perhaps the site's most popular attraction. Altogether, the complex boasts three stupas, including possibly one of the earliest Buddhist temples in India, Temple 17. As you wander the complex, try to spot the Brahmi inscriptions on some of the monuments, especially Stupa 1. Consider hiring a tour guide or reading up on the attraction's history before visiting for a more in-depth experience. Plan to visit Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi during your Bhopal vacation using our convenient Bhopal online route builder.
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  • A must visit place.they have a canteen inside either! The place was clean and well preserved. Try going there an hour or 2 before sunset. I am sure you'll get the best photos....  more »
  • The stupa is well maintained and the history can be read very clearly . The pathway is so well laid that you will not miss seeing any pet of the Stupa . This makes one believe how structured and...  more »
  • A must go to place if you are in Bhopal. Be cautious if you are taking private buses(from Bhopal this is the option) driving is very rough. Better plan and take good trains. Nice place with all required amenities at the hill very well maintained by ASI.
  • Calm and quiet place. Cleanliness and security well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. Many sculptures and artifacts from the Stupas are displayed in the museum.
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