Sanchi Stupas, Sanchi

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Admire remarkable Buddhist art and architecture at Sanchi Stupas, some of the best preserved early stupas in central India. Built between the 3rd century BC and the 12th century AD, these larged backed brick hemispherical dome house an image of the Buddha in their central chamber. The Great Stupa of Sanchi has exquisitely carved pillars and portals depicting episodes and images of Lord Buddha’s life. Surrounded by a stone balustrade with four impressive carved gateways facing each side of the world, the dome of the largest stupa has a parasol-like structure on the top symbolizing high status. This temple complex was the site of King Ashoka’s wedding to Devi who supervised the construction of the temples. To visit Sanchi Stupas and other attractions in Sanchi, use our Sanchi trip itinerary planner .
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  • Sanchi is around 48 kms from Bhopal. The entrance ticket is Rs.30, which had to bought little distance ahead of the actual site. Cameras are allowed free of charge. It was raining heavily and first we...  more »
  • Located away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. We had a Wonderful experience. The site Gives a deep insight into the culture and Architecture existent at that time. Gives you a proud feeling a...  more »
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