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QUICK FACTS
Location: Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh.
Famous for: Stupa.
Weather:
Summer (March to August): 48 º C to 24 º C. 
Winters (November to February): 36º C to 09ºC.
Monsoons (September to October): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 07482
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February.
TRAVEL IN SANCHI SHOW MAP

Sanchi, a small village in Raisen dist of Madhya Pradesh, is known for its Stupas. It is the location of several Buddhist monuments dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 12th CE and is one of the important places of Buddhist pilgimage.The Sanchi hill goes up in shelves with Stupa 2 situated on a lower shelf, Stupa 1, Stupa 3, the 5th century Gupta Temple No.17 and the 7th century temple No. 18 are on the intermediate shelf and a later monastery is on the crowning shelf.

 

MUST SEE IN SANCHI

Below the hill, the Archaeological Survey of India Museum houses some of the earliest known stone sculptures in Indian art from the 3rd to the 1st century BC.

GREAT STUPA NO.1 : The oldest stone structure in India. 36.5 mt in diameter and 16.4 mt high, with a massive hemispherical dome, the stupa stands in eternal majesty, the paved procession path around it worn smooth by centuries of pilgrims.

STUPA NO.2 : The stupa stands at the very edge of the hill and its most striking feature is the stone balustrade that rings it.

STUPA NO.3 : Situated close to the great stupa. The hemispherical dome is crowned, as a mark of its special religious significance, with an umbrella of polished stone. The relics of Sariputta and Mahamogallena, two of the Buddha's earliest disciples, were found in its inmost chamber.

THE ASHOKA PILLAR : Lies close to the Southern gateway of the Great Stupa, and is one of the finest examples of the Ashokan pillar and is known...

FAIR & FESTIVAL IN SANCHI

CHETHIYAGIRI VIHARA FESTIVALS

Chethiyagiri Vihara is a famous festival held during the end of November. This festival celebrates the virtue of ancient associations of Buddha's two initial disciples whose remains were discovered in Stupa 3 in 1853.

REACH SANCHI
AIR

Nearest airport is at Bhopal (46 km via Diwanganj and 78 km via Raisen) which is connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Indore.

RAIL

Sanchi lies on the Jhansi-Itarsi section of the Central railways. However, the most convenient railheads are Vidisha (10 km) & Bhopal (46 km).

ROAD

Good, motorable roads connect Sanchi with Bhopal, Indore Sagar, Gwalior, Vidisha and Raisen, besides other places.

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