Located at 46 Kms. east of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi’s stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The most famous of these monuments, Stupa 1, also known as the Great Stupa, was originally built by the Mauryan King Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjayini, whose wife Devi was the daughter of a merchant from the adjacent town of Vidisha. Their son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra were born in Ujjayini and sent to Sri Lanka, where they converted to king, the queen and their people to Buddhism.
The major attractions in Sanchi are Great Stupa no.1, The Eastern Gateway, The Western Gateway, The ASI Museum Ashoka's Stupa. The other attractions at Sanchi are The Buddhist Vihara, The Great Bowl, The Gupta temple and many more.
State: Madhya Pradesh
STD Code: 07482
Language: Hindi, English
Clothes: Summer: Cotton Winter: Light Woollens
Temperature: Summer: 45 - 25 C Winter: 23 - 10 C
Best Season: The best time to visit Sanchi is between October and March
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhopal which is 46 km away. Regular flights connect Bhopal to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Indore.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Bhopal.
By Road: Sanchi is very well connected by good motorable roads to all important cities like Indore Sagar, Gwalior, Vidisha and Raisen,