Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
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An ancient place of pilgrimage is a site of early Buddhist monasteries, temples and pillars.
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  • Abhinav Choudhry
    2 contributions
    Must visit archaeological site
    Sanchi has a rich history with the Ashoka's best stupa located here. The site has been beautifully restored and there is even a museum that documents the restoration process with pictures from a century back. The site is huge and there are old Buddhist monuments from the time of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka. Anyone with an interest in history will love it but even others may enjoy the site as it is a very nice comfortable place to stroll as well. The entry fees are low and the evening light show is good even though the scheduling is a bit erratic at times.
    Visited February 2020
    Written 23 October 2020
  • Jay-Raghu-2016
    Chennai (Madras), India36 contributions
    UNESCO tag
    Visited after 33 years. Big change in the surroundings. The monuments are the same. Description of the monument has come up now with lawns. Those days about 3 or 4 decades back hardly anyone visited except on the weekends turning it into a picnic spot. Transportation wasn’t easy then. Entry ticket is 40 rupees and the counter is about a km before one can reach the monument area. Plenty of parking spots. Be prepared to walk to see and learn about the stupas. To cover it all, then keep ATLEAST 2 to 3 hours on hand. Clean toilets available close to a cafeteria. Worth a visit. Monuments well preserved.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 17 March 2020
  • schand
    Mohali District, India80 contributions
    Better than I had imagined
    One has grown up with images of the Sanchi Stupa and its easily identifiable gateways (Toranas) in History textbooks and tourism brochures. Finally I visited it in my seventieth year and it turned out to be much better than I had imagined. The site is on a hilltop. Once can drive close to it and then it is a gentle walk to the monument. My daughter, who is an art historian, was fascinated by the carvings on the four gates. The licensed guide was well-informed and helped us appreciate the monument better. The lawns around the monument are well-maintained and clean. A bonus was a small but significant temple from the Gupta era, claimed to be the oldest in India.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 17 July 2022
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Mukul Dixit
30 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
It's great manument for lord Buddha we all visited all the satupa and musium we had a memorable experience ,we seen some of pickock in the morning , it's covered with nature
Written 10 August 2023
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venkatrams2
Bengaluru, India56 contributions
Jan 2023
The centuries old monument is well maintained and clean. There are inscriptions explaining the details.
Written 22 January 2023
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poojathakur13
Mumbai, India195 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Straight out of our history book cover page. Living what you read is a different experience. Well maintained, it's must visit for history buffs. Close to Bhopal.
Written 21 January 2023
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Suryanarayana M
Mumbai, India29 contributions
Jan 2023
Very informative heritage site about Asoka the Great and his greatness. Splendid architecture with impressive surroundings and scenery - a must see place.
Written 19 January 2023
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SunaliModi
Ahmedabad, India414 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
A very beautiful and mind blowing architectural place to visit.. full of beauti and peace. Must hire a guide. Don't forget to take a selfie with rs.200/- Indian currency. Light and sound show is worth watching. Hire a round trip taxi. Musium near the ticket window is worth visiting.
Written 25 December 2022
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Shyamola K
Hyderabad District, India27 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Finally I got to visit this heritage sight built by Ashoka to house the remains of the Budha
Learnt something new — on the premises is a Greek style temple with Corinthian columns and no cover. It reminded me of the temple of Diana at Sounion in Greece
The guide affirmed it was Greek in design . There used to be a statue of the Budha placed on a pedestal . The statue is in the state museum
Remember Budha never wanted his images to be made so obviously these are much later additions
Written 1 November 2022
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Partha S
Mumbai, India10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Very well maintained..
Narration at site was lucid and insightful.
A couple of hours drive from Bhopal, it’s a must visit.
Written 8 September 2022
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dimpoo1971
Mumbai, India262 contributions
Aug 2022
Just 50 kms from bhopal .. 1.5 kms from sanchi railway station .. if you are not coming by own vehicle then mind it that last 1 km is uphill road or you need to climb some 150 plus big and small steps. You can cover everything in 1 hour also or 3 hours also can be less.
Written 4 September 2022
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India3,160 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
A group of monuments dedicated to lord Buddha. There are three Stupas and temples and monasteries. The main Stupa has the relics of Lord Buddha's bones and was the first Stupa to be constructed by Emperor Ashoka. Words cannot describe the beauty of the work done on the gate. Be sure to hire a certified guide who can tell you about the gates in detail.
Best to visit the monument in the morning or at 3pm. You need about 1-2 hours based on level of interest.
Toilet facilities are not so good
Written 5 August 2022
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Raghav
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Peaceful place, with amazing gardens and a few peacocks to spot, overall we had a great experience here
Written 24 July 2022
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