Stupa of Sanchi:

Address: Stupa of Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh state

 

How to reach Stupa of Sanchi?

By railway: Sanchi railway station (1 kilometer far)

By air: Bhopal domestic airport (54 kilometers far)

Bhopal international airport (54 kilometers far)

By road: Well-connected road

 

Best time for visit Stupa of Sanchi: a whole year

Winter: 18 Celsius

Summer: 35 Celsius

Monsoon: 26 Celsius

 

Surrounding area: Historical

Where to Stay: Hotels

 

Best places in Sanchi:

The Great Sanchi Stupa:

Sanchi stupas

Best time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Time required: 1 Hr. max.

Distance from bus stand: 1.5 km Southside

Tickets:

Entry fee for Indians & Visitors of SAARC and BIMSTEC: 35 RS.

Entry fee for Foreigners: 500 RS.

(Included all places in ticket)

Introduction: It was originally constructed during the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE. The stupa was expanded with stone slabs to almost twice its original size after the later rule of the Shunga. The stupa is containing relics of the Buddha.

 

Stupa no. 2:

Best time: After 9 am

Time required: 1 Hr. max

Distance from Stupa 1: 300 meters

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: Construction after the great Stupa 1 but it contained reliquaries dated to the Mauryan Empire period (323-185 BCE). This stupa showing the four events in the life of the Buddha that are the Nativity, the Enlightenment, the First Sermon, and the Decease.

 

Stupa no. 3:

Best time: After 9 am

Time required: 1 Hr. max

Distance from Stupa 1: 50 meters

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: Construction after the great Stupa 1. Small Stupa.

 

Ashok Piller:

Asoka pillar

Best time: Day time

Time required: 10 – 20 min

Distance from Stupa 1:

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed in the Indian subcontinent. The height of the Ashoka pillar is 12 to 15 meters. It was constructed during the 3rd century BCE.

 

Four Gateways:

Best time: Day time

Time required: 30 min.

Distance from Stupa 1: 20 meter

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: Stupa is surrounded by four gateways which are Known as Toranas and known as northern, southern, eastern and western Toran.

 

Meaning of four gates:

Northern Gateway: Wheel of law and miracles connected to Buddha which are mentioned in the Jatakas.

Eastern Gateway: Point to an incident when Gautama left the palace for his enlightenment.

Southern Gateway: Birth of Gautama Buddha.

Western Gateway: Seven incarnations of Lord Buddha.

 

Buddhist Vihar:

Best time: Day time

Time required: 30 min.

Distance from Stupa 1: 50 meter

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: One stupa which is a few kilometers far from Stupa 1 Sanchi stupa. It is known as Satadhara stupa. Now relics of this Stupa are available.

 

Great Bowl:

Best time: Day time

Time required: 20 – 30 min

Distance from Stupa 1:

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: The place is considered as a cradle of Buddhist. The name of this place was mentioned in several Buddhist documents and scripts.

 

Madagan Pond:

Best time: Day time

Time required: 20 min.

Distance from Stupa 1: 20 km

Tickets: Free entry

Introduction: It is a large step-well. It is located in Raysen fort. Raysen fort was built in 1143. It is located on a small hill. Madagan Lake is part of a water harvesting or water reservoir system.

 

Kank Sagar Pond:

Best time: Day time

Time required: 20 min

Distance from Stupa 1:

Tickets: Free entry

Introduction: Located near Sanchi Udhyan. There is nothing more to visit.

 

Udaygiri Caves:

Udaygiri caves

Best time: 9 am to 6 pm

Time required: 1-2 Hrs.

Distance from Stupa 1: 10 km Northside

Tickets:

Introduction: It was constructed early years of the 5th century CE. There is a total of 20 caves. Hindu temples.

 

Sanchi Museum:

Best time: 11 am to 5 pm

Time required: 1 Hr.

Distance from Stupa 1: 900-meter Northside

Tickets: 5 INR

Introduction: Museum near the archaeological site of Sanchi. Various artifacts were found in the nearby archaeological site of Sanchi.

 

Monastery 51:

Monastery 51

Best time: Day time.

Time required: 10 – 20 min.

Distance from Stupa 1: 30-meter Westside

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: Hindi meaning of Monastery is Math. It was constructed by Queen Devi in the 3rd century BC. No information but it might be open or might be having the wooden roof and wooden pillars.

 

Chetiyagiri Buddhist Temple:

Chetiyagiri Buddhist Temple, Sanchi

Best time: 6 am to 8 pm

Time required: 30 min.

Distance from Stupa 1: 100-meter Northside

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: This temple is dedicated to the Enlightened Soul Buddha. Construction was started in 1952 and complete in 1960.

 

Gupta Temple:

Gupta temple

Best time: Day time

Time required: 30 min max.

Distance from Stupa 1: 30-meter Eastside

Tickets: Included in 35 INR or 500 INR ticket

Introduction: It was constructed during Gupta’s age near the 5th century.

 

Sanchi Udhyan:

Best time: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Time required: As per your interest.

Distance from Stupa 1:

Tickets:

Introduction: Garden

 

Satdhara Stupas:

Distance from Stupa 1: 14 km Westside

Tickets: No tickets

Introduction: Maybe constructed before 2300 years by Mourya Samrat Ashoka’s.

 

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