Sanchi is a small village near by Vidisha and just 45 Km away from Capital city Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh . It is famous for Great Stupa situated on top of a hill. It was build by the Great Emperor Ashoka almost 2300 years ago over the relics of Gautam Budhha. In the later period Stupa was renovated at the time of Sungha. You can say it is the oldest living structure in india and have a great importance among Budhhist people. it is also birth place of Ashoka’s wife Devi .It is a UNESCO world heritage site and maintained by ASI (Archeological Survey of India).
How to reach:
By Air: Bhopal is main airport at a distance of 46 Km where from there you can hire taxi.
BY train :Vidisha is on main route from Delhi to Bhopal. Mostly all trains stop here at vidisha and from vidisha its just a distance of 10 Km. You can take auto just outside of station for Sanchi.
By Bus: There is good connectivity of Buses from Bhopal.
What to see in Sanchi:
Site have three main Stupa , great toran (Gate ways) in all four direction on which depict the life of Ashoka and teching of Budhhas.
Remains of Piller of Ashoka:
Remains of old temples of Gupta period in the same compus.
ASI museum closer to site.
Uday giri cave : Site is famous for its rock shelters and cave temples mainly dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva . Site is at a distance of 4 km from Vidisha, and u can take a cab and auto to reach Sanchi via Udaygiri cave