Know About splendid and eventful tour of World Heritage Site at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh – Sanchi Tour and Travel Guide

Ancient city Sanchi is important Buddhist pilgrimage city, famous for stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. Monuments of Sanchi are dating back to era of 3rd century BC and 12th century. The important aspect is that at Sanchi there is no figure of Lord Buddha as he is expressed in symbolic manner such as wheels and empty throne etc.

Fascinating site Sanchi was restored sometime around 1912 by archaeological department and presently on the list of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. City is one of the best illustration for early temple architecture and oldest stone structures in India.

Among the all the monuments and stupas of Sanchi The Great Stupa No.1 [diameter 36.5 mts and height 16.4 mts], constructed by Emperor Ashoka and famous as Sanchi Stupa, is considered as most important of all. Being the land of flourishing of Buddhism Sanchi is landmark of Indian history.

Though this World heritage site and Buddhist pilgrimage destination is quite close to state capital city Bhopal and good number of the travelers came here for day trip but still Sanchi Hotels provides all the modern comforts. While feeding your taste buds do remember to eat traditional recipes such as The kebabs, bhutte ki kees, mawa-bati, khoprapak and malpua etc. Do remember Udaygiri caves are just 13 Km away from here and your Sanchi tour is providing you a chance to look at these ancient and  magnificent rock-cut monuments.


Vital Tourist Information : Sanchi

Location :
Sanchi is situated in the Madhya Pradesh just about 45 km away from the capital city Bhopal in northeast direction.


Near By City : Bhopal


State : Madhya Pradesh [India]


Famous as / For :
World Heritage Site - Sanchi Stupa


Weather & Climate :
Sanchi experiences seasonal climate, hot summers and pleasant cool winters.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 45°C Min. 25°C
Winter : Max. 22°C Min. 10°C


Best Time to Visit :
October to March months are the best time to visit Sanchi.


Spoken Languages :
Hindi - Urdu - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Dining at Sanchi is dominated by traditional Indian vegetarian dishes. Most of cuisines served have mouth watering aroma, fairly good taste and less expensive.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Sanchi is not a great place for shopping most of tourist look at Bhopal for the purpose.


Travel Tips :
The best way for visit to Sanchi is to stay at city comforts of Bhopal and make a day trip to Sanchi. Monuments remains open for visitors on weekdays.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Ashoka Pillar - Buddhist Vihara - Great Bowl - Gupta Temple [ruins] - Museum - Sanchi Stupas - The Four Gate Ways


Interesting Information :
Festivals / Celebrations of Sanchi Madhya Pradesh :
In the November city celebrates The Chethiyagiri Vihara festival, which is a widely celebrated Buddhist festival.


How To Reach Sanchi Madhya Pradesh [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
There is no direct train travel facility for Sanchi, visitors have to alight from train at Bhopal [at the road distance of about 50km] or Vidisha [10km], located on the routes of Jhansi - Itarasi [central railways], which are the nearest rail stations for getting here.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Sanchi is best accessed by road travel. Regular bus service is available from Bhopal, Vidisha and other nearby cities. Hiring a taxi from Bhopal is also an affordable option.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
For air travel to Sanchi, Bhopal is the nearest airport for domestic flights.