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Sanchi Stupa Tourist Guide


Sanchi Stupa Tourist Guide
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    Sanchi Stupa Packages starting from Rs 6999/- from Sanchi including full site seeing and excursions

Sanchi Stupa Tourist Guide


Sanchi is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It lies at a distance of approximately 52 km from the capital city of Bhopal and 10 km from Vidisha. The major attractions of Sanchi include a number of Buddhist stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars.Sanchi is famous for outstanding specimen of Buddhist art and architecture, belonging to the period between the third century BC and the twelfth century AD. The most important of all the Sanchi monuments is the Sanchi Stupa. Stupas are large hemispherical domes, containing a central chamber, in which the relics of the Buddha were placed. The Sanchi Stupa is one of the best preserved early stupas in central India. The Sanchi Stupa is surrounded by a railing with four carved gateways facing all the four directions.




Sanchi Stupa Tourist Guide: Rates & Date

Package Duration: 1 night 2 days
Package Category Hotel City Package cost Per Person
Peak season Rates (Oct to Mar) Off Season Rates (Apr to Aug)
Standard Gateway Retreat Sanchi  Sachi Rs.4,999 Rs.4,499


Package Inclusion:

  • 2 Nights Accomodation
  • 2 Breakfast
  • Ac vehicle for 3 days
  • All siteseeing
  • Toll Taxes + Parking
  • All Taxes



Sanchi Stupa Tourist Guide: Itinerary

Day 1- Old Bhopal Attractions Tour + Sanchi Stupa + Udaigiri Caves
Today you will proceed to Sanchi, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and Udayagiri Caves.Pick up from your hotel in Bhopal city at 9:00 am and proceed on a full-day tour of Old Bhopal attractions and next to Northeast Excursions of Islam Nagar, Sanchi, Udayagiri Caves.
The Magestic 'Great Stupa’ at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India dating back to 3rd century. It is located on a hill dotted with a group of stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. Later visit Udaigiri Caves - a historical Hindu ritual site. Udayagiri that  literally means the 'mountain of the sunrise' consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes.

Excursion Tour from Old Bhopal Side - Afternoon
Islam Nagar
Sanchi Stupa
Udaigiri Caves

Proceed to excursion to Udayagiri Caves and Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey will take 1 hour 30 minutes each way (35 miles/60 km).
Sanchi Visit : - First you will visit Sanchi located 45 km northeast of Bhopal and visit stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi is an ancient place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and its uniqueness lies in the fact that Buddha is not represented through figures, but through symbols. The lotus represents the Buddha's birth, the tree signifies his enlightenment and the wheel represents his attainment of nirvana (salvation). Buddha's presence is marked by the footprints and the throne. Sanchi was rediscovered by a British officer in 1818 and later in 1912 restoration work at the site was done in earnest.
Udayagiri Caves Visit :- After Sanchi, Proceed to the Udayagiri Caves (approx. 15 km from Sanchi). The Udayagiri Caves are an early Hindu ritual site located near Vidisha region. They were extensively carved and reworked under the command of Chandragupta II, Emperor of the Gupta Empire, in the late 4th and 5th century AD. These caves are currently a tourist site under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Udayagiri consists of a substantial U-shaped plateau immediately next to the River Bes. The caves here are a series of rock-cut sanctuaries and images excavated into hillside. The figure of Viṣṇu in his incarnation as the boar-headed Varaha i amongst the more impressive artistic sculptures. The site has important inscriptions of the Gupta dynasty. In addition to these remains, Udayagiri has a series of rock-shelters and petroglyphs, ruined buildings, inscriptions, water systems, fortifications and habitation mounds, all of which have been only partially excavated.
Overnight stay at Sachi



Day -2 Sachi to Bhopal Tour - Full day Tour + Boating in Upper Lake

After breakfast, you will visit for Bhopal for local siteseeing 

New Bhopal Tour - Morning Tour - 
New Market
Bidla Mandir
Vidhan Sabha
Balavh Bhavan
New Bhopal Tour - Afternoon Tour
Chinar Park
Gandhi Bhavan
Shamla Hills
Museum of Man
Bharat Bhavan
Van Vihaar




History of Sanchi Stupa

 Sanchi, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is globally renowned for its many stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most famous amongst these, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjaini. His daughter and son, Sanghamitra and Mahindra respectively, were sent to Sri Lanka where they converted the king, queen and the local people to Buddhism.


Some of the important monuments in Sanchi are: - The Great Stupa No.1- 36.5mts in diameter and 16.4 mts high it is one of the oldest stone structures in India. With a massive hemispherical dome, the stupa stands majestically. The paved procession path around it has become smooth by centuries of pilgrim's visit. Built originally as an earthen stupa by the Emperor Ashoka, it was rebuilt in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. The last of the additions to this remarkable stupa are the elaborate and richly carved four gateways or Toranas. The first of the four gateways to be erected was the one at the Southern Entrance, followed, in chronological order by the Northern, the Eastern and the Western Gateways.



Suggested Package Itinarary for Sanchi 

Day 01 Arrival at Bhopal -Sanchi

Morning Arrival at Bhopal. Pick up & Transfer to Hotel. Check in to Hotel. After fresh n up departure to Sanchi. Sightseeing of Sanchi -The World Heritage Site” Visit Stupas, Monasteries, Temples and Pillars.. Arrive at Bhopal. Sightseeing of Bhojpur and another World Heritage Site “Bhimbetika caves”. Overnight stay at the Bhopal hotel. 


Day 02 Bhopal- Ujjain

Morning Departure to Ujjain- Arrive at Ujjain. Check in to Hotel. Visit to some Famous temple Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Harsiddhi Temple, Sandipani Ashram etc. N/s at Ujjain Hotel.


Day 03 Ujjain-Mandu

Early Morning visit to Mahakaleshwar Temple to attain the “Bhasm Aarti” – Departure to Mandu.

Full Day Sightseeing of Mandu The Darwazas, The Royal Enclave Jahaz Mahal, Hindola Mahal , Hoshang Shah's Tomb , Jami Masjid, Roopmati's Pavilion, Rewa Kund - N/s at Mandu.


Day 04 Mandu-Omkareshwar

Morning Departure to Omkareshwar, On the Way Sightseeing of Maheshwar Temple. Arrival at Omkareshwar Visit to Omkareshwar & Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Have a holy Bath in Narmada River of Omkareshwar temple. Eve departure to Bhopal. Local Sightseeing places like Bhopal Lake, Birla Temple & Museums. Night stay at Bhopal hotel.& Morning drop to railway Station.



How to reach Sanchi

How to Reach Sanchi by Air: The nearest airport is Bhopal the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal is an important domestic airport in central India, which is served by several airlines. Regular flights connect Bhopal to key Indian cities like: Delhi, Mumbai and so on.


How to Reach Sanchi by Road: Sanchi is located close to important cities in Madhya Pradesh. A good network of roads connects Sanchi to Bhopal (46kms), Vidisha (10kms), Indore (232kms).


How to Reach Sanchi by Rail: The nearest Railhead from Sanchi is also located at Bhopal. A well-laid rail network links Bhopal to several Railway Stations in India. so you can reach Bhopal from any part of the country.

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