Vidisha Tourist Guide

Vidisha Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Staring from Rs 4,499/- Per Person including 2 nights/3 days Vidisha hotel stay and full Vidisha Historical and Ancient site seeing and excursions
  • Longitude: 770 15' 30" and 780 18' East
  • Latitude: 230 21' and 240 22' North

Vidisha Tourist Guide

Vidisha is a Historical Ancient City in Madhya Pradesh which has its name mentioned in Pali scriptures. Vidisha town is situated in the fork of the Betwa and Bes rivers & is about 10 km from Sanchi and approx 40 kms from Bhopal City in Madhya Pradesh. The District is situated in Eastern part of the fertile Malwa Region. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the Southern stretch of the District about 2 km South of the District Head Quarters.

Vidisha has Guna District in the North and Raisen District in the South and Sagar District in the East.

Vidisha Tourist Guide: Rates & Dates

Package Duration: 2 night 3 days
Package Category Hotel City Package cost Per Person
Peak season Rates (aug to Mar ) Off Season Rates (Apr to July)
Standard Hotel Suraksha Vidisha Rs.4,499 Rs.3,999
Delux Gateway Retreat-MPTDC Vidisha Rs.6,499 Rs.4,999
Luxury Jehan Numa Palace Bhopal Rs.12,999 Rs.11,499

Package Inclusion:

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

Vidisha Tourist Guide: Itinerary

DAY 01: Bhopal to Vidisha  (57 kms / approx. 2 hours drive)

Pickup from bhopal and transfer to vidisha that is situated 57 km from Bhopal. Checkin to hotel and rest of the day you can go for local area or for shopping. Overnight stay at Vidisha

DAY 02: Vidisha local siteseeing

After breakfast you will proceed for Vidisha local sightseeing which included Bijamandal Temple and Maladevi Temple, Lohangi Pir, Khamba Baba, Udaygiri Caves  etc.
Overnight stay at Vidisha.

DAY 03: Departs Vidisha

After breakfast you will back to bhopal and drop on railway st. for onwards journey. Tour end.

Suggested Travel Package Itinerary for Vidisha

Locations Covered  : Sanchi , Udaigiri, Vidhisha

Duration : Full Day 

Morning - Sanchi Tour

Pick up early morning from your Bhopal Hotel after breakfast & Drive Sanchi to visit the Sanchi Stupas, On the way to Sanchi, you will pass through the town of Dewanganj, Salamatpur and other small villages. Sanchi is 46 kms north east of Bhopal.

Sanchi is unique for having the most perfect and well-preserved Buddhist stupas. The remains of Buddhist saints Sariputra and Mahamodgilya are also preserved here. The holy relics are displayed once a year, particularly, on the last Sunday of November during the annual Chetiyagiri Vihar festival.

Afternoon - Vidisha Tour

After Sanchi, you will visit Udaygiri caves, about 15 kms from Sanchi, close to the town of Vidisha and all other attractions in Vidisha. Spend 2-3 hours in Vidisha and Finally drive back to Bhopal Hotel in the evening

Come back to Bhopal in the evening.

Attractions in Vidisha

Girdhari Temple, Vidisha

 It is one of the important temples in the town and well known for its sculptures and excellent carvings. It houses the shrines of Jatashankar and Mahamaya of the earlier time.

Udayagiri Caves, Vidisha

At just 9 Kms from Vidisha, Udayagiri Caves are archaeological caves which are now under the authority of the Archaeological Survey of India.  These are very ancient caves and were extracted when Vidisha was the regional capital of the Gupta kingdom. There are various small temples in and around the caves of Udayagiri.

Heliodorus pillar ( Khamba Baba)

Close to the Vidisha ruins are the remains of Ancient Pillars,the only one that still stands is the Heliodorus pillar, also known as Khamba Baba. A monolithic free-standing column, the pillar bears an inscription which states that it was Garuda Pillar, raised in honour of Vasudeva by Heliodorous, a resident of Taxila, who had been sent to the court of Bhagabhadra as an envoy of Indo-Greek monarch, Antialkidas. This inscription is a valuable historical record, revealing both the relations that existed between the region and the Greek kingdoms of the Punjab, and the fact that the Greek ambassador had become a follower of Hindu god Vishnu. The inclusion of the name of Antialkidas dates the erection of the pillar to approximately 140 BC.

(Heliodorus pillar ( Khamba Baba))


Near the eastern edge of the old vidisha  town are the remains of a large temple of the late Paramara period known as the Bijamaal. The building was probably started in the second half of the 11th century. That it was never finished is shown by carved niches and unfinished architectural pieces found round the base of the temple plinth.

Lohagi Pir

One of the most striking features of Vidisa is the prominent rock known as Lohagi Pir. With sheer cliffs on all sides, it towers over the town. The rock takes it name from Shykh Jall Chishti, a saint locally known as Lohagi Pir. His tomb is a small domed building with ruined structures round about. Also on the hill is a tank and a large bell-capital of about the 1st century BCE. Less striking are the remains of a medieval temple which survives as a pillared crypt. 

When  to Visit Vidisha

Best Season to visit Vidisha are Jan,Feb,Mar & Oct,Nov,Dec, when it is not too hot and climate is pleasant.

Historical Importance of Vidisha

Vidisha occupies an important place amongst the ancient cities in India. In the 6th and 5th centuries BC, it rose to become an important trade centre and a bustling city under the Sungas, Nagas, Satvahanas and Guptas. The Emperor Ashoka was governor of Vidisha, and it finds mention in Kalidasa's immortal Meghdoot.

It was once the prosperous capital of the western dominions of the Sungas, contains some remarkable antiquities that throw light on the considerable architectural development of the period.

How to Reach Vidisha

Reach Vidisha By Air
The nearest International Airport to Vidisha is the Airport in the MP Capital City "Raja Bhoj Airport", It is roughly one and half hours drive from Bhopal airport to Vidisha. Bhopal is well connected to a spectrum of cities like Ahmedabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raipur through IndiGo, Go Air and Air India and Spice Jet etc.

Reach Vidisha By Road

Major Distances of Vidisha

  • Vidisha is 10 Kms from Sanchi,
  • Vidisha is 68 Kms from Bhopal,
  • Vidisha is 114 Kms from Sagar,
  • Vidisha is 29 Kms from Hoshangabad,
  • Vidisha is 226 Kms from Dewas,
  • Vidisha is 262 Kms from Indore,
  • Vidisha is 264 Kms from Ujjain,
  • Vidisha is 280 Kms from Jhansi,
  • Vidisha is 336 Kms from Kota

Vidisha is well is connected through Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (MPSRTC) service and also by private travel services.

Reach Vidisha By Train
Vidisha has its own Railway Station named as Vidisha Railway Station which is connected to all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh and other cities like Nagpur, Kanpur and Lucknow.

Vidisha railway Station is situated on the main Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Mumbai main line of the Central Railway, at a distance of 54 km from Bhopal, the State capital of the Madhya Pradesh State. All trains going to Bhopal stop at Vidisha.