Sanchi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Buddhist Stupa at Raisen district, in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi contains the relics of Gautham Buddha. This stupa was constructed by Great Maurya Dynasty emperor Asoka, in 3rd century B.C. This town was the venue of Emperor Ashoka’s wedding to Queen Devi and is also the birthplace of the queen.
Four Toranas (gateways) were added during the 1st century BCE. These four gateways represents the four emotions; love, peace, courage & trust.
The great stupa of Sanchi is 16 meters in height and measures 37 meters in diameter. This stupa is the oldest structure made of stone bricks in India.
There are remains of Pillar of Ashoka near the stupa.
How Do I Go to Stupa of Sanchi?
The great stupa at Sanchi is located at Sanchi Town, which is at a distance of around 46 kilometers north east of Bhopal, in central India. The town is well connected by roads to all parts of India.
Bhopal Junction railway station is the nearest major railway station. Raja Bhoj Airport at Bhopal is the nearest airport.