Sanchi Stupa In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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Sep - Mar
About Sanchi Stupa in Bhopal
The “Great Stupa” of Sanchi is considered as the oldest stone structure in India. It was originally commissioned by Mauryan emperor Ashoka the Great in 3rd century BCE.In Sanchi history, during ancient times, Sanchi was known by various names like Kakanava, Kakanaya, Kakanadabota and Bota-Sri Parvata. It was distinctively know for remarkable specimen of Buddhist art and architecture since early Mauryan period. It has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in year 1989. It is a excavated site which was rediscovered by British India officer General Taylor in 1818 but actual restoration work was initiated from 1912 to 1919 under the supervision of Sir John Marshall.
Sanchi is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, 55 kms north-east of Bhopal city. It is unique in having the most perfect and well preserved stupas anywhere in India. It is counted among must visit tourist attractions of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India. These monuments record the genesis, efflorescence and decay of Buddhist art and architecture over a period of 1300 years, from the 3rd BC to 12th century AD. Sanchi stupas are mainly built during Mauryan dynasty rule.
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It was commissioned in 3rd century BCE.
Yes you can reach the palace using rickshaw or other local transport from nearby areas.
Yes it is perfectly safe to visit the temple
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