Sanchi Stupa No. 2, Madhya Pradesh, India


4.5 (47 reviews) Spent Ranking #2 in Raisen District Architectural Buildings

Great Stupa is a must visit

I'm taking an extended trip through Northern India and I want to visit places of historical/cultural/religious significance. I visited Kushinagar (Buddha's para nirvana). I also visited Sarnath (first sermon). I have to say that Ienjoyed Sanchi the most. Even though Buddha never visited Sanchi in his lifetime. The audio tape explaining the stone carvings brought Buddha's life to life for me and illustrated the values of the people who carved the stories. I actually left Sanchi wanting to learn more about Buddha, his life, and philosophy. How cool is that for a two hour visit? The site opens at dawn. The people renting the audio guides don't arrive until 8:30 AM. Try getting there early. By ten a lot of people start showing up including school groups and I think the noise detracts from the experience. When you are there early in the morning on top of that hill you can imagine the peaceful solitude that led Ashoka to choose this mount for a stupa and monastery.

Address

, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India, Postal Code: 464661.

Website

http://www.mptourism.com/web/explore/destinations/sanchi/details.aspx?tab=2

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 19:38

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4.5 based on (47 reviews)

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Reviews


  • 5JamesNYC212 5:00 PM Feb 12, 2013
    Great Stupa is a must visit
    I'm taking an extended trip through Northern India and I want to visit places of historical/cultural/religious significance. I visited Kushinagar (Buddha's para nirvana). I also visited Sarnath (first sermon). I have to say that Ienjoyed Sanchi the most. Even though Buddha never visited Sanchi in his lifetime. The audio tape explaining the stone carvings brought Buddha's life to life for me and illustrated the values of the people who carved the stories. I actually left Sanchi wanting to learn more about Buddha, his life, and philosophy. How cool is that for a two hour visit? The site opens at dawn. The people renting the audio guides don't arrive until 8:30 AM. Try getting there early. By ten a lot of people start showing up including school groups and I think the noise detracts from the experience. When you are there early in the morning on top of that hill you can imagine the peaceful solitude that led Ashoka to choose this mount for a stupa and monastery.

  • 5traveltoexperience 5:00 PM Jan 2, 2013
    Worthwhile for history and religion buffs
    Only about 90 minutes from Bhopal, this tranquil site of Buddhist monuments dating back to 279 BC is worth a visit. Well organized for parking, available audio guides and adequate restrooms. Give yourself at least one hour. Peaceful location for solitary reflection. Entry fee for us was only 10 rupees. Audio guide was 115 RS.