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Sanchi Tours India

Welcome to the quaint little village at the footsteps of a hill Sanchi in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh - Sanchi. This is the main place which carries the genesis of Buddhism in India. With our Sanchi Tours in India you can experience and explore the tiny hamlet with a rich culture, with its series of monasteries, stupas, holy shrines and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. As you visit this mesmerizing place you will realize that its glory can still be experienced in its composite formations where the rich carvings reflect various legendary beliefs and Buddhist myths.

As you book your Sanchi Tours India you will come across a lot of fascinating facts. Here you will realize the true love story of a beautiful girl by name Devi, a pious Buddhist and King Ashoka. King Ashoka fell in love with this girl and it is believed that it was this girl who motivated the king to construct such marvelous monuments in Sanchi. Visit this place and marvel at the architectural splendors of Sanchi. Apart from the religious and historical aspect, Sanchi Tours India also gives you a delightful view of the landscape. Visit Sanchi and make it the best vacation ever.

Major Attractions of Sanchi Tours India:

These group of caves is a must visit while on your on your Sanchi Tours India. Visit these caves and marvel at the creative outpourings of the Guptas which were quite legendary and served as the hallmark of the dynasty. Have a rich glimpse of architectural legerdemain of the Guptas by taking a trip to these caves.

This little township is located 10 km south of Sanchi. The place was earlier known as Besnagar and was an important township of the area. During 3rd century BC, the place was governed by Ashoka. This legendary place was also home to his wife. As you take a trip to this place while on your Sanchi Tours India, you should also not miss out to visit the Heliodoros Pillar. This pillar belongs to the 5th AD and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This monolithic free-standing column is still considered holy by the local fisher folk and known as 'Khamb Baba' amongst them.

This place is situated 23 km from Sanchi, en route to Bhopal. It is so named for its massive fort that rests on a sandstone hill. The town is cozily tucked at the foot of this hill. A visit to the hilltop fort is sure going to give you a breath taking experience which you will cherish for the rest of your lives. From here you can also enjoy the view the colorful display of temples, cannons, three palaces, forty wells and a huge tank. It was an important seat of administration during the Hindu rule. Ancient murals that date back to many centuries are also treasured in the nearby caves of the place.

This beautiful place is located 41 km to the north-east of Sanchi. Sanchi Tour India to this medieval place will let you go back to the bygone eras. Gyaraspur is one of the must-visit tourist places near Sanchi. Though the place stands in a dilapidated state today, it is still a striking treasure house of ancient temples. 'Athkhamba' (Eight Pillars), 'Chaukhamba' (Six Pillars) and Mahadev temple, which can be traced back to the 9th and 10th centuries. This is one place you should not miss out.

Another must -- visit place on your Sanchi Tour India is Udaypur. This fascinating place is located 60 km from Sanchi. Here you must visit the Neelkantheswara Temple which is a brilliant masterpiece that holds out the exactitude of 11th century Paramara architecture. The well-proportioned and gracefully done Shikhar (spire) and alluring carvings that adorn it, bring to notice the exemplary temple architecture of the period. Carved with red sandstone and elevated on a lofty platform, the edifice consists of a Garbha Griha (shrine room), a Sabha Mandap (Hall) and three Parvesh Mandaps (entrance porches).

Sonari and Satdhara
Sonari, 10 km to the southwest of Sanchi, is also a well-known monastic site. It houses eight majestic stupas that are instantaneous tourist delight. Likewise, the Buddhist complex at Satdhara is sited 11km to the west of Sanchi, on the bank of the Beas River, and domiciles fourteen monasteries and 34 stupas belonging to the Mauryan period. The most notable is Stupa I, with its staggering height and broad circumambulatory path around the base. The remains of many apsidal temples are also found in the place.


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