Ashoka Pillar

Currently Open
  • Address: Raisen District, Sanchi 464661, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids

As you cross the Southern Gateway of Sanchi Stupa, you will come across a huge pillar erected by Ashoka in the 3rd century, embellished with a display ofall the characteristics of monoliths such as carvings and murals. The shaft of the pillar can only be seen at the gateway and the crown has been kept in the museum. With the qualities of being well proportioned, beautiful carvings and metallic glow, this pillar looks stupendous as you have a look at it. Infact, the figure of lion that gets represented here was also adopted as the National Emblem of India.

Entrance Ticket Details For Ashoka Pillar

  • Entry is free.

How to Reach Ashoka Pillar

  • By Rented car from city centre.

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  • Ashoka Pillar Address: Raisen District, Sanchi 464661, India
  • Ashoka Pillar Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Ashoka Pillar(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ashoka Pillar: 00:30 Mins
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  • 11.74% of people who visit Sanchi include Ashoka Pillar in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Ashoka Pillar visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ashoka Pillar

Monday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ashoka Pillar

People normally club together Sanchi Stupa and Sanchi Stupa No. 2 while planning their visit to Ashoka Pillar.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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