Best Things To Do in Sanchi, India

Whether you're visiting Sanchi for a few days or are a localite, Sanchi is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Sanchi. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Sanchi. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Sanchi. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Sanchi keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Sanchi listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Sanchi

Here is the list of things to do in Sanchi and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Sanchi Stupa

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    One of the oldest stone structures of India, Sanchi Stupa is the specimen of Buddhist art and architecture making its presence felt today in the modern world. A stupa is a hemispherical dome that houses a central chamber, to preserve the relics of the Buddha. The Sanchi Stupa is one of the best preserved early stupas in central India where Lord Buddha is symbolically represented through footpri...Read more
  2. Sanchi Stupa No. 2

    Tags: Art And Culture, Architecture

    While the main Stupa predominates Sanchi, there is another Stupa that requires equal admiration and attention. The number 2 Stupa stands at the very edge of the hill and looks an exquisite piece of art work with striking feature of the stone balustrade that encircles it. This stupa is approximately 39 feet in diameter and 22½ feet in height and looks magnificent even till today. On the b...Read more
  3. Sanchi Museum

    Tags: Museum, Architecture

    Although built during Ancient India, Sanchi Stupa was rediscovered in the British regime by General Taylor during some excavations. In the year 1919, a small museum was established on the hilltopby Sir John Marshall, former Director General of ASI to preserve the relics found during excavation. A visit to this museum will introduce you to noteworthy antiques such as lion capital of Ashokan pill...Read more
  4. Udaygiri Caves

    Tags: Art And Culture, Cave, Architecture

    Travelers who visit Sanchi also visit the famous Udaygiri caves for a pure indulgence in ancient art and architecture. A stroll through these caves will introduce you to the local art that finds a strong presence even in today’s world. These caves were established by ChandraguptVikramaditya, after defeating Shak's' in the 4th and 5th Century A.D. Today, they symbolise the unique identity ...Read more
  5. Ashoka Pillar

    Tags: Historical Site

    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 ...Read more
  6. Gupta Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Although considered to be the emblem of Buddhist presence in India, Sanchi is also surrounded with temples that offer you a journey through other religions as well. Built in 5 Century AD, The Gupta Temple in Sanchi is a magnificent structure that heralds the beginning of Temple Architecture in India. As the name suggests, this temple belongs to the Gupta dynasty which is also called as the &ldq...Read more
  7. Buddhist Vihara

    Tags: Monastery

    A vihara is the Sanskrit term for a Buddhist monastery that propagates and preserves the religion in its holy sanctum. Generally, they used to be the dwelling house of the Buddhist monks who practiced their religion and meditation here. Located few kilometres from Sanchi, the Buddhist vihara preserves the relics of Buddha and his followers in a glass casket on a platform in the inner chamber. M...Read more
  8. Eastern Gateway

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site

    The Eastern Gateway of Sanchi Stupa (the main dome) looks stunning with the inscriptions of art and murals on it. On it, you will find the carved figure of a yakshi, hanging from an architrave. This is one of the best disseminated images of Sanchi. Sanchi is conspicuous as it does not directly portray Gautam Buddha in human form but delineates his image through symbols, episodes and other signs...Read more
  9. Bija Mandal-vidisha District

    Tags: Art And Culture, Temple, Architecture

    Take a trip from Sanchi to Vidisha to witness exquisite art and architecture. Popularly known as Vijayamandira Temple, the Bija Mandal was constructed in the 11th century, but was subsequently destroyed in the year 1682. However, you can still see the ruins today and imagine its original form. You can see one of the pillars that bears an inscription suggesting that the original temple was dedic...Read more
  10. The Great Bowl Image
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    Tags: Historical Site, Monument

    Called as the great Gumbha, the Great Bowl is one among the precious relics present inside the complex of Sanchi. Etched out of a gigantic block of stone, this gumbha or Bowl signifies the storehouse of food items, which were distributed to the monks in Sanchi.Displaying marvellous artistic grandeur, this bowl will offer you yet another dimension of Buddhist faith and practices. It is one of th...Read more
  11. Gateway Retreat Image
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    Himanshu Shekhar

    Stopped for lunch here but we arrived little late. Snacks served were decent. Staff is courteous. 4 stars for location. Would love to stay here.

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  12. Mana Dhabha Image
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    Uday Shakya

    Awesome food at reasonable price, kheer was too good.

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  13. Jain Bhojnalay & Restaurant Image
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    Ritesh Saxena

    Good food and good hygiene👍👍

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  14. Hotel Jain Shree Palace Residency & Restaurant Image
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    Rounak Jain

    Nice hotel for parties and marriage function... And having a great atmosphere also... And also affordable as well...

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