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The Great Stupa (No.1) is one of the oldest stone-made structures in India. The structure is 16.4 metres in height, 36.5 metres in diameter and has a huge hemispherical dome. The Stupa is surrounded by a paved procession path...Read more on Great Stupa

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Ashoka Pillar, Sanchi
Ashoka Pillar, Sanchi
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 9
Places to Visit in Sanchi
  • Type: Monument
The Ashoka Pillar is located very close to the Southern Gateway of the Great Stupa and is popular for the structural balance and aesthetic proportions. The pillar is built in the Greco Buddhist style and is beautifully carved. The pillar has a dazzling polish that still glitters to this... Read More »
Buddhist Vihara, Sanchi
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 9
Places to Visit in Sanchi
  • Type: Religious Place
The Buddhist Vihara is a very important centre of Buddhist culture and has the relics of Satdhara Stupa. It is situated few kilometres from Sanchi and the relics are kept in a glass casket on a platform in the inner chamber. Earlier, all these viharas were made of wood and decorated with... Read More »
Great Stupa, Sanchi
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 9
Places to Visit in Sanchi
  • Type: Place of Worship
The Great Stupa (No.1) is one of the oldest stone-made structures in India. The structure is 16.4 metres in height, 36.5 metres in diameter and has a huge hemispherical dome. The Stupa is surrounded by a paved procession path and stands as a symbol of majesty.     Read More »
Stupa No. 3, Sanchi
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 9
Places to Visit in Sanchi
  • Type: Place of Worship
Stupa No. 3 is located near the great stupa and has a crown on the hemispherical dome which has special religious importance. It has an umbrella made of polished stone and houses the relics of two of the earliest disciples of Buddha, Mahamogallena and Sariputta, in the inner chamber of the stupa. Read More »
Stupa No. 2, Sanchi
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 9
Places to Visit in Sanchi
  • Type: Place of Worship
This stupa is located at the border of the hill with a stone wall surrounding it. The Stupa was constructed in the 2nd century BC and is situated on an artificial platform. Unlike the other stupas, this stupa has no gateways and there are lot of decorations and carvings on circumvents.... Read More »
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