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Famous Monuments in India – Sanchi Stupa

Indian monument attractions 1 - Sanchi Stupa 1

Sanchi is the small village located in Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The palace is filled with several great Buddhist monuments. It was actually build by the great Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd Century BC. The palace is sacred to the Buddhist from all over the world. The place is attracting tourist from each and every corner of the world. Famous Monuments in India are worth to visit.

Sanchi village is famous for the stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars. The most famous monuments of sanchi village are the Sanchi Stupa built by Ashoka. It is believed that the sanchi stupa is housing the relics of Buddha. Stupas at Sanchi are the most magnificent structures of ancient India. It is also called as the great Famous Monuments in India. It has been declared as the world Heritage site. UNESCO has included them as one of the heritage sites of the world. Stupas are large hemispherical domes, containing a central chamber, in which the relics of the Buddha were placed.

indian monument attractions 3 - Sanchi pillar

 It is 36.5 m in diameter and rises almost 16.5 meters high. The taranas around it depict the magnificent example of the Buddhist art in the early period. The various facets of the Buddha’s life are presented through the symbols like lotus for hid birth, tree for the enlightenment, thew heel for the first sermon and so on. The place has historical importance even though the Buddha has never visited the place sanchi. Sanchi was built as the Buddhist studies and learning centre. Visitors can rest or can take the evening or morning walk in the lawns of the monument, maintained by the Archeological survey of India. Apart from this tourists can also take the excursion trip from Sanchi stupa or sanchi village to Vidisha.

indian monument attractions 2 - Ruined sculptures sanchi

There are many other monuments attractions are there in sanchi village. These are the Four GateWays, The Ashoka Pillar, The Sanchi Museum etc. The four gateways, constructed in 35 BCE, are considered as the best and the famous Buddhist expression in the world. These gateways are covered with wonderful architectural carvings. Never miss to visit Famous Monuments in India. The most famous Ashoka pillar, which contains four lions like that of Sarnath is found in Sanchi as well and these are constructed in a Greco-Buddhist style. The Ashok pillar is also famous for its beautiful construction and perfect structural balance. This describes the stories related to the Buddha’s life. The ideal time to visit Sanchi is from the months of November to February.