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Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa 1, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjayini, whose wife Devi was the daughter of a merchant from adjacent Vidisha. Their son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra were born in Ujjayini and sent to Sri Lanka, where they converted the King, the Queen and their people to Buddhism.

General Info Information about city, its history and its orientation.

Sightseeing The Great Stupa No1, The Ashoka pillar, The Buddhist Vihara.

Excursions Vidisha, Udaypur, Udaygiri Caves, Heliodorous Pillar, Gyraspur.

Where to stay List of Hotels.

Places to eat Restaurants and Coffee houses.

Travel Info Getting There & Away.