Climate & Best time to visit Sanchi
The town of Sanchi is synonymous with Buddhist Stupas – hemispherical structures typically containing relics of the Buddha or his followers. The Stupas of Sanchi were constructed on the orders of Emperor Ashoka to preserve and spread the Buddhist philosophy. Sanchi has been protecting these beautiful and sacred architectural wonders, just the way these wonders have been safeguarding ancient history and art of the Mauryan period.
The numerous stupas, temples, monasteries and an Ashokan pillar have been the focus of interest and awe for global audiences as well. In fact, UNESCO has given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’ to the Mahastupa.
Sanchi - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Please note :
When at Sanchi, do not miss the “Sound & Light Show”, conducted at dusk and the Udaygiri caves.
The last Saturday and Sunday of November is the eve of the “Chethiagiri Vihara” festival. The relics of the two chief desciples of Buddha – Sariputta and Maha Moggallana are exhibited for public viewing once a year and thousands of Buddhist devotees from across the world visit to participate.