Best time to visit Sanchi

The best time to visit sanchi is from October till March. The months of October and March may be a little uncomfortable in the noons, however the day and the evening can be spend to explore Sanchi.

Summers, specially the months of May and June can be extremely hot and the temperature can shoot upto 45°C. If visiting Sanchi in summers, plan an early visit to the monuments from 9-11 am & 5-7 pm.
Sanchi, as in the rest of Madhya Pradesh, witnesses average rainfall in the months of July and August. Unpredictable mild drizzles and heavy downpours can be experienced. So if visiting during the monsoon season, it is advisable to carry umbrellas and rain jackets.

Winters are the best time to visit Sanchi. The day is comfortable with a minimum temperature of 10°C and maximum of 22°C. The entire day can be spend exploring Sanchi, sitting in the lawns and relishing the splendid architecture.

Note : When at Sanchi, do not miss the “Sound & Light Show”, conducted at dusk and the 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.