Sanchi is a miniature rural community located in the Raisen district in the Indian state, Madhya Pradesh. The place is well recognised because of its historical monuments and Buddhist stupas. Sanchi is often referred as 'the Gateway of Buddhist Culture'. Sanchi attracts commendable number of tourists also because it happens to be a world heritage site, as declared by UNESCO. Several important dynasties like Maurya, Sunga and Satavahana have ruled Sanchi in ancient times. Sanchi is 647kms away from Aurangabad of Maharashtra. The travel to Sanchi from Aurangabad by road will take a total time of 10h 14m. Sanchi is positioned in proximity to the famous city of Bhopal. The nearest airport to Sanchi is the Raja Bhoj Airport of Bhopal. Hence you can take flight from Aurangabad to Bhopal. And the rest distance of 46kms can be covered by hiring private cab. Bhopal Railway station is the nearest railhead to Sanchi. Several bus services also operate in the route connecting Sanchi and Aurangabad. The ideal time to plan a trip to Sanchi is from the month of October to March. Vidisha, Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi Museum, Udaygiri Caves, Hanuman Mandir, Mata Mandir and Ashoka Pillar are few must-visit places in Sanchi.
Distance between Aurangabad and Sanchi is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Aurangabad named after Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, is a city in Maharashtra. Aurangabad means Built by the Throne'. Being a tourist hub, the city has many historical monuments of great importance.
Aurangabad is said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Recently, Aurangabad has been declared as Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
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If there is one place that helps one take a glimpse of time thought the age of genesis and development of the Buddhist religion its Sanchi. Covered with a vast and expanse of the Buddhist temples, chaityas, stupas and monasteries. This town is a clear reflection of the proverbial Mauryan culture. Sanchi is a true lifetime experience to visit and is sure to create a long lasting impression in the minds of first time visitors.
Located 232 kms from Indore and 10 kms from Vidisha, the city is well connected by a network of roads allowing touring the place by cabs like Savaari cab services very convenient. Bhopal being the nearest airport, numerous flights to metro cities are a norm. The Sanchi railway station at Sanchi also falls along two important railway lines them being the Delhi-Chennai line and the much commuted Delhi-Mumbai line.
Sanchi is best visited during the months of November and December as the summer heat is unbearable in this part of Madhya Pradesh. Tourists planning to stay at Sanchi may book their rooms at the hotels here like the Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, The Residency Hotel, and Hotel Sambodhi International and can also rent cabs like Savaari cab rentals for easier and more comfortable touring of the town. Sanchi has in all 13 places worth visiting with them being the stupas, the Udaygiri caves, the northern gate, the eastern and the western gates, the Great Bowl, the world famous Ashoka Pillar ( that also finds an imprint in the history, culture and currency of India and is of national importance) the Southern Gate and the Buddhist Vihara. The four directional gates and the remaining attractions draw a lot of tourists to Sanchi as a living glimpse into the lineage and the development of Buddhism