Archaeological Museum ...
Archaeological Museum ...
Archaeological Museum ...
Bharat Bhavan
Central Museum Indore
Central Museum Bhopal
Chanderi Fort
Datia Fort
Four Gateway
Gwalior Fort
More Info...
East India
West India
North India
South India
Central India
Adventure Wildlife
Deccan Odyssey
Fairy Queen Train
Palace on Wheels
The Royal Orient
World Time
Train Schedule
Currency Info
Distance Calculator
Indian Railway Reservation
Weather Report
STD Code
ISD Code
Packing List
Must Explore
How to reach India
Travel risks
Foreign embassies in India
Indian embassies in Foreign
Facts about India
Visa & passport
Home>>Central India>>Madhya-Pradesh>>Historical>>Archaeological Museum (Sanchi)

Archaeological Museum (Sanchi)

Archaeological Museum (Sanchi)

Archaeological Museum, Sanchi, Archaeological Museum, Sanchi historical, Archaeological Museum, Sanchi travelLike most site Museums in India, this one also owes its genesis to an English general accidentally stumbling upon some ancient ruins around 1818. Eventual archaeological explorations revealed one of the richest sculptural finds of Buddhist heritage. The original stupa was ongoing here by Emperor Ashoka.

Successive generations continued to renovate and embellish the original brick stupa with elegantly sculpted stone. This period of superb creativity stretched between 3rd century AD, blending Hindu and Buddhist styles and building a complex of stupa, temples, monasteries, etc. that remains unparalleled in the excellence of the form and beauty of detailed.

There is a lion capital of an Ashoka pillar here very similar to the one found in Sarnath, the latter now the emblem of India. Other notable sculptures found here include statues of the Buddha, several bodhisattavas and early Hindu Period statues of Ganesh, Mahishasuramardini among others.

Timing : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 
Open on all days.


More Historical Places in Madhya-Pradesh

>> Archaeological Museum ...

>> Archaeological Museum Gwalior

>> Archaeological Museum Sanchi

>> Bharat Bhavan

>> Central Museum Indore

>> Central Museum Bhopal

>> Chanderi Fort

>> Datia Fort

>> Four Gateway

>> Gwalior Fort

>> H H Maharaja Jiwaji Rao ...

>> Jahangir Mahal

>> Jahaz Mahal

>> Jehan Numa Palace

>> Jhansi Fort

>> Khajuraho Temples

>> Lal Baag Palace

>> Noor Us Sabah Palace

>> Rai Praveen Mahal

>> Raja Mahal

>> Sanchi Stupa

>> State Museum  


More Information About Madhya-Pradesh

>> City >> Cuisine >> Arts and Crafts >> Fairs and Festivals


Comments for Archaeological Museum Sanchi


User Gallery for this Page

View All Images for this Page (0)

Please login to add comments or upload Images

Email : Password :



East India  |  West India  |  North India  |  South India  |  Central India  |   By State  Theme tour  |   Rail tour  |  Travel Links  |  Site Map Contact us