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Interesting Historical Site

The Heliodorus pillar located 10-15 minutes drive from the Udaygiri caves is dated to approximately... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A reminder of the illustrious past

The monument as such does not have anything more than what is seen in the picture.But it is a... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Jabalpur, India
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4 Km From Vidisha Railway Station, Vidisha, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Heliodorus pillar located 10-15 minutes drive from the Udaygiri caves is dated to approximately 4th century BC and constructed by a Heliodorus - a Greek who was the ambassador from Antocius the ruler of Taxila. Architecturally there is nothing significant to see, however from...More

Thank ParwathiH
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The monument as such does not have anything more than what is seen in the picture.But it is a reminder of the influence which the cultural of ancient India had to change the thinking of a foreigner from a equally developed civilization .

Thank BigBose
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Can be seen if time permits, Khambaba is locate in a small lane next to the interstate. It will probably take couple of minutes to see the pillar said to be 2000 years old build by Greek ambassador.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

It is an ancient pillar built by Heliodorus a Greek Ambassador of Alexander the Great in 113 BCE. It was at the entrance of a Vishnu temple now only stones remain of the temple. The local fishermen community worships it and calls it Khamb Baba...More

Thank Rana S
Reviewed January 6, 2018

To be honest there is not so much to see: a stone pillar and an information board. Yet, the place has such great significance, that all history lovers should come here if in the area - physical evidence of the contact between two of the...More

Thank JPHStVincent
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

What's good Almost 2200 years to inception, the pillar gets another star for its closeness to Udaigiri Caves. Ancient and mysterious, the pillar does offer an experience. What's not good Nothing else around. What to do Club the visit with Udaigiri Caves and read about...More

Thank Prashant K
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Khamba baba as the name suggests is the name of the pillar from the time of Ashoka. It is a must visit and is an epitome of the history.

Thank akankshacoolgirl
Reviewed November 25, 2016

This place is a must visit as it has a rich historical significance from the time of Ashoka. This place does not require much time as the main attraction is the pillar.

Thank Chetan S
Reviewed February 28, 2016

At the exit of Udayagiri site, as you reach the main road the Baba Khamba or Heliodorus pillar appears inside a small lane on the right side of the main road. There is nothing much to see there other than the fact that it is...More

1  Thank ashmita_bose
Reviewed November 26, 2015

it is not a large area but a pillar standing in remainings of old temple. the boards there tells the story of the this place and you can estimate the importance that this place would have during older times

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