During our stay at Bhopal, on our top priority was a visit to Buddhist UNESCO World Heritage site. And on a sunny day, we travelled by car to Sanchi, about an hour, little more or less. The excitement multiplied manifold when we reached at the Gates. As we ventured into the complex, the landscaping is impressively maintained. Thanks. The Main Stupa intact, thank God for keeping it for ages. The other two may be significant, don't know exactly. The Gates and Statues in pretty bad shape, a pity. The surrounding historical locations are in dilapidated condition (under maintenance(?), Visit, if you are interested in Buddhism and have done your home work before the visit. If you know the background of Buddhist history, the site gets immensely interesting and important. Must hire a well-versed guide who can explain the idols (visible) as well as those which have damaged on the Gates. There is not much at Archaeological Book/CD store, which you might not have read before, if you like you can carry some souvenir book or pic. The only Tibetan(?) Buddhist temple (opposite ASI book store) was closed at noon. So, if you want to pay obesiance to Buddha at the temple, better check out the timings.
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