Sanchi Stupas & Udaygiri Caves Private Day Tour from Bhopal
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Product Code : AGORA287
Explore the fascinating history and culture of Madhya Pradesh on this Private Guided Day Tour from Bhopal. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sanchi Stupas and admire the ancient Buddhist structures, intricately carved gates, and pillars. Discover the stunning rock-cut architecture of the Udaygiri Caves and marvel at the intricate carvings depicting various Hindu deities. Learn about the rich history of the region as you visit Vidisha Museum and explore the ruins of the Udayagiri Fort. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and experience the best of Madhya Pradesh in a single day.
9:00 AM - Our expert guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bhopal in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
10:00 AM - Reach Sanchi Stupas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the ancient Buddhist structures. The site features several stupas, or dome-shaped structures that contain Buddhist relics, as well as intricately carved gateways and pillars. The most famous structure at Sanchi is the Great Stupa, which is believed to date back to the 3rd century BCE. Admire the intricate carvings and sculptures that depict various scenes from the life of Buddha and learn about the history and significance of Buddhism in India from your expert guide.
12:00 PM - Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Sanchi, where you can try some authentic Madhya Pradesh cuisine.
1:00 PM - After lunch, drive to Udaygiri Caves, an archaeological site consisting of a group of rock-cut caves and shrines. Marvel at the stunning rock-cut architecture and the intricate carvings depicting various Hindu deities. The caves are considered some of the finest examples of rock-cut architecture in India and provide a fascinating glimpse into the religious and cultural traditions of the region.
3:00 PM - Drive to Vidisha, an ancient city that was once an important center of trade and culture. Visit the Vidisha Museum to see archaeological remains and artifacts from the region. The museum features exhibits on local history and culture, including displays on ancient trade routes, coinage, and the region's early Buddhist heritage. Visitors can learn about the various dynasties that ruled the area and see artifacts dating back to the 2nd century BCE.
4:00 PM - Explore the ruins of the Udayagiri Fort, an impressive hill fortress that dates back to the Gupta period. Admire the intricate carvings and inscriptions on the ancient stone walls. The fort features a series of stone walls and ramparts, as well as several gateways and inscriptions. Visitors can explore the ruins of the fort and learn about the history of the region from their expert guide.
5:00 PM - Visit the nearby Heliodorus Pillar, an ancient monument that dates back to the 2nd century BCE. This unique stone column features inscriptions in both Sanskrit and Greek and is considered one of the oldest surviving stone inscriptions in India. The inscriptions tell the story of Heliodorus, a Greek ambassador who came to India and became a devotee of the god Vasudeva. Learn about the early cultural and religious exchanges between India and Greece and admire the intricate carvings on the pillar.
6:00 PM - Finally, end your day by heading back to your hotel in Bhopal, where our guide will drop you off.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.