The earliest monasteries were made of wood and are long gone. The usual plan was of a central courtyard surrounded by monastic cells....
The breathtakingly carved figure of a yakshi, hanging from an architrave, is one of Sanchi's best-known images. One of the pillars,...
This clean MP Tourism place has a simple Indian menu plus coffee. Come out of the train station and keep going. It’s on your left, just...
Archaeological Museum information
This fine museum has a small collection of sculptures from the site. The centre piece is the 3rd-century-BC lion capital from the Ashoka Pillar 10. Other highlights include a yakshi hanging from a mango tree, and beautifully serene Buddha figures in red sandstone. There are also some interesting photos showing the site, pre-restoration.