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  • Madhya Pradesh
  • India

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Sanchi is a town located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is considered as the sacred pilgrimage site for the followers of Buddhism. The land of Sanchi had been ruled by the different dynasties like Maurya, Shunga, Kushana and the Satvahana. The similarity amid these dynasties was that they were the ardent followers of Buddhism and constructed various monuments that reflected Buddhism.

Sanchi is located at an elevation of 650 feet above the sea level. It spans a vast area of land that is a jagged plain. It is fed by the tributaries of the River Betwa. The climate of Sanchi is described as tropical-temperate. It encounters humid summers with the median temperature of 41°C and pleasant winters with the median mercury level of 14°C. The annual average rainfall received by Sanchi is 3000 mm.

The Stupa located in Sanchi is a frequented Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is a dome-shaped shrine that is entirely carved out of a stone. It is the place where the relics of the Buddhist masters and Buddha are kept. The followers of Buddhism visit Sanchi on a large scale.

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