Sanchi is 46 kms from Bhopal. There is a Buddhist structure at the top of a rounded hill. This is one of the oldest Buddhist structures is India. Sanchi was the birthplace of Emperor Ashoka’s wife. After the war of Kalinga, Ashoka turned towards Buddhism and decided to serve the humanity. This Great Stupa at Sanchi was built by him only. After Ashoka’s rule the Hinduism prevailed in all these regions and therefore no one really focused on this site. In 1818, a British Officer rediscovered this site and since then it became quite popular. Sanchi is easily approachable from Bhopal and is hardly a one hour drive from the city. This is a nice comforting place for the visitors who seek peace and relaxation.