Vidisha Tourism

Vidisha, a town in Madhya Pradesh is known for its monuments of historical and religious significance. The Ramayana provides the earliest reference to Vidisha, when Shatrughan's son was asked to take charge of the region. The famous Sanchi Stupas are situated just 9 kms away from Vidisha. Tourism in Vidisha is a major part of the economic activity.

Best Time to Visit Vidisha

Famous places in Vidisha

As Vidisha is known for its pleasant climate one can plan a trip anytime yet it is advisable to travel between October to March when weather remains quite pleasant and the region witnesses many local festivals.

Helplines and Important Contacts Numbers

Tourist destinations in VidishaDepartment of Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Paryatan Bhawan, Bhadbhada Road, Bhopal - 462 003
Phone : 0755-2775572
E-Mail : info@mptourism.com

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

10-11 Jbu Tower, Rabindranath Tagore Marg
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Rajwada, Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holker Cloth Market
Indore - 452007
Phone: 0731-2520345

Famous Tourist Destinations in Vidisha

Historically relevant and awe inspiring sculptures, ruins, inscriptions and structures can be found in Vidisha that throw light on the considerable architectural development during that period. The architevutal remains of the ancient and medieval period throws light on the rule of many dynasties, that once dominated the region. Popular tourist destinations in and around Vidisha are

Religious Sites in Vidisha

Vidisha, known for its enormous cultural heritage in terms of ancient temple sites. Beautifully constructed temples in Vidisha shows the religious bent of the successive rulers. The ancient city of Besnagar, three kilometers from Vidisha features prominently in Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical literature's. The names Besnagar came from the famous temple dedicated to the Sun God. The considerable architectural development of the period is evident by the nature of structures and sculptures.
Famous Temples in and around Vidisha are
  • Bijamandal or Vijayamandira Temple
  • Udayeshwara Temple
  • Girdhari Temple
  • Dashavtar Temple
  • Maladevi Temple
  • Bajramath Temple
  • Gadarmal Temple
  • Sola-Kambi Temple
  • Sironj
  • Hindola Torana

Popular Museums in Vidisha

The Vidisha District Museum is known for its striking exhibits. One such is a Bhairavnath-the hunter with his dog. A panel of Tirthankers also can be found which dates back to the 9th-10th century. A reclining Vishnu, lying on the coils of a serpent can also be found. It is truly a masterpiece. All these beautiful sculptures portray the prosperity, the cultural wealth of the area.

Popular museums of in Vidisha include:
  • The Vidisha District Museum, Vidisha
  • District Archeological Museum, Vidisha

How to reach Vidisha ?

Mediums to reach Vidisha

Located in the central part of the country, Vidisha a is well connected with road and rail network.

By Road

Vidisha is connected well by road to most other major parts of Madhya Pradesh and also other states. It is 10 Kms from Sanchi, 54 Kms from Bhopal, 114 Kms from Sagar, 129 Kms from Hoshangabad, 226 Kms from Dewas, 262 Kms from Indore, 264 Kms from Ujjain, 280 Kms from Jhansi, 336 Kms from Kota and 408 Kms from Nagpur. Buses of Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (MPSRTC) ply regularly connecting Vidish to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and other adjoining states

By Rail

Vidisha Railway Station is connected to all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh and other cities like Nagpur, Kanpur and Lucknow.

By Air

For people traveling by air, the nearest international airport is the Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal. It is about one and a half hours drive away from Vidisha

Where to stay in Vidisha ?

While traveling to Visidha you can opt to stay in these following famous hotels of Visisha. Apart from these there are many more offering pleasant stay in the historical town city of Vidisha.

Hotel Sambodhi

Contact: +(91)-9039033033, 8602003213
Address: Vidisha Bhopal Main Road, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001

Virat Sagar Residency

Contact: +(91)-7592-251480
Address: Near Sati College, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001

Hotel Ansh Har Palace

Contact: +(91)-7592-405020
Address: Opposite Post Office, Gurudwara Road, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001

Laksh Palace Hotel

Contact: +(91)-7592-233798
Address: Main Road, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001

Where to eat in Vidisha ?

Restaurants in Vidisha serve mainly North Indian food and are quite reasonable too. After a hectic day of visiting many tourist attractions, it would be a great way to unwind by visiting these.

Teekhi Mirch Restaurant

Address: Hotel Suraksha, Near Railway Station, Railway Station to Distt.Hospital, Baripura, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh 464001
Phone:091 58 853854

Shree Krishna Sweets & Restaurant

Address: Vidisha Railway Station, Baripura, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh 464001
Phone:096 91 511222

Zero Degree Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour

Address: Opposite Girls College, Sanchi Road, National Highway 87, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001
Phone:+(91)-9098512143

Rajbhog Family Restaurant

Address: Opposite Badukul Bhavan, Savarkar Bal Vihar, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001
Phone:+(91)-9826747977, 9329069538

Krishna Garden Restaurant

Address:Sanchi Road, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001
Phone:+(91)-9826278883

Halali Restaurant

Address:C/O Halali Retreat, Sanchi Vidisha Road, Vidisha HO, Vidisha - 464001
Phone:+(91)-9302192848

Vidisha Travel Tips

Whenever planning to visit Vidisha do take care of certain things to enjoy hassle free journey.
  • Do not forget to check the credentials of the hotel or lodge opted by you
  • Do not leave your money and other important documents behind
  • Beware of touts and agents
  • Always carry a photocopy of your identity card
  • Avoid narrow lanes , by lanes and isolated areas
  • Keeps a booklet containing details of public transportation systems
  • Always keep the contact number of your hotel
  • Make sure that your hotel reservation is done and confirmed

Mediums to travel in Vidisha

Vidisha, being a smaller town in Madhya Pradesh, does not have very large internal distances. Buses ply in the city as well as auto-rickshaws and tongas. There are a limited number of private taxi service operators, the bulk of whom originate the journey in Bhopal.


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