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
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
Department of Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh
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
Vidisha, known for its enormous cultural heritage in terms of ancient temple sites. Beautifully constructedtemples 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
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 ?
Located in the central part of the country, Vidisha a is well connected with road and rail network.
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
Vidisha Railway Station is connected to all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh and other cities like Nagpur, Kanpur and Lucknow.
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
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.
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.