Top 6 attractions to explore in Raisen
Raisen District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The district is part of Bhopal Division. Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies is the first international university located at Sanchi Town.
Attractions in Raisen
This Archaeological Museum was opened in 1919 which was located in a hilltop in Sanchi. It consists of a main hall, four galleries, and a wide array of exhibits in the verandah and in the open courtyards. In the main hall, the exhibits will surely take the visitors to different eras in history. It represents the Indian historic periods like Mauryan, Satvahana, Gupta, Sunga, and Kushana.
This is a famous archaeological site in central India that spans the prehistoric paleolithic and mesolithic periods. It is a UNESCO world heritage site that consists of seven hills and over 750 rock shelters distributed over 10 kilometers. The rock shelters and caves provide evidence of human settlement and cultural evolution from hunter-gatherers, to agriculture, and expressions of prehistoric spirituality.
A huge reservoir in the distrcit of raisen built on the Halali River. This dam is popular among locals of Bhopal as an excellent spot for picnic and boat rides. Apart from this, the reservoir is home to aquatic life forms such as catla, mrigal, mystus, rohu and chitala.
A historical fort situated in the top a hill buuilt in 1200 AD made of sandstone. it stands as a testimonial to the amazing ancient architecture and quality of the ancient structures. The fort has been known for its Lord Shiva temple and Mahashivaratri celebrations. A working ancient cannon is also placed on the hill which is used during Ramadan for the announcement of sunset.
This is a wildlife sanctuary spread over 890 sqkm in the Bhopal-Raisen forest division of Madhya Pradesh which has a population of about 40 tigers and so many other varieties of flora and fauna and a wide variety of birds and mammals call it their home.
One of the oldest surviving stone structures in India and a specimen of Buddhist architecture which shows light to the relation between King Ashoka and Buddhism. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a landmark structure in tracing the evolution of Indian architecture starting with the Maurya period.
Map of attractions in Raisen