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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Sanchi: Photo 1

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Call it an hour's drive north of town.  You wouldn't guess it from this picture, but we're atop an otherwise unremarkable hill.  There's not even a legend that the Buddha was ever here, but the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka was, and it was he who began the tradition of building stupas.  The great stupa of Sanchi is in the background.

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