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Visitor Information -- For extensive information about any destination in Madhya Pradesh, as well as transport options, contact the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) at its Bhopal hotel, Palash Residency (45 Bungalows, New Market, T.T. Nagar; tel. 0755/255-3006; www.mptourism.com). Sanchi is 46km (29 miles) from Bhopal, less than 2 hours by road. Regular train services from Bhopal pass through Sanchi.

Getting There & Away -- As the state capital, Bhopal is well connected by air with numerous cities (including Delhi, Mumbai, Gwalior, and Indore). Bhopal is also on a main railway line, and frequent trains connect the city with Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi (for Orchha), Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

Getting Around -- Taxis and auto-rickshaws are easy to flag down.

Guided Tours -- Mrs. Rekha Chopra, of Radiant Travels (243/B, First Floor, Krishna Palace, M. P. Nagar, Zone I; tel. 0755/254-0560 or 94-2530-3572) is not only an experienced tour guide, but introduces visitors to basic Indian cuisine with vegetarian meals at her home.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.