One of the most spiritual places in the world is the Great Stupa at the hill of Sanchi. It is truly amazing that in a land as ancient as INdia, the Great Stupa is the oldest stone structure in the entire country. The dome-shaped stupa was built to protect the relics from the elements, with later generations adding ornately carved Buddhist symbols such as chakra wheels and gates. The Northern gateway is particularly interesting for its carved stone elephants, monkeys, and scenes from Buddhist folklore. Learned pilgrims will be able to read the Brahmi inscriptions on the walls of this holy site. For a place that will give you inner peace, visit the Great Stupa.