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Vidisha District

Vidisha District lies on the Vindhya Plateau, situated in the fork of the Betwa and Beas rivers. During the 5th and 6th centuries BC, it became an important trade center and a lively city under the Sungas, Nagas, Satvahanas and Guptas. Emperor Ashoka was governor of Vidisha, and which is mentioned in Kalidasa's immortal Meghdoot.

Vidisha covers an area of 7,371 sq km with a population of 1 million. The climate is generally dry except during the south-west monsoon season. Udaigiri Caves, Heliodorus Pillar, Bijamandal Mosque, Maladevi Temple, Hindola Torana, Bajramath Temple, Shalbhanjika, and Udayeshwara Temple are some of the main attractions.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Vidisha

Bus Stations (1) Mosques (1) Trains and Railway Stations (2)
Cities and Towns (15) Temples (6) Villages (9)
Miscellaneous (1) Tourist Destinations (1)


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