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Deorkothar is a world renowned pilgrimage and archeological site situated on the Dakshinapath (southern trade route), in Raisen District, Madhya Pradesh. Located midway between Bharhut and Sanchi, this place stands as a unique site showing exquisite craftsmanship of the latter part of the Maurya period.

Excavations have unearthed many architectural works of the Maurya - Sunga period (fourth through first centuries) including 63 ancient rock-shelters, 30 stone stupas, a water channel system and an ancient pathway.

Excavations also recovered pieces of terracotta toys, beads, ear studs and coins, which hint that this site must have been an active trade center.

Nearest airport is at Bhopal. Sanchi Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Updated on 3rd October, 2005
District: Raisen

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