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Marvelous fact of Ancient Indian history

The pillar of Heliodorus reveals political, commercial, mercantile and cultural connections of... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
New Delhi, India
Greek Roots

Located around 30 minutes drive from Udaygiri caves, the pillar is located in a small ground. Seems... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

The pillar of Heliodorus reveals political, commercial, mercantile and cultural connections of India and the Mediterranean world. A visit to this site is must for global trotter. Infrastructural maintenance of this site area is required for a better experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank history-of-tourism
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Heliodorus pillar is a stone column that was erected in Vidisha, by Heliodorus, a Greek ambassador of the Indo-Greek king Antialcidas to the court of the Sunga king Bhagabhadra. It was discovered in British rule. A worth visit place. It is more than 2000...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Located around 30 minutes drive from Udaygiri caves, the pillar is located in a small ground. Seems to be hardly visited by tourist.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We made a short half n hour min stop to this pillar, which is supposedly from greek time around 140 BC . For history lovers this place is must watch which provide beautiful history of 140 BC.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank akankshacoolgirl
Reviewed 7 January 2016

About 4 kilometers from Vidisha, near Udaigiri caves, not well maintained, but OK to visit due to historical significanca, Heliodorus a Greek embassador to king of Vidisha after learning about Vishnu-purana, was tempted to put up this pillar, needs about half hour to visit,

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

We were here about 20 min to see the pillar from supposedly 140 BC erected by Greek ambassador of the period. interesting historical connections.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Very few of us know that India had close Greek connections. Alexander had returned but Greek mingled with India on its north-western borders. One Greek named Heliodorus came from Taxila to visit Vidisha, now in Madhya Pradesh, to meet local king some 150 years before...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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