The main stupa was originally built by the Great Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. He was married to merchant's daughter (Devi) of Vidisha. Their son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra were born in Ujayini and sent to Sri Lanka where they converted the king, the queen and there people to Buddhism
By Air: Nearest Airport is Bhopal (210 kms) & Jabalpur (230 kms).
By Rail: Pipariya Railway Station (60 kms) is the most convenient railhead to get down at for Pachmari.
By Road: Panchmari is connected through buses from Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur and Nagpur. Taxis are available from Pachmari & also Pipariya.