Vidisha is a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The district was created as "Bhilsa District" in 1904 by joining the tehsils of Vidisha also known as Bhilsa and Basoda, but not Basoda State, which were then part of Gwalior state. After India's autonomy in 1947, the previous august province of Gwalior turned out to be a piece of Madhya Bharat state, which was framed in 1948. It is situated close to the state capital Bhopal.
Vidisha was the authoritative central station of Bhelsa, or Bhilsa, amid the Medieval time frame. The town is arranged east of the Betwa River, in the fork of the Betwa and Bes waterways, 9 km from Sanchi. The town of Besnagar, 3 km from present-day Vidisha on the west side of the waterway, turned into an imperative exchange focus in the sixth and fifth hundreds of years BCE, under the Shungas, Nagas, Satavahanas, and Guptas, and was said in the Pali sacred texts.
The Emperor Ashoka was the legislative head of Vidisha amid his dad's lifetime. His Buddhist Empress Vidisha Devi who was additionally his first spouse was raised in Vidisha. It discovers specify in Kalidasa's Meghdoot. Vidisha is a railroad station on the Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Mumbai principle line of the Central Railway, at a separation of 54 km from Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh.