Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar

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As an ancient and sacred site of Buddhism, Dhauli Giri Hills allegedly represents the spot where the Kalinga War was fought well over 2,000 years ago. When you visit, you can see one of the earliest Buddhist sculptures in the form of a rock-hewn elephant. Around the hill stand stupas, pillars, and chaityas, and at the very top, a dazzling white pagoda built in the 1970s. Try to visit early in the day to avoid the massive crowds that often gather at this site. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dhauli Giri Hills and many more Bhubaneswar attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bhubaneswar day trip app .
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  • Visited Dhauli . After Dhauli i visited Puri jagannath temple . To my surprise , i found Dhauli to be more peaceful and mesmerising than the so called place of faith ,as i found puri is a place full o...  more »
  • its about 15-20 minutes drive out of central bhubaneswar, a decent spot to visit, a few steps to climb from the parking spot.good views from the top. also a good spot to buy bags as we found they were...  more »
  • Historically very famous this hill marks the place where emperor Ashok changed to a Buddhist after seeing the bloodshed during his battle of Kalinga. The story goes that the nearby river Daya became r...  more »

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