Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar

3.8
#3 of 40 in Nature in Odisha
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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  • A modern monument built around 1970. nothing much to see here. Okay to visit when you are paying through  more »
  • Nice place with awsm weather. Located away from city... hilly top... needs proper light .. peaceful calmful envrnmnt  more »
  • This is a nice (but touristy) place with good views of the Daya river, the Kalinga battlefield and the city of Bhubaneshwar (just 15 minutes out of the city). The stupa itself is not old and is quite ...  more »

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Accommodating large numbers of pilgrims year-round, Bhubaneswar offers a variety of options for overnight stays. A wide array of hotels grouped between Nanpath Road and CTC Road and northwest to Nandan Kanan Road give a range choice for everyone’s budget. Luxurious four-star hotels are located away from the city’s bustle and have beach view. With many universities in town, Bhubaneswar offers a wide range of low-budget accommodations. Inexpensive government- or state tourism-run hotels and hostels, guest houses and youth hostels are scattered around town.
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