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. Add Dhauli Giri Hills and other attractions to your Bhubaneswar trip itinerary using our Bhubaneswar itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Peaceful, Serene on top of hill - gives good view of City. Built in Memory of Ashoka, who moved from being a war loving person to a peace loving person. It has lord Budhha's statues on all the sides o...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    If you are fond of peace and tranquility in Bhubaneswar, the answer is Dhauli Hills.Best time to visit is after 4 PM when cool evening winds starts to blow soothing your inner soul.Built in the same l...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This place is also called peace pagoda. It was built with the help of Japan. There are 4 statues of lord buddha on top. The whole city of Bhubaneswar can be seen from the hilltop  more »

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