Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar

3.8
#2 of 53 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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  • History says that around 300 BC after the fierce battle of King Ashoka vs state of Kalinga where thousands of people died, king Ashoka came here to rest. But the victory could not give him joy due to ...  more »
  • It is a shanti stupa consisting of Gautama Buddha idol. The view from the top is amazing. Overall a good experience  more »
  • Visited the place in hot very hot climate, even then enjoyed the calmness and satisfaction one receive after visiting this place. Visit it just to understand or relive the moment ashok gave up the arm...  more »
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