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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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  • Excellent and Beautiful architecture Lord Buddha is carved in various forms, penance, sleeping, blessing, observing, meditating etc., forms were shown. Lions on all the sides depicting Kalinga King Gr...  more »
  • This has become more of a picnic spot. No one to guide. An important historic place but no one to explain the importance. There is a Sound & Light show every evening. 
  • We visited this hills on they way to Bhubhaneswar from Konark, nice temple on small hill, it will take just 1 hr to see all the hill.