Dhauli Giri Hills, Odisha

Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar, Odisha is located at the grounds of the Kalinga War. You can discover the beautiful Buddhist centre that was setup by the King Ashoka after the wretched war took thousands of lives, making the King renounce his Kingdom and follow the Buddhist way of life.

People get to see different type of idols of Buddha in different forms such as meditating, sleeping, penance, etc. The Ashoka Stupa is another place that is widely visited by tourists. A light and sound show is organised by the local government to entertain the tourists as well. The 11 rock edicts that are found at these hills are one of the major reasons why people flock to this place. The entire Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, screams and echoes about peace and welfare.

You can easily get to know about the history of the place when you are right there, standing beside any of the edicts or at any of the stupas, due to the quotes that they have on them. Get to see a piece of the exquisite Mauryan art, which is an example of one of the most primitive arts in India. The place is a combination of so many historical places, arts, and edicts that once you are there, you are sure to be carried straight away to the Mauryan age. The Dhauli Giri Hills, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, is a must visit place when you are in town, so that you get to know about the actual history of India, and how the place changed from being a war ground to being grounds for people who practise and promote Buddhism. Nothing can be better than experiencing so many things at once and at one go.

Timings

Dhauli Giri Hills open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

0 entry fee
 

Light and Sound Show

25 INR per Adult and 10 INR per Child (06:00 PM to 06:45 PM)

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