Dhauli, Orissa

Dhauligiri, a hillside also known with the name of Dhauli, rests on the banks of River Daya banks. It is located 8 km from the south of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa. Here you can explore impressive Edicts of Ashoka engraved on rock formations in Dhauli. It is said that Dhauli hill was furious battlefield of the Kalinga War. Thus, the place has a rich historical value. One can also explore the very famous Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda here.

Attractions:
Shanti Stupa: Shanti Stupa of Dhauligiri is also renowned with the name of Peace Pagda. It was constructed in 1972 by the Japan Buddha Sangha. Dhauligiri is just 7 Km from Bhubaneswar. Thus, travellers visiting Bhubaneswar to Puri always stop at Shanti Stupa to explore this ancient pilgrimage spot. The place stands for world peace. It has major Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock. Here one can see the edict of Lord Buddha which is very popular among the followers of Buddhism. This stupa is in the shape of a dome.

Travellers can also enjoy excursions to many nearly places. Visit the state capital Bhubaneswar dotted with numerous ancient temples. Linagaraja temple, the Mukteswar and the Parasurameswar remain the most popular out of all temples here. Travellers must also reserve some time to visit Pipli known for the applique work.  This rare artistry runs here from one generation to another.

How to Reach
By Air: Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport well connected to major cities of India.
By Rail: Bhubaneswar is a major station near Dhauli and is well connected on the railway network of India.
By Road – Dhauli can be reached by Bus or rented Taxi.

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