Ashokan Rock Edict

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  • Address: Dhauli Rd, Dhauli, Odisha 752104, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Ashokan Rock Edict - Review

One of the most popular attractions of Bhubaneshwar is Ashokan Rock Edict. Firstly because it is located on Dhualigiri Hills which played an important role in Kalinga war that was fought by Emperor Ashoka. Secondly, this edict is said to be the oldest records in the Indian history. When you visit this edict, you will find inscriptions of Ashoka’s ideologies and principles carved on it. According to the archeologists, there are nearly 33 inscriptions carved on the stones, pillars and boulders of the edict. The most surprising fact about these inscriptions is you can still see it prominently inspite of its existence since 3rd century BC.

The language used in the edict is primarily Pali. However, the 13th edict has inscription written in Greek.

So, visit this remarkable historical landmark when you come to Bhubaneshwar.

Ashokan Rock Edict Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Ashokan Rock Edict Opening and Closing Hours

  • You can visit the rock edict any time of the day.

How To reach Ashokan Rock Edict by Public Transport

  • On foot

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TripHobo Highlights for Ashokan Rock Edict

  • Ashokan Rock Edict Address: Dhauli Rd, Dhauli, Odisha 752104, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Ashokan Rock Edict Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ashokan Rock Edict Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ashokan Rock Edict(preferred time): 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ashokan Rock Edict: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ashokan Rock Edict

  • 6.1% of people who visit Bhubaneshwar include Ashokan Rock Edict in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Ashokan Rock Edict visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ashokan Rock Edict

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

63.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ashokan Rock Edict

People normally club together Dhauligiri Hills and CIFA Aquarium while planning their visit to Ashokan Rock Edict.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Ashokan Rock Edict, Bhubaneshwar Reviews

  • Ancient scripts from the time of Asoka written on rocks is preserved at here. The complex is like a small hill with beautiful garden. Watch out for a elephant structure carved on rock which seems as if coming out of a tunnel. Spend some time here on the trip to Dhauligiri with family & friends.

  • Surreal place, the actual rock engravings of ashoka are placed here. Also the place has a beautiful lawn and a calm and very peaceful vibe to it It showcases peace and the passage of time and the immortaloty of words

  • Ashokans Rock Edicts reprasents Santi Sthupa Dhauli ,Where, in The Time Of kalinga war, there situated a river on the bank of Dhauli Hill ,called Daya River ,in the war tym King Ashoka kills the enmys and through to the river after win the war when he goes to refresh himself to the bank of That River ,it's water Full of blood , then The King can't bear it ,from that days He named tht Rivers name Daya River.. Rock Edicts shows the most powerful stratigraphy of Gautam Budhas saint..One Of the Famous Budhist place In Odisha

  • Though it's commonly known as the Shanti Stupa by nearby people, but it's also known for Kalinga war and Ashokan rock edicts. Present in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city this place is a prestine natural beauty. Situated on the bank of river Daya it reminds of the Kalinga war when it's said that the war had made the river water red with the blood shed occuring in the war. It reminds of the history from when Buddhism got it's world recognition and spreaded beyond boundaries of India to become a world religion.

  • Really liked the place, just a little before Shanti stupa, it has been maintained well. Nice garden in the back. The rock where the messages are carved are well protected by enclosure with the carved elephant at the top also well protected from the elements by a roof

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