Ashokan Rock Edict

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  • Address: Dhauli Rd, Dhauli, Odisha 752104, Bhubaneshwar, India
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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Best place of Bhubaneswar. Located near the Daya River. Its called Dhaulagiri. Has a lot of significance jn Indian History

  • There are ancient writing(cravings) in stone. The rock is elephant shaped. Nice place to sit peacefully unless crowded

  • The place is calm N beautiful with huge garden area The garden is mostly filled with Bhubaneswars love birds Good place for photo session

  • Place we can see script return during the time of Ashok.some say its written by king Ashoka itself.. it's on the way to Dhauli giri

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