Dhauligiri HillsCurrently Open
- Address: Dhauli Road, Dhauligiri, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 752104, Bhubaneshwar, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Geological Formation, View Point, Family And Kids, Hill
The Dhauligiri Hills are an ancient geological formation on the banks of Daya River. This place is historically significant as this is where the Kalinga War took place. Post the war, Emperor Asoka gave up his princely life and started practicing penance. There is also a small temple on the hill that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But above all is the fantastic Buddhist Chaitya, which is white and golden in appearance and is set up on the peak of the Dhauli Hill. It is one of the very few temples and monasteries that have the statue of Lord Buddha in a sleeping posture. This place is not only popular among the Buddhists but among other tourists as well.
- Entry is free.
- Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa: 7am – 7pm (Monday to Sunday & public holidays)
- By bus, autorickshaw or a taxi from Bhubaneshwar’s centre till the base of the hill.
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64.59% of people who visit Bhubaneshwar include Dhauligiri Hills in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
36.59% of people start their Dhauligiri Hills visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Dhauligiri Hills
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dhauligiri Hills
Place is awesome and onetime to watch. Light show in the night gives the history of this place, worth watching. Less crowded during noon. All idols are nice and awesome. Don't miss this place in your bucket list for traveller's.
This place has a historical significance for Buddhism. You will find a beautiful monument built in the 1970s. Filled with greenery around and offers nice view of the surroundings. But don’t go here if you want to peacefully experience the monument and surroundings. Although named Shanti Stupa (“Peace Pagoda”), this place is usually crowded and crowd management here is poor. So there is noise and chaos and anything but peaceful.
It was an amazing experience visiting a place of such historical significance. The place that has seen a magnificent transformation into the life of one of the greatest ruler in the history of this country. The site remains witness to the great Kalinga war and the bloodbath that took place during the war. The site is easily accessible by road and entry to the site is free.
It is well maintained but it seems like there is no regulation or particular rules about and for the visitors. Although there is a decent lacking of food stalls keeping in mind the foreign tourists. A good loo is also missing. There should be a regulation on vendors and photographers for hire
Nice place. Cool climate with hillside views , major Buddhism tourist place.No public transportation is available better to take own vehicle otherwise you have to walk 2-3km by foot.