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
Dhauligiri Hills - Review
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.
Dhauligiri Hills Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Dhauligiri Hills Opening and Closing Hours
- Dhauli Giri Shanti Stupa: 7am – 7pm (Monday to Sunday & public holidays)
How To reach Dhauligiri Hills by Public Transport
- By bus, autorickshaw or a taxi from Bhubaneshwar’s centre till the base of the hill.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dhauligiri Hills
95% of people who visit Bhubaneshwar include Dhauligiri Hills in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
53.74% of people start their Dhauligiri Hills visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Dhauligiri Hills
94.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dhauligiri Hills
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Dhauligiri Hills, Bhubaneshwar Reviews
Being atop a hill gives you a very nice view of surrounding area. Cool breeze, expansive view of entire region gives a pleasant experience. For those religiously inclined, one of the very good stoop in the vicinity. For others would be a good spot to spend some time with friends and family. Being a religious spot, observe all usual restrictions of a buddhist religion.
Awesome place!! Peaceful day !! Preferably goo around 4 pm in evening because in day time it's really hot over there you can't walk on stairs by naked foot. Tough experience it was walking bare foot throughout. Shops are available there for cool sun glasses and yup the sugarcane juice too tasty !! Have a visit for a peaceful off-day.
Dhauli is a quite nice place. The roads are a breeze and the place is pretty well maintained though there is scope for betterment. The guides have no proper knowledge about the monument. Over all a good place.
It is the oldest Buddhist sanctuary in existence. the site was settled in the 3rd century BC at the time that the Emperor Asoka. "When it was discovered in 1818 by General Taylor, Sanchi had lain abandoned for 600 years. The site, 45 km from Bhopal, was overrun with vegetation. Excavations began in somewhat disorganized fashion until the Archaeological Survey of India stepped in and took control. Gradually, as the hill was cleared, the ruins of about 50 monuments were uncovered, revealing one of the most remarkable archaeological complexes in India." it is a must visit place when you are in Bhopal. it is around 45 km from Bhopal.
Nice place with historical importance. More security required and cleanliness is a concern. People must act more responsible and should spit guthka pan on the White Walls. Light and sound is good but have minor projection problems. Timings needs to be updated. 1st show 7-735 during summer . 6-635 during winter.