Dhauli Tourism & Travel Guide

The Asokan rock edicts and the stone carved elephant at Dhauli are the earliest evidence of Buddhism's presence in Odisha.A very similar rock cut elephant has been found in the excavations of relics near Kaima in Jajpur district.As per records ,even a stupa existed near the rock edicts at Dhauli until 19 th century which was lost to time later on....

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Dhauli Road, Dhauligiri, Bhubaneswar
Dhauli Shanthi stupa : Dhauli believed to be the battleground of Kalinga war is a hillside lying on the banks of river Daya just 8km from Bhubhaneshwar. Kalinga war that took place in 261B.C had lot of implications on Emperor Ashoka's mind ,completely transformed his thoughts and soul after which he embraced Buddhism. It is said River Daya had completely turned red due to the blood of dying soldiers from both sides of Magadha and Kalinga kingdom. This is the site of the Vishwa Shanti Stupa built by Japan Buddha Sangha and Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha. After offering our obeisance to Lord Buddha, we had an aerial view of Daya River
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About Dhauli

Lying along the banks of river Daya, Dhauli is known for the famous battle of Kalinga. In close proximity to Orissa, Dhauli is popular for its historical importance and religious sites. The Dhabaleshwar and Bahirangeshwar temples are among the more prominent sites in Dhauli along with the magnificent statues of Ashoka and his inscriptions on the Dhauli hill. For those looking for some adventure, the Nandan Kanan National Park is a few kilometres from Dhauli and is popular for its fauna and flora!

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