Dhauli"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Dhauli Hill - Dhauli Hill located at the bank of the Daya River is famous for the rock edicts of Ashoka the Great of the Mauryan Emperor who lived around 261 B.C. It is believed that Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism here. These Orissa edicts are essentially public injunctions to the administrators of the empire, instructing them to rule with justice and gentleness. There are also  chiselled elephants near the rock edict. The importance of elephants is that they serve as the universal symbol of Lord Buddha. Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha was inspired by the legacy of Buddhism and serenity of the place and decided to establish the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda and Saddharma Vihar monastery. Both of these religious structures were built in early 1970s, under the guidance of Founder President of Nipponzan Myohoji of Japan, Guruji Fujii.

     

    Konark - Konark is a small place in Orissa that is very famous for the ancient temples as well as the dance festival that attracts huge number of visitors. The monuments of Konark are equally appealing and are good examples of the great architectural concepts of Orissa. The annual Dance Festival of Konark is a very popular fiesta of the place that showcases excellent performers in the field of classical dances. But, the most popular piece of attraction of the place is The Sun Temple, which stands witness to the rich cultural past. There is also the Craft Mela and Handicraft Exhibition that showcases a wide variety of artefacts in the form of rural handlooms, stylish handicrafts and potteries, reflecting the artistry of the local people. Konark in fact, displays a great combination of natural beauty and traditional architecture. With a beautiful location by the Bay of Bengal, Konark is the right place to find poetry carved temples that speaks of the rich cultural heritage.

     

    Puri - Considered one of the most sacred places for the Hindus, Puri is famous for the Jagannath Temple and is located along the Bay of Bengal in Orissa. It is a great centre of art and architecture and has a history that dates back to the of 3rd century B.C. In fact, Puri is one of the three cities that makes the golden triangle tour of Orissa, the others being Bhuvaneshwar and Konark. Puri offers many places of attractions apart from the Jagannath Temple like the Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, the Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Markandeswar tank, Gundicha Ghar, Atharnala Bridge as well as the Museum and Sudarshan Workshop. The popular Sun Temple of Konark is located within a half an hour journey from Puri. The Rath Yatra is the most famous festival of Puri that attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.

     

    Nandan Kanan National Park - Situated within few kilometres from Bhuvaneshwar, is the Nandan Kanan National Park, covering the Chandaka forest. The zoo has a botanical garden and is considered the ideal ground for many endangered species of animals like Indian crocodiles, Asiatic lion, Indian pangolin, Sangal lion, lion tailed macaque, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur as well as plenty of birds, fishes and reptiles. There are around 18 types of reptiles, 67 species of mammals and 81 species of birds, living together in this artificially created open-air zoo. However, the main attraction of the zoo is its white tigers, one of the rarest species of animals in the world. Currently, there are around 34 white tigers in the zoo.

     

    Dhavaleshwar Temple - Dhavaleshwar is a tiny island located on the Mahandi River and is only 4 km from city of Cuttack. The island got its name from Dhavaleshwar or Shiva temple located here. The sculptures of the temple date back to the period of 10th century, although the temple is a new structure. The place is widely visited by devotees, particularly during the time of the Dhavaleshwar Mela, Shivarathri and Bada Osha during the month of November. This island is also an ideal place for picnics. The government of Orissa is intitiating to develop the place as a tourist spot by introducing boating and jet skiing facilities. Around 15 km from this island is the on-sea beach of Gopalpur, which used to serve as an important shipping port for the British.

     

    Chandrabhaga Beach - The Chandrabhaga Beach located near the renowned Sun temple of Konark, is considered one of the finest beaches of the area. A functional light house is also situated at this beach. Previously, Chandrabhanga River joined the sea but now, only the confluence can be seen. Pilgrims often visit this beach on ‘Magha Saptami’ to for a holy dip in the confluence.

     

    Daya River - The Daya River starts at Saradeipur near Badahati, as a branch of the River Kuakhai. Below Golabai, it is joined by the Malaguni River and flows through the districts of Puri and Khorda. Finally, it empties into the Chilika Lake’s north-eastern corner, at a distance of some 37 km from its origin. On the banks of the Daya River, the historically significant Dhauli Hill is situated.

     

    Chilika - One of the world’s largest lagoons Chilika is located in the district of Puri. It is dotted with several small islands located close to each other. The region is a wetland and is the home to birds and animals of different species. During the peak season, migratory birds like flamingos and animals like turtles and dolphins can be spotted. The small islands provide the ideal setting for picnics. Pilgrims can also visit the Kalijai Island dedicated to Goddess Kalijai. The other islands that can be visited in Chilika are Nirmaljhara Island and Nalabana Island.

     

    Shanti Stupa - Shanti Stupa located on Dhauli Hill is a popular Buddhist site of Orissa. In 3rd century B.C, Emperor Ashoka abandoned war for the rest of his life and embraced Buddhism. In order to commemorate this event, the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda was established by the Nippon-Buddha Sangha. The first Buddhist complex of 1st century AD known as Saddharma Vihar Lalitagiri was also built at this place.

     

    Cuttack - A historical city, Cuttack is located by the meeting point Kathjuri and Mahanadi Rivers and is often called as the cultural capital of Orissa. Covering a total area of 3932 sq km, the city offers so many places of interests. According to history, Cuttack was ruled by the Keshari dynasty and was Nrupa Keshari who found the city. After the rule of this dynasty for many years, there was a change of rule for a long period till the time, it came under the rule of the Marathas who converted the centre into a business hotspot. Towards the later part in history, the British took over the control of the city and it gained much importance during the time of Indian independence. Cuttack is very famous for being the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Cuttack is very colourful with its different festivals like Dusshera, Baliyatra as well as many other festivals like the Kite festivals, during the month of January.

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    Dhauli Hill - Dhauli Hill located at the bank of the Daya River is famous for the rock edicts of Ashoka the Great of the Mauryan Emperor who lived around 261 B.C. It is believed that Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism here. These Orissa edicts are essentially public injunctions to the administrators of the empire, instructing them to rule with justice and gentleness. There are also  chiselled elephants near the rock edict. The importance of elephants is that they serve as the universal symbol of Lord Buddha. Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha was inspired by the legacy of Buddhism and serenity of the place and decided to establish the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda and Saddharma Vihar monastery. Both of these religious structures were built in early 1970s, under the guidance of Founder President of Nipponzan Myohoji of Japan, Guruji Fujii.

     

    Konark - Konark is a small place in Orissa that is very famous for the ancient temples as well as the dance festival that attracts huge number of visitors. The monuments of Konark are equally appealing and are good examples of the great architectural concepts of Orissa. The annual Dance Festival of Konark is a very popular fiesta of the place that showcases excellent performers in the field of classical dances. But, the most popular piece of attraction of the place is The Sun Temple, which stands witness to the rich cultural past. There is also the Craft Mela and Handicraft Exhibition that showcases a wide variety of artefacts in the form of rural handlooms, stylish handicrafts and potteries, reflecting the artistry of the local people. Konark in fact, displays a great combination of natural beauty and traditional architecture. With a beautiful location by the Bay of Bengal, Konark is the right place to find poetry carved temples that speaks of the rich cultural heritage.

     

    Puri - Considered one of the most sacred places for the Hindus, Puri is famous for the Jagannath Temple and is located along the Bay of Bengal in Orissa. It is a great centre of art and architecture and has a history that dates back to the of 3rd century B.C. In fact, Puri is one of the three cities that makes the golden triangle tour of Orissa, the others being Bhuvaneshwar and Konark. Puri offers many places of attractions apart from the Jagannath Temple like the Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, the Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Markandeswar tank, Gundicha Ghar, Atharnala Bridge as well as the Museum and Sudarshan Workshop. The popular Sun Temple of Konark is located within a half an hour journey from Puri. The Rath Yatra is the most famous festival of Puri that attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.

     

    Nandan Kanan National Park - Situated within few kilometres from Bhuvaneshwar, is the Nandan Kanan National Park, covering the Chandaka forest. The zoo has a botanical garden and is considered the ideal ground for many endangered species of animals like Indian crocodiles, Asiatic lion, Indian pangolin, Sangal lion, lion tailed macaque, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur as well as plenty of birds, fishes and reptiles. There are around 18 types of reptiles, 67 species of mammals and 81 species of birds, living together in this artificially created open-air zoo. However, the main attraction of the zoo is its white tigers, one of the rarest species of animals in the world. Currently, there are around 34 white tigers in the zoo.

     

    Dhavaleshwar Temple - Dhavaleshwar is a tiny island located on the Mahandi River and is only 4 km from city of Cuttack. The island got its name from Dhavaleshwar or Shiva temple located here. The sculptures of the temple date back to the period of 10th century, although the temple is a new structure. The place is widely visited by devotees, particularly during the time of the Dhavaleshwar Mela, Shivarathri and Bada Osha during the month of November. This island is also an ideal place for picnics. The government of Orissa is intitiating to develop the place as a tourist spot by introducing boating and jet skiing facilities. Around 15 km from this island is the on-sea beach of Gopalpur, which used to serve as an important shipping port for the British.

     

    Chandrabhaga Beach - The Chandrabhaga Beach located near the renowned Sun temple of Konark, is considered one of the finest beaches of the area. A functional light house is also situated at this beach. Previously, Chandrabhanga River joined the sea but now, only the confluence can be seen. Pilgrims often visit this beach on ‘Magha Saptami’ to for a holy dip in the confluence.

     

    Daya River - The Daya River starts at Saradeipur near Badahati, as a branch of the River Kuakhai. Below Golabai, it is joined by the Malaguni River and flows through the districts of Puri and Khorda. Finally, it empties into the Chilika Lake’s north-eastern corner, at a distance of some 37 km from its origin. On the banks of the Daya River, the historically significant Dhauli Hill is situated.

     

    Chilika - One of the world’s largest lagoons Chilika is located in the district of Puri. It is dotted with several small islands located close to each other. The region is a wetland and is the home to birds and animals of different species. During the peak season, migratory birds like flamingos and animals like turtles and dolphins can be spotted. The small islands provide the ideal setting for picnics. Pilgrims can also visit the Kalijai Island dedicated to Goddess Kalijai. The other islands that can be visited in Chilika are Nirmaljhara Island and Nalabana Island.

     

    Shanti Stupa - Shanti Stupa located on Dhauli Hill is a popular Buddhist site of Orissa. In 3rd century B.C, Emperor Ashoka abandoned war for the rest of his life and embraced Buddhism. In order to commemorate this event, the Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda was established by the Nippon-Buddha Sangha. The first Buddhist complex of 1st century AD known as Saddharma Vihar Lalitagiri was also built at this place.

     

    Cuttack - A historical city, Cuttack is located by the meeting point Kathjuri and Mahanadi Rivers and is often called as the cultural capital of Orissa. Covering a total area of 3932 sq km, the city offers so many places of interests. According to history, Cuttack was ruled by the Keshari dynasty and was Nrupa Keshari who found the city. After the rule of this dynasty for many years, there was a change of rule for a long period till the time, it came under the rule of the Marathas who converted the centre into a business hotspot. Towards the later part in history, the British took over the control of the city and it gained much importance during the time of Indian independence. Cuttack is very famous for being the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Cuttack is very colourful with its different festivals like Dusshera, Baliyatra as well as many other festivals like the Kite festivals, during the month of January.

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