Udaygiri

Buddhist Sites

Udaygiri

The Hill of The Rising Sun

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Nestled between the foothills of two mountains ranges of the Eastern Ghats, Udaygiri is the biggest and most picturesque site of the triad.However, it is also the least excavated site amongst the triad and is often confused with the more prominent Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves of Bhubaneswar. Th ...

Nestled between the foothills of two mountains ranges of the Eastern Ghats, Udaygiri is the biggest and most picturesque site of the triad.However, it is also the least excavated site amongst the triad and is often confused with the more prominent Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves of Bhubaneswar.

The excavations were first started in 1985 and carried on intermittently till 1990. Still a large part of the site remains to be excavated. The monastery divided into two parts-the Madhavpura Mahavihar and the Simhaprastha Mahavihar. The Madhavpura Mahavihar has a massive Mahastupa (Main Stupa) along with Chaitygriha’s (prayer hall), Votive Stupa’s (stupas erected on fulfillment of a wish), Commemorative Stupa’ (erected in memory of a monk with his relics).

The Simhaprastha Mahavihar houses the ruins of the monasteries and the meditation chambers and beautifully carved statues. The lion statue with the hill at the backdrop is a photographer’s delight along with that of Avalokitesvara.

The important aspect of this site is the fact that unlike Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri there are no sculptures or scriptures found so far at this site which link it to Vajrayana tantric cult.  

What adds to the beauty of the place is the presence of beautiful native species of birds that flock the area in abundance, right from the entry point to the Mahavihar.

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Getting There

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  • Nearest Railway Station -JajpurKeonjhar Road
  • Nearest Airport Bhubaneswar-Bhubaneswar
  • Distance from Bhubaneswar-83 KM
  • OTDC organises conducted tours www.panthanivas.com to Buddhist Diamond Triangle alternately you can book your own cab or drive down.

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Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Udaygiri ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Udaygiri.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Udaygiri in a matter of hours. We have found 10 such places close to Udaygiri that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!

Stay

There's a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state of the art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accomodation.

Panthanivas Paradeep

Panthanivas Paradeep

Panthanivas Paradeep, Near circuit house, Paradeep

: 9861180573 , 06722222275

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Proximity

118 Km. Distance from Airport

8 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Panthika Dhauli

Panthika Dhauli

Dhauli Rd, Bhubaneswar

: 9778330436

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Proximity

11 Km. Distance from Airport

10 Km. Distance from Railway Station

2 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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Olasuni Nature Camp

  • Olasuni

Accomodation Datails

  • Double Bedded 
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Mahavinayak Nature Camp

  • Mahavinayak

Accomodation Datails

  • Double Bedded 
Hotel Toshali Sands

Hotel Toshali Sands

Puri- Konark Marine Drive,

: 9937003223

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Proximity

60 Km. Distance from Airport

8 Km. Distance from Railway Station

10 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Hotel Shakti International

Hotel Shakti International

VIP Road, Puri

: 7077704388 , 06752222388

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Proximity

55 Km. Distance from Airport

1 Km. Distance from Railway Station

0 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Aul Palace

Aul Palace

Lokapada, Odisha 754219

: 9437690565

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Proximity

126 Km. Distance from Airport

116 Km. Distance from Railway Station

5 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

Kila Dalijoda Palace

Kila Dalijoda Palace

At – Jyoti Niketan ( Rajbati) PO & Village – Mangarajpur, via Choudwar Dist - CUTTACK – 754028, Odisha.

: 9438667086

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Proximity

60 Km. Distance from Airport

50 Km. Distance from Railway Station

5 Km. Distance from Bus Stop

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