Dhauli Hill is one of the significant Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in Orissa positioned at a distance of approximately 8 km from the city of Bhubaneshwar. Dhauli is the most widely visited Buddhist Hill in India, situated near river Daya. The place is blessed with charming landscapes, artifacts, ancient and archaeologically precious structures made by the Ashokan edicts. The inscriptions on rocks are some unique pieces of art and architecture, structured by Asoka himself.
A round edifice, a stupa is domed on top with mushroom-like structures. These are the utmost attractive feature of Dhauli. 'Speaking' stone panels, adorn the Shanti Stupa making your visit in Orissa a successful and meaningful one. The main stone panels with a statue of reclining Buddha, an elephant procession, the Bodhi tree, footprints of Buddha bearing the chakra (wheel) is the ultimate treasure of the place. A sleeping beauty fanned by female attendants, a parade on horse back, and Emperor Ashoka relinquished war by surrendering his sword to Lord Buddha is the outstanding attraction of Dhaulagiri Hill.
How to reach Dhauli
Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport just 8 kms from Dhauli well connected to all the major cities of India.
The closest Railhead from Dhauli is Bhubaneswar and well linked to all other cities of India.
Dhauli can be reached by Bus, rented Taxi or an auto rickshaw from all other parts of Orissa.
Premier Buddhist Sites in Orissa