Udaigiri, a flourishing Buddhist learning center is an important pilgrimage attraction in the state of Orissa. Widely visited for its monasteries, stupas and other Buddhist artifacts. Udaigiri is the ultimate objective of most antique and architecturally important sculptures of Buddhist origins. Buddhism reflects its rich history by the ruins of the ancient monasteries, stupas and other Buddhist artifacts. The place is also an equally holy place for Jains. It is Located at a very close proximity to the capital city of Orissa Bhubaneswar.
The archaeological excavations as the huge brick monastery, housing many ancient Buddhist sculptures are the prime most attractions of Udaigiri. The recently found gigantic monastery is also accountable in gaining prominence as the Buddhist pilgrim attraction in and around the world. The utmost attracting feature of Udaigiri is its rich history of ancient time through the prehistoric monasteries, stupas and numerous other Buddhist structures. The hill positioned as a backdrop to the caves is ornamented with inscriptions and its rock-cut sculptures enriches the treasure for which millions of Buddhist pilgrims make their way to this beautiful place.
How to reach Udaigiri
The nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar, connected with all the important states of India.
Ratnagiri railway station is closest to Udaigiri well linked with all major states.
Visitors will easily get buses and taxis from almost all the major cities in Bihar.
Premier Buddhist Sites in Orissa