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Emo

Emo5.0/5

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Tryst with the History

The Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves take you back to the ancient time of the Rishis and the Vedas !!! It is situated around 5-6 kms from the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha and you can reach the places both by private as well as public mode of transport I had been to the place on October 2014 alone. The Udaygiri caves are magnificent and the Khandagiri caves has the famous Jain temple. I would recommend visiti8ng the place during the early owning hours because it gets hotter during the day when the stones tends to heated up and makes it difficult to walk. The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri. The caves were the resident of the Jain Monks The caves have different names like Hathigumpha, Rani Gumpha, Ganesha Gumpha etc. You can also find different inscriptions in the cave that you can have a look at. There are caves inside caves and they have interconnected tunnels too. Do take out time for Reading the messages and going through each and every cave. The experience is unique. Although the names of the lover's and people etched on the walls might upset you There are monkey's, but they are not the menacing types. You have organized parking area, food stalls etc. Overall a great experience .

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Mohan Sharma

Mohan Sharma5.0/5

2 reviews

Best everr

I have gone here with my family and its too good and romantic . There is big long trees and beach and many good monuments behind this hotel and I have seen many good servants that are too good towards us and very kind towards us. I want to put my best review and give 1000 stars

Udayagiri Overview

Situated by the Bay of Bengal, in the eastern coastal region of the country, Orissa is the eleventh largest state of India in terms of population. It is also the ninth largest state in terms of area. Modern day Orissa was established on 1st April, 1936 as a state and this date is celebrated as Utkal Day or Orissa Day. Bhubaneshwar is the capital and the largest city of Orissa.

In ancient times, Orissa was named as Kalinga. Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty invaded it in 261 BC and it became a part of the Maurya Kingdom. The modern name of the state is derived from the Sanskrit word Odra Vishaya or Odra desa. Odra refers to the native people of Orissa. Odra people are also mentioned in various ancient literatures; most prominent among them is the epic Mahabharata.

Orissa was inhabited since a very early age and there are paintings which prove the existence of human civilization in the pre-historic era. After the fall of the Maurya Dynasty in 185 BC, the Jain emperor Kgarvela took over Orissa. Subsequently, various dynasties ruled over Orissa, such as Satvahana Dynasty, Durjayas, etc. In the medieval era, Orissa saw a significant growth in terms of architecture and monuments.

In recent years, economy of Orissa has seen a significant growth thanks to its tourism destinations and natural resources which are in plenty in this state. Orissa contains a fifth of India's coal, a quarter of its iron ore, a third of its bauxite reserves and most of the chromites.

Some of the famous tourist destinations of the state are Puri, Chilka Lake, Chandipur, Simlipal, Panchalingeshwar, etc. Orissa is also famous for its pilgrimages and rich culture. The world famous Jagannath Temple is situated in Puri, a holy city of Orissa. The famous rath yatra takes place every year in Puri which draws thousands of devotees and tourists. The Konark Sun temple is also a famous heritage site and a major tourist attraction in the state.

The best time to visit Orissa is from October to March. The state is also easily reachable with air, road and rail transportation. Bhubaneshwar, the capital city is situated on the Kolkata-Chennai Highway. It is also well connected by flights to major cities. Apart from Bhubaneshwar, there are several other destinations in the state which are connected by railways.

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Udayagiri, Odisha

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Another view on Udayagiri cave
Udayagiri, Odisha

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Main Entrance of Udayagiri Jain caves
Udayagiri, Odisha

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Another view on Udayagiri cave
Udayagiri, Odisha

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Ravi Kiran

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