• Explore the historical Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves, dating back to the 1st century BCE
• Learn about the history of the caves situated on the adjacent Udayagiri and Khandagiri hills
• Explore the extensive collection kept at display the at Tribal Museum
In the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and driven towards the site of the Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, dating back to the 1st Century BC. These caves are the earliest group of Jain rock cut shelters and hold importance for their history, rock-cut architecture, art and religion. Once the dwelling retreats or cells of the Jain ascetics, here visitors can feel the wisdom of the learned. King Kharavel and His Queen spend last part of their lives in the Hathi Gumpha and Rani Gumpha respectively. All their activities are written in Pali language in Hathi Gumpha.
Further, visit the Tribal Museum where detailed information about the tribal life and culture of Odisha is displayed. A rich collection of stone and wood sculptures, metal objects and images, weapons, and wooden objects, among other remarkable elements have been conserved here.
If time permits you can also visit the local market. After the tour ends, you will be dropped back at the hotel.