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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dhauli Giri Hills

Dhauli Giri Hills
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Ranked #3 of 78 things to do in Bhubaneswar
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Very nice place to visit. Just on the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar road which goes towards Puri. It is a very cool and calm place which you expect related with Buddha. It has got a peace pagoda and imporantly good carvings all round. You can see the city from the top of the hill. While returning from the hill there are rock edicts nearby on the road. Overall not more than 1 hour to visit the place.

Visited November 2012
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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“Well maintained nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Its a small area but well-maintained. There are Ashoka period edicts but no one to explain anything. Dhauli stupa as such is nice..

Visited October 2012
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bhubaneswar
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“shanti stupa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Shanti Stupa of Dhauligiri is also known as the Peace Pagda. Dhauligiri lies at a distance of 7 Km from Bhubaneswar. As one travels from Bhubaneswar to Puri, one finds Shanti Stupa. The word 'shanti' in the name itself suggests peace. Since King Ashoka adopted the path of peace and tranquility and resorted to Buddhism, he laid the foundation of Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa at a place which is known for the end of Kalinga War. Here, one finds the edict of Lord Budddha which is visited by numerous Buddhist devotees

Visited September 2012
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Ulhasnagar, India
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“BEAUTIFUL VIEW”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

very nice sculpture of lord buddha.
nice view of daya river and bhubaneswar city from temple.
tasty cashew nuts and almonds available at cheaper rates on the way to temple.

Visited September 2012
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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“Kalinga war site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

In Dhauli, on the Kalinga battle site you find Asoka's rock edicts. In front of it is an elephant head carved on a rock. All around a nice garden is maintained. If you go a little further from this site you find the world peace pagoda, constructed by Indo-Japanese collaboration. You go up a few steps; and you find the pagoda with Buddha's statue. May be we didn't enjoy this place much as it was raining. As you climb down the steps you get a view of Daya river. It is said that this river had turned red due to all the bloodshed during the Kalinga war and was the cause for the sea-change in the thinking and philosophy of Emperor Asoka.

Visited September 2012
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