ABOUT UDAYAGIRI

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ABOUT UDAYAGIRI

Udayagiri

An Orissa Buddhist Complex Udayagiri together with other such complexes like Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri holds a number stupas and monasteries (viharas) of Buddhist significance. According to the historical evidences, Udayagiri was known as 'Madhavapura Mahavihara' in the ancient time. There are several attractions in Udayagiri, which pull a large number of tourists towards the destination each year. Due to these attractions, Udayagiri tourism has become a preferred choice of devotees of Buddhism. Udayagiri Tour & Travel Guide is really vivid, taking you to the best of the attractions of the destination including Udayagiri hills and Udayagiri Monument, among others. Apart from that, you can find numerous other amazing Tourist Places to Visit in Udayagiri.

Location

You can spot Udayagiri about 10 km from the 5A National Highway, just 5 km away from Ratnagiri in the Jajpur district. The destination is 20 km far from the north-east of Cuttack.

Major Attractions

Monastery

Monestry

The ancient name of Udayagiri Monastery is Madhavapura Mahavihara. Another complex of brick monastery and numerous Buddhist sculptures have also been unearthed in the region. These attractions can be spotted at the foothills of a large hill.

 

 


Stupa

Stupa

You can spot a brick stupa, two brick monasteries, a beautiful stepped-stone with inscriptions, and also rock-cut sculptures atop the hill behind.

 

 

 



Sculptures

Sculptures

A number of Buddhist sculptures consisting of Boddhisattva figures and Dhyani Buddha figures are found here.

 

 

 

 



Accent to the hilltop

Accent hilltop

Take the adventure of the accent to the hilltop through a long a long stairway heading towards the grand monastery complex.

 

 

 

 

How to Reach

You can spot Udayagiri about 10 km from the 5A National Highway, just 5 km away from Ratnagiri in the Jajpur district. The destination is 20 km far from the north-east of Cuttack. Now, you must be thinking how to reach Udayagiri by Train, Bus, Flight or other means of transport. Udayagiri travel is very vivid, which includes the best of the attractions of the destination. This makes Udayagiri tourism a preferred choice of the devotees of Buddhism.

Orissa Buddhist Site is well-networked by air, rail and road transport. Its nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, connected to all the major cities across India. Its nearest Railway Station is Cuttack, 70 km away from Ratnagiri, and is networked with all the important railway heads in the country. Uadayagiri can be reached via the road from Cuttack, using direct and regular bus service.