Ratnagiri-one of the picturesque places that come in Buddhist Circuit in Odisha (Orissa), is located in Jajpur district of Odisha (Orissa) at the distance of 100 km from the capital city of Bhubaneswar. In addition, Mahanadi, Brahmani, Kimiria and Birupa are different main rivers of Odisha that flow from all direction of the beautiful city. In addition, there are also a number of major tourist attractions in & around Ratnagiri in Odisha that include Dhaulagiri, Lalitgiri, Udayagiri and many more. Moreover, the majority of tourist attractions in and around Ratangiri are related to Buddhist Circuit. Some of the must see places in & around Ratnagiri include:
Kalinga-Asoka War Memorial (Shanti Stupa) at Dhauligiri : Located in Dhauligiri Hills in Bhubaneswar, Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda is one of the picturesque places to visit. It has a historical significance as it is said that the famous Emperor Ashoka after Kalinga Bar laid down the weapons of violence and adapted a life of Ahimsa in the form of Buddhism. After hundreds of years, in the year of 1972, Shanti Stupa was built in association of Japan Buddha Sangh and Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangh. You will see an amazing atmosphere here during your Ratnagiri tour.
The amazing and picturesque place was explored by Lt M. Kittoe in the year of 1837. Here, you will see eleven out of fourteen renowned Rock Edicts of Ashoka. Moreover, all the rock edicts are in scribed in Magadhi languages. In addition, Prakrita and the script are considered as of early Brahmi.
It is also a must see place in & around Ratnagiri. The beautiful and amazing university campus was straggling over the 3 attached hills-Ratnagiri, Udayagiri and Lalitgiri. In addition, the structure hollow out here was older and larger than the modern Buddhist learning centres like Nalanda and Vikramashila. It is the most beautiful place where you will see the perfect picture of Buddhist Circuit.
The place is also a religious significance. Historians believe (even assume) that the Sacred Relic Casket unearthed from the Mahastupa of Buddhist Heritage site (Lalitgiri in Orissa) is of Lord Guatam Buddha. Today, the museum is under the Archaeological Survey of India at Odisha State Museum.
In & around Ratnagiri in Odisha, it is a must see place that is located in East Indian State of Orissa. The beautiful and scenic place possesses three stupas (Edicts) set up by the King Ashoka. The historical sculptures were found during unearthing program in Tarapur.
Deuli Hills-the twin hill, are the most fascinating hills in & around Ratnagiri. The picturesque hills hold the biggest range of rock cut caves concentrated here. In addition, the ruins of marvellous stupa and various other laterite blocks, brickbats and pottery are found atop the Deuli Hill.
The elephant shaped rock cut at the Kayama Hill attracts tourists who visit Ratnagiri Tours. Here, name of Tisa (Brother of King Ashoka) is inscribed on the rock cut bench that is in the north of the Kayama Elephant.
It is another royal city in & around Ratnagiri that is well-planned and designed city attract tourists from all parts of the country and abroad. For tourists who come to visit Buddhist Circuit in Odisha. According to corroborative evidences that are found during unearthing in Radhanagar, it was the capital city of TosaliKalinga's Royal Headquarters for the period ofAsokan Retro.