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Khandagiri And Udaygiri Pilgrimage Tours
Khandagiri And Udayagiri History : The Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial. They have huge religious significance. Located near Bhubaneshwar in Orissa these caves are known as Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves, one of the most important sites of Jain pilgrimage.
According to the Khandagiri and Udayagiri history the caves were built by King Kharavela of Chedi Dynasty the caves date to second century. Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves are one of the most important places for Jain Pilgrimage. The architecture and depictions provide proof of Jain influence during the era. Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves is a UNESCO world heritage site today. Khandagiri and Udayagiri History tells us that most of these caves were made for the Jain monks. These monks are believed to have renounced the world to meditate and the caves provided as dry shelter to meditate in peace.Therefore Khandagiri & Udayagiri Pilgrimage tours are famous among pilgrims.
Khandagiri and Udayagiri History tells us that Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves served as Jain Monasteries. The caves depict the Jain influence and preaching of Jainism during the era. The 24 Tirthankaras Cave contains the carvings of the Apostles of Jainism on stone and is a must visit for tourists and followers of Jainism who are here on Khandagiri & Udayagiri Pilgrimage Tour. Khandagiri and Udayagiri pictures are famous among visitors.
People looking for souvenirs or Khandagiri and Udayagiri Pictures can shop in Bhubaneshwar. The Khandagiri and Udayagiri Pictures available at various nearby shops show the beautiful inscriptions and scenic beauty of the region.
How To Reach :
Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves are located in Bhubaneshwar district of Orissa in India.
They can be reached by Air, Road and Rail as Bhubaneshwar is well connected to major cities in India.
By Air : Flights to Bhubaneshwar from various cities are available.
By Rail/Train : Bhubaneshwar is very well connected with rest of India.
By Road : Bhubaneshwar is well connected and various buses and taxis are easily available for Khandagiri & Udayagiri Pilgrimage Tours.
Khandagiri & Udayagiri Pilgrimage Tours Timings And Shri Khandagiri & Udayagiri Trust
Khandagiri & Udayagiri trust looks after the day to day working and upkeep of the pilgrimage site. They help in maintaining the old architecture of the site. Every year in January a lively fair gathers at the foot of the hill which also attracts many religious people.
People who come for Khandagiri & Udayagiri Pilgrimage Tours can visit Khandagiri and Udayagiri Caves from sunrise to sunset. However the preferred timings are during the day. The tourist can capture the breathtaking beauty of the caves and scenery during the day and Khandagiri and Udayagiri Pictures in all sizes can also be found at various shops selling souvenirs.
Nearby Attractions :
There are various places for sightseeing while on Khandagiri & Udayagiri Pilgrimage Tour.
Nandankanan National Park is a major tourist attraction of Orissa. The national park is house to a variety of Flora and Fauna.
Dhauli Hill is a famous and one of the most visited Buddhist pilgrim destinations in India.
Sun Temple in Konark is known for its beauty and architectural splendor. This 13th century shrine is dedicated to the Sun God. Built in the form of a chariot the beauty and scenery around it makes it a must visit destination.
Pipli is approximately 29 km from Bhubaneshwar, People who would like to shop for various local handicraft items and artifacts can find it here. The village is famous for beautiful canopies, beach umbrellas, bags, etc.
Hotels in Bhubaneshwar :
There are various Budget and luxury hotels in Bhubaneshwar.
Hotel Kalinga Ashok
Department Of Tourism Office :
Acharya Vihar Square,
Bhubaneshwar - 751013
Phone No.+(91)-(674)-2586584, 2582842