Dhauli Shanti Stupa & Dhauligiri Hills, Bhubaneswar

Dhauligiri Hills

Dhauli hill is situated on the bank of river Daya, which marks the site of a famous historical event. The Kalinga war, which had caused immense bloodshed but subsequently changed the mind of Ashoka from Chandashoka to Dharmashoka. The earliest rock-cut Indian sculpture in the shape of a magnificent elephant out from a solid rock atop, the Ashoka rock edict at Dhauli and the peace pagoda built by the Japanese are among the major attractions. Bhubaneswar Tourist Places & Famous Temples.