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Ratnagiri Lalitgiri Udayagiri Travel

These three hills and their environs comprise a remarkable Buddhist complex. HiuenT' sang, the Chinese Pilgrim found it to be the seat of a flourishing Buddhist University called 'Puspagiri'. Extensive ruins of brick pagodas, sculptured stone portals and esoteric Buddhist images testifying its ancient glory, have been unearthed. Ratnagiri is the gem of this complex. The two large monasteries here flourished from 6th to 12th centuries AD. The magnificently carved doorjamb of the Vihar and the superbly finished Buddha images form perhaps the greatest concentration of the post-Gupta period Buddhist sculptures.

Location: Northeast of Cuttack, 100-km from Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Famous As: Buddhist Sites
Main Attraction: Relics of Buddha & Monastery Complex

NEARBY CITIES
Cuttack From Ratnagiri: 70-km Cuttack From Udaygiri: 60-km
Cuttack from Lalitagiri: 55-km

HOW TO GET THERE
Air: The nearest airport is situated at Bhubaneswar.
Rail: Cuttack is 29-km from Bhubaneswar and has direct trains from Bhubaneswar, Puri, Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Road: Drive down or catch a bus from Cuttack, which is 70-km away from Ratnagiri, 60-km from Udayagiri and 55-km from Lalitgiri. One can also pick up a rickshaw near the Lalitgiri turn-off.

 
Orissa Angul Balangir Balasore Berhampur Bhubaneswar Chandipur
Cuttack Jaipur Jaypore Joranda Kapilas Keonjhar
Khurda Konark Nuapada Paradeep Phulbani Puri
Ratnagiri-Lalitgiri-udayagiri Rayagada Rourkela Sambalpur Talcher Tikarapada
   
 
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