Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture (part 2)

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture (part 2)

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture (part 2)

Khandagiri:

As we entered through the main gate… We were surprised to see the monkeys sitting in each and every row of the steps. Some were fighting with each other, some were holding their babies in their lap as well as some were playing.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Must visit place in Orissa
View of Khandagiri Cave

There were 2 to 3 vendors who were selling nuts for the monkeys. Every tourist bought that in a paper cone. We also bought 3 of them and as we crossed few steps upwards, the monkeys came in front of us and raised their hands towards us. We handed over the paper cone full of nuts and they happily went away. They didn’t harm any tourist.

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Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture

India is famous for its magnificent artistic works since bygone ancient period. Udayagiri & Khandagiri caves are a significant example of it. Holding the rich history of the past, the art, portrayed on the rocks is the reason for its high tourist attraction. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture
A few distances away from the town the twins stone Hills on both side of the road contains excavated Rock cut caves which are known as Lena in the inscription.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Must visit place in Orissa
View of Udayagiri Cave from the top of Khandagiri Cave

From the inspiration in Brahmins script, it came in the highlight – these caves are actually from the time of Chakravarti king of Chedi dynasty, Kharavela.

In early period both caves jointly known as Kumaragiri. Later it gets divided and named as Udayagiri signifies “Rising Hills” and Khandagiri signifies “Broken Hill”.

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Konark Sun Temple – Black Pagoda of India

Konark Sun Temple – Black Pagoda of India

Today we are going to write about one of the most renowned temples of Orissa, holding a rich history of our ancient India. Our place of today’s exploration is Konark sun temple. So we started our journey after completing our lunch and took a road trip for 35 km along the beach road of Chandrabagha. Konark Sun Temple – Black Pagoda of India

Konark Sun Temple, Orissa, History of Konark sun temple, Konark Sun Temple – Black Pagoda of India
Konark Sun Temple – Odisha (Orissa)

The Sun signifies “the symbol of belief” in the mind of crores of people throughout the world, whose view is merely the view of God in naked eyes. Since ancient ages, each and every culture worshipped the Sun as God. In India also each day starts with Surya Pranam i.e. worshipping the Sun who gifts us a fresh new beginning of our life.

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Daringbadi – Kashmir of Orissa (Odisha)

Daringbadi – Kashmir of Orissa (Odisha)

We started our journey from Gopalpur. Leaving behind the historical place Brahmapur we were heading towards through a never-ending greenery mountain path which took us upward in a circular way. Daringbadi – Kashmir of Orissa (Odisha)

Dashingbadi waterfalls, Daringbadi, Puri, Odisha, Kashmir of Odisha
Scenic view of Daringbadi

Today, our destination is Daringbadi, a hill station under Kandhamal district in Odisha state of eastern India. Popularly known as Kashmir of Orissa. It is almost 118km from Brahmapur railway station and 250 km from Puri.

This place has a marvelous combination of plateau and hill in one hand along with full of Pine, Sal and Mahua forest on the other hand.

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