Kaima Hill Buddhist Site


I am on a quest to visit all the Buddhist sites in Odisha and that means I have to visit some pretty odd site which one might not count as a tourist destination. I get the thrill of visiting these places but the same does not apply to the driver of the car hired to … Continue reading Kaima Hill Buddhist Site

Bajragiri Buddhist Site


My Buddhist tour of Odisha continues with my next blog on another interesting Buddhist site in Odisha. Buddhist viharas were once spread across the states of Bihar, Bengal, and Odisha. The ones in Bihar are famous for being popular tourist destinations but there are quite a few of them across Odisha which is very less … Continue reading Bajragiri Buddhist Site

Panchu Pandav Caves -Bhubaneswar


Being born in the 80s has its advantage. We have seen the transformation of black & white television to OTT streaming services on your mobile. Others have also witnessed this change but for us, it was a transition that we saw from childhood to adulthood. The one thing that made every child crazy was mega … Continue reading Panchu Pandav Caves -Bhubaneswar

Dhauli Hill


Dhauli is the very first place that I remember visiting as a tourist along with my parents way back in 1994. I did visit Puri the Miami for all Bengali’s before that when I was very young but I do not remember those trips. If I remember it correctly my sister did not travel with … Continue reading Dhauli Hill

Pushpagiri Vihara – Langudi Hill


Hiuen Tsang (Xuanzang) a name that has fuelled my imaginations for decades. I first read about him when I was in class 4 and the image that I vividly remember was a Chinese bald man with a rucksack made out of a stick on his back. He walked to India from China just to learn … Continue reading Pushpagiri Vihara – Langudi Hill

Khandagiri Caves – Bhubaneswar


Continuing with my Udayagiri and Khandagiri trail this blog is the second part and this blog takes you around the caves of Khandagiri. If you want to know more about Udayagiri then please refer to my previous blog. Khandagiri is the twin hill located right next to Udayagiri. Unlike Udayagiri which requires a ticket to … Continue reading Khandagiri Caves – Bhubaneswar

Udayagiri Caves – Bhubaneswar


The name Udayagiri is very confusing, if you Google it then you will get many different results from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. The confusion arises due to the name which is a confluence of two words “Udaya” (morning) and “Giri” (peak) which translates to Morning Peak or the hill on which the first … Continue reading Udayagiri Caves – Bhubaneswar