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On the banks of River Daya is a Buddhist centre where a lot of historical activities take place. This place is also known for Dhauligiri Hills and Shanti Stupa which is a white pagoda in that area. Also known as the Peace Pagoda, the word Shanti in Shanti Stupa means peace. As we know, that after many battles, finally, after the battle of Kalinga, King Ashoka had chosen the path of peace and non-violence. For this, he had resorted to Buddhist practices. As a gesture of uniting humanity, he had laid the foundation of Shanti Stupa in Bhubaneshwar.

Top Attractions Near Shanti Stupa

Ashoka Rock Edicts. These were established by King Ashoka himself. In the sixth edict, you will finding an expression of King Ashoka for world peace. For anyone who has a certain inclination towards arts and history would fall in love with this place.

Dhabaleswar Temple. This is one of those temples which has a very significant historical prominence. It offers a very serene ambience which you will simply love no matter if or not you are a spiritual person. It had been recently renovated for the purpose to make it look better.

Mukteswara Temple. This place also has a very significant spiritual aura. This temple has been specifically built and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Dating back to 950 CE- 975 CE this temple is actually quite ancient thus attracts a great number of tourists.

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Lingaraja Temple. This temple is also particularly dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest temples situated in Bhubaneshwar. The tower which is located in the centre of this temple is 18 ft in height and is a prominent representation of the Kalinga architecture. If the stories are to be believed then it was built by the kings of the Somavamsi dynasty.

Museum of Tribal Arts & Artefacts. If you want to experience something really amazing then it is highly recommended that you travel to the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artefacts. Here, you will be finding a great variety of jewellery, costumes, personal belongings, photographs, Santal, Kolha, Juang which particularly belong to the different tribes who are scattered among the different parts of this territory.

Best Time to Visit Shanti Stupa

This popular tourist spot is open on a daily basis. The timings are from 6:00 Am to 6:00 Pm. However, in terms of climatic situations, you should consider visiting here between the months of November to May.

How to Reach Shanti Stupa?

By Air - The nearest airport from this tourist spot is Biju Patnaik International Airport. From there you can catch a taxi or a bus to reach your destination.

By Road - By road, you can catch buses from nearby cities like Bhubaneshwar. You won’t be finding any kind of problem travelling to this tourist attraction via road owing to the solid road network.

By Train - The train network is quite strong if you are planning to visit this place. The nearest railway station is Bhubaneshwar Railway station. From there you can get a taxi or even a bus to reach your destination.

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