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More monasteries, fewer statues than Ratnagiri. Visit as part of Buddhist trail.

Intriguing amphitheaters, monasteries, and a mahastupa on the hill. Excavated statues are lined up... read more

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Chennai (Madras), India
Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri which are hills filled with ancient archaeological sites excavated

Lalitgiri (Odia: ଲଳିତଗିରି) (also known as Naltigiri) is a major Buddhist complex in the Indian... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
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20.5894_N 86.2506_E, Jajpur, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Intriguing amphitheaters, monasteries, and a mahastupa on the hill. Excavated statues are lined up on the lawns and some are moved for restoration outside. Less for its aesthetic appeal, more to understand the influence of Buddhism in the region, do visit as part of the...More

Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Lalitgiri (Odia: ଲଳିତଗିରି) (also known as Naltigiri) is a major Buddhist complex in the Indian state of Odisha comprising major stupas, 'esoteric' Buddha images, and monasteries (viharas), one of the oldest sites in the region.

1  Thank HimansuS33
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lalitgiri is around 90KM from bhubaneswar. There are 4 monasteries(ruins), one Stupa and a museum in the same compound. The ticket per head is 15 rupees and camera was free. The location is excellent and one can cover all the monasteries, museum and stupa within...More

Thank hadmatpurohit
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Lalitagiri is part of the "diamond triangle" - the three tourist sites of Udayagiri, Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri, 10-20 KMs from each other and about 90 KM from Bhubaneshwar (~2 hours, near Jajpur). It's not very popular yet, but the government seems to be working on...More

1  Thank AnkurP264
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

If you have no time you can skip this one...only ruins off symetrical basement of monasteries. Even the mahastupa is poor regard to the one of udyagiri for example. .no outside statues only in a poor museum...you can avoid...

Thank serge p
Reviewed 11 January 2017

well I went there on 6-01-2017 an iconic destination to visit the ruins of Lord Buddha and the museum were so iconic and beautiful and the central garden was blooming with winter flowers and that stupa is so amazing just get up on top of...More

Thank Partho R
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a serene and memorable place. Though I would suggest one should visit this site first and then move on to Ratnagiri and (new) Udayagiri. The ruins of a monastery and a stupa are all that one can find here but the ambience and...More

Thank sidhubaba
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nyc place to visit. Wonderful nature with small mountain. Perfect for picnic people or lovers..must come...

1  Thank Lokanath P
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Curved Chaitya is something that must not be missed. You need one full day for the 3 sites - Udayagiri, Ratnagiri and Lalitagiri. Also visit the museum in Lalitagiri. You need to climb and walk a bit. Avoid visiting this attraction bet 11.30 to 2.30...More

Thank SrinivasaB2015
Reviewed 8 June 2016

i am very much satisfied with that place. Every thing you will find there and the environment of that is area is too good.

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Response from SrinivasaB2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is any public transportation to this place. You need to book a car.