Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar is famed for the fine historic cave sites, and gorgeous temples topped on the hills. These artificially done-up caves belong to the 2nd century that take your visual sense for a ride. Surrounded by lush green parks, the caves offer a mesmerizing sight and a serene space to unwind. These are safely one of the best cave sites in the country. As the history goes, these caves were built by Jain and Buddhist monks, mainly for praying and meditating, and they are indeed the most peaceful and pious sites.
The temples, caves, carvings are gorgeous but the flora, fauna are equally mesmerizing around the site. You can experience elephants, wild boars, hyena, panther, jackal, fox and bears. For bird lovers, it’s a haven as you get to witness colorful birds including peacocks, Indian Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Indian tree pie among others.
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Some Nearby Places to See
Chausathi Jogini Temple- Located just about a km distance from Khandagiri, the 9th Century temple features a circular form with 56 small idols placed in each cavity. The temple honors and celebrates Maa Kaali, a hindu deity. There are other temples like Kedareshwar Temple and warn jaleswar temple at a distance of 1 km each.
Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary- Explore the Flora and fauna, and enjoy the Elephant Safari, the main highlight. The list of wild animals and birds found here is endless.
Jayadev Vatika- Sounded by Verdant trees and dotted with colourful flowers blossoms, this is a really great serene picnic spot.
Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts- This museum highlights the tribal arts and artifacts, and lets you dive deep into tribal culture and life of the tribes. Some of the artifacts include dresses and accessories , hunting gear, fishing tools and agricultural tools that belonged to the tribes.
The list is endless for places to visit and so is for the best hotels in Khandagiri. OYO Hotels and Homes in Khandagiri are the best budget accommodations and offer value for money. Comfort, service, amenities are rest assured at these hotels.