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This is a small hill full of ruins of ancient settlement by which one came to know about the life... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small hill full of ruins of ancient settlement by which one came to know about the life of olden days of ancient indian .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MangayarkarasiMsamy
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AnkurPankur
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...

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Siddharthabiswas
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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I don't think there is any public transportation to this place. You need to book a car.