Dhauli Santi Stupa

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Dhauli, situated on the banks of the Daya River, is a picturesque hill located 8 km south of Bhubaneswar city. It holds great historical significance as it showcases the transformation of Samrat Ashoka from Chandashoka to Dharmashoka. This site is considered one of the most important historical places in Odisha. Visitors can explore Samrat Ashoka’s edict engraved on stone and admire the serene Santi stupa and Buddha’s statue. The surroundings of the stupa are adorned with magnificent stone art. From the hilltop, one can enjoy a breathtaking view of the paddy fields, especially during sunset. Dhauli is a truly enchanting destination that can be visited at any time of the year.

Each evening, the Odisha Tourism Department hosts a magnificent light and sound show that narrates the captivating tale of Samrat Ashoka’s evolution from Chandashoka to Dharmashoka through the enchanting play of light.

A must-see in the area is the majestic temple of lord Dhabaleswar, situated adjacent to the serene Santi stupa, offering a breathtaking panoramic view from the hilltop.

Indulge in the opulence of the evening spectacle and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the temple while taking in the beautiful view from the hilltop.

List of tourist attractions in Dhauli Santi Stupa premises:

1. Santi Stupa.

2. Samrat Ashoka’s edict.

3. Stone Art.

4. Buddha’s statue.

5. Buddha’s temple

6. Dhabaleswar Temple

Bus Stand:-

Dhauli Santi stupa can be found at a distance of 15.7 km from Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bus Terminal or Baramunda Bus Stand.

Railway station:-

Bhubaneswar Railway Station, located 10.8 km away, is the closest railway station to Dhauli Santi Stupa. From this point, you have the option to hire a taxi for your convenience.


The closest airport to Dhauli is Biju Pattnaik International Airport, located 11.6 km away from Bhubaneswar.

For Tourist Information from Govt.

Paryatan Bhawan, Lewis Road

Bhubaneswar, Pin-751014


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