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RATNAGIRI-LALITGIRI-UDAYAGIRI

These three hills and their environs comprise a remarkable Buddhist complex. Hiuen T’sang. The Chinese Pilgrim found it to be the seat of a flourishing Buddhist University called Puspagiri. Extensive ruins of brick pagodas, sculptured stone portals and esoteric Buddhist images testifying is ancient glory, have been unearthed. Ratnagiri is the gem of this complex. The magnificently carved door jamb of the Vihar and the superbly finished Buddha images form perhaps the greatest concentration o the post-Gupta period Buddhist sculptures.

How to get there : Drive down or catch a bus from Cuttack, which is 70 km away from Ratnagiri, 60 km from Udayagiri and 55 km from Lalitgiri.

Where to stay : Panthasala of Orissa Tourism at Patharajpur. Contact Tourist office, Cuttack, Tel : 612225 for booking and assistance.

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