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Brundavan Palace

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Gajapati palace of paralakhemundi or Brundabana Palace located at Paralakhemundi, of Gajapati district, Odisha is the fort of Gajapati rulers where they used to stay. Nowadays the property is under the protection of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). The palace is one of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of India. This palace was built for a purpose of permanent residential abode for the Gajapati Rulers of Paralakhemundi belonging to the Ganga Dynasty. It's known as Brundaban Palace was made by the Maharaja of Paralakhemundi for their use during summer. It is situated on the bank...

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Hanging Bridge

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The Hanging Bridge that connects the two sides of river Nagavali, which providing connectivity to the poor rural tribal population, a 151-metre suspension bridge, the second of its kind in the state. About 20,000-odd tribal villagers residing in nine panchayats, on either side of the Nagavali river, located at the outskirt of the town has certainly brought them closer to the Rayagada town. It is Designed by Karnataka-based Bharat Grama Sethu Pratisthan Chief Girish Bhardwaj the work was ascribed to Odisha Police Housing corporation by the district administration, which worked out more than one crore project. Designed by Karnataka-based 'Bharat...

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Ratnagiri

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Ratnagiri was once the site of a mahavihara, or major Buddhist monastery, in the Brahmani and Birupa river valley in Jajpur district of Odisha, India. It is close to other Buddhist sites in the area, including Pushpagiri, Lalitgiri and Udayagiri. Ratnagiri monastery in Jajpur district of Odisha crowning flat hill-top is affording a panoramic view of the surrounding might have been chosen for the seclusion for the serene and calm atmosphere necessary for monastic life and meditation studies. Excavation conducted by Archaeological Survey of India during 1960's yielded the remains of an impressive Stupa (Stupa 1) surrounded by a large...

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Dhauligiri

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Dhauli hills(Odia: ଧଉଳିଗିରି)are located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha (India). It is a hill with vast open space adjoining it, and has major Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hill. Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where the Kalinga War was fought. The Rock Edicts found here include Nos. I-X, XIV and two separate Kalinga Edicts. In Kalinga Edict VI, he expresses his concern for the "welfare of the whole world". The rock-cut elephant above...

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Barabati Fort

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Barabati Fort is a 14th-century fort built by the Ganga dynasty near Cuttack, Odisha. The ruins of the fort remain with its moat, gate, and the earthen mound of the nine-storied palace, which evokes the memories of past days. Today it sits next to the modern Barabati Stadium, the venue of various sport events and cultural programs. There is also a temple dedicated to Katak Chandi, the presiding deity of the city, not far away from the fort. Now there are plans to develop the old Gadakhai into a world class tourist destination with boating facilities and a world class...

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