Lalitgiri, having another name as Naltigiri, is the Buddhist complex made in 1st century in the state of Orissa. Lalitgiri & Ratnagiri Orissa together with Udayagiri constitute Puspagiri University that is an abode to numerous marvelous sculptures like major stupas and monasteries (viharas) of that age. Millions of devotees of Buddhism, every year, make a visit to this well-known Buddhist pilgrimage – Lalitgiri that is an ancient lush village. The origin of Buddhism in Lalitgiri Orissa has been exposed by numerous excavations held by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which has been executing these excavations since 1985 to till date. Lalitgiri travel guide is really very well-off and that makes Lalitgiri tourism a worth to do thing. That is also the reason why the Lalitgiri Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is loved by devotees of Buddhism.

 

Location

Lalitagiri village is situated 90 km far from the Orissa state capital Bhubaneswar.

 

Major Attractions

 

Museum

museum The museum at Lalitgiri consists of the relic caskets believed to have been holding the bones of Gautama Buddha and other archaeological findings for a public display.

 

 

 

Stupa

stupa The excavations have unearthed the remains of a vast stupa and a relic caskets comprising four containers made of khondalite, steatite, silver and gold, and other important structures. Numerous archaeological findings of that era can be observed in the hill ranges including the Chaitya hills.

 

Buddhist Architectures

Architechtural Design You can spot a huge stupa of Mahavira considered to be a luminous piece of Buddhist architecture atop the Pushpagiri hill. Being at the destination, you can easily experience the culture of the golden age of Buddhism.

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