Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lalitgiri

During our tour of Orissa we did visit Buddhist triangular circuit and we could learn lot about the history of the place. One such place is Lalitgiri which is a majestic place couched between hills of Parabhadi and Landa of the isolated Assian range. The landscape here is dominated by ruins of the huge brick monastery, the remains of the chaitya hall. 



A.S.I has carried out extensive excavations from 1985 and this has unearthed remains of a huge stupa, and relic caskets along with other important structure and archaeological remains. The important discovery out of excavation are structures of the time between 1st to 12th century A.D:

This place is just 90 km away from the state capital, Bhubaneshwar. The site seeing here can be covered in one day along with other two sites of the Diamond Triangle: Udaygiri and Ratangiri.



36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Nice tour of the ruins. It is an interesting place..Thanks for sharing the visit.

Mary Cromer said...

I always find interest in the posts that you share, so different from our own, always lovely!

Donna said...

I love historical ruins and these are really quite nice.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for your excellent photos


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krishna said...

nice information.. i went to khandagiri.. i saw udaygiri from distant .. i never heard of lalitgiri.. i always amazed by all these facts.. knowing our country's vast history is really a great achievement...

Ida said...

What an interesting place. I bet there is a lot to learn here. Lots of stairs too!

Muza-chan said...

Interesting place...

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

A nice and interesting info

thanks

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting place - it must be exciting to actually see this ancient architecture.
Enjoy your week!

R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting. Nice to know about this place.

Lorrie said...

A place rich with meaning. The structures must have been impressive.

Mary Kiss said...

Wow that is fascinating.

Mary, MI

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful place to explore -- so glad it is being saved.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I imagine there must be many archaeological treasures waiting to ne found in India! Your country has a long and rich history.

Sylvia K said...

So much fascinating history!! Wonderful captures as always, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing!!

Joyful said...

I like your photos. some day I may be able to travel to your beautiful continent.

Priyashi said...

Beautiful Place....:)

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

ladyfi said...

Lovely ruins - I especially like that gate/arch and your kids.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Informative posst...

Jeevan said...

Interesting archaeological site!

namaki said...

Thank you for sharing with us !

Leovi said...

Wonderful place with archaeological treasures, beautiful pictures!

Gillena Cox said...

very interesting, thanks for sharing

much love...

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interesting place :)

Pheno Menon said...

LOOKS LIKE a LOVELY place


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Icy BC said...

These are just amazing and historical!

Reader Wil said...

Your information is very interesting as usual. Thank you so much!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW team

Photo Cache said...

India is so replete with historical reminders of its glorious past.

frankly my dear

Roger Owen Green said...

totally unfamiliar to me; informative!

ROG, ABCW

Alexa T said...

Amazing place, indeed!! Very interesting to see such historical sights!

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by for ABC Wednesday, just the sort of place I find so interesting to visit.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

I recently visited the Diamond Triangle of Odisha...beautiful captures...

yearful-of-sundays.com said...

Thanks for a glimpse of these historical ruins :)

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful captures :)

Meoww said...

Wow. Amazing history unearthed!