Dhauli is situated in the south of Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha. It is known as the “Land of Kalinga War”. This village is famous for its Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav, a three-day festival, is celebrated in the month of February to increase the Odiya culture more beautifully among people. Visitors should try the Dhauli-special rice, fish curry, macha jolo, roshogulla, and rasabali for at least once to understand the real taste of this village.
Top 3 tourist places in Dhauli
1) Ashoka Rock Edicts – This rock is very famous among the tourists because of the edicts that were written by King Ashoka.
2) Dhauli Shanti Stupa – It is the favourite place of the Buddhists and the people who love artworks. It has been one of the notable places in Odisha since 1972.
3) Dhabaleswar Temple – This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it gets much fame because of its beautiful location. It is situated on a river island and people love to visit here for its lovely and serene environment. It is a beautiful pilgrimage also.
Best time to visit Dhauli
The months from October to March are the most ideal time to visit Dhauli. Visitors can enjoy its beautiful ambiance this time without being tired. The day temperature remains around 22°Celsius whereas the night temperature drops to almost 4°Celsius which makes Winter the best season to visit here. The summer temperature remains around 40°Celsius which can ruin the enjoyment of the tourists and decrease the beauty of this place. Monsoon is also not good to visit Dhauli due to the rainfall and humid weather.
How to reach Dhauli
By train – People can travel up to the Bhubaneswar railway station by train as this is the nearest railway station from Dhauli and this station is well-connected to the major cities. Arriving at the station, visitors can take the bus or taxi to reach any part of the village. It is the easiest way to reach Dhauli.
By flight – Bhubaneswar Airport or Biju Patnaik International Airport is the nearest airport from Dhauli. The distance between Dhauli and the airport is about 14km. Cabs are always available at the airport premises to take the visitors to Dhauli.
By bus – The bus route is very safe and one of the most comfortable ways to reach Dhauli. People can come here using the bus service from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.