Lalitgiri, Cuttack

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Lalitgiri is situated at a distance of 62 km from Cuttack. The place holds attraction as a pilgrimage site of the followers of Buddhism. It is also a famous tourist destination. Lalitgiri is known as the place where a wonderful Buddhist monastery once flourished. Along with Ratnagiri and Udaygiri, Lalitgiri forms the Diamond Triangle. These three hills preserve the ruins of the Buddhist monastery.

The place is surrounded by greenery. The place holds appeal as it has lots of ancient stupas, sculptures and caves, giving it an ancient feel even in this modern age. The 1st century complex also holds attraction for the archeologists.

One of the major attractions of the place is a large statue of Lord Mahavira, situated on top of the Pushpagiri hill. It is considered a brilliant work of Buddhist architecture. A museum situated at Lalitgiri displays several architectural remnants that were found in Lalitgiri during excavations.

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