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Why You Should Visit Udayagiri Caves
Our lives are a combination of different kinds of experiences; sometimes good sometimes bad. Every experience ends up giving us some memories which remain in our minds. Good memories make us happy and refreshed even after years while on the other hand, adverse ones make us restless and sad.
So it is said that we should keep reviving the enjoyable recollection of your past events but try to discard the unpleasant experiences of life.
So today I’m sharing some beautiful moments of my summer holidays. These are the last pictures from my Odisha visit.
I had tried to put into words all the details of that holiday and I was really amazed to read about your reactions and responses with those writings.
These pictures are of Udayagiri caves, we visited on the last day of our stay at Bhubaneswar.
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My visit to Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
You know that was our last day of the city, our flight was at 11 am and we had to leave our hotel at 8-9 o’clock. We were feeling tired after visiting the various temples, museum and other places the day before which I had mentioned in my previous post here. My husband wanted to take some rest before travelling but my son and I eagerly wanted to visit the Udayagiri caves as we read and heard a lot of exciting things about that place. Anyways, he agreed and we went out of our hotel room just after having a late breakfast.
The place used to be in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, but now the city has grown around this structure making it a busy location inside the main city. Thus it is very easy to reach, by any mode of transport. The surrounding is not pleasant and can even be described as a bit filthy. I wish the tourism department and government of the state will do something about it. Anyway, once we entered inside we found ourselves in a different world altogether. There is a nominal entry fee you have to pay not only to visit Udayagiri but also Khandagiri on the other side of the road.
When we reached there we got to know why that place is counted to be one of the best places in India to visit. We hired a government guide to know the real history and facts about the caves.
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Must see for the history enthusiast
The guide was so brilliant and had all the information about the caves. He guided us very well, he informed us that Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, usually called Katak Caves or Cuttack caves.  These are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar.
The caves are located on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri. They have a lot of finely and ornately carved caves built during 2nd century BCE.[1] It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela.[2]
The meaning of Udayagiri is “Sunrise Hill”. It has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves.
Udayagiri Caves are so unique, I didn’t see the famous Ajanta and Alora caves but I saw a reflection of those beauties in these caves. There are wonderfully carved caves which were used by Jain ascetics.
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The caves are cut out into rocks on a hill. The caves are of various sizes and of different shapes. One has even the appearance of an elephant ( Hati Gumpha). Rani Gumpha is a major attraction because of its size, design and carvings. There are many other caves distributed on the face of the hill. The scattered location actually adds to its beauty. Besides from the caves, the hill itself is a good spot of scenic beauty. There is a cemented staircase leading to the top, but it is also necessary to go outside those steps and trek the hill using the slim paths. Monkeys keep on roaming around, but some tourists find them cute and funny, clicking away their photos. Some other tourists, of course, get scared until they become used to it after a few minutes. This money is quite different from the other monkeys we usually see in the different tourist places in India.
Climbing up on those hills a bit difficult for those who are not fit and active. We climbed to the top of Udayagiri hill and the whole city was below us. It was a beautiful sight and we can see the whole of Khandagiri also from there.
The place is filled with peace and bountiful air which always adds to the nice experience. History is indeed well preserved with various inscriptions at the caves. If you have an interest in history, my advise will be to visit this place.
For me, it was difficult to leave that place but as we got so tired and worn out, we had to go. The weather was already too sweaty and the place was over crowded so we left but the reminiscences of that visit locked safely in our heart and mind.
I have really enjoyed sharing these pictures and my experience with my readers.
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Coming to my outfit:
I will not go in detail of this outfit. I selected a comfy outfit for this visit. I wore my new shirt style tunic with a pair of blue jeans. I bought that dress or kurta before the holiday. It was bright in colours and had a very fine and cool fabric which was great for hot weather. I paired my outfit with a pair of nude low heels sandals and a shoulder bag. Finished it with some accessories like a bracelet, watch and sunglasses. Hope you will like it!
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I’m wearing:

Shirt dressMax Fashion

Jeans – Roadster

Bracelet – Lulu & Sky

Watch – Daniel Wellington

EarringLulu & Sky

Sandals – Catwalk

Bag – Lavie

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41 Comments

  1. October 29, 2018 / 09:59

    You look amazing, love this colour :)) What a gorgeous place too :)) Fantastic views. I hope you have a great week ahead my dear xx

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 15:53

      Thanks my dear <3

  2. October 29, 2018 / 10:34

    Wow what an amazing experience! Love that your guide was so information – it always helps to make the experience of the trip so much better!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 15:54

      You are right, information about the place makes the trip much better!

  3. October 29, 2018 / 13:15

    You look great and I like very much the shirt πŸ™‚

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:17

      Thanks a lot my dear <3

  4. jodie filogomo
    October 29, 2018 / 13:26

    What a wonderful place to visit at the end of your trip, Rakhshanda….there is so much beauty around us and it is important to remember that!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 15:56

      Agree with you Jodies. for identifying the beauty, it’s necessary to have a proper vision!

  5. October 29, 2018 / 17:24

    Happy memories truly are the nicest. I love to take videos so I can rewatch all my happy memories and feel good and grateful. Also, your pictures are so lovely and the Caves are gorgeous. Glad you had a lovely trip!

    https://lifewithmins.blogspot.com/

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 15:58

      Great idea, I should make videos as well, next time I will definitely do it! Thanks honey <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 15:59

      Hahaha, the monkeys were really cute
      πŸ˜‰

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:04

      Thanks Kat <3

  6. October 29, 2018 / 19:58

    What fun places to visit! I can’t believe how stylish you look — it’s hard to dress nice for outdoor adventure. The colors of your outfit are beautiful.

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:18

      Aww thanks, dear for this sweet comment πŸ™‚

  7. October 29, 2018 / 20:28

    It certainly looks like you made some beautiful memories on your visit to the Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves Rakhshanda! Thank you for sharing the experience with us! I agree that we need to concentrate more on positive memories and make the less pleasant ones a thing of the past πŸ™‚

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:20

      Agree, I think positive memories always give us a new energy and refresh us πŸ™‚ Don’t you think so?

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:22

      Thanks dear πŸ™‚

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:23

      Thank you so much love <3

  8. October 29, 2018 / 21:58

    I use to take trips like this when I lived in Seattle. And what a great outfit you wore for this not too dressed up, but oh so eye catching!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:24

      Thank you so much, so happy you liked it πŸ™‚

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 16:25

      Thank you so much honey <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 11:46

      Thanks a bunch love <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 11:48

      Thanks my dear πŸ™‚

  9. Pam Scalfi
    October 31, 2018 / 06:48

    what a beautiful place! Hope you had lots of fun exploring and great outfit!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiβ™₯

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 11:52

      Thanks love πŸ™‚

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 11:54

      Thanks <3

  10. November 2, 2018 / 09:33

    amazing photos…this looks like such a great place to visit. I’m happy to hear you had a lovely time there with your family.

    I really like your outfit as well. Lovely jeans and shirt dress. Beautiful sandals and bag.

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 11:56

      This is really a great place to visit Ivana, I would love to visit such a place again. Thanks you like the outfit <3

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      November 6, 2018 / 12:15

      This is really a great place!!

  11. Jackie Harrison
    November 13, 2018 / 17:39

    Cute monkey. Fabulous outfit

  12. November 23, 2018 / 08:27

    Wow, lovely you are Rakhshanda, and you are looking awesome with this bright color outfits. We are very happy to find your blog, we will look forward more ideas from you.

    Thank You!