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Dhauli or Dhauligiri is a hill located on the banks of the river Daya, 8 km south of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India.


Dhauli known for "Dhauli Santi Stupa", a peace pagoda monument which witnesses the great Kalinga War built by Japan Budhha Sangha and Kalinga Nippon Budhha Sangha.[1][2][3][4][5]

Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda) at Dhauligiri
The Dhauli Major Rock Inscription of Ashoka. The front is shaped as an elephant. Dhauli, Puri District, India.
Dhauli edicts of Ashoka.

Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where the Kalinga War was fought.[6]



  1. ^ "Odisha Tourism : Dhauligiri". odishatourism.gov.in. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Chowdhary, Charu. "Dhauli Hills in Odisha is Home to The Stunning Shanti Stupa And More | India.com". www.india.com. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Shanti Stupa". Times of India Travel. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Floristic Diversity Assessment of Dhauligiri Hill and its Adjoining Areas of Bhubaneswar City, Odisha". ResearchGate. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  5. ^ Urmi: The Journal of the Odisha Society of Americas 49th Convention: For Annual Convention Held in 2017 at Dearborn, Michigan. Odisha Society of the Americas. p. 57.
  6. ^ "Kalinga War and its impact on Ashoks". India Video. Retrieved 2 April 2011.

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Coordinates: 20°11′32.54″N 85°50′22.16″E / 20.1923722°N 85.8394889°E / 20.1923722; 85.8394889