Orissa’s important centre of Buddhist activities and second Shanti Stupa is Dhauli. This stupa was built by the Indians, in collaboration with the Japanese. Dhauli hill is located near Daya River, which is10 km south of the present Bhubaneswar. It is a tourist place where the road connectivity is very fine.Dhauli hill is presumed to be the area where Kalinga War was fought.The hill represents the place where, after witnessing the bloodbath of Kalinga War, Emperor Ashoka relinquished war and adopted Buddhism.Dhauli is a Buddhist destination surrounded by lush green area having natural set up.
The place has beautiful landscapes and a charm that can change the mind in a wonderful way, to change it spiritual, and hence soothe from many cares of life.