The Udayagiri Caves, a cluster of 20 ancient structures, are among the greatest natural marvels in Orissa. Dating back to the 5th century, they contain some of the oldest Hindu temples and inscriptions. Now here’s a secret: take a trek to the top of the Udayagiri and you’ll enjoy a gorgeous 360-degree view of the city of Bhubaneswar.

Climb atop Udaygiri in Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Climb atop Udayagiri in Bhubaneswar, Orissa

The trek is approximately 3 hours. It involves climbing countless steep steps, so go only if you’re fit enough. You will also meet a lot of “friendly” monkeys on your way up. Just be careful not to munch on or gorge on food, since these primates would happily snatch them from you. You should start your trek early evening so you can catch the beautiful sight of the sun setting over the urban cityscape.

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