Lalitgiri (also known as Naltigiri) is a major Buddhist complex in the Indian state of Odisha comprising major stupas, esoteric Buddha images, and monasteries , one of the oldest sites in the region. Together with the Ratnagiri and Udayagiri sites, Lalitgiri is part of Puspagiri University located on top of hills of the same names. The three complexes are known as the "Diamond Triangle". Significant finds at this complex include Buddhas relics. Tantric Buddhism was practiced at this site.It is a major center of Buddhism hemmed between the Parabhadi and Landa sandstone hills in the standalone Assian hill range.
The Buddhist complex is situated in the Mahanga Tahsil in Cuttack district. Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha, is 90 kilometres (56 mi) from the site, while Cuttack is 60 kilometres (37 mi) away; Udaigiri is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri is a further 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away. Bhubaneswar is well connected by road, rail and air services with the rest of the country.
Best time to visit: Oct-Feb
Open Time: Day Time
Popular Cuisine: Local food
Attractions: Buddhist Monuments ,Lalitgiri Buddhist Monasteries
Nearest Bus Stop: Bandareswar Chhak
Nearest Railway Station: Jajpur Road
Travel Options: Bus, Cab
Nearest town: Lalitgiri
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 86 km