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Sacred river of Orissa

Daya river is not a sacred river of Orissa, but it is also a historical river of India. Beside this... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
New Delhi, India
A historic reminder of historic war

Legend goes that the Kalinga War between Ashoka the Great and Kalinga was fought on the banks of... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Bhopal, India
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Saradeipur, Puri, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While travelling around Puri or Bhubaneshwar you will have to cross the river Daya several times and you will get to hear stories about Ashoka's war with Kalinga on its banks and the water of the river turning red. However, the river is not a...More

Thank KumaradityaS1
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Daya river is not a sacred river of Orissa, but it is also a historical river of India. Beside this river the famous battle of King Ashoka and Kalinga was fought. The war pagoda was built which was later called shanti stupa

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This river is near passes via important land marks.However it is very poorly managed and not worth wasting time.

1  Thank Mehmoodmewat
Reviewed 3 January 2018

During our stay at Bhubaneswar, we passed through Daya River, enroute to Dhauli Hills. Daya River is a branch of Kuakhai River starting at Saradeipur which joins with Malaguni River and finally flows into Chilika Lake on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. This 37 km long...More

Thank KASIRAO5646
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Legend goes that the Kalinga War between Ashoka the Great and Kalinga was fought on the banks of river Daya (meaning Kindness). The river had turned red. Ashoka was aggrieved at scale of violence. Though he own the war but lost the heart turning towards...More

Thank Rak990
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great Kalinga war was held near the Daya River, and it's water became read with blood of dead soldiers. Seeing this Ashoka realized the horror and devastation of war, and turned to Dharmasoke from Chandashoke. Famous Dhauli hills are located on the banks of the Daya...More

Thank tripsmaker
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This river has story of King Ashoka made decision after Kalinga fight , Not to fight any more in life. Giving Daya to all Human & Living being on planet.

1  Thank SIPL2008
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Dhauli Hills and the Banks of daya River is where the (In) famous Kalinga war between King Ashoka (of Mourya Dynasty) and the kailnga kingdom was fought..Kalinga lost the war and over one hundred thousand lives were lost. The entire daya river turned red with...More

Thank Prafulla-28
Reviewed 17 January 2017

daya river is a branch from Kuakhai river at Saradelpur in odissa in India. it was the river that once flooded with blood The famous KALINGA war held here and daya river turned red due to blood! after seeing this king ashoka changed his mind...More

Thank 674santha
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We passed the Daya river enroute to the Shanti Stupa at the Dhaulagiri hills. The river is calm and beautiful and the view of the river from the top of the Shanti Stupa is also serene.

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