A bare 10 km
from the Nilagiri town rests picturesque Ayodhya
village in the peaceful bounds of the rivers
Gharahara, Sona and the Sindhu. The place
is an important tourist spot from Buddhism
point of view with the vast ruins of an old
township combining Hinduism and Buddhism.
The village has a vast number of Hindu and
Buddhist temples which have lost their past
majesty with thrashes of time and neglect.
The inscriptions on the images of the temples
estimate these temples to be dating back to
10th or 11th century AD.
Buddhist tourist spot, Solampur is a village
in the Bhandraipokhari Police station of Bhadrak
district. Recent excavations have taken this
village out of anonymity and placed it as
a place of archaeological and religious importance.
The village is famous for the discovery of
a large number of Mahayanic and Tantric Buddhist
images and a notable slab of stone depicting
eight great events of Gautam Buddha’s
life, with the creative excellence and skill
pertaining to the style of art of the early