India | Orissa


A barren hill, Kaima is a famous archeological site of Buddhist artifacts in Jajpur District in Orissa. The hill provides a spectacular backdrop to the confluence of the rivers Brahmani and Kimiria, north of the hill. The most interesting item in Kaima is a unique rock-cut elephant assigned to the Mauryan age that rises abruptly over the lower elevation on the eastern limit of the hill, facing the river Kimiria. Carved out from live rock with excellent craftsmanship, this rock cut figure of the elephant stands above an artificial surface, encircled by four monolithic pillars.

Kaima is accessible from Langudi Hills. Langudi can be approached from Jaraka and Chandikhol, both located on the National Highway 5, connecting Kolkata with Chennai.

Updated on 17th April, 2015
District: Jajpur


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