Surrounded by hills on the three sides, Kupari is one of the Buddhist archeological spots in Orissa
. The place houses the ruins of old Buddhist temples and monasteries, which are still traceable. The best preserved part of the remains are found to the west of the village. The Brahminical images, a long narrow hall surrounded by pillars, small temples of Lord Shiva
, an open hall with six monolithic laterite pillars, and a beautiful image of Goddess Durga
are worth mentioning.
Kupari is 67 km from Baleswar
and 29 km from Soro. The nearest rail junction Bhadrak
is on the Kolkata
railway line that also passes through Bhubaneswar