The location of Orissa is to the eastern coast of India, the capital of this state is Bhubaneswar. This state is divided into board regions like plateaus, coastal regions and the middle mountainous range. Orissa has abundant natural resources of coal, bauxite, iron ore and chromite. The state economy is also benefiting from its industrial sector: steel, aluminum, power, refineries and ports.
India's topmost Information Technology consultancies firms, including Satyam Computer Services, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys have their branches in Orissa. Orissa has several popular tourist destinations. The state is known for its temples, especially in the cities of Konark, Puri, and Bhubaneswar. Chilka Lake, the largest coastal lake in India is also located here. It has the Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, which houses over 150 species of migratory and resident birds. The other places of tourist interest are the Hirakud Dam on the Mahanadi and the hydel power station at Machkund. It has state of the art hotels to offer to its tourists.
The location of Dhauli is on river Daya’s bank which comes after covering some distance of the main road on the way to Konark or Puri from Bhubaneshwar. This hill was a witness to the war that took place in the 3rd century BC, Kalinga war; this was the time when a great transformation took place in the world.
Coming downwards to the chief road by steps in front of Cave-17, & going up the road covering the distance of 15m, the sightseer will get a glimpse of the track to his left side foremost to the pinnacle of the Khandagiri hill. By following this pathway for some metres, you will encounter the 1st cave of the hill.