Australian students from Centurion University join monks, caves and kings

Bhubaneswar: Eleven Australian students from the city-based Centurion University have joined the 73rd Path for Monks, Caves, and Kings in the Twin Hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri today.
The students who are currently doing an internship at Centurion described the experience as extraordinary and beautiful.
Lisa, a member of the Australian team, said: “A really interesting walk. I loved the explanation of the art boards. The entire monument was so quiet and beautiful. “
Another student, Irena, repeated a similar reaction and said, “The hike was very enlightening and scenic.” The hike began in front of the facade of Udayagiri Hill and led through the various caves. The visitors were fascinated by the story of the legendary Emperor Kharavela and the sculpture panels along the caves.
Srijat Mishra, a local, was really impressed with the walk. “I’ve been in town for 40 years, but I’ve never known so much about the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, their caves and the stories associated with the great emperors of the Kalingan Empire. The Ekamra Walks and De Tour people really do a great job, “he said.
Milind Ruikar, a senior banker from SBI, Mumbai, came and joined the path of monk caves and kings with his friend from Dhruba Bal. “I really enjoyed the walk and was very happy to know the rich history and heritage of the caves. I came here as my friend, also from SBI. Bhubaneswar asked me to attend the event, “he added.
Dhruba, a regular guest of Ekamra Walks, said, “I have been to the Old Town Circuit several times, but today’s Twin Hills Trail was a nice experience.”
Before the start of the walk, guests were presented with souvenirs reflecting the special “Pattachitra” style of painting and the motifs of our local heritage. Guests were inspired by these elaborately designed postcards, bookmarks, stickers and organic pens with seeds of various fruit and blossom trees. The cloudy sky and a swarm of winged ants (jhadi poka) gave the walk a magical touch.

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