Bhubaneswar, August 4 (LocalWire): The Udaygiri caves were bustling with 100 enthusiastic freshers from IIT Bhubaneswar, who took part in the 77th monks, caves and kings heritage walk on Saturday in the twin hills, famous for Jain architecture.
The sleepy monsoon morning couldn’t dampen their spirits as they explored the ancient caves and were overwhelmed by the legends of Emperor Kharavela and the ancient stone etchings.
The highlight of the heritage tour was when Tanmay Khobe inverted his umbrella and started collecting trash lying around.
His act inspired his batch mates and they too joined him to make the place free of litter.
The students, exploring the caves and collecting trash simultaneously in Udaygiri and Khandagiri, set an example as responsible travellers and inspired others in protecting the legacy.
The Monks, Caves and Kings at the Jain heritage site of twin hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri takes place on Saturday mornings and the temple walk in the old town area on Sunday mornings at 6.30 am.
Sunday afternoon walks of the Crafts Museum, Kala Bhoomi near Gandamunda starts at 3.30 pm.