Ratnagiri

Top choice archaeological site in Pusphagiri Ruins

Ratnagiri has the most interesting and extensive of the Pusphagiri ruins. Two large monasteries flourished here from the 5th to 13th centuries. Noteworthy are an exquisitely carved doorway inside the first monastary complex and an intact Buddha statue beyond. Up on the small hillock are the remains of a 10m-high stupa, surrounded by smaller votive stupas; all are covered in graffiti in spite of a security guard presence.

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