This is really a temple complex and, like the Jain one in Khandagiri, is built against the rock-face of a hill. Ninety steps lead to the top and after every few steps there are platforms for the weary. The steps lead past a small shrine and a large stepped tank of green water with trees around. Further on, shoes have to be removed at the gate of the group of temples built against the hill. In front of these rock-imbedded shrines, are protective porticoes. The prevailing grey of the rocks is relieved by red and yellow flags fluttering in the cool breeze of the wooded hill.
The first temple is that of Jageshwari, guarded by the statues of two lions. The idol has a white face with large eyes and seems to have been mounted on a tall pedestal. It is heavily draped in red robes so no visitor can know what lies beneath those draperies. The other, lesser, shrines are also interesting, even if you are not a devotee.