Konark Sun Temple

The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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How To Reach Konark Sun Temple

By Air

The closest Airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport which is 62 km away from the sun temple.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Puri which is 35 km away from the temple. Puri railway station is a large junction, so tourists can reach from anywhere in India.

By Bus

Taxi and cab are available, or you can choose a bus to reach the temple.

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Konark Sun Temple, Puri, Odisha

Konark Sun Temple, a 13th-century CE Sun Temple, is one of the best historical places in Konark, Orissa. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE. The temple complex is shaped like a gigantic chariot, with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars, and walls. A significant part of the structure is now in ruins. A temple dedicated to the sun was built at Konark in the 19th century BC, which gave its name to the temple and sun worship at that time.

Things to Do in Konark Sun Temple

 

1. Explore History & Architecture:

There is an air of grandeur and splendor inside Konark Temple. This temple has all the classical elements of Kalinga architecture. According to legend, the day's first light fell on the Surya image in the Garbha Griha of Konark Surya Mandir because the temple's architecture was so precise and intricate.

2. Konark Sightseeing

Enjoy the temple's beauty and other nearby places like Chandrabhaga beach.

Best time to visit:
January,February,March,October,November,December
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