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Average Climate:
Summer: 25°C - 40°C
Winter: 16°C - 28°C
Best time to visit:
October to March

About Konark

Konark, a village in the state of Orissa, is situated at a distance of 66 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar and around 35 km from the popular sea beach of Puri. The Sun Temple located in Konark is one of the most marvelous tourist destinations in Orissa. It can be easily reached from other locations like Bhubaneswar, Puri, Chilka, Gopalpur and Chandrabhaga, among others. The Sun god worshipped in Ark Kshetra is also called Konark. In 'Brahma Purana' the Sun God in Ark-kshetra has been described as Konaditya. So it is the evident that the place where the Kona Aditya (or Kona-Arka, the Sun god) was worshipped was also popularly called Konark. Despite of being a small town, Konark is one of India’s archeological gems. Also there are several things that one can discover about this ancient town upon visit to East India.

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Sun Temples

s One of the most magnificent monuments of religious significance, a true masterpiece of architecture proudly stands in the form of Sun Temple at Konark. A culmination of Oriyan architecture, the temple is a wonderful place as it is built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the Sun God, Surya, across heavens. The Sun Temple at Konark, often called as the Black Pagoda.

Konark Dance Festivals

Archaeological Site Museums


Chandrabhaga Beachs