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Konark temple is located in konark village, Orissa state, India. Konark sun temple is built in 13th century by Narsimahadeva. It is also known as Black pagoda. The name Konark is derived from two different Sanskrit word 'Kona' and ‘ark’. ‘Kona' means corner and 'ark' means sun. Konark temple is world heritage site in the world and also it is one of the seven wonders of India.

Konark Temple:

Visiting Timings:

Konark sun temple will open from sunrise to sunset.

Best Season To Visit:

Weather conditions are extremely pleasant at winter, so best time to visit konark temple is from October to March.

Entry Fee For Temple:

Entry fee is Rs.10 per head for Indians, Entry fees for other countries is us$ 5, Entry fee is free for children up to 15 years.

Transportation Facilities:

Transport facility is available to reach konark temple by airlines, buses and trains.

Bhubaneswar Airport:

Bhubaneswar has direct flights from places like Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Nagpur.

Railway Station:

Two railway stations are available near Purland Bhubaneswar.

Bus Facility:

 Kalpana Chhak and Vani Vihar are the two bus stands in Bhubaneswar from where regular buses ply to Konark. Tourist buses and taxies are  also available.

Nearest Hotels:

Near temple you have multiple options like hotels and resorts. Government of Odisha also provides accommodation for tourists. Some best hotels are:

  • Perl

  • Pagoda inn

  • Sun Temple Hotel

  • Surya Inn

  • Lotus Resort

  • Mayfair heritage

  • Nature camp konark Retreat

  • Yatri Nivas

Shopping:

This is a well-known place for handicrafts. Here you can get beautifully designed crafts of high quality. You also get sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Along with all above you can shop different coloured stones, natural woods.

Around Places Of Konark Temple:

Near places of Konark temple are Chaurasi, Kuruma, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Kakatapur, Sea beach, Vishnu Temple, Museum, Ramachandi and Pipli.

Sea Beach:

The Konark sea beach is 2 miles from the temple. Beautiful scenes sunrise and sunset can be seen at the beach. The beach looks lovely in the early hours of morning.

Vishnu Temple:

Vishnu temple is behind the Ramachandi temple. The roof of the temple has been broken completely leaving only its half broken walls. On the temple walls,  one cannot miss the beautifully sculpted statues of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

Pipli:

Pipli is 45 kilometers away from Konark. Pipli became famous for its brightly cloured applique work. Their small workshops line the road, buying small bags, medium sizes wall hangings and bulky garden umbrellas.

Kakatapur:

Kakatapur situated on the prachi valley. It is famous for housing the shrine of goddess Mangala and Ranadurga. Jhamu Yatra festival is special attraction in kakatapur.It is celebrated in the month of chaitra.

Bhubaneswar:

Bhubaneswar is located at 65 kilometers from Konark. There are hundreds of temples remaining in Bhubaneswar.  Lingaraj temple dominates all other temples. There are many important temples like Mukteswar, Rajarani, Brahmeswar and Parasurameswar.

Chaurasi:

Chaurasi is fourteen kilometers from Kakatapur on the way to Konark. We can visit Amareswara, Lakshminarayana and Barahi at chaurasi. Barahi is the mother of Goddess with the face of boar; she holds a fish in one hand and a cup in the other.

Konark Temple

Kuruma:

Kuruma is located eight kilometers away from Konark temple. It is famous for ancient antiquities like the image of Buddha seated in Bhumisparsa Mudra along with the image of Heruka.

Ramachandi:

Ramchandi temple is  located south west of the sun temple. This was the temple of Goddess Mayadevi, Ramchandi and while others opine that it was the earlier sun temple in which sun was being worshiped.

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