Konark Travel
A famous tourist destination with major attractions of Konark Sun Temple monument in Orissa. Konark Travel and Tourism promotes various tour packages to explore great history.

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Konark Travel to Famous Sun Temple in Orissa

Konark Travel, also known as Arka-Tirtha,is known for its Temple of Lord Surya,the sun god. It is situated on the sea shore, 33 km from the north of the Puri and 64 Km from Bhubaneshwar in Orissa State of India. It was constructed on black stone in the beginning of the 13 th centuary,and is considered as one of the most vivid architectural showpieces of Hindu India.

The worship of Sun God is universal to all world civilizations and the Temple at Konark is a reminder of the majesty and glory associated with it. But Konark has little else to offer apart from the Temple - some shops, stalls, a few small hotels and a tourist office. Konark is an easy one-day trip from both Puri and Bhubaneshwar. But an overnight stay can be quite rewarding, because once day visitors have departed, a strange peace cascade on the Temple.

Konark Sun Temple

Despite of the fact that the Black Pagoda is in ruins , the remaining Porch area and other structures of Konark Temple remain as the crown jewel of the Orissa art work.

Tourist Attraction
» The Konark Sun Temple : This Temple was built in the 13th centuary by the orissan King Raja Narasimhadeva I. It took 1,200 workmen over 16 years to build

» Konark Beach : A brisk 3-km walk from the Temple brings you to this picturesque beach by the Bay of Bengal. Don't miss out on the sunrise, when you can also see the local fishing fleet setting out into the sea on their century-old ritual.

» ASI Museum : Adjoining the Temple complex, this museum has sculptures and carvings retrieved from the ruins of the Sun Temple. Included in the collection is one of the ornamental porches that once stood above the Temple entrance.

There are no direct connections to Konark Sun Temple by air or rail. You need to get to Bhubaneshwar or Puri and then hire a cab or take a bus. The nearest airport is Bhubaneshwar and the nearest rail heads are at Bhubaneshwar and Puri. For the more adventurous, there's the option of cycling down from Puri - it's just 36km away.

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