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Konark Sun Temple, Konark

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Take in the architectural prowess, well-preserved art, and historical relevance of Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of India. Believed to have been built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE, the temple honors the sun god Surya and takes the form of a large chariot, with 24 elaborately carved, 3 m (9.8 ft) stone wheels acting as sun dials. As you tour the complex, note the many erotic maithuna sculptures, and carvings adorning the main pillars, walls, and other features. Make Konark Sun Temple part of your personalized Konark itinerary using our Konark day trip planning site.
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  • Unesco Heritage site, and one must visit without fail. One must have guide to understand the rich history behind it. We had an amazing guide Mr. Shreesh Linka (+91 9937044646) with great knowledge of....  more
    Unesco Heritage site, and one must visit without fail. One must have guide to understand the rich history behind it. We had an amazing guide Mr. Shreesh Linka (+91 9937044646) with great knowledge of....  more »
  • This temple is in konark city of Odisha state and at around 61km from Bhubaneswar.There are quite lot of buses (No 70) from bhubaneswar railway station.This sun temple is constructed in the form of a....  more
    This temple is in konark city of Odisha state and at around 61km from Bhubaneswar.There are quite lot of buses (No 70) from bhubaneswar railway station.This sun temple is constructed in the form of a....  more »
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  • Great Architecture, carvings & sculptures 👌.Real world heritage Monument.Visited on rainy 🌧 day.Best place to visit in orissa.They have some entry fee. Cards / cash both accepted at the counter to buy entry token. Parkings & restaurants available outside opposite to this monument.
  • A very nice place to visit in Odisha. It's a historical temple built a long time ago. A very well maintained place. the vice is magnificent and the curving details are just mind blowing. Most recommended place if you haven't visited already.

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