Konark Sun Temple

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Konark, a small town located in the district of Puri in the East Indian state of Orissa, is also referred as the Black Pagoda. Lying on the Bay of Bengal, about 65 km away from the state capital Bhubaneswar, Konark is a famous destination due to being the home to the 13th-century Sun Temple dedicated to Sun God. Presenting the finest instance of the amazing architecture of that age, this World Heritage Site – the Konark Temple – was made of the black granite by King Narasimhadeva-I (1236-1264 AD) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.

Offering a mesmerizing experience of the finest architectural marvels of the old era, the Sun Temple simply enchants you with its captivating exteriors and interiors, and rejuvenates your mind and body to the full. In the vicinity of Konark Sun Temple, two other temples are lying – Mayadevi Temple and Vaishnava Temple. Numerous mysteries about the architectural refinement of that golden age can be observed here. From all the architectural aspects, the temple lacks nothing to attract you. A visit here comes out to be a full dose for all your senses.

The town can be approached through Air, Rail and Road networks from Bhubaneshwar that is lying about 65 km away from Konark.

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