Konark Sun Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Konark, Puri, Orissa, 752111, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-6758236821
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture

Konark Sun Temple - Review

The Sun Temple of Konark is the finest example of Kalinga architecture. This is one masterpiece combining all the varieties of this type of architecture. Each inch of the temple and its subsidiary shrines is decorated with fantastic designs and carvings. The main shrine has been damaged and broken down long ago by the army of a Mughal General. The remaining shrines act no less in proving the expertise and dedication of the Odhiya artists and craftsmen in uplifting the standard of Indian culture along with showcasing some amazing architectural techniques.

This temple dedicated to the Sun God stands majestically on the banks of the Bay of Bengal and narrates numerous stories of its grandeur and mysteries of the past. The temple was constructed by King Narasimha Deva I of the Ganga Dynasty. The temple was built in a design of the chariot of the Sun God with 24 wheels like 12 on each side and 7 horses. The 12 wheels are said to represent the months of the year and the 7 wheels in front for the week. There are three main parts of the temple that are the main temple of the deity, the Jagamohana Hall and the Nritya Mandapa. There is also a separate offering hall or Bhoga Mandapa and a Nata Mandapa built on a raised platform in the same line. The entrance of the temple has statues of elegant Gajasimhas (lions over elephants) where the guards are meant to sit.

The main part of the temple is the hall of dance. The roof of this hall has collapsed only the remaining are there. There are many statues and carvings of beautiful dancing girls with instruments. There are also carvings of elephants and lions. There are a number of doors in this hall which are constructed in such a way that the hall looks more like a temple. It seems these were constructed in a way to keep in mind the various zodiac positions of the sun and to let its rays pass through at different times of the day.

There are various tales that talk about the reason behind the building of this temple. Some say it is a symbol of rising spiritualism above materialism and there are many others who say it is victory of Hinduism over Buddhism. Apart from these there are many other tales that you will get to hear from the local guides there.

Konark Sun Temple Information

  • Other contact no +91 6742432177.
  • Photography is allowed here free of charge.

Konark Sun Temple Ticket Prices

  • For Indians: Rs 10 per person
  • For foreigners: Rs 250 per person

How To reach Konark Sun Temple by Public Transport

  • The nearest railway station is the Bhubaneshwar Junction.
  • The nearest airport is the Biju Patnaik Airport.

Restaurants Near Konark Sun Temple

  • Kamat Restaurant
  • Santoshi Restaurant
  • Geetanjali Restaurant
  • Sun Temple Restaurant
  • Santi Restaurant
  • Deluxe Restaurant
  • Baba Sweet Shop

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  • Konark Sun Temple Address: Konark, Puri, Orissa, 752111, India
  • Konark Sun Temple Contact Number: +91-6758236821
  • Konark Sun Temple Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Konark Sun Temple Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Konark Sun Temple(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Konark Sun Temple: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Konark Sun Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Konark include Konark Sun Temple in their plan

  • 81.73% of people start their Konark Sun Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Konark Sun Temple

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

91.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Konark Sun Temple

People normally club together Ramchandi and Archaeological Survey Of India Museum while planning their visit to Konark Sun Temple.

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  • Great place to be! The main temple is under maintenance and the tomb is full of trusses. pictorial view is not that great.ambience is awesome. campus is really good. Wheels of the Chariot Shaped temples are the main attraction and you’ll be amazed with the scientific construction. Don’t miss the laser light n sound show at 8:00 am. Tickets are sold out very fast, even at 3/4 pm it might be sold out. Ample shops are there, for souvenirs!

  • It is all about sex. Purest form of love is sex. Different posture and different forms of sex. It is well Etched and crafted here. Don’t take your kids. Go as a couple or group of friends to enjoy this place. One is most iconic structures in India. Simple incredible architecture and art of work.

  • We didn't get a guide which you will need cause the place has a rich history. However the photographer we hired not only clicked really good pictures of us but also told us the history of the place. Overall a nice experience and our photographer was a great person. Hope I had a picture of him. The architecture depicts a lot of ancient culture and way of life.

  • It's a very beautiful historical temple. Ticket price is very reasonable. Well preserved and maintaind archaeological site . Guides are there to help to understand the history behind this great temple. Built in the shape of a chariot with splendid sculpture. I have there for 7 times. I love this place very much. I will visit again and again If I get a chance.

  • Amazing place to visit. Really the view here is amazing and more over a lot of old sculptures. A great place to visit and spend time. Loved visiting this place. The main temple is closed now to prevent the structure from shattering but you can visit the premisses and enjoy a lot. Visit here with your family and friends and enjoy maximum.

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