Places To Visit In Konark

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Here are the top 5 tourist attractions to see in Konark:

1. Sun Temple, Konark

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Konark

Dedicated to Lord Surya, this 13th century temple is an architectural marvel and the quintessential example of Oriyan form of architecture. It is believed that the temple was constructed by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The shape of the temple is of a massive chariot with sumptuously engraved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure at present is in ruins. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

2. Chandrabhaga Beach

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3 km
from city center
2 out of 5
places to visit in Konark

A clean and pristine beach where one can take leisurely walks and enjoy the sunrise and sunset, the Konark Beach is known to be one of the best on the east coast.

3. ASI Museum

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from city center
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ASI Museum is situated outside the Sun Temple and houses some unique artifacts which reflect the essence of Oriyan art form. The museum has 250 different kinds of antiques recovered from the Sun Temple.

4. Astaranga Beach

1 km
from city center
4 out of 5
places to visit in Konark

Located at a distance of 60 kms from Puri and 34 kms from Konark in Odisha, Astaranga Beach is a visual delight to the eyes and the mind alike. The atmosphere of the beach suddenly becomes ten times more pleasing during the sunsets when the horizon lights up with the golden and red glow from the sun. Even the beach derives its name from this phenomenon, ‘Asta’ meaning ‘sunset’ and ‘rang’ meaning ‘colour’.

5. Konark Dance Festival

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Konark Dance Festival is an event held annually in the backdrop of the exquisite Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. Classical performers of every age group descend on Konark to showcase their musical and dancing skills, to promote this age-old monument. Handicrafts and sculptures are also put on display to showcase the hidden talent of the region. Held every year this festival brings together dancers, musicians and cultures from all around the country in a scintillating display of different art forms.

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How can I commute within Konark?

Autos, rickshaws and taxis and are available in the city. You can also take the local bus service, however it is not up to the standard.
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