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Konark Sun Temple

Kasia-Tamkuhi Road, Konark, India
+91 674 243 2177
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Private Tour: Konark Sun Temple and Pipli Village Day Tour from Bhubaneswar
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The 13th century temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, is a monumental Hindu structure dedicated to the sun God or Surya.
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Kasia-Tamkuhi Road, Konark, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its such a unique temple devoted to Sun god with a great architectural and historical significance. The main temple itself is magnificent and the chariot wheels with its intricate carvings are awe inspiring. Its a shame that its not declared a World Heritage site. Its...More

Thank piyush2884
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience with the temple architecture albeit being destroyed to a large extent. So it speaks volumes of what it must have been when it was intact. The reasons for its destruction are however unknown. The sound and light show is something that one should...More

Thank saieeshg
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Artlovers will find this place as a learning laboratory.Mesmerizing Artistic beauty says it's history itself.A sacrifice of little boy is involved in this wonder.More historical data can be available if you take guide for yourself.Nice place to have a photogenic memory. SUN TEMPLE is the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggests Sun Temple of Konark is dedicated to Sun god and is an amazing piece of architecture. Depicted as a 'Rath' with 12 wheels it was built around 13th century and is currently surrounded by scaffolding to support it as it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Light and sound show at Konark temple is a must do thing. Cultural heritage of India is well preserved in the sculptures and structures of this temple and must as well be looked after too the same way.

Thank DipakJivnani
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many historical buildings in India that amaze you with their grandeur. However, very few show how advanced and precise were scientific skills of 13th and 14th centuries. This sun temple is a very fine example of precision architecture. Entire complex is a masterpiece...More

Thank BhallaPK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reached here by bus from puri, journey was awesome, parallel with sea Beach, after reaching here we took tickets, the location was good, but need some more take care by government. Afterwards we had yummy food near sun temple in otdc restaurant.

Thank maushami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After centuries, one may say that Konark’s glory has deteriorated but to me it still appeared larger than life. Present value of Konark is still Rs. 4500 crores as per recent valuation Odisha tourism covers this in there half day trip from Puri as well...More

Thank CuteGlobertrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the attraction that defines Konark and when you see it you can see why, and understand also why it has been allocated a UNESCO World Heritage status. It is an awesome structure for its sheer size, intricate carvings, and appealing setting. We were...More

Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in culture, architecture and local story , this Konark Sun temple was beautifully crafted with the best of its craftmanship on the stone carving . It was an open air museum to learn a lot from the past. either Kama sutra,...More

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dkpanda72
18 December 2017|
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Response from lizrowley | Reviewed this property |
There are many theories about the history and siting of the temple but it is generally ascribed to Narasimhadeva-I in the 13th century.
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Usha H
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Response from Sanjay108 | Reviewed this property |
Winter time is best as when we visited it was too much hot and could not enjoy at the fullest. I would recommend to visit during morning time to have perfect view of the Sun. Hope you are aware that the Sun is not worshiped... More
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527krishnanm
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Response from Bhaskar_10 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Krishnan, Thanks for taking interest in Sun Temple. This is a marvellous monument with intricate architecture giving the skill of the people of the time. This is a national monument is very well lighted in the evening... More
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