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Leena S
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Please note this is an extremely recent structure. While the architecture is wonderful and sitting in the temple sanctum sanctorum is calming. It is not off historic significance. It has just been built by the Birlas. Cameras and bags are not allowed. If you are short on time pls visit other attractions. Yes, unless you are a Sun god worshipper
Written 23 March 2024
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z1n2
India92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is one of the most beautiful and well kept attractions in Gwalior. Really serene and tucked away from hustle and bustle of the town. There is no entry fee. Parking outside could be a little disorderly.
Written 21 May 2022
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L R S
Bengaluru, India189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is a poor copy of the Kornak Sun temple. Nothing special but can be visited just to tick off a sight seeing point. Nothing will be missed even if one gives it a miss.
Written 14 December 2021
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
The Sun Temple dedicated to the Sun God is located amidst a very clean and well maintained garden. The architecture is beautiful and there are many wonderful carvings on the outside portion of the temple. Photography is prohibited inside the temple.
Written 11 May 2021
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madhur agrawal
Gwalior, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
You will feel relax here, beautiful environment and we can't rate the god place must visit this temple
Written 7 June 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Sun Temple (aka Surya Mandir) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god Surya. The building was apparently inspired by the Sun Temple in Konark. The shape of the temple and the sculptures that adorn the walls imitate a chariot. This temple is quite far from the centre of Gwalior. I’m guessing that if like me you’ve never seen the Sun Temple of Konark, then it's worthwhile coming out all that way to see this.
Written 27 April 2020
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Moonmoon Ghosh
New Delhi, India88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Gwalior's Sun Temple, dedicated to the sun god, is a faithful replica of the shrine in Konark. Beautifully done in red sandstone, it is dedicated to the eponymous god and stands in the middle of a raised platform. The temple on a chariot is drawn by seven horses and helmed by Surya. The chariot has 24 wheels (12 on each side), and each wheel has 16 spokes. Each detail is architecturally significant: The seven horses depict the seven days of the week, the 24 wheels the number of hours in a day, and so on. The outside of the temple is covered with intricate sculptures of several hundred gods and goddesses, including the 10 avatars of Vishnu. The sanctum sanctorum, with a lofty dome (photography isn't allowed inside), is done in white marble.

The shrine is surrounded by well-maintained and manicured gardens, lots of flower patches, and a variety of fauna, from squirrels and birds to stray dogs and screaming peacocks. But for those expecting a structure from an earlier era (like us), the Surya Mandir can be a tad disappointing, having been built as recently as 1988 by the Birla family. Good place for tourists and devotees, average for explorers. 7/10.  
Written 17 March 2020
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vishalbahl
Mumbai, India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Must Visit the Sun Temple , open from 6:30 am to 5pm & closed at noon from 12-1 pm .
The gurudwara is of historical importance , The Fort has a sound et lumirere show , its a pleasure to visit the fort & since gwalior is a base for fighter planes , you may see them taking off for sortees , The palace is worth seeing , especially the chandeliers & the dining table with the toy train running on it
Written 5 March 2020
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annebrandy
Budapest, Hungary174 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Aftre seeing so many historic monument this replica is a nice try but impressinmg people lookling for old structures
Written 16 February 2020
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Nish0901
New Delhi, India1,147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Sun temple is little away from Gwalior city. The temple is surrounded by beautiful garden. The temple is beautiful but photograph is not allowed inside.
Written 23 January 2020
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