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Konark Sun Temple, Konark

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Take in the architectural prowess, well-preserved art, and historical relevance of Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of India. Believed to have been built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE, the temple honors the sun god Surya and takes the form of a large chariot, with 24 elaborately carved, 3 m (9.8 ft) stone wheels acting as sun dials. As you tour the complex, note the many erotic maithuna sculptures, and carvings adorning the main pillars, walls, and other features. Using our custom trip planner, Konark attractions like Konark Sun Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • One of the best monuments since many years .we maintained, Area is clean, easy to reach with buses and private cabs.  more »
  • Exquisite is the word that comes to mind on a first glance of the famous Sun temple. It is perhaps the only grand temple dedicated to the Sun God and one can actually see that entire temple is carved ...  more »
  • A large portion was destroyed by foreigners and due to climate but the bit that has remained is worth a watch. Theres no entry to the temple as it has been filled with rocks to keep the building intac...  more »
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  • A historic Sun temple, built in the form of a chariot. Carved out of stone, with intricate stone work, it is a architectural technological and scientific wonder. The place is much ruined now and has no devotional ceremonies and is under restoration. Entry is on chargeable basis. Shoes are allowed, still photography is free. If on a sunny/rainy day, an umbrella is of much help. Taking a guided tour is recommended.
  • A old Temple in a india this is a 2000years ones entered by the main doors, In this temple 13 th century. By king narasimha deva iand is dedicated to sun-god it is one of the most majestic temple of india
  • It is very good place for vist..... It is world famous sun temple ... It is created by a king ... 1200 worker are build this temple And in his leder bishu moharana's son dharmapada build the highest point of temple
  • Konarak Sun Temple is one Of the best Old designed Temple in all over the India and world. It is a historical place . The areal views of this temple is very nice . It made in 13th century By 2000 workers By ordered of King Marasimha Deva.
  • A historic place of myth, awesome architecture, human sacrifices and desires. Its a must visit place and thankfully it has been well preserved. If you look at the smaller sculptures carefully you'll realize how painstakingly this temple has been re-assembled from the wrath of Nature. As intricate it originally had been, the re-assembled portions are equally well put together.