Modhera Sun Temple, Modhera

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Take in the imaginative beauty of Indian architecture dating back to 1026 CE at Modhera Sun Temple. At the sun temple, dedicated to Hindu sun-god Surya, you'll see three distinct architectural features. The Suryakunda, a pool that stores pure water used by devotees to perform ablutions, features four terraces adorned with 108 miniature pyramid sculptures that act as steps and lead to the base. The second architectural piece is the Sabha Mandap: an open, pillared hall that serves as a meeting place, consisting of 52 intricately carved Hindu gods. Finally, the main temple, Sanctum Sanctorum (no longer used for prayer), represents the shape of an inverted lotus-base plinth. Make Modhera Sun Temple a part of your Modhera vacation plans using our Modhera online trip planner .
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  • Every now and then you come across a story of a place which talk about the glorious past of India. Modhera is one such lesser known places. It's beautiful. Most of the architecture and carvings are we...  more »
  • This is magnificent structure which resembles the Konark Sun Temple of Odhissa. This place is known for having an open step well. The place is about 80KM from Ahmedabad. The place is beautifully maint...  more »
  • Worth a visit. Well preserved temple, water tank and many carvings, built in 1026 to the Hindu Son God Surya.  more »
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  • Modhera sun temple Dedicated to God Surya, the temple is well known for it's complicated and detailed artwork. It is one of the greatest example of Indian sculpture.The erotic artwork carved on stone speak for itself. It is one of the most beautiful, gigantic and amazing temple I've ever seen. Temple is surrounded by beautiful garden around trees...A must visit place and its having deep rooted religious and cultural heritage of the nation. A great Hindu temple. It has normal entry tickets...how ever being a popular tourist place its always very crowded...on weekends and festival day... Easy parking and nice locals...Also open step well in front of temple with filled water is a beauty.....
  • Nice historical place The visit to this place was an ok experience. The road from Ahmadabad to the temple is well marked and there is no problem in locating the place. This visit can be undertaken in one day itself there is not much to see. The complete structure is a set two very beautifully sculpted structure with a temple and a step well. The complete visit can be completed within 4-5 hours. The structure is surrounded with well maintained gardens , school teacher never miss tour of this place.
  • An amazing place to visit for a one day picnic, it's about 2 hours drive from Ahmedabad. Make sure you start early to reach early morning as this place opens up as early as 8 am. The photos with the background vintage walls look amazing, also pictures taken up at steps of the temple come out really good in broad daylight. There is also a museum which opens up at 10 am, don't forget to visit that as well as it has some ancient ruins so good to explore some historic and architectural stuff. Parking here is pretty well managed so no problem parking your car. Food options are limited here so it's better to carry your own food and water, on your way back you can stop at Honest or at Shankus for lunch as they have great options. Overall a very nice place for a one day Getaway.
  • This place has some mysterious charm to it. The view of the step well is great from the temple. The sun light is reflected across from the well to the inner chamber. It's a great place taken over by government of Gujarat and they have made a garden and a small museum plus food.
  • Pl visit during day. It close by sunset. We reached late, hence couldn't get view in day time, even power supply poor, hence poor visibility. We could see structure in moon light. It's fantastic. Pl do visit. Entry fee about Rs 15 per person, due to non availability of electricity, machine were not working. Going in hand of security guard.
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