Sun Temple, Konark
The Wheel of the Chariot Sun Temple
How to get there
Konark is connected by all-weather roads. It is
65 km from Bhubaneswar.
35 km puri on Marine Drive and 85 km via Pipli.
KONARK completes the Golden Triangle of Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark
for the best of Orissan temple architecture.
The Temple Chariot of the Sun God (Black Pagoda) on the sands of the
bay of Bengal is a 13th century architectural marvel. It is designed as a
celestial chariot of the Sun God, complete with twelve pairs of wheels and seven horses.
The main sanctum is in ruins, but the Dance Hall and Audience Hall are intact. This
legendary temple has sculptures of great beauty, covering all aspects of life. It is a
great attraction for cultural cognoscenti. The sun temple museum of the Archeological
Survey of India has a good collection of sculptures from the temple ruins. The Konark
Beach offers a view of the glorious sunrise. About 10km along the beach is the famous
Ramchandi Temple on the bank of the river Kushabhadra.
Where to stay
OTDCs Panthanivas and Travellers Lodge,
Tel :. 35823/35831
Tariff : Rs. 350 to Rs. 200 for AC and non AC rooms.
Tel : 35820
Tariff : Rs. 120 to Rs. 100
Tel : 35834
Konark Tourist Office, Yatrinivas
Tel : 35821
Gram : ORISSATOUR.