Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Bhubaneshwar- 64 kilometers
Cottons in both summers and winters
Orissa, the lush green state, girdled by
the Bay of Bengal, has seen some of the
best fusion of traditional Indian art in
its many temples and monuments, and has
been able to preserve much of it.
Konark is a small town in Orissa, India.
The town lies on the Bay of Bengal and is
about 65 km from Bhubneshwar. Konark is
also famous for the annual dance festival
that is held every year in December. The
festival showcases Indian classical dance
forms including the traditional dance form
of Orissa namely 'Odissi'.
The major attraction of Konark is the Sun
Temple. The magnificent Sun Temple at Konark
was built by King Narasimhadeva in the thirteenth
century. The entire temple was designed
in the shape of a colossal chariot with
seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying
the sun god, Surya. Since the Vedic period,
Surya has been a popular deity in India.
Some of the other important places of interest
in Konark include Mayadevi Temple, Archaeological
Museum, Konark Beach, Konark Dance Festival
and Magha Saptami.
How to reach Konark:
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar
(64 km). The airport is connected with all
the metros and other major cities in India.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Konark
is Puri (31 km). Bhubaneswar (64 km) is
the other option. Both the cities are connected
by rail with all the major cities in India.
By Road: Konark is well connected by National
Highway and State Highway with Puri, Bhubaneswar
and all the major towns and cities in Orissa.
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