Konark a popular tourism destination which is also one of the point of Golden triangle of State Odisha is located on the Bay of Bengal , 60kms from Capital city Bhubaneshwar and 35kms from Puri.
About Konark Sun Temple
Konark is a famous sun temple built in 13th century and is the shape of Chariot with seven horses and twelve pairs of giant wheels on either side Carrying the Sun God is the main attractions which drags the tourists from all parts of the World.
Other Tourist Attractions Nearby:
Navagraha Shrine: Just outside the suntemple one can find this Navagraha shrine (nine planets) engraved in black stones where the devotees pay the homages here everyday.
Chandrabhaga Beach : is just 3kms from suntemple and is known as the best beach of east coast, to reach here one can hire a cab which is very easy and simple or else one can find other transport service as well.
Museum of Archaeological Survey of India : Here you can find different collection of sculptures and pannels which are collected from around the sun temple.
Shopping in Konark:
love shopping then you must visit Urbanhaat an ethnic shopping complex which is outside the temple, here you can find various works of stone and wood, antique work of pipli and handicrafts of odisha.
Fairs and Festivals:
Maghasaptami also known as chandrabhaga Mela usually held in the month of February and Tourism festival of konark organised by the odisha Tourism department in the month of December are the famous festivals of odisha which attracts lakhs of tourists every year. During this festivals, various classic and traditional dances , different handicrafts Mela and also sand art exhibition with variety of food cuisine of Odisha.
Where to Stay:
Hotels and Lodges are available in and around bhubaneshwar , konark and puri.
How to Reach:
By Air: Nearest Airport is Bhuvaneshwar
By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is bhuvaneshwar 65 kms and puri is 35 kms
By Road: can come through National highway from Bhuvaneshwar via pipili and puri , you can hire a Cab or taxi to reach this place or a regular bus service is also available.
and this is also an ideal tourist weekend destination to visit with your friends and family.