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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. Make Konark Sun Temple part of your personalized Konark itinerary using our Konark day trip planning site .
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  • My short stay in Odisha tempted me to make a family trip to Konark Temple. Quite thrilled that I was after spending a couple of days at Puri, we ended up visiting the 13th-century monument. The renova...  more »
  • Excellent to see the good old structure, it is fantastic to hear the historic importance, but disappointed to hear that all that magnetic idols looted years before and no effort to bring it back to th...  more »
  • One of the best in the world...Good location...Good climate... Absolutely beautiful stonework.... Millions of questions to be solved about the temple...How it was built in 1250 AD... How the stones were brought...How they arranged such huge masses of rocks... It is just amazing... Mind blowing... Awesome
  • One of the finest piece of architecture on this planet! So magnificent! Please get a guide or else it is another historic place for you. They'll tell with tiniest detail about temple structure, sculpture and architecture. Every stone has a story behind it. Try experimenting with sun Dial, it will tell you the exact same time.
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