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Konark

Konark: Sun Temple, Architecture at Orissa, Konark Festival, Black Pagoda, Sculptures, Monuments, Sanctuary, Panthanivas, Yatrinivas, Chandrabhaga Mela

Located on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kms. from Bhubaneswar and 35 kms. from Puri, Konark is a small town in the District of Puri and one of the points of the Golden Triangle of Odisha. Having derived its name from Kona meaning corner and Arka meaning Sun, Konark is also called Arkakshetra. A magnificent Sun Temple designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven galloping horses and twelve pairs of giant wheels each 10 ft. high fixed on either side, carrying the mythical Sun God across the heavens is the main attraction here. It is one of the most stunning monuments of the World.

Close by is one of the most attractive beaches - the Chandrabhaga beach.

Best time to visit Konark -– Round the year