Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE sun temple at Konark dedicated to the Hindu sun god Surya. What remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone. Once over 200 feet (61 m) high, much of the temple is now in ruins, in particular the large shikara tower over the sanctuary; at one time this rose much higher than the mandapa that remains.
The structures and elements that have survived are famed for their intricate artwork, iconography, and themes, including erotic kama and mithuna scenes. Also called the Surya Devalaya, it is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Architecture or Kalinga Architecture.
Konark Temple was designed in the form of a gorgeously decorated chariot mounted on 24 wheels , each about 10 feet in diameter, and drawn by 7 mighty horses. It is really difficult to understand, how this huge temple, every inch-space of which was so wonderfully carved, could have been completed within such a short time. Nevertheless, the konark temple even in its present ruined state is still a wonder to the whole world!
Your ticket is valid for 1 day
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Make your way to the Sun Temple, Konarak
Same as starting point
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early
You shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument
Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed
This monument is a Non Smoking zone
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