Sun Temple

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The exquisitely refined sun temple is the polestar of Konark as it lies in the heart of the city revealing its ravishing vignette of amity. The sun temple is one of the most striking temples in the Indian subcontinent, it has been rewarded as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 because of its breathtakingly splendid design. The temple was built in the 13th century by an Oriya emperor of east Ganga Dynasty pronounced as Narasimhadeva I. The construction of the majestic temple was done to solemnize his victory over Muslims invaders. The temple is dedicated to the solar deity and follows the classic flash of Kalinga architecture. The first rays of the sunrise reverently kiss the main entrance of the temple, sowing the seeds of a delightfully sensational semblance. The temple is constructed from Khondalite rocks (named after Khond tribe of Orrisa). The enchanting construction and vivid ingenuity of this temple leave its visitors mesmerized.

Timings: 6:00AM-8:00PM

Entry fee: 40/person (Indian), 600/person (foreigner), no fee for children below 15 years.

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Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour
Sun Temple  tour