65 km from Bhubaneswar and 35 km from Puri in the state of Odisha, lies the coastal town Konark, which is renowned the world over for the Sun Temple which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Annual dance festival, and its beautiful sandy beaches.
Konark is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is now mostly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum, which is run by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Konark Sun Temple is an architectural marvel and is one of the most beautiful monuments in India.
The Annual Dance Festival of Konark is a five-day-long cultural extravaganza that invites unique dancing talent from all over the country. This festival is a grand celebration of India's rich cultural and artistic legacy, an event to truly rejoice in the various dance forms that India has invented.
Konark also hosts a Handicrafts Mela where one can buy unique and exquisitely handcrafted pieces which beautifully reflect the Odishan art form.
Explore & Experience in Konark, Odisha–
- Konark Sun Temple
- ASI Sun Temple Museum
- Konark Dance Festival
- Chandrabhaga Sea Beach
- Pipili handicrafts village
- Astaranga Beach