One of the most-visited cities of Orissa, Konark is renowned throughout the world for its magnificent Sun Temple. Apart from that, the city has a beautiful beach that is famous amongst tourists as well as devotees. It is believed that the waters of the beach are holy and people come here from different parts of the country to take a holy dip during the time of the Magha Saptami Mela. Then, we have the Konark Math and Archaeological Museum that are definitely worth visiting on a sightseeing tour of the city. Given below is more information on the places you must visit on a tour of Konark city of India.
Sun temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Konark.
The credit for constructing this 13th century old shrine, dedicated to
Sun God, goes to Raja Narsimhadeva of the Ganga dynasty. Konark Sun
Temple has been built in the form of a gigantic chariot that has 24
Located on the northern side of the Sun temple, the Archaeological
Museum of Konark houses a large variety of antiques. The museum
comprises of four galleries that exhibit nearly 260 antiquities,
gathered from the complex of Sun Temple. More
Konark Beach is one of the most popular as well as most magnificent
tourist attractions of Orissa. It is located at a distance of three km
from the famous Sun Temple and is known for its amazing views of sunset
and sunrise, which are so enchanting that they cannot be described in
mere words. More
Located towards the southwest of Sun Temple, is the Ramachandi temple.
It has been named after Goddess Ramachandi. However, there is lot of
confusion over the presiding deity of the temple. Some people are of the
opinion that the temple is dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi and this is
why it is known as Ramachandi temple. More
Konark Math is basically a monastery that is located on the southern
side of the renowned Sun temple. It is dedicated to Nirakar Brahma and
religiously follows the principles of Buddhism. The local people often
address the Konark math as the Ashram of Samba, the son of Lord Krishna.
They believe that Samba, who was cursed with leprosy, visited this place
to worship Lord Surya and got cured. There is a fireplace in the math
and people say that the fire has been burning since the establishment of