Konark Sun Temple, Orissa, India (with photos)

Sun Temple at Konark in the Indian state of Orissa is the very beautifully architected Temple built in the 13th century by King Narasimha Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. It is a World Heritage Site.

The architecture of the temple is actually a mix of Orissan & Dravidan styles. The Temple is so beautifully constructed that the entire Temple looks to be carried by the Chariot of the Sun God with 24 wheels at the base which has very nice carvings & pulled by the horses.

Nata Mandir is another attraction in the Temple complex, which has beautiful carvings of the warriors, animals, foliage, Sun God, ...

Getting There:
Konark is around 60 km south east of the state capital Bhubaneshwar & around 35 km from Puri.
Route from Bhubaneshwar :
Bhubaneshwar --NH203--> Pipilli --SH13--> Haripur --SH13--> Nimapada --SH13--> Konark

Bhubaneshwar is connected by Rail & Air to all major cities in India.

Places of Interest nearby:
* Jagannath Temple, Puri (Around 35 km to the west of Konark)
* Bhubaneshwar (Around 60 km to the north of Konark)
* Chilka Lake (Around 80 km to the west of Konark)
* Cuttack (Around 80 km to the north of Konark)

Nata Mandir 

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