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 wheels. More
Konark Archaeological Museum
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 the math.