Konark Travel Guide

About Place

Konark is a medium town in the Puri district in the state of Odisha, India. It lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers from the capital of the state, Bhubaneswar. It is the site of the 7th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is a World Heritage Site. The temple 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.

Places To Visit
  • Sun Temple
  • Chandrabagha Beach
  • ASI Museum

  • Explore beautiful sandy beaches
  • Sun Festival

Famous Food
  • Fish-fry
  • Pakhala
  • Dali
  • Mandia Jau
  • Dahi Baigana
  • Dahi Machha
  • Dahi Bhindi
  • Chhenapodapitha
  • Dahi Badi
  • Pithas
  • Gulab Jamun
  • seafood
  • Khatta
  • Aludum

Things To Buy
  • Handcrafted pieces

Shopping Area
  • Local Beach area

Konark Details

Best Time To Visit
October To March

Monsoon Period
June to September

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
Ambulance Service:
Tourist Center:
91 674 2432177
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