Sun Temple of Konark

TOURIST INFORMATION

Timings & Entrance Fee

Konark Temple:
Open from sunrise to sunset
Indians: INR 10.00 per head *
Foreigners : USD 5.00 per head *
(* Rates subject to change)
(children up to 18 years free)
A guide could be hired if you are interested in knowing the rich heritage of this wonderful structure

Govt. Tourist Offices

Tourist Officer
Konark Tourist Office
Yatrinivas

Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India
Konark- 752 111
District Puri, Odisha

Geographical Location of Konark

How to Reach

AIR: Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport - 65 kms. Indian Airlines has flights from Delhi, Kolkota, Visakhapatnam, Raipur, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai

RAIL: The nearest railheads are Bhubaneswar and Puri. 65 km from Bhubaneswar via pipili and 35 km from Puri on marine drive road

ROAD: Konark is connected by good all weather motorable roads. Regular Bus services are operating from Puri and Bhubaneswar. Besides Public transport Private tourist bus services and taxis are also available from Puri and Bhubaneswar. For internal transport, Auto rickshaws and Cycle rickshaws are available near konark temple

Weather

BEST TIME: The best time to visit Konark is from October to February

SUMMER SEASON: Summers starts in the month of March and lasts till June. The season is very hot with maximum temperature between 36°C and 43°C. Visitors normally avoid visiting Konark during this season. The hottest months are April and May

MONSOON SEASON: From July to September is the monsoon season in which the place receives medium rainfalls

WINTER SEASON: Winters prevails from October to February. The season is moderately cool and the temperature with temperature between 15°C and 25°C.. Tourists always prefer to visit Konark during this season

Clothing

Light cotton in summer and Light woolen in winter

Where to Stay

Konark offers various government approved accommodations at Panthanivas, Travellers lodge, Inspection Bungalow, Yatri Nivas. Tourists can also stay in private hotels located at Konark, Puri & Bhubaneswar

Where to Eat

One can enjoy delicious Oriya cuisine as well as other types of cuisine in the restaurants of Panthanivas and Yatrinivas. Private hotels and restaurants are also available near konark temple.

Near by Excursions

Chandrabhaga(3 kms) Sea beach

Ramachandi(8 kms) Temple of Goddess Ramachandi on the confluence of river Kushabhadra with the sea and also a nice picnic spot

Beleswar(25 kms) Saiva shrine and sea beach

Balighai(25 kms) Sea beach and sea turtle research centre

Kapileswar(10 kms) Saiva shrine on desolate sand dunes

Kuruma(8 kms) Excavated Buddhist site

Kakatpur(25 kms) Shrine of Goddess Mangala on river Prachi

Chaurasi(35 kms) Temple of Goddess Barahi,a typical order of temple architecture

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