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Built in the 8th century, the Martand SunTemple is a marvellous testament to the architectural achievements of Kashmir's ancient Karkota Dynasty. It lies forgotten and in shambles... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Dr. bilal ahmad G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the roadside it looks nothing special and majestic. But once you move in you will find the sculpture on the rocks. Its a good visit for around 10 mins.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Built in the 8th century, the Martand SunTemple is a marvellous testament to the architectural achievements of Kashmir's ancient Karkota Dynasty. It lies forgotten and in shambles at 8km from Anantnag in south Kashmir. According to theTareekh-e-Hassan(The Oldest History of Kashmir) there was a city named Babul in the Karewas of south Kashmir built by Raja Ranadatiya. In front of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

These temple have been there since centuries. It is a nust visit for history buffs. Great place to witness rich history of Kashmir

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This temple is in Anantnag Mattan almost 35 Kms (45 mts) from Pahalgam. It is not covered as part of standard tourist points. So you can hire a taxi to take you there. The standard rates are Rs. 1800 for AC Innova and Rs. 1200 for non AC Eco. Do not pay more ! These are ruins of what must... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This temple stuns you with its scale, architecture and beauty. You can only imagine how you would have felt if you were to standing there some 1000 years back. It is 10 km up the hill from Anantnag. Ask for Keerbal. It is effort some but worthy.

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Only surya temple in that locality Apart from Surya bhagwaan it also has Ram, Shiva and Ganesh ji temples.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Martand Sun Temple is a must visit place of historical significance in Kashmir. Situated in the Anantnag district, the temple is situated in the town of Mattan (pronounced Muhton). One can cover the place while on the way from Srinagar to Pahalgam or during the return journey. Locals and cab drivers won't have a clue about the place if... More 

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Ranchi, India
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

I visited Martand temple on 23/03/16 (day of Holi) during our return from Pahalgam to Srinagar. We reached to the temple at 1:00 PM after visiting Aishmuquam Dargah. There is a narrow road in front of the premises. There was absolute silence; no vehicle, no individuals were near to the temple gate. We thought we were only person standing there.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It is a must visit. Not to be confused with the Sun temple complex that is before reaching these ruins. You need to ask locals to reach this if your chauffeur is not aware of this. If you do a prior research on this place, it'll multiply your interest. The locals don't seem to know much about its history. They... More 

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Noida, India
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Its surprising to see what might have happened in history which has left us such beautiful monuments with such fenesse and detail. This temple is stunning with only the ruins being left there, you cant stop wondering and appreciate the beauty of it. I can go on and on...but what all I can say that people who like history/architecture even... More 

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