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Review of Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple
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Private Tour: Konark Sun Temple and Pipli Village Day Tour from Bhubaneswar
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Konark
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 13th century temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, is a monumental Hindu structure dedicated to the sun God or Surya.
Reviewed 9 June 2014

One can visualise what the complete temple must have looked like as a chariot being borne by seven horses and it glorious. To conceptualise and execute such a masterpeice in the 13th century is brilliance. The ASI sells a lovely book at the ticket counter. We hired an ASI guide but kept him in check. He soon realised we were not to be hurried and were not embarassed to look at the mithunas in ardor. He showed us small things we would not have noticed and also created storied that we knew were false:) There is a small temple close by which houses the navgrahas which were originally placed at the entrace of the temple. The statue is beautiful but the pandits in that temple are greedy and pushy.

Thank indianlady
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just hire a guide here (govt approved, Rs 150) to value the sculpture. Its an astonishing piece of Indian history especially the time clock calculated from sun rays.

Thank TusharMishra
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

this was my 3rd visit in konark, we took a guide to know the history of the temple. amazing pictures on the walls of the temple. very artistic palace.

3  Thank Ajmer2013
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is my 3rd visit to the Konark Sun Temple. Take a guide to know the history and importance of the place. Otherwise you won't be able to feel the art in the wall of temple and magic of the history. I have great attachment with this place along with Puri. If you are going from Puri then you can take a day tour from any travel agency along with other tourist spot. Or else you can also go there from the Puri bus stand of market area by local public bus.

3  Thank Susmita2014
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

this is just35km away from Puri and a must visit place for all.
You dont find any priest over there but u will find few guides.
a nice and amazing art u can witness.
Sun Temple is amazing and the scripture associated with the temple is also important.
Pictures of KamaSutra on wall of temple showing the importance of Life and pictures showing every details of Life cycle is simply superb.
There is also near by Boating facility also available u can try that they can show u bay of bengal beach. we charged 600 for 4 person in private boat for 1-1.5 hrs.
overall a soothing experience although i went in may but ideal time will be october to march

2  Thank DRpushkar
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