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Sun Temple in Konark

The entire temple is designed as a chariot with 24 wheels, pulled by 7 horses. Each of the 24 wheels of the temple act as sundials with markings to be accurate to less than a minute. The entire temple is also an astronomical device to measure time.

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Odisha, India
Best time to visit Konark: 
Time Needed:
3 hours
86.0943996°N, 19.8876003°E
Distance from Konark to Sun Temple
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Opening Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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Read what travellers has say..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Marvelous architecture!! Would suggest to take a guide!! The history behind this temple is great. Take your own time to see the beautiful sculptures! One of the best ancient temples after Khajuraho Temple.."
  '4' out of 5
"Amazing experience! The whole temple was constructed with rock and unfortunately the structure got weakend and many supports have been put up. Beautiful and Marvelous sculptures all over the temple."
  '5' out of 5
"Excellent for photography, beautiful ancient temple, set amidst lush gardens. There's a nice stepped pond nearby. Well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The right side of the Temple has very erotic carvings, near the huge chariot wheel. "
  '5' out of 5
"very beautiful temple.its a big 24 wheels is amazing we can see daytime using this wheel. very good ancient temple everybody must watch this."
  '5' out of 5
"Main temple idol of God surya (sun) & Arun stambha (pillar) has been moved to puri Jagannath temple."

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