Konark temple is built in a town named Konark. The town is situated in Puri district in Odisha and owns Chandrabhaga Beach, one of the cleanest beaches in Odisha, and the sun temple museum. This chariot-like temple is dedicated to the Sun God and is also called Black Pagoda.
Best time to visit Konark
The climate of Konark usually cools down towards the end of September and everyone agrees that the winter of the year is the best opportunity to visit Konark. The ideal time to travel to Konark is from September to March. So visit Konark during these months to avoid the hot climate or heavy rain. Winter is undoubtedly more captivating than summer and monsoon.
Entry timings of Konark
The temple remains open every day of the week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. But visitors cannot stay inside the temple for more than 3 hours.
How to reach Konark
The nearest railway station from Konark temple is Puri. The distance is about 30 km so anyone can book tickets of Bhubaneswar to Puri trains to reach Konark. The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar Airport also called Biju Patnaik International Airport. The distance is about 65 km. The bus route is also available to reach Konark. Private operators and OSRTC both provide bus services from Puri to Konark.
Places to visit in Konark
Konark Sun Temple
Varahi Devi Temple