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Tourist Attractions in Konark

The most important place in Konark is the Sun Temple which is the backbone of the tourism here. However, the town also has some other places that are worth visiting.


Religious: The Sun Temple- dedicated to Sun God is the main attraction. It is also referred to as the Black Pagoda. This UNESCO World Heritage site has a remarkable architecture built in 13th century.


Ramchandi Temple- dedicated to the residing deity of Konark and Kuruma Monastery- built in 9th - 10th centuries A.D. are also worth a visit.


Beaches: The Chandrabhaga Sea Beach is an exotic location with an old lighthouse which gives a panoramic view. There is a natural deer park also in Chandrabhaga.

Pipli :

44 Kms from Konark is Pipli, a centre for applique work, which depict the essence of Oriya culture. It is also known for colourful and original awnings, canopies, garden and beach umbrellas, shoulder and handbags etc. The cocktail effect of the colours is certainly a feast for the eyes. Pipli, Orissa's appliqu capital, announces itself with loud colourful splashes of bright colour in the shop fronts. All kinds of handiwork are on sale in shops that line both sides of the main highway. Tour buses generally halt here for shopping.

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