Top Tourist Places To Visit in Konark

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Konark

  • Konark
  • Odisha
  • India
  • Area
    35.08 Sq. Kms.
  • Official Languages

    Oriya, Hindi and English.

  • Population

    Konark had a population of 15,015 in 2001, with 52% males and 48% females

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 38. Min : 27.1.
    Winter - Max : 28.2. Min : 15.2.
  • Best Time to Visit

    October-March

Konark Overview

Konark is a small coastal town in Puri, Odisha, also known as Konaditya. The origin of the word Konark is in Sanskrit. Kona means ‘angle’ and Arka means ‘the sun’. The place is famous for its ancient Sun Temple dedicated to the Sun God, Surya. It was believed that the walls of the temple were supported by a lodestone which was stolen by Portuguese sailors and that it has resulted in the weakening of the structure. The temple is now turning into ruins, yet it attracts tourists from all over for witnessing its magnificence. The tour guides here will take you through a journey of myths and legends.

Konark is a beautiful place to spend your vacations. The majestic temple, the beaches with golden sand and the colourful festivals and fairs of this small town are a delightful experience with cannot be obtained in a regular city life. The tour to Konark can be combined with the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Puri that are not far away from there.


Climate and Geography

The exact placing of Konark is at 19.90°N 86.12°E coordinates. It is situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal. The elevation of land is 2m above the sea level. Being a coastal town, the temperatures are not very extreme.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : October to March.

Transportation

Konark is a prominent tourist destination and is well connected to the rest of the country by all modes of transport.

Air: The Bhubaneswar Airport is 65km away and has frequent direct flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Nagpur.

Train: The nearest railway stations are in Puri and Bhubaneswar. These stations are important links on many major railway lines, connecting them to other major cities.

Bus: Konark is linked with Puri and Bhubaneswar via National and State Highways. There are several bus services plying from these two cities to Konark. Local buses are not very comfortable here.

Cars/Taxi: The city can be reached and driven around in own or rented cars or in taxis. This is the most comfortable mode for those who can afford.

Rickshaws: Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws can be availed to go around the town. They charge reasonable amounts.


Shopping & Entertainment

Shopping can be a good experience here. Suggested souvenirs are Patta Paintings, appliqué handicrafts of Pipili Village and embroidered umbrellas. The tourists can surely relish are Chandrabhaga Mela and buy unique products from the stalls here. Konark Dance Festival celebrated here attracts participation from all over. The aura of the festival adds colour and flavour to the city’s life.


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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Konark Trip?
    2-3 days are sufficient to explore the main attractions in Konark.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Konark?
    The nearest major airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, and the nearest train station is Puri Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Konark?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Konark are by road or hiring a taxi from nearby cities like Bhubaneswar or Puri.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Konark?
    The Konark Dance Festival and International Sand Art Festival are special events held in Konark.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Konark?
    The Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga Beach, ASI Museum, and Ramachandi Temple are the top tourist attractions in Konark.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Konark?
    Some popular local dishes to try in Konark include seafood delicacies, dalma, and chhena poda. Restaurants like The Lotus Resort and The Mothers Vintage Kitchen are recommended.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Konark?
    There are various hotels, resorts, and guesthouses available in Konark for accommodation.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Konark?
    Yes, buses and auto-rickshaws are available for public transportation within Konark.
  • What are the transportation options available in Konark?
    Buses and taxis are the main transportation options available in Konark.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Konark?
    The primary language spoken in Konark is Odia.
  • What is the best time to visit Konark?
    The months of November to February offer pleasant weather, making it the best time to visit Konark.
  • What Activities can be done in Konark?
    Some activities to do in Konark include visiting the Sun Temple, enjoying the beach, exploring the ASI Museum, and attending cultural festivals.
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