Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

    
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Things To do in Konark

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The Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Odisha, is a prime tourist attraction known for its impressive architectural design and intricate stone carvings. Built in the 13th century, this temple is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya. Shaped like a giant chariot of the Sun God, it features three deities dedicated to the Sun God on different sides of the temple that capture the direct rays of the sun at different times of the day. The temple also houses an archaeological museum and hosts the annual Konark Dance Festival, drawing both foreign and Indian tourists.

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