The Beach is 3km away from the famous Sun Temple,
33km from Sri Jagannath Puri on the marvelous Marine
Drive and 65km from the Temple city Bhubaneswar.
Throughout the Year.
The nearest airport, Bhubaneswar, is 65 km away. The
airport is connected with major cities of India.
Lines: The nearest Railway
stations to Konark are Puri (33 km) and Bhubaneswar
Lines: Konark is well connected
by Marine Drive to Puri (33km), National Highway and
State Highway to Bhubaneswar (65km) and all the major
cities in Orissa.
at Konark Beach
There is no big name hotels are here, but there are
many accommodations available near the Konark beach.
The accommodations here ranges from luxury to budget
category. Some of them are Labanya Lodge, OTDC Panthnivas,
Yatri Niwas etc.
Places near Konark Beach
The magnificent and incredible Sun Temple at Konark
is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture,
and one of the most awesome monuments of religious
architecture in the world. Konark also known as Arka-Tritha
is known for its Temple of lord Surya, the Sun god.
It is situated on the seashore, 33km north of Puri
and 65 km from Bhubaneswar. It was Constructed of
black stone in the beginning of the 13th century,
and it is considered one of the vivid architectural
showpieces of Hindu India. Despite the fact that the
Black Pagoda is in ruins, the remaining porch area
and the structures of this temple complex remain as
a crown jewel of Orissa artwork.
There is a small shrine dedicated to Mayadevi, the
wife of Surya, in the southwest corner of the enclosure.
There is a Temple containing the nine planets- Sun,
Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu
and Ketu. It is located to the right of main entrance.
There is a Archaeological Museum Just outside the
Sun Temple that contains many sculptures and carvings
found during the temple excavations.
On the bank of the river Kushabhadra, the famous Ramchandi
Temple is situated which is just 10km away from the
Saiva shirne on the desolate sand dunes, surrounded
by causrina trees and peaceful atmosphere make it
one of the desire destination to travelers. It is
just 12km away from Konark.
You can try your hand in fishing. Other than fishing
you can just stroll around by the beach side or relax
under the sun.
Events near the Beach
Every year from December 1-5, the Konark festival
is organized by the department of Tourism. Classical
dance performances with the Sun Temple at the backdrop
create an illusion that the images, carved in the
Temple become alive to perform on the open-air stage.