KONARK


The sprawling beach at Konark, situated about 32-km from Puri on Marine Drive, is rated as one of the finest beaches in the world. It is just 3 kms away from the famous Sun temple. Here one can have the glimpses of the local fishing fleet at work. Konark Beach attracts both religious visitors and water lovers, and is capable to cater to their needs alike.

The sunrise and sunset at this beach is enchanting. The colorful beauty of the sun makes the sand and water of the captivating beach more romantic. The Konark Beach is also an ideal spot for sunbathing.

Though Konark attracts many visitors throughout the year, but the rush increases during the Konark Dance Festival, which is held annually in the month of December. It is held close to the Sun temple in an open-air theatre. The festival showcases performances by the eminent classical dancers of India. The various dance forms like Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and Chhow are performed at the same stage.

In addition to the Dance festival, Konark also hosts the Sun Festival, also called ‘Magha Saptami'. This name is derived as it is celebrated on the seventh day of the bright half of the month of Magha, which usually falls in January or February. During this festival, devotees take holy bath in the sea before the sunrise and then worship Lord Surya at the temple.



Beaches in Andhra Pradesh   Sun Temple


     


     

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