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February 01, 2013
Location of Konark
Location of Kanha National Park
Konark is a small town in the Puri District of Orissa and is located at a distance of 65 km from the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Situated on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, Konark is famous for its Sun Temple, which is also a World Heritage Site.
Tourist Attractions in Konark
Konark, with its excuisite temples and beautiful beaches, is a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination. Here are a few places of interest in Konark:
The Sun Temple
The Chandrabhaga Beach
The Museum of the Archaeological
Survey of India
The Gopalpur Beach
Puri (35 km from Konark and
famous for its Jagannath Temple).
Hotels and Accommodation
Konark has several guest houses and tourist lodges. Since accommodation options are fairly limited in Konark, tourists are advised to stay at Puri or Bhubaneswar, where there are more options for accommodation and plan a day trip to Konark from there.
How to Reach Konark
Here is how one can reach Konark:
The nearest railhead to Konark is at Puri, which is at a distance of 31km. One can take a bus or a taxi from Puri to reach Konark.
Konark has a strong road connection and is connected to important cities like Bhubaneswar and Puri.
The nearest airport to Konark is at Bhubaneswar, which is located at a distance of 64 km. Bhubaneswar is connected by regular flights to cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Nagpur.
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