Beach, located in Puri
district of Orissa
, is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in India because of its long stretch of clean sparkling sand and tranquil ambience. At a distance of ten kilometers from the beach, the Ramchandi Temple
is situated. The beach offers great view for sunrise and sunset and also great opportunities for fishing. The famous Sun Temple
is situated at a distance of three kilometers from the beach. It is more calm and quiet than the beach in Puri and is ideal for sunbath.
Tourism near Konark Beach
Konark Beach is an ideal tourist destination and offers numerable pilgrimage spots which are located close to this serene beach. Various ancient temples in its vicinity are a rich reflection of Puri`s architectural grandiose.
Sun Temple or Konark Temple
The Sun Temple at Konark is an incredulous combination of Orissan temple architecture and one of the most renowned global architecture. Located on the seashore of Puri, Orissa, this temple is dedicated to Lord Surya
or the Sun God. It is based at a distance of nearly 65 km from Bhubaneshwar
and is made of beautiful black stone.
Nabgrah Temple of Konark
This famous temple is another tourist attraction near Konark Beach and contains the nine planets of the solar system, namely Mercury
`, the moon and also the sun.
Archaeological Temple of Konark
Tourists can opt to pay a visit to the Archaeological Temple which is situated outside the premises of the Sun Temple. It consists of numerous carvings and sculptures which have been discovered by the excavations conducted at the site of the Sun Temple.
Ramachandi Temple of Konark
The Ramachandi Temple is located on the river bank of Kushabhadra, which is based at a distance of nearly 10 km away from the Sun Temple at Konark.
Kapileshwar Temple of Konark
This temple is a beautiful Shiva
shrine, amidst casuarina tree
s and a serene atmosphere, which lends a unique divine ambience to the Kapileshwar Temple. It is 12 km away from the region of Konark.
The Konark Festival is held every year in the month of December, during the first five days of the month. During this colourful event, dancers perform classical dance forms near the Sun Temple, under an open-air stage.
Konark Beach is accessible by air, road or even buses. The nearest airport to this spectacular tourist destination is in Bhubaneshwar, which is about 65 kilometres away from the beach. This airport is well-connected with the important cities of the country. Bhubaneshwar and Puri are the railway stations which link to Konark. The railway station at Puri is nearly 33 km away from Konark while the station at Bhubaneshwar is located at a distance of nearly 65 km from Konark. Konark Beach can also be approached from Marine Drive
which is located about 33 km from Konark, as well as from State Highway and National Highway
which are 65 km away from Konark.
Adventurous tourists can try their luck at fishing near the Konark Beach, or enjoy a sun bath on the beach which overlooks the ocean. During the occasion of `Magha
Saptami`, tourists from the entire country throng Konark Beach in order to take a dip in the sacred waters.