Konark is a city in Puri district of the state of Odisha, located on the sea-shore at a distance of 33 kms from Puri. The name Konark has been derivative from the words Kona and Arka, Kona denote corner and Arka meaning the sun.un. Konark with its serene ambience, majestic seashore and the heritage sites is regarded as an ideal regarded as a perfect holiday destination. Konark is almost identical with the famous Konark Dance Festival which is the most popular festival in Konark The best way to enjoy shopping in Konark would be a relaxed stroll through the markets of the city of Konark.
Major Tourist Attractions in Konark: Sun Temple:
Sun Temple was built in the 13th century,often called as the Black Pagoda which is constracted under the leadership of by Raja Narasinghs Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty.Design of the temple is conceive in the form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on 12 pairs of delicately decorated wheels--after the mythical seven horse chariot of Sun God--the temple was exclusive in its architecture and execution.
Chandrabhaga beach is very near to the Konark temple. Beach has famed with its religious significance as well. Seven days a fair is held in honor of the sun god, who is said to have cured Sri Krishna's son Shambhu from leprosy. Chandrabhaga is sited around 3 kms from konark and 30 kms from Puri. Beach is famous for its beach and beautiful sunrise.