Thirty five km. to the north-east of Puri lies the World Heritage Monument, the Sun Temple of Konark. Twelve hundred craftsmen had toiled hard for 12 long years to erect this monumental wonder where 12 year’s revenue was spent. Modelled after the floating chariot of the mythical Sun God, the temple is a quintessence of imaginative craftsmanship of ancient Odisha. The temple architecture was designed as drawn by twelve exquisitely carved stone wheels and seven galloping horses. And the kings, queens, generals, foot soldiers, sages, priests, elephants, horses, courtiers and courtesans depicted on the walls and the panels with finesse open a window to the nostalgic times of medieval Odisha.
All types of tourist cabs are available from Bhubaneswar and Puri. Further tourist luxury coaches are being operated by Odisha Tourism Development Corporation.
Besides, OTDC is also offering Special Tour Packages from 1st to 5th December 2014 to witness the Konark Festival. Click here for more details..
|Manipuri||Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy|
|2.12.15||Satriya||Jatin Goswami & Group|
|Odissi||Suprava Mishra, Ahmedabad & Group|
|3.12.15||Odissi||GKCM Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar|
|4.12.15||Bharatnatyam||Kalakshetra (Priyadarshini Govinda)|
|Odissi||Ashis Das & Group|
|5.12.15||Odissi||Orissa Dance Academy|
(Source of photo & text: http://www.odishatourism.gov.in/Festivals/SpecialFestivals/KonarkFestival.aspx)