Konark temple, one of the famous temples of Odisha makes us proud Indians to be placed in UNESCO for its art and architecture. This 13th century Sun temple is situated near the Bay of Bengal and within the city Konark. Though in this temple you can’t worship now but you can visit it for various reasons. There any many other temples located near Konark to prepare you for a visit plan to Konark. So if you are planning to visit Konark then here we are suggesting some good temples in Konark for your exploration.
Ramachandi Temple is located south-west of the Konark Sun Temple on the mouth of Kushabhadra River.According to the legends, this temple was dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi, while others debate that Sun God was worshiped here. Must visit this temple whenever you come to Konark.
Vishnu Temple is a broken brick temple, which is located behind the Ramachandi Temple. The temple is presently just the ruins and remains of the original temple. Locals believe that presiding deity in the temple was of Lord Vishnu. Today, tourists visiting the temple can only see the half-broken walls of the temple. These walls have figures of Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Saraswati.
This Shiva temple is known for having one among the famous 12 jyotirlingas in India. The darshan can be done anytime throughout the day. Here you can’t see Jyotirlinga directly, it can only be seen through a mirror placed in the corridor.
Other temples located near Konark are Arkeswar temple, Hanuman temple, Maa Bhagwati temple, Manguliswar Shiva temple, Panchamukhi temple, Satya Sai temple, etc.
Konark is, however, mostly preferred by Single, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Konark are February, March, October, November, December. There are many tourist places and temples located in Konark, which can be explored by travelers. Sightseeing in and Konark can be done by travelers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travelers need to stay in Konark or Puri for 2 days to 3 days. So book your rooms at Toshali Sands, one of the four-star luxury hotel,situated near Puri-Konark Marine Drive offer you great, peaceful stay out of the city and away from the crowd.
Temples located near Konark and other attractions can be visited at any time of the day as suitable for travelers. So book your stay at Toshali Sands and visit all the local attractions as per your choice.