Monday, September 23, 2013

Konark

Konark a small town on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, is 65 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa. 



Annually Konark hosts dance festival devoted to classical Indian dance forms popularly known as Konark Dance Festival.



The name Konarka is derived from two he Sanskrit words Kona meaning angle and Arka meaning Sun. The most important tourist attraction in this place is Sun Temple (1).



Interesting tourist places that I have visited near by are:

52 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those steps look very steep in the first photo. Amazing attention to decorative detail.

Genie Robinson said...

If you attend the dance festival, please share photos with us. This temple is amazing. In a way it reminds me of some of the structures I saw in Mexico and Belize. So much detail. genie

Lavender Cottage said...

The sun temple looks like something out of Egypt. How I'd like to explore the architecture of it.

Noel Morata said...

This is a very unusual temple, i'm guessing it must be close to the ocean somewhere, fun place to hangout afterwards :)

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the temple and the beach. Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time!

rupam sarma said...

Nice captures, nice post.

Karen said...

And after visiting the temple, a dip in the sea!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Rajesh

Oh we are so lucky to have you showing us the beautiful old parts of India.
Konark has such history which I appreciate as my country is so young in comparison.
I googled the Sun Temple and learnt it was built in the 13th century - inspiring!

I'm visiting from Mary's Mosaic Monday.

Shane

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very nice. The second photo combining all the views is too good...

My Unfinished Life said...

I visited konark during my masters as part of a live project field trip..and the most funniest memories of konark temple visit was one of the girls in our group (who had been there before) taking us on guided tour of all the sensuous sculptures..pointing at each and every one..we were laughing like hell!!!

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Vineeta Yashswi said...

Nice captures...

Amazing wonders in my life said...

beautiful...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post!

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/09/the-silent-observerr.html

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful images of the Konarak Temple and beach.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful photos from the incredible site! Looking forward to catch more

allresourceupdates said...

Indeed a Lovely Place to be...
I am waiting for the Day to see the Konark Sun Temple.. :)

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely, interesting place and I love the water!! Great captures as always, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing!

Randi said...

Beautiful captures of your amazing world!!!

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful post...

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very interesting shots! I love the first one - the architecture is so different from what I see here.

Beppan said...

Beautiful temple - and inviting waves...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful as ever photos and look at the beach! Wow!
carol ^_^

Leovi said...

Very nice photos in Konark! Impressive temple!

NatureFootstep said...

well, love the ocean!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful entryway to the temple. love the staircase too.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like a good place to take the family!

Al said...

Those are amazing temples, but I love the beach best since I live so far from one.

Barb said...

All that stone work - amazing. The steps look very steep. It looks like a fine day for the beach, too.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place to visit.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice shot

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Veľmi pekná a zaujímavá architektúra. To je tvoja rodinka?

Very nice and interesting architecture. This is your little family?

Greetings from Bratislava!

Nasreen said...

Awesome place to visit....

Fun60 said...

I would love to be there during the dance festival.

Pheno Menon said...

Yep it sure is a beautiful place. My to be visited place

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful temple. And a beautiful family shot.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Looks like a very interesting place.

Roger Owen Green said...

I do love that building!
Nice family pic too.
ROG. ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

Wonderful shots.

Jim said...

Refreshing swim.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful shots. I had visited the place many years ago, and still recall its beauty.

Joy said...

Amazing place, both inside and outside. Looks the perfect place for a day trip with the promise of a dip in the ocean.

edenhills said...

What an amazing building! I can imagine it would be quite a fun festival.

Pat Tillett said...

I love seeing these ancient structures. They are so old and historic.

vanderloost said...

Proud, prestigious history. I had heard they had closed down the temple for archaeological work and repair. Have they now opened it for public?

AmitAag said...

Great temple!

Rajesh said...

Hi Vanderlust, it is not easy to repair this masterpiece. There was a magnet in the ceiling of the temple which held the temple intact. British removed the magnet from the temple as their ships were drawn towards it.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Beautiful..love the family shot..great.. :-)

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Beautiful temple and it has beautiful story also on how it was built :)

btw i love the drive from konark to puri :) and if possible do visit ramchandi beach

Anita said...

Lovely that you have shared this, Rajesh.
It's a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site in Odisha, India.
How I wish we could restore such architecture to their previous glory...