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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

India : Bhubaneshwar : Konark - The Ultimate Oriya temple architecture

Image Source: Konark

The ways you reach at Konark are:

By Air:

Nearest Airport Bhubaneshwar which is 65 kms from Konark has direct connection with Delhi, mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vizag, etc.

By Rail:

Puri Railway Terminus is only 35 kms, having direct train sercives with Kolkata, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vishakhapatnam, etc.

By Road:

Interstate bus services are available either or Puri or Bhubaneshwar.

Konark Dance Festival

Konark Dance Festival held in the Open Air Auditorium north of the Sun Temple, during the first weeks of December, it features spell binding music & dance and an enchanting temple ritual that traces its origin to medieval tantra.

CHANDRABHAGA MELA or MEGHA SAPTAMI

Mela:

In the month of February, it is a grand religious festival. Thousands of pilgrims converge on the pool, on this day to take a holy dip in its curative waters, and then shuffle off to the beach where, in accordance with an age-old custom mentioned in the puranas, they watch the sun rise over the sea. The event is followed by the puja of the Navgraha.

SHOPPING AT KONARK:

Sea-shell, Palm Leaf paintings, Silver filigree, Stone and wood carving, Patta paintings, Tie and Dye textiles, bamboo basketry, brass and bell metal work and horn work and the famous applique work of Pipli, can be selected as souvenirs from the local market of Puri, Bhubaneshwar and Konark. Ananda Bazar at Puri is the world's biggest food market.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

Government of Orissa Tourist Office: 236821

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

Canara Bank: 236828
Post Office: 236829
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