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Tourist Attractions near Konark Temples

Konark Beaches

Konark Beaches

Within a circumference of about 3 km from the Konark Temple lies the magnificent sea beach. Chandrabhaga – the sacred pond is located very near to the sea beach. This location has a mythical association with the story of Samba. He was redeemed of the curse given by Lord Krishna at this very location. The Magha Saptami Mela is celebrated at the beaches of Konark. Many pilgrims assemble at Chandrabhaga during the celebration of this popular religious festival of Orissa. The devotees take holy dip in the water of this pond and also pay homage to the nabagrahas or the nine planets.

Kakatakpur

 

Kakatakpur

It is located at the the Prachi Valley. From the Konark Temple, the distance of Kakatapur is about 45 km. The temples of goddess Banadurga and Mangala are located at this region. During the months of April to May the Jhamu Yatra is arranged here. During this festival, the devotees walk over hot embers placed on a trench.

Ramachandi

This is a popular tourist spot in Orissa. It is located at a distance of about 7 km from Konark. This enchanting place is situated by the Kusabhadra river. Here Goddess Ramachandi – the deity of Konark is worshiped.

Ramachandi
Pipli

Pipli

An essence of the traditional Oriya culture is found here. This place is particularly known for the appliqué work. Various handiworks, hand made bags, beach umbrellas, canopies etc are also made at Pipli.

Kurum

From Konark the distance of Kurum is about 8 km. This small village has been mentioned by Hieun Tsang in his writings. Exhibits from 7th and 8th century are found in this village of Orissa. Here Buddhist caves have been unearthed along with ancient Buddhist scripts and coins. This village is a must visit for tourists who are interested in archeology.

Kurum
Chaurasi

 

Chaurasi

This tourist destination is popular for the temples of Barahi, Laximinarayana and Amareswara. The mother goddess with the face of the boar is a prominent deity among the Tantric practicer of this place. The deity of Goddess Barahi dates back to 9th Century. The deity is shown to carry a cup in one hand and a fish in another.

Puri

This is one of the most popular tourist places in Orissa. The temple of Jagannath is located at Puri. From Bhubaneshwar – the capital city, Puri is located at a distance of about 60 km. This place is not only popular for its temple but also for the beautiful sea beaches.

Puri

Shopping in Konark

Shopping while a visit to the Konark Temples is an enjoyable activity for the tourists. Tourists love to collect the souvenir and mementos from the shops in Konark. Images of Hindu gods are mostly sold here. Various decorative objects made from wood, stone and horn are also found at Konark. The handicrafts and fabrics of Orissa can be bought from the government emporium. Among other popular objects that are mainly bought by the visitors in Konark are appliqué works from Pipli, embroidered umbrella and patta paintings.

 
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