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Visiting Konark Sun Temple

The Konark Sun temple has always fascinated me as a kid as it transported me to a magical land where the Sun God rode this magnificent chariot across the sky pulled by seven horses. So when I planned my trip to the beautiful state of Odisha, Konark was going to be my first stop.

After paying the entry fees we opted for a government approved tour guide to take us around the complex which would take around 1 hour. Protip# we always make it a point to take a tour guide at heritage structures as the information they provide makes you truly appreciate the artistic magnificence and engineering dexterity of these architectural marvels. Government-licensed guides cost approximately 250 rupees per hour.
Konark temple which was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984 was built in the middle of the 13th century by King Narasimhadeva I, the great ruler of the Ganga dynasty. The temple was built in a period of 12 years from (1243-1255 A.D.) by about 1200 people. The word 'Konark' i…

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