Excursions from Konark can easily and expediently be made to interesting places around. If you keep an avid interest in archeology you should make a trip to Kuruma, well-known for its Buddhist architectural heritage. Visiting the shrines of Amareswar, Laxminarayan, and Barahi at Chaurasi can be interesting and informative as well. Ashtranga with its gorgeous locale is a center for salt-production and fishing. Konark with its tranquil ambience, imposing seashore and impressive heritage sites is considered as a perfect religious and holiday destination.
Among the most prominent Tourist Attractions in Konark is unquestionably the Sun Temple at Konark. The famous Sun Temple is designated as World Heritage Site and is one of the finest temples ever dedicated to the Sun God.
Konark is also a beach attraction with the Chandrabhaga beach rated as one of the best on the eastern coastline of India. Excursions from Konark can be made to important cities in Orissa namely Bhubaneshwar and Puri. These two places constitute for the major part of Orissa travel.
Konark excursions will make you embark upon tour to Puri. Puri is a pious place with lovely beaches and the famous Jaganath temple. Beaches in Puri promises a wonderful holiday experience. The pious land of Puri, nestled on the shores of Bay of Bengal is possibly one of the best beaches in India on the coastline of Orissa.
The pulsating Beaches in Puri attract thousands of tourists all round the year. The major rush at the beautiful beach of pious Puri is early November when travelers get to participate in the annual Puri Beach Festival. The combination of the crafts, cuisines and cultural of Orissa will leave you spellbound. The famous Jagannath Temple is visited by thousands of tourists and is considered to be very sacred.
If you are an enthusiastic shopper then you would definitely not miss out on the opportunity of Shopping in Puri. Do look out for the famous handicraft items, brass materials, appliqu work fabric, stone carvings, shell products, wood carvings, sola carving, handloom saris, patta chitra, bangles, palm leaf articles and other local handicraft and handloom items. Weaving saris is a traditional craft of Orissa. Do check out the beautiful Passapali, Bomkai and ikat saris.
Excursions in Konark will take you to Bhubaneshwar which is the capital city of Orissa. Most of the main temples of Orissa are located in its capital city Bhubaneshwar. Parashurameshwara Temple, Vital Deul, Lingaraja, Mukteswara, and Rajarani Temple are well-known across the globe. Bhubaneshwar also boasts of some very famous museums and monuments which are a rich repository of information.
Bhubaneshwar is located at the heart of the State so many places can be visited from this junction. Nearby attractions include the caves of Udaygiri and Khandgiri. You can also visit the famous Jian monuments located close to Udaygiri and Khandgiri. One of the important Budhhist sites in Orissa in Dauli located close to Bhubaneshwar. If you are a nature lover a visit to Nandankanan is must where you shall encounter gorillas, crocodiles and white tigers. Hence Konark Excursions are full of magic and surprises and cannot be ignored while on a Tour to Orissa.