Located in the state of Gujarat, Modhera is a small town known for its temples and religious significance. Situated about 106 kilometers from Ahmedabad, Modhera is famous for its Sun temple and the three day Modhera Dance Festival. Modhera has been known by many names in its long history. The small town is an important dot on the tourist map, a destination visited by large number of tourists every year.
The 11th century, Modhera Sun temple is the most prominent attraction of the destination. The temple was constructed during the reign of the Solanki Dynasty under the orders of King Bhimdev. Dedicated to Sun God, Surya, the temple is definitely one of the finest examples of architecture. The temple also features a beautiful garden and is situated near the banks of the river Pushpawati. The temple's walls are decorated with carvings and there are a lot of various interesting statues of gods and goddesses. In addition, the temple also comprises three elements, which include Guda Mandap, Surya Kund and Sabha Mandap.
Besides its architecture, the temple is also famous for the Modhera Dance Festival, which is held every year in the month of January. Organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, this festival is designed to present to the world the different forms of classical dance in their original forms.