With tranquil ambience, attractive seashore and excellent heritage sites, Konark has made a special mark in the travel map of Orissa. Located 65 km from the capital city of Bhubaneshwar and 30 km from Puri, Konark witnesses the tourist footfall from both the places. In fact, it has become a very common destination in the travel itinerary of the tourists. For this credit should be given to its variety of tourist attractions. It features highly venerated holy places, splendid beaches, colorful fairs and festivals and vibrant bazaars that offer magnificent opportunities to travelers to unwind and enjoy their vacations in Konark to the hilt. However along with these, you can also visit the impressive museums and monuments in Konark, India.
The word Konark is made from the combination of two Hindi words such as 'Kona' and 'Arka'. Kona stands for the meaning corner and Arka means sun. On a Tour to Konark, you will get an exclusive opportunity to acquire knowledge by visiting any of the interesting Konark Museums and Monuments. These are reckoned among the top Tourist Attractions in Konark.
As Konark is known as a holy city in Orissa so you are bound to find religious elements in every tourist attraction of the place even if it is one amongst museums and monuments. Like on a visit to Nine Planet's Shrine or Navagrah Mandir one of the much acclaimed monuments in Konark you will come across the images of the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Similarly, if you take a sightseeing trip to Archaeological Museum in Konark, you will get to see the ruins of Sun Temple and other beautiful images.