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Carved Wheel at Sun Temple, Konrak, Orrisa, IndiaUnlike basic physical needs, a family's emotional needs should also be given top priorities. Know your family's unique interests to meet your family members' needs. Choosing Konark as a destination for your family vacation is ideal as it also allows to develop a special bonding and kinship between you and your family. Konark is the world renowned site of the ancient Sun temple. The draping, expansive beach at Konark is rated as one of the finest in the world. With a long stretch of clean sands and cool azure sea rushing towards you, the beach has its own unique charm.

Auriferous Beach
The immense backdrop of the Sun Temple looks fantastic when illuminated in the evening. Konark beach is more serene than the Puri beach, which tends to get very rough. However, the waters tend to be unexpected - even strong swimmers need to take safety precautions. Just three kilometers away from the temple, you can either walk down or hire a bicycle or cycle-rickshaw to reach the beach. A brisk walk along the beach will prove to be an extremely pleasurable experience.

Sun Temple
The sun temple at Konark dates back to the 13th century, a master piece of Oriya style of temple architecture and is one of the very few sun temples in the country. The sun temple is built in form of a massive chariot, hauling the sun God across the heavens by the mighty of seven splendidly carved horses, standing aloft on 24 chariot wheels-intricately carved -symbolizing the time.

Sun Temple, Konrak, Orissa, IndiaArchitecture : The Konark Sun Temple also houses a Natamandira or dancing hall. Only two subsidiary temples out of the 22 exist today. The Vaishnadevi Mayadevi Temple stand to the West it. The Sun temple of Narasimhadeva is a depiction in stone of the life of those times - royal, social, religious and military. The intricate carvings on the walls and wheels of the chariot are unprecedented in history

Graceful Sculptures : The entire temple complex in Konark was designed in the form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on twelve pairs of exquisitely carved wheels. The sanctum symbolizes the majestic stride of the Sun God and marks the culmination of the Orissan architectural style.

Konark Dance Festival
An anuual dance festival is held in an open-air theater, near the Sun Temple in the month of December. The Konark dance festival brings together eminent classical dancers of India who perform various dance forms like Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and Chhow.

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