Home to world famous Sun Temple, Konark is one of the top tourist destinations in Odisha and also one of the popular places of heritage in India. Dedicated to the Sun God, the temple is also known as Black Pagoda as it was built with black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple resembles the mythical chariot of the Sun God and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Typically, full day is required to explore Konark as part of Puri tour packages. Konark Beach, Ramachandi Temple, Kuruma, Astranga Beach, Varahi Devi Temple at Chaurasi and Maa Mangala Devi Temple at Kakatapur are some popular places to visit in Konark. Besides the magnificent Sun Temple, Konark is also famous for Konark Dance Festival.
Bhubaneswar & Puri are also close to Konark and 3-4 day trips can be planned to visit Konark along with these places.