Konark going students may have their industrial visit in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar is an emerging Information Technology (IT) hub, the boom in the metals and metal processing industries have made Bhubaneswar one of the fastest developing cities of India in recent years. Bhubaneswar has around 105 engineering colleges. Bhubaneshwar houses 5 star IT parks with companies such as Infosys, Satyam, TCS, Mindfire Solutions, Wipro, IBM, Genpact, Firstsource, Mindtree, MphasiS, etc.the major industries located in and around Bhubaneswar includes Exide Industries Ltd, Finolex Industries Ltd, Kitply Industries Ltd, Polar Industries Ltd, for more information see state wise list of industries
Apart from TajMahal, if there is another monument that symbolises Indiait is the majestic Sun Temple at Konark, a UNESCO World Heritage. Built in the 13th century by King NarasimhaDev of the Ganga dynasty, this temple stands regally amidst the sand dunes bordering the Bay of Bengal. It represents the very pinnacle of the Kalinga School of Temple Architecture. In fact, Konark Sun temple, also known as Black Pagoda, is the most resplendent of thesites in Orissa, one certainly not to miss even in the most perfunctory of tours.The Annual Konark Festival and the Dance and Music festival held here in December and February, respectively, are great attractions.
Sights to See
The grandest achievement of the Odisha style of architecture, the Sun Temple is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though much of this colossal structure now lies in ruins, the standing porch is still a mute memorial to one of India’s greatest architectural marvels. The magnificent temple, designed as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, is a feast for the eyes, a repository of art forms and culmination of the Kalinga School of Temple Architecture. The chariot, with 24 giant wheels carrying Surya, the Sun God, across the heavens hauled by seven mighty and stunningly carved horses, is caught in the mute symphony of stone.Konark completes the “Golden Tringle” formed with Bhubaneswar and Puri.
The natyasala of the KonarkNatyaMandap is the replica of the Sun Temple, which provides just the right kind of ambience for artists, connoisseurs and art lovers from all over the country and abroad. The objectives of the KonarkNatyaMandap are to preserve, promote and project the rich cultural heritage of Odisha through organisation of dance, music and cultural festivals all-round the year(on demand).Tel: 94372 31646.
Located 3 km from the Sun temple, along the Puri Road, the Chandrabhaga Beach is quiet and peaceful, and you can get to watch local fishing fleet at work. The sunrise at this beach is a feast for the eyes.
How would you like to travel?
The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar, 65 kmaway
The nearest railheads are Puri (35 km) and Bhubaneswar (65 km) which has direct connection with all major cities of India
It is easily approachable by regular buses, coaches & tourist cars from Bhubaneswar and Puri as well as the other places of Odisha.
- 65 km from Bhubaneswar
- 35 km from Puri
- 1292 km from Chennai
- 493 km from Viskhapatnam
- 95 km from Cuttack
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Kuruma (8 km):
Thisis an important archaeologicalBuddhist sites. An image of Heruka mounting abuffalo and a crowned Buddha seated in Bhumisparsa Mudra are worshipped here by the local people as Yama andDjarma, respectively.The museum adjacent to the temple, run by the ArcheologicalSurvey of India, has an excellent collection of sculpture from the temple ruins. Entry fee: Rs. 5.Fridays closed.
The tantric shrine dates back to the 9th century.
The place is famous for the temple of MaaMangala where, in the month of Chaitra, aJhamuYatra is performed every year. The sevayats of Jagannath Temple receive the command garland from this temple and, under the mandate of the Goddess, go in search of Daru or logs of wood for Navakalevar of Lord Jagannath.
Other places worth visiting are:
Kapileswar (10 km), Beleswar (20 km) and Balighai (25 km). The former twoare well known for their Shiva shrines located on beaches, the latter has a good beach and Sea Turtle Research Centre.