Konark (Orissa)

The Sun Temple (Black Pagoda) at Konark, built 13th c., is a reflection of the architectural brilliance of Vedic India. The temple built like a chariot has 12 gigantic carved stone wheels on each side and seven stone horses and the entrance is guarded by two stone lions crushing elephants. The Nine Planet's Shrine, the archeological museum and the beach (3 km) are other attractions. Airport:Bhubaneswar (65 km).