Konark Sun Temple and Pipli Village Tour from Bhubaneswar

Day Trips & Excursions in Puri

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This tour will take you to the 13th-century Sun Temple, UNESCO's World Heritage monument, in Konark, Odisha and Pipli artisan village, famous for its beautiful appliques, handicrafts and colorful fabrics.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Bhubaneswar for this full-day tour, which will start with a visit to the Chariot of the Sun God Temple, built by King Langula Narasimha Deva in 13th century A.D. during the Golden Era of Orissan art. The Sun Temple is known for its exquisite and intricate architecture and sculptures. Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, the Sun Temple is a sight to behold especially during Sunrise. Its prominent location has guided ancient mariners for around a millennia. In order to distinguish Konark from the whitewashed Jagannath Temple in Puri, European settlers referred it as the Black Pagoda.After the temple you will continue your tour to Pipli artist village, where the locals produce applique art - a process of cutting colored cloth into shapes of animals, birds, flowers, leaves, gods, goddesses and other decorative motifs and stitching them over a piece of cloth. These creations are fabricated into lampshades, handbags, cushion covers or even garden umbrellas. A famous example is the enormous applique canopies above the reigning deity of Puri, Lord Jagannath. After the visit to the village you will be back to Bhubaneswar and dropped off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bhubaneshwar city
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Konark Sun Temple

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
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