Known world over for the fabulous
Sun Temple built in the shape of a chariot, the
picturesque Chandrabhaga Beach and the Konark Dance
Festival, Konark is an otherwise desolate and quite
temple town in Orissa. As a consequence, hotels
in Konark are limited to guesthouses and tourist
bungalows that, mind you, make your tour to Konark
Temple and the beach a thrilling experience.
Usually, a day excursion to Konark from the nearby
popular tourist destinations of Puri and Bhubaneswar
is enough to take in the splendor of the Konark
and its distinct
temple architectural style. However, if you want
to club a beach tour with your temple tour in
Orissa, then you can stay in any of the guesthouses
and lodges with basic amenities located in Konark.
The Panthanivas Tourist Bungalow in Konark, operated
by Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC)
is one such place where you can stay overnight and
enjoy the sight of a setting sun casting its shadow
over the Sun Temple ruins. Take a walk on the beach,
go swimming or boating, or relax in your double
occupancy room overlooking the garden and the woods
beyond. The garden restaurant at the Panthanivas
Tourist Bungalow in Konark is also a popular haunt
for the tourists.
Other hotels in Konark where you can lodge during
your tour of Konark include the Yatri Niwas, Konark
Lodge, Sunrise Lodge and Banita Lodge.