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Archaeological Museum of Konark in Konark

Summer: 19°C-45°C

Winter: 12°C-32°C

Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Friday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  5
Children:  Free
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  5
Children:  Free
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Archaeological Survey of India established the Archaeological Museum of Konark in 1968 and today it is a popular tourist destination. The museum houses antiquities collected from the nearby Sun Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists visiting the temple must pay a visit to the museum to complete their trip.
Collections of temple’s fallen architectural elements are well-preserved in the museum. More than 260 sculptures, images, figures and artefacts are displayed in four different galleries. Images of God Sun, Lord Vishnu, celestial nymphs, dancers, animals and few erotic images are among the top attractions at the museum.
A visit to the museum helps one explore the glorious art, architecture and culture of ancient India. Other popular attractions in the close vicinity include Sun Temple, Konark Beach, numerous villages and some old temples.


Road: Konark is easily accessible by road from two popular neighbouring tourist destinations called Puri and Bhubaneswar. Roads are in good condition, but can be crowded during festivals. State buses, taxis and private vehicles are all convenient for the journey. The museum is located close to the world famous Konark Sun Temple and can be easily accessed using taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

Railway: Puri has the nearest railway station at the distance of about 36 km. One of the major railheads in the region, it offers direct trains to the cities like Ahmedabad, Delhi and Kolkata. Get down at the station and hire a taxi to reach the museum.

Airway: Bhubaneswar Airport at the distance of about 61 km. is the closest airport. Flights to and from cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are operated by the top airlines of India.