Odisha Travel Details updates – #UNESCO World Heritage Site Konark temple recognized as Ideal Monuments which recognized by ASI- #Konark #ASI #Odisha #News #India
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today recognized the world famous Sun temple in Konark of Odisha as an ‘Ideal Monument’.
Konark Sun Temple ([koɳarkə]; also Konârak) is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Odisha, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around AD 1250. The temple is in the shape of a gigantic chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also featured on NDTV’s list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India’s list of Seven Wonders of India.
The ASI recognized the Konark temple including 24 other monuments of India as ‘Ideal Monuments’. The Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Kutub Minar, Red Fort, Hazaraduari palace of Mursidabad, Vaishali Kollua of Bihar and few more are in the list of ‘Ideal Monuments’, made by ASI. The monuments would be developed to attract more tourists from all over the world.