Sun Temple: Marvel Of Chalukya Dynasty
The Sun Temple in Modhera is among the most sought-after historical places in Gujarat, or rather India. This Hindu temple is dedicated to the Sun God, and is located in the embankment of River Pushpavati. In 1026 AD is when Sun Temple was built, back in this time Bhima I of Chalukya Dynasty had the throne. However today, there are no offerings and prayers taking place here, it is primarily a historic site of tourist interest, as maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.
The temple is a marvel to behold, flaunting the best of Maru-Gurjara style of architecture. Oftentimes, the Sun Temple of Modhera is counted among the Seven Wonders of India.
Highlights: Marvellous architecture
Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entree fee: Free
Location: On, Mehsana – Becharaji Rd, Highway, Modhera, Gujarat 384212
How to get there
By Road: Somnath is 79 km from Junagadh and 25 km from Chorwad. State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various centers of Gujarat to Somnath. 1 km from main Somnath Temple.
By Rail: Somnath is located 6 km from the nearest railway station at Veraval.