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Modhera Sun Temple

UNESCO Site, Gujarat

Modhera Sun Temple

The Modhera Sun Temple is a 11th century Hindu temple located in the Modhera village of Gujarat, India. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Surya (Sun) and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and architecturally advanced temples of ancient India. The temple is built in the Solanki style of architecture and is known for its intricate carvings and sculptures. It has a unique structure consisting of a sanctum, a large stepped tank known as Surya Kund and a assembly hall known as Ranga mandap. The temple is particularly notable for its intricate carvings, which depict scenes from Hindu mythology and daily life during the Solanki period. It is also a popular tourist destination and is known for its architectural and cultural significance.

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Reaching the Modhera Sun Temple is convenient, and several transportation options are available:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, approximately 100 kilometers away. From Ahmedabad, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Modhera.

  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Mehsana Railway Station, around 25 kilometers away. From Mehsana, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the temple.

  • By Road: Modhera is well-connected by road and can be reached by driving or taking a taxi or bus from Ahmedabad and nearby towns.

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