Sun Temple

The Sun Temple was built by Raja Bhimdev I of Solanki lineage (who were believed to be Suryavanshis) in AD 1026. The temple bears some resemblance to the more renowned Sun Temple of Konark, which it predates by some 200 years. Like the Sun Temple at Konark, it was so designed that the first ray of the sun fell on the image of Surya, the Sun God, at the time of equinox.

About Sun Temple

The Sun Temple was built by Raja Bhimdev I of Solanki lineage (who were believed to be Suryavanshis) in AD 1026. The temple bears some resemblance to the more renowned Sun Temple of Konark, which it predates by some 200 years. Like the Sun Temple at Konark, it was so designed that the first ray of the sun fell on the image of Surya, the Sun God, at the time of equinox.

Monument Information

Address

Modhera, Gujarat

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport Ahmedabad
  • Nearest Railway Station : Modhera Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Modhera Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 627 mm

    Summer : Maximum Temperature: 44°C

    Winter : Minimum Temperature: 12°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : November to February (During winter)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Short Films
  • Interpretation Centre
  • Dustbins
  • Visiter circulation path
  • Lightening conductor
  • Electricity
  • Ticket Booth
  • Battery operated transport
  • Wheel chair & Ramp for differently abled
  • Visitor information Centre
  • Publication counter
  • Brochure/guide book

Accommodation near the monument

  • Not Available

Contact Details

  • Dr. Jitendra Nath
  • Phone: 91-265 - 2429323
  • E-mail: circlevad.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax