Archaeological Survey Of India Museum OverviewRanked 6 of 18 sightseeing in Konark
Archaeological Survey of India Museum is located outside the Konark Sun Temple. Founded in 1968, the museum holds exhibit of 260 antiquities that were found in and around the premises of Sun Temple. The exhibition is displayed in the four galleries within the museum that are open for public.
First gallery of the museum holds 62 antiquities, out of which the Khandolite built reconstructed wheel is a major attraction. Second gallery holds exhibit of 108 antiquities, including reconstructed wall of temple, celestial nymphs and the head of the crocodile in gigantic nature. Third gallery of this museum showcases 45 objects like celestial nymphs, image of Surya Narayana and Gaja-Vyala, the king and his troop.
Recent addition to the museum is the fourth gallery, which holds exhibit of 45 artefacts. Roaring lion, man tied by the elephant trunk, part of a Surya image and king witnessing dance performances are some of the artwork displayed at this gallery.
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- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Night
- Bathroom facilities
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed