Located in the state of Gujarat, Modhera is a town known for its temples and religious significance. The town lies between the latitude 23.42° in the North to longitude 72.37° in the East. Famous for its Sun temple, the destination is visited by large number of tourists every year.
Built in 11th century, the Sun temple is the most prominent attraction of the destination. The temple was constructed during the reign of the Solanki Dynasty under the orders of King Bhimdev. Dedicated to Sun God, Surya, the temple is known for its singular architectural style. In addition, the temple also comprises three elements, which include Guda Mandap, Surya Kund and Sabha Mandap.
Besides its architecture, the temple is also famous for the Modhera Dance Festival
, which is held every year in the month of January. Organised by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, this festival is designed so as to present to the world the different forms of classical dance in their original forms.
For those who wish to visit this beautiful town housing the Sun temple have different modes of transportation available such as flights, trains and buses. Tourists travelling by the means of air can board flights to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, which is the nearest airport serving the destination. This airport is located at a distance of approximately 101 km from the destination.
Trains are also available for travellers, which are served by Mehsana Railway Station located at a distance of 27.4 km from Modhera. In addition to flights and trains, buses are also available for travellers, which can be boarded from most of the places located within the state of Gujarat. Most of these buses are operated by State Government.
The best time to visit Modhera is from October to March.