Archaeological Survey Of India Museum


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Archaeological Survey Of India Museum Overview

Ranked 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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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Night
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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Basab Ray chaudhuri3.6/5

122 reviews

Nice place to visit

The museum remains open from 10 am to 5 pm daily except on Monday. Mostly the broken structures of Sun Temple are preserved after reconstruction. History of Sun Temple is also mentioned in different galleries. There are some unique old photographs of Sun Temple, worth seeing.

Venugopal Bayar

Venugopal Bayar4.3/5

7 reviews

Excellent place for those who are interested in the history of Konark Temple

ASI museum is located very near to the Konark Sun Temple and is a must visit place for those who are interested in the history and architecture of the temple. There is nominal entrance fees. The staff of museum is very polite and helpful. There are lot of architectural pieces and other arts relating to temple neatly displayed inside. The premises is kept neat and cleanThere are lot of souvenir shops nearby and cost are ok if you bargain. There are several literature pertaining to Sun Temple available and can be bought for nominal amount. The premises contains several rooms with information board for each display. A must visit place for architecture lovers. Photography and video is not allowed inside the museum.This is one of the best maintained ASI museum in India and the staff seems to be very proud of this fact.

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Jayarm Raju

Jayarm Raju4.3/5

5 reviews

One of the interesting places

The museum is one of the interesting places where we don't get bored. It also shows the konark temple history.