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Modhera Sun Temple

By Air: The nearest major airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, which is approximately 100 kilometers away from Modhera. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Modhera.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Mehsana Junction, which is around 25 kilometers from Modhera. You can take a train to Mehsana from major cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Surat. From Mehsana, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Modhera.
By Road: Modhera is well-connected by road to major cities in Gujarat. You can drive to Modhera or hire a taxi from nearby towns like Patan, Mehsana, or Ahmedabad.

Architectural Marvel: The temple is renowned for its stunning architecture, which is a blend of intricate carvings and geometric precision. The main temple complex is divided into three parts – the Surya Kund (a stepwell), Sabha Mandap (assembly hall), and the Guda Mandap (sanctum sanctorum). The temple’s design is an exemplary display of Solanki dynasty architecture.
Surya Kund: As you enter the temple complex, you’ll encounter the Surya Kund, a beautifully crafted stepwell with over 100 intricately carved shrines and idols. It’s a great place to admire the detailed craftsmanship and take photographs.
Sabha Mandap: The assembly hall or Sabha Mandap is an open pillared hall where religious ceremonies and cultural events were once held. The pillars are adorned with ornate carvings.
Guda Mandap: The sanctum sanctorum houses the idol of the Sun God. Although the idol is no longer present, the sanctum’s architecture and intricate carvings are still awe-inspiring.
Sunset Views: Visiting during the evening is recommended, as the temple’s design allows for a captivating play of light and shadows during sunset, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere.
Photography: Photography enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to capture the temple’s exquisite details and the play of light and shadow on its architecture.
Historical Significance: The Modhera Sun Temple is not only a testament to architectural brilliance but also holds historical and religious significance. It’s a great place to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat.

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