Venue: Sun Temple.
The sun temple at Modhera in Mehsana district (102 km from Ahmedabad, capital city of Gujarat), in north Gujarat, built during the reign of the Solanki king Bhimdev I, represents one of the most magnificent monuments of Gujarat. The temple, though in ruins, is considered one of the best specimens of Indian art and architecture of the by gone era. The temple dedicated to Lord Surya, the sun god has its outer walls covered with sculptures in which the figures of Lord Surya are prominent.
The beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the festival of Indian classical dances held every year in January for three days. This annual festival of dance is organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in.
Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd,
H. K. House, Opp: Bata Showroom,
Ashram Road, Ahmedabad,
Tel: +79 26578044/46/26589172
Fax: +79 26582183
How to reach Modhera
Modhera is 102 kms north west of Ahmedabad.
Air: Nearest airport is
Rail: Mehasana(30km from Modhera) is the nearest station.
Road: There are direct buses from Ahmedabad to Modhera which will take around three and half hours.
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