Sun Temple

Map of route from  Ahmedabad to Modhera and Thol wildlife sanctuary

This sun temple, though in ruins, is considered to be an excellent example of India's traditional arts and architecture. The exterior walls of the temple have many carved images of the sun god, Surya. Every January this temple is the setting for the Indian classical dance festival.

The temple is located near the village of Modhera, about 100 km north-west from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state. Buses from Ahmedabad to Modehra take about four hours. If you happen to be in Ahmedabad and have a day to spare then this temple makes an interesting day trip. Another interesting day trip from Ahmedabad would be a visit to the Thol lake wildlife sanctuary (see the map).

Temples of Khajuraho [] Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanger

Sun temple at Modhera

Sun temple at Modhera