The beautiful Modhera Sun Temple was built was King Bhimdevji in the years of 1026 and 1027. The temple was a part of the important works in the Solanki rule. The Solanki rulers were believed to be descended from the sun and therefore they build sun temples. Unfortunately the temple was somewhat sacked by the Delhi Sultanate rulers around 1300 but it remained very impressive even after that.
There are a number of carvings on the exteriors of the temple depicting demons and deities. The decorations of the temple are very impressive too. There is an image of Surya which was designed so that when the sun rises, it could through its rays on the image. The temple is important from both historical and spiritual point of views and is a centre of attraction for many tourists.