Bishnupur Tour — Discover the Land of Terracotta and Baluchari
Weekend getaways are an unerring choice for one and all travellers; casual or avid. What adds to the scene is a touch of history and a chance to witness the glorious remnants of the past. A weekend in Bishnupur known for its huge array of temples, fine-line clothing, handicrafts and music will leave your hearts sanctified and contented. A great site for shutterbugs as well, Bishnupur welcomes one and all who are willing to wander right through the beautiful architectural bliss and grandeur of Bengal’s rich culture and heritage.
Located at a distance of 150 kms from Esplanade in Kolkata, Bishnupur is one of the most popular weekend destinations. It is often referred to as the “Temple Town ‘of Bengal owing to a large number of temples that dates back to early 18th century. The place was once ruled by the Hindu Kings of the Malla dynasty, known to be great patrons of art and architecture which is uniquely depicted in temples all across the town. The terracotta work through a majority of temples is believed to be one of the finest in Eastern India and projects stories from the great Indian epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Bishnupur has the highest number of sites maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, with the primary focus to preserve the historic temples. Every single temple has its own unique appeal & one needs to purchase tickets to explore them. A good way to start canvassing across the temples is the Ras Mancha (the oldest brick made structure dating back to 1587). Notable among the temples are Jorbangla Temple (built during the reign of King Raghunath Singha Dev II), Shyamrai Temple (Built by King Raghunath Singha) and the Madanmohan Temple. Other praiseworthy locations include Garh Darja, Dalmadal Caman and Stone Chariot to name a few. For women who love sarees, Bishnupur is also home to finest collection of Baluchari — finely woven silk sarees adorned with mythological motifs and depictions.
If you are planning for a weekend in Bishnupur, you can choose from our excellent weekend tour packages or contact us to get a customised tour plan as per your needs and preferences.