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"The land of terracotta temples"

Bishnupur Tourism

A small town in West Bengal famous for its terracota temples, Bishnupur is famous among tourists, especially for its rich culture including architecture, music and handicraft.

Bishnupur is a town with a rich heritage and a present as rich in culture, art and architecture. Its heritage and an ornamented culture transcends into multiple attractions for the tourists, which can be witnessed in the area's soft corner for classical music, paintings or while you take home a Baluchari sari. The temples that the area is known for include Jorbangla temple, Rasmancha temple, Shyamrai Temple and many more. These find immense grandeur in their identity as carriers of significant histories as well as architectural marvels.

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Bishnupuri Sarees

Bishnupur's name holds spiritual significance, as it derives its name from the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu, Bishnupur is filled with the aura of serenity and chastity due to the presence of countless temples that offer a great spiritual retreat, and colossal buildings reflect the heritage of our country. It offers a secluded world away from the busy life and crowded roads of the city. Besides its architectural marvels, there is one thing that attracts people from all the corners of the world. That's the Baluchari saree of Bishnupur which has developed a brand of its own.

Bishnupur is known for producing these silk sarees which are not only beautiful but are manufactured with high fabric. Some great mythical stories are designed on the sarees with extreme precision and skills. Within one week, the talented artists complete the production of one Baluchari saree, and it comes in the market of Bishnupur to be sold at affordable prices. Despite the fact that the Baluchari sarees are in huge demand, you can still buy a lot of sarees at some pocket-friendly rates, and that's what makes Bishnupur a great place for shopaholics.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bishnupur

Bishnupur is famous for its local sweet Mecha Sandesh, Pera and Posto-r Bora that you must savor, while in town. Other than this one can relish the delicious Chicken chops and Pakodas made from potato, onion, brinjal etc. Among drinks, Mahua is a local drink which is popular and widespread. There are no fancy restaurants here, but there are a number of eating joints which would serve you decent North Indian and Bengali food. Most of the hotels also have their own eateries and provide good food and even hard drinks are available.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Bishnupur and get freshened up. Start with the infamous Jorbangla Temple. Then head towards the Gate of Old Fort which is quite near the temple. Continue your spiritual journey by heading towards Shyam Rai temple and get the blessings of the Lord. Head back to your hotel and nourish yourself with delectable cuisine.
Day 2- Wake up early and get your breakfast fix. Go to Radha Govinda Temple to get the blessings of the beautiful pair of Radha and Krishna. After that, go to Madan Mohan temple and chant the lord's name inside the temple. Then it's time to explore the architectural marvel of Rasmancha. After that, head towards Dalmadal Kaman Canon. You can also hire a guide at a good price who can tell you more regarding the history of the canon and other places of Bishnupur. 
Day 3- The Susunia Hills are at a proximity from Bishnupur. Trek to the top of the hills and get a gorgeous view of the lush green area that engulfs the hills and the scenic views that surround you. When you come back, head towards the local market of Bishnupur for buying souvenirs. You can get handcrafted items at a reasonable price. Buy a beautiful silk Baluchari saree which is a speciality of Bishnupur. After strolling through the market, go back to your room and prepare to bid farewell to Bishnupur the next day.

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What's Great?

Gorgeous terracotta temples which boast of their ancient architectural style. Rich in Indian heritage and culture. Availability of finely handcrafted products. Cheap Baluchari sarees which are a speciality of Bishnupur.

What's Not So Great?

While travelling from Howrah to Bishnupur on private vehicles, you can encounter bad roads.

For Whom?

It's a captivating place for those who want to get acquainted with the architectural style of West Bengal. Due to the presence of numerous temples, it can appeal to religious people as well. It is a haven for shoppers due to the availability of affordable ornaments and clothes.

How To Reach Bishnupur

Bishnupur is well connected through airways and roadways. The closest airport to Bishnupur is Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport which is at a distance of 121 km. Regular trains from Howrah to Bishnupur are available. Panagarh is the closest bus stand to Bishnupur and is situated at a distance of 46 km.

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Q. I am planning to go Bishnupur at the end February with my family. From there i have a plan to go Bankura. I would like to stay in Bishnupur for 2 days and 1 day in Bankura. Will it be sufficient to cover important tourist spot both at Bishnupur and Bankura. Please advice.

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Bhramanbad #???????? 11 months ago
I traveled Bishnupur by bike for vloging. It was grate experience. there peoples are very helpful. they always advice you the best. there are lots of hotel, use and pay toilet, and also good restaurant.
Bhramanbad #???????? 11 months ago
I traveled Bishnupur by bike for vloging. It was grate experience. there peoples are very helpful. they always advice you the best. there are lots of hotel, use and pay toilet, and also good restaurant.
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