A heritage and historical town, Bishnupur derived its name from the Hindu God Lord Vishnu is located in the district of Bankura in West Bengal, which is just about 132 km from Kolkata. With its rich architecture, handicrafts, glorious history, craftsmanship like pottery, jewellery and weaving, Bishnupur had flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries. Under the rule of the Malla dynasty, Bishnupur became famous for its rich and amazing architecture, especially the aesthetic terracotta temples that have withstood the sands of time. Illustrations depicting stories from Hindu epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata are found on the tiles of these terracotta temples, which are a must watch for the tourists. Bishnupur is also famous for its traditional handloom sarees, Baluchari. Hindustani music along with Bishnupur School of Painting also excelled during that period.
Kolkata to Bishnupur
Why To Go
Things To Do
What to Eat & Where
Bishnupur has some decent and nice hotels which have their own eateries. Further, many eating joints are spread across the town that serve North Indian and typical Bengali cuisines. Mecha Sandesh is a special delicacy along with Pera; Postor Bora (fried balls of opium seeds) and potato, brinjal, onion fried boras or pakoras are a must to tickle your taste buds. Mahua is a local drink that is popular and widespread.