Bishnupur (West Bengal)

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Bishnupur (also spelt as Vishnupur) is a town in Rarh in India famous for its terracota temples.

Get in

By bus, road or train from Kolkata.

Other option, come at Kharagpur/Midnapur/Bardhman/Durgapur by train form Howrah.Then by bus.

The nearest commercial airport is at Kolkata.

From other places -

Get around

By cycle rickshaw because it is a small place. Many of the temples are near each other. Most are within walking distance of one another. Cars are also available on hire.


Bishnupur being a temple town, the focus is on temples, all built of terracota during the reign of the Malla kings, who ruled over the area prior to the arrival of the British. The sights other than temples are also listed below.


Other places



It is also a great centre for music - the Bishnupur gharana is well known in classical music. Look out for opportunities, check where you stay, if you are an Indian classical music fan.


There are plenty of shops you can walk into, but in case you are unable to locate one, here is a short guide: 1) Terracota Crafts, Dalmadal Road. 2) Shri Hari Sankha Bhandar, Shankharipara. 3) Maa Durga Sankha Bhandar, Shankharipara, 4) Silk Khadi Seva Mandlal in the Baltala area sells silks.


Bishnupur is a small town. One can find various small eateries in and around the temples as well as near the main bus stand. However, one should try Posto-r Bora, if you visit Bishnupur


Hard drinks are generally available in the hotels.


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