Bishnupur, West Bengal

Bishnupur
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Walk back to history while at Bishnupur, West Bengal

West Bengal has one of the best places which attract tourist all over India and from international borders. From Kolkata, there are various places of interest which might draw you, in case you possess a knack of experiencing history. Bishnupur, situated in the Bankura District and well accessible from Kolkata by both rail and roadways could be a great weekend destination if you are looking for a difference to the busy metro culture.

How to be there?

From Howrah station, it will take 3 hrs and 10 minutes to reach Bishnupur.  You may choose to travel by bus from the Dharamtalla bus terminus, and you will arrive within 5 hours. Well, you may decide to travel in your private car which will take you to your desired place at your convenience. Have a look at the train and bus schedules; you can select your comfortable mode of transport to be in Bishnupur.

What are the hot spots to take a peek?

Bishnupur speaks about the rich cultural history of undivided Bengal which dates back to the 1600 AD.  Ruled by the Palas, Senas and the Mughals, Bengal proudly sports some magnificent monuments which could attract any historian.

Rasmancha: Take a short trip of Rasmancha, a temple which houses the idol of Lord Radha Krishna, which was commissioned by the great Raja Bir Hambir in 1600 CE. You may view some big cannons which take you back to the Malla dynasty.

Madan Mohan Temple: Built by Malla Raja Durjana Dev Singh in the later part of 17th century, it resembles a pinnacled top structure with the square foot. This temple is one of the famous places for his family deity Sri Krishna and Sri Radha.

Susunia Hills: An abode of natural beauty, Susunia hills gives you relief from the sweltering heat of Kolkata, and you will be impressed by the picturesque view of lush greenery everywhere. It is 63 km from the town.

Terracotta temples: Mesmerize your eyes with the view of temples which exhibit terracotta work. Terracotta work is a famous artwork crafted with carved firebricks.  There are total 16 terracotta temples in Bishnupur.  You may buy fake jewelry which represents terracotta work and will look pretty on Bishnupuri saris.

Jorebangla Temple:  Raja Raghunath Singh built this in the 1655 AD. The wall of the temple resembles the chalet style of architecture in terracotta. It is a structure of two huts which is surmounted by a single thatched roof.

Where will you stay?

There are various hotels available which you may search through the internet. Book them well ahead you visit the place. Enjoy traditional Bengali dishes everyday and indulge yourself in the rich history which had made Bengal the epitome of culture in the medieval age.