- Glorious capital city of the Malla dynasty was an important centre of Bengali culture and learning.
- Arts, architecture, sculpture and music flourished here under the patronage of Malla kings.
- Exquisite temples here testify the great craftsmanship of the terracotta artisans.
- Temples are usually made in brick and sometimes of laterite.
- Handicrafts like, the famous terracotta and wooden ‘Bankura Horse’, Dokra, silk, tassar, conch-shell and bell metal ware etc.
- Mela (December) and Snake festival (Mid of August) are the main events celebrated here.
- Airport : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), 152 kms distance from Bishnupur.
- Rail : Howrah/Sealdha Railway Station, 132 kms distance from Bishnupur.
- Road : Well connected with road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
|Shyam Ray Temple, Jorebangla Temple of Keshta Rai, Raas Mancha, Madan Mohan Temple , Malleswara Temple, Radhey Shyam Temple, Mrinmoyee Temple, Sarbamangla Temple
MUSEUM & AUDITORIUM
|Jogesh Chandra Archaeological Centre
|Malla King’s Fort
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
- Tusu festival
- Karam festival
- Palash Utsab
- Bishnupur Mela
- Ekteswar Gajan
- Dharar Mela
- Durga puja
For more information visit https://bankura.gov.in/tourist-place/bishnupur/
ATTRACTIONS OF BISHNUPUR
Shyam Ray Temple:
- Built in 1643 and is the oldest among the Pancharatna temples.
- Temple has a fine Shikhara on a curved Bengali chala roof and the terracotta walls depict scenes from life of Lord Krishna.
Jorebangla Temple of Keshta Rai:
- Built 1655, by King Raghunath Singha Dev II.
- A fine example of unique Bengali architecture.
- 16th century shrine is built in the form of a stepped pyramid.
- Raas Mancha pavilion used for housing the idols of Lord Krishna.
Madan Mohan Temple:
- Built in 1694 and is one of the finest and largest temples of Bishnupur.
- Shrine is noted for its terracotta panels.
Others Visiting Sites:
- Malleswara Temple
- Radhey Shyam Temple
- Mrinmoyee Temple
- Sarbamangla Temple
- Malla King’s Fort
- Jogesh Chandra Archaeological Centre
ART & CULTURE
Terracotta Pottery & Artifacts:
- Bishnupur is famous for Terracotta Works.
- Temples, Terracotta Pottery and Artifacts are very popular for Terracotta Work.
- Baluchari sarees are created by craftsmen.
- Designs are woven with the help of a series of punch cards.
- 39 kms from Bishnupur.
- Good base to visit Bishnupur and known for Raghunathji Mandir, Ektrshwar Mandir, the Methodist Missionary Church and Christian College.
- 40 kms from Bishnupur.
- One of the mail villages of ancient Saptagram.
- Famous for the Ananta Vasudev temple, built 1679 in the traditional ekaratna stly.
- Temple enshrines an idol of Vasudev or Vishnu.
- Other attraction is the unique Hanseswari Temple with 13 lotus-bud shaped minars.
- 43 kms from Bishnupur.
- Pilgrim site associated with Sri Ramkrishna, the 19th century sage.
- The Matri Mandir, dedicated to Srima Saradamoni was opened here on 19th April, 1923.
- 83 kms from Bishnupur.
- Side of the river Kangsabati.
- Attraction is the dam across the river.
- Green forests and hillocks surround.
- Stunning natural beauty.
- 98 kms from Bishnupur.
- Beautiful natural forest.
- 60 kms from Bishnupur.
- Quite popular as treakking spot both inside & outside.
- Visit the place to see "Dhara" (Natural Spring) & Silialipi.
- 92 kms from Bishnupur.
- Ranibandh & Eco-Park and Taldangra both covered with dense forest.
- Small lakes and thrilling with wild animals.
- 98 kms from Bishnupur.
- Rich in flora and fauna.
- Place is known for its natural beauty.