A proud ancient capital of the Malla kings, Bishnupur (Vishnupur) is a striking weekend getaway in the district of Bankura, near Kolkata. Synonymous with terracotta, metal-ware and temples, Bishnupur (Vishnupur) is a reputed tourist destination. The grandeur of this town can be ascertained by the presence of many beautiful temples with their intricate terracotta ornamentation. The main attraction, however, is the grand view of its expansive square monument with the curved roof of a Bengali hut, inarguably the most thrilling architecture! Bishnupur's other claim to fame are its distinct style of music, the Bishnupur (Vishnupur) Gharana, and an excellence in making handicrafts that include silk, tussar, conch shell ware and exquisite terracotta toys.
Bishnupur (Vishnupur) is rich in heritage and culture, which can be seen today also in its art, architecture and music. People here believe it is important to be the carriers of their past grandeur and its history. It is famous for its terracotta temples, the Malla Shree Krishna Raslila and its Balucheri silk sarees made of woven Tussar silk. It is the proud owner of the oldest brick temple in India.
Oldest brick temple in India, Ras Mancha one of the most splendid attractions in Bishnupur
Jairambati and Kamarpukur are two separate places 10 Km apart but the tour of one is considered to be incomplete without the other
Nearest airport to Bishnupur (Vishnupur) is Kolkata (201 km) connecting with all major airlines in India.
Bishnupur (Vishnupur) railway station is connected with Kolkata's rail head that connects with major Indian cities.
Bishnupur (Vishnupur) is connected by good motorable roads to Kolkata and different places in West Bengal.
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