Group of temples, Bishnupur
Bishnupur was once Bengal's cultural capital. Ruled by the Malla kings, the region was once famous for its arts, crafts, music and textiles. It's terracotta temples, however, have carried over the glory from the region's best days. Throughout the temples, you'll find intricate ornamentation, stories from the Hindu epics and scenes of the lifestyle of that period. As you visit this place, experience how beautifully the Bengali, Islamic, and Oriya architectural styles blend together.
Things to see
- Rasmancha temple, made of thin bricks.
- The Southern Group of temples, made of laterite, some even painted in lime.
- The Radhashyam temple - a glimpse into Bengal’s local rural culture.
- The Chinnamasta temple, home to a headless devi.
- Stroll through the Bishnupur Museum, full of manuscripts, musical instruments, medieval Bankura horse models and more!
How to get there?
- To explore the entire group of temples, hire a cab or rickshaw for the day.
- To get to Bishnupur town itself, you'll find trains from major cities to Bishnupur Junction station.
- You can also take a bus from towns in Bengal to Bishnupur station.
- From Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, it's about a 5-hour ride by cab.
Group of temples, Bishnupur, Dalmadal Para, Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal, 722122