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Bishnupur is about 132 km from Kolkata. Popular as capital of the Malla Kings of Mallabhum, Vishnupur in Bankura district is famous for its terracotta temples and baluchari sarees. The town has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving. It prospered in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Ruled by a line of Hindu Rajas of the Malla dynasty,
The history of Bishnupur can be traced back to 694 AD, when King Raghunath founded the Malla dynasty. However it was much later in 994 AD that the place was named Bishnupur. The name is derived from the name of the Hindu God ‘Vishnu'. The majority of the people belong to the ‘Vaishnava' sect.

Raas Mancha:

The Rashmancha pavilion used for housing the idols of Lord Krishna from other temples during the Rash festival was built in brick by King Veer Hambir in 1600 A.D. This is the oldest brick temple in Bishnupur and is shaped as an elongated pyramidal tower surrounded by hut-shaped turrets.

Pancha Ratna Temple of Shyam Rai:

Built in 1643 by King Raghunath Singha. The walls are richly decorated with terracotta carvings featuring aspects of Lord Krishna's life.

Jorebangla Temple of Keshta Rai:

The Jore Bangla temple resembles two thatched huts joined together and surmounted by a single tower. This temple was built by the Malla King Raghunath Singh in 1655. The entire outer surface is decorated with terracotta plaques displaying various aspects of human life and culture, gods and goddesses, animals, floral and geometrical designs.

Madanmohan Temple:


It’s a Classical Dance-Song programme at Bishnupur during December/ January organized mainly  to promote tourist interests to the rich cultural heritage of Bishnupur. The cultural programme is staged on the backdrop of historic Rasmancha.


Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport, Kolkata is the nearest mejor airport.


Trains to Bishnupur depart from 2 stations in Kolkata: Howrah Jn (HWH) and Santragachi Jn (SRC).


Bishnupur can be reached both by train and by bus. It is only a 5-hour drive (about 150Km) from Kolkata and regular buses trains from Kolkata are available.

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