Bishnupur: All you need to know about this place


Summer holidays have started and you all might be wondering where to go in the holidays. Bishnupur is a very good place to spend the holidays. Bishnupur is a city and it is located in West Bengal, India. There are many temples and monuments associated with ancient times.  It is famous for the oldest monuments of India and artworks here; the antiques found here are very tempting. This place is famous for the Terracotta Temples, Malla shree Krishna Rasleela, Baluchuri Sarees.

Why is it a historical place?

From ancient times, Bishnupur was under the rule of Hindu king. After the Mullah rulers, the name of this place, Malla was the ruler Vaishnava and during the 16th to 18th century. They built terracotta temple here. The mythology of Bipodtarini Pooja is associated with the kings of Malla. The Mrinmoyee temple of the kings here is famous as a historical place. This place is famous for the Terracotta Temple and Baluchari Sari made from Tushar silk. At the end of the 18th century, the classical bayonet was the gift to Bishnupur. Since 1997, the temple of Bishnupur has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

Some of the amazing things found in Bishnapur:

We all are searching for wonderful things for ourselves in our daily life. Bishnupur is a collection of wonderful things. All types of soil content are available here, there is a collection of sarees made from silk here, This place is also famous for mud ornaments. This place is more famous for terracotta; it is famous for terracotta utensils, jars, elephants, horses, natraj etc.

Culture and Festivals:

Culture of Bishnupur is based on Bengali civilization, There is a school of music which is also called Bishnupur Gharana, Music rituals are organized here in the fair. There is a snake festival in August, Rath yatra and Ulta Rath are celebrated here with great pomp, the fair is organized here, which are popular here, Besides Durga Puja, Kali Pooja is popular here, Here is the worship of the Devi Miramayi as Rajbadi Pooja.

Temples and other travel places:

The temples here have been built by special artisans. Specific bricks and some special things were used to built the temples. The temples were prepared with local literate and special bricks. Many temples are also located in other small villages of Bankura and Bishnupur.

For example

  •   Memorial of Shrinibas Acharya                                 
  • Gour-Nitai Temple (Tejpal)
  • KeshabRai Temple (Patpur)
  • Garh Darwaja (Small Gateway of Bishnupur)
  • Acharya Jogeshchandra Museum
  •   Gumgarh
  • Pathar Darwaja (Main Gateway of Bishnupur)
  • Stone Chariot
  • Rasmancha (oldest brick temple)

Pancha ratnaTemple of Shyam Rai

  • Raghunathjiu Temple
  • Madanmohan Temple
  • Dalmadal Kaman
  • Lalgarh
  • Lalbandh
  • Acharya Jogeshchandra Museum

How to reach Bishnupur:

If you want to reach here you can easily come here. Regular bus service is available from Kolkata to Bishnupur, There is also a railway station here where all the express trains stop. Bishnupur is now a junction,If you want to use the flight, Damdam is its nearest airport. Within Bishnupur city, private auto-rickshaws and bicycle-rickshaws are the most convenient mode of communication.


I have visited here 2-3 times and shared as much as I knew about it.It’s a mysterious place, you will know even more about when you visit here. You often go to the sea, to the mountain, once you visit here, you will definitely like this place. So, plan your next tour to Bishnapur. Therefore you can come here and spend some time with family and friends.