bishnupur, west bengal, india
SHORT HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF BISHNUPUR:
>bishnupur is a town in bankura district in the state of west bengal, india. it is famous for its terracotta temples and baluchari sarees. terracotta is a term normally used for sculptures made of earthenwares. bishnupur is located around 4 hours drive from kolkata.
bishnupur was ruled under the gupta period by local hindu kings. the place is also known as mallahum as it was the capital of malla kings for all most thousand years. around 994 AD the place was named as vishnupur, derived from the name of lord vishnu, a very prominent hindu god.
MEJOR ATTRACTION OF BISHNUPUR:
>TERRACOTTA TEMPLE,- these are the specialties of bishnupur crafted by the artists of the region from laterite and brick. the temple are made off terracotta tiles having scenes from epic of mahabharata.
>BISHNUPUR MELA,-it is held every year during the last week of December near the madanmohan temple.
>BISHNUPUR UTSAV,-it is recent addition and is held immediatly after the bishnupur mela. it is a classical music and dance festival in recognition to the bishnupur gharana of music. this gharana of music , a form of hindustani classical music, had enjoyed the royal patronage and flourished to reach its peak during the 18th century.it is rooted in the dhrupad style and is accompanied by tabla , sitar, harmonium, and flute.
SPOT TO VISIT AT BISHNUPUR:
2)jore bangla temple of kestha rai
3)poncho ratno temple of shyam rai
5)Acharaya jogesh chandra meseum
9) lal garh
2 DAYS 1 NIGHT trip to bishnupur from kolkata, by road
for one persons 15,000INR( including transport AC SUV cab, hotel 3star, sightseeings, pickup and dropped)
for two persons 8400INR each person
for 4 or more persons 7000INR each persons
Details of trip:
day 1: we pickup you from kolkata railway station or airport, proceed towards bishnupur, check in hotel leisure, start sightseeings, our cab driver or travel guides will help you sightseeings. visit a) rasmancha, b)lalji temple c)susunia hill, d) jor bangla temple e)madan mohan temple f)radha shyam temple
night stay in bishnupur hotel.
day 2:after breakfast we proceed for mukutmanipur. it is famous for its earthen dam which is second largest dam in india. located at the confluence of the kangsabati and kumari river.it is famous for its natural beauty.
we check out hotel and proceed for kolkata. dropped you designated place in kolkata like railway station or airport.