Kolkata to Bishnupur
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Product Code : AGORA486
Embark on a full day guided excursion to visit Bishnupur, a small town in West Bengal famous for its terracotta temples, its rich culture, architecture, music and handicrafts. The temples that the area is known for include Jorbangla temple, Rasmancha temple, Shyamrai Temple, Lalji Temple, Madan Mohan Temple and many more. These find immense grandeur in their identity as carriers of significant histories as well as architectural marvels. Private air-conditioned transport from picks up till drop off to your hotel, English speaking guide and entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.
Pick up from your hotel for full day excursion to visit Bishnupur (140kms/ 3hrs approx one way).
Bishnupur 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, Bishnupur developed a unique form of architecture and has perhaps the most brilliant and detailed terracotta work in Eastern India that has withstood the ravages of time. The Temples like the Shyam Ray Temple, the twin shrines of Jorbangla and the Rasmancha are a must visit.
Apart from its heritage, Bishnupur is also known for its traditional handloom sarees. Pottery, artiefacts and even jewellery made of terracotta in Bishnupur are also very popular. Bishnupur is also famous for the School of Hindustani Music which flourished under royal patronage along with the Bishnupur School of Painting. This style of music is still being kept alive in local academies of music.
After sightseeing drive back to Kolkata and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.