Kolkata to Bishnupur Expedition: Temples, Tales, and Traditions
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Product Code : AGORA486
Embark on a captivating Kolkata to Bishnupur Expedition where you'll journey from Kolkata to the historic town of Bishnupur. Explore the town's intricate terracotta temples, visit the unique Jorbangla twin shrines, and experience the architectural wonders of the Rasmancha. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you shop for Baluchari sarees and traditional handicrafts. Discover the rich musical heritage of the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music and savor the flavors of regional cuisine during your day trip. This private excursion promises a day filled with art, culture, and delightful exploration, concluding with your return to Kolkata.
Morning: 8:00 AM: Your journey commences as our driver picks you up from your hotel in Kolkata. Settle into the comfortable vehicle as you embark on a captivating drive to the historic town of Bishnupur, located about 140 kilometers away. The scenic journey promises picturesque landscapes and rural vistas.
11:00 AM: Arriving in Bishnupur after a pleasant 3-hour drive, you'll be greeted by the town's rich cultural and historical heritage.
11:15 AM: Your Bishnupur exploration unfolds with a visit to the Shyam Ray Temple. This revered temple is renowned for its intricate terracotta adornments, which intricately depict stories from Hindu mythology. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are remarkable.
12:00 PM: Continue your journey by visiting the Jorbangla twin shrines, celebrated for their distinctive horseshoe-shaped curved roofs—a hallmark of regional architecture.
1:00 PM: It's time to indulge in a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in Bishnupur. Sample the rich and diverse flavors of regional cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
Afternoon: 2:00 PM: Post-lunch, your exploration resumes with a visit to the Rasmancha, an extraordinary pyramidal structure historically employed for hosting grand religious festivals. The Rasmancha exemplifies the unique architectural heritage of Bishnupur.
3:00 PM: Your adventure takes you to the vibrant local markets, where you'll have the opportunity to shop for exquisite Baluchari sarees, stunning terracotta artifacts, and other traditional handicrafts. Bishnupur is renowned for its handwoven sarees, pottery, and terracotta jewelry, offering a wide array of choices.
4:00 PM: Discover the rich musical legacy of Bishnupur with a visit to a local music academy. Here, you'll learn about the historical importance and cultural significance of the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music. Gain insights into the musical heritage of the region.
Evening: 5:00 PM: Bid farewell to the enchanting town of Bishnupur as you prepare for the return journey to Kolkata, reflecting on your day of exploration and shopping.
8:00 PM: Arrive back at your Kolkata hotel, marking the culmination of your day-long journey to Bishnupur. The day leaves you with indelible memories of Bishnupur's artistic treasures, cultural gems, and culinary delights, ensuring a fulfilling experience.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.