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Kolkata to Bishnupur Expedition: Temples, Tales, and Traditions

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Product Code : AGORA486

Embark on a fascinating expedition from Kolkata to Bishnupur, a historic town renowned for its temples, tales, and traditions. Starting at 8:00 AM, enjoy a scenic 140-kilometer drive through picturesque landscapes and rural vistas. Upon arrival in Bishnupur, immerse yourself in the town's rich cultural heritage with visits to the intricately decorated Shyam Ray Temple and the unique Jorbangla twin shrines. Indulge in delicious regional cuisine for lunch and explore the fascinating Rasmancha, an ancient pyramidal structure. Wander through vibrant local markets, shopping for exquisite Baluchari sarees and traditional handicrafts. Conclude your day with a visit to a local music academy, learning about Bishnupur's rich musical legacy.

8:00 AM: Begin your journey as our friendly driver picks you up from your hotel in Kolkata. Settle comfortably in the vehicle and embark on a scenic drive to the historic town of Bishnupur, located approximately 140 kilometers away. Enjoy picturesque landscapes and glimpses of rural life as you travel.

Arrival in Bishnupur: After a pleasant 3-hour drive, arrive in Bishnupur, a town steeped in rich cultural and historical heritage. Take a moment to soak in the ambiance and prepare for a day filled with exploration and discovery.

Shyam Ray Temple: Start your exploration with a visit to the Shyam Ray Temple, a revered shrine known for its exquisite terracotta decorations depicting stories from Hindu mythology. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail that adorn the temple's walls and pillars.

Jorbangla Twin Shrines: Next, head to the Jorbangla twin shrines, famous for their unique horseshoe-shaped curved roofs—a distinctive feature of regional architecture. Admire the beautiful design and learn about the historical significance of these ancient structures.

Lunch: Refuel with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Bishnupur, where you can savor a variety of regional dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, showcasing the rich and diverse flavors of Bengali cuisine.

Rasmancha: After lunch, continue your exploration with a visit to the Rasmancha, a fascinating pyramidal structure historically used for hosting grand religious festivals. Admire the unique architectural beauty of the Rasmancha and learn about its role in the religious and cultural life of Bishnupur.

Local Markets: Wander through the vibrant local markets, known for their wide variety of exquisite Baluchari sarees, stunning terracotta artifacts, and traditional handicrafts. Shop for souvenirs and gifts, taking home a piece of Bishnupur's artistic heritage.

Music Academy: Conclude your day with a visit to a local music academy, where you'll discover the rich musical legacy of Bishnupur and learn about the historical importance of the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music. Gain insights into the region's unique musical heritage and cultural traditions.

Return to Kolkata: Bid farewell to the enchanting town of Bishnupur and prepare for your return journey to Kolkata, reflecting on the memorable experiences and treasures you've discovered during your day-long expedition.

Arrival in Kolkata: Arrive back at your hotel in Kolkata in the evening, marking the end of your captivating journey to Bishnupur. The day leaves you with lasting memories of the town's artistic treasures, cultural heritage, and culinary delights, ensuring a fulfilling and enriching 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.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.