Kolkata to Bishnupur Expedition: Temples, Tales, and Traditions
Package price On Request
Product Code : AGORA486
Embark on an enchanting expedition from Kolkata to Bishnupur, delving into the rich heritage of this historic town. Discover the intricately crafted terracotta temples, steeped in mythology and history, and marvel at the unique architectural styles. Immerse yourself in the local traditions as you explore the markets for handcrafted treasures and learn about the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music. This expedition promises a journey of temples, tales, and traditions, offering a captivating glimpse into the cultural legacy of Bishnupur.
8:00 AM - Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kolkata. Once you're comfortable in the car, you'll start your journey towards Bishnupur, which is located about 140 kilometers away from the city.
11:00 AM - You'll reach Bishnupur after a scenic drive of around 3 hours. Bishnupur is a historic town in the Bankura district of West Bengal, known for its rich culture and heritage.
11:15 AM - Your sightseeing tour of Bishnupur will begin with a visit to the Shyam Ray Temple, which is one of the most famous temples in the town. This temple is known for its intricate terracotta work on the walls, which depict scenes from Hindu mythology. You'll be amazed at the level of detail and skill that has gone into creating these beautiful works of art.
12:00 PM - Next, you'll visit the twin shrines of Jorbangla, which have a unique curved roof that resembles a horseshoe. This architectural style is characteristic of the region and is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Bishnupur.
1:00 PM - Lunch at a local restaurant.
2:00 PM - After lunch, you'll continue your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Rasmancha, a pyramidal structure that was used to host religious festivals. This structure is another great example of the unique architecture of Bishnupur.
3:00 PM - Your next stop will be the local markets, where you can shop for Baluchari sarees, terracotta artefacts, and other handicrafts. Bishnupur is known for its traditional handloom sarees, pottery, and even jewellery made of terracotta, so you'll have plenty of options to choose from.
4:00 PM - You'll also get a chance to visit a local academy of music to learn about the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music. This style of music flourished under royal patronage in Bishnupur, and you'll get a chance to learn about its history and significance.
5:00 PM - After a full day of sightseeing and shopping, it'll be time to start the return journey to Kolkata. You'll say goodbye to Bishnupur and start your journey back to the city.
8:00 PM - You'll arrive back at your hotel in Kolkata by 8:00 PM, marking the end of your full-day excursion to Bishnupur.
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.