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Bishnupur
Bishnupur"Temple Town" of West Bengal   with  rare blend  of   rich  Back ground  in Classical Music named   “  Bishnupuri  Gharana  ”    and a significant Historical past .

About Bishnupur


Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura District of West Bengal, was the capital of the Mallabhum kingdom. The town has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving and more than a dozen terracotta temples.The land is also called Mallabhum after the Malla rulers of this place. The Malla rulers were Vaishnavites and built the famous terracotta temples during the 17th and 18th century at this place. The terracotta temples here are the best specimen of the classical style of Bengal architecture. These temples are presently maintained by Archaeological Survay of India (ASI).

In & Around  the Bishnupur

The Terracotta Temples (Kalachand Temple, Madanmohon Temple, Rus mancha , Raj darbar Durga mandir , Chinnamasta mandir) Dalmadol Kaman  , Lalbandh , Bankura Horse and the Balucheri Sarees attract you to this Mallabhum land.
The nearby places which one can also visit include Panchmuro , Jairambati and Kamarpukur, Jhilimili, Gongoni , susunia , Mukutmani pur , Taldangra , chenchuria , joypur forset    kapistha to name a few...

 To Reach Bishnupur :

Bishnupur by Train:
From Howrah Jn (HWH) and SantragachiJn (SRC) trains depart for Bishnupur in Kolkata. It takes about 3:30 to 4:15 hours from Kolkata.

Train Schedule
12883Rupasibangla Express                          Santraghi Dep. Time 06:00 AM
12827Hwh - Purulia Express                           Howrah Dep. Time 4:50 PM
58011Hwh – Chakradhar Passenger              Howrah Dep. Time 11:05 PM
12885 Aranyak Express (Except Sunday)       Santragachi Dep. Time 07:56 AM

Bishnupur by Road:
Regular buses are available from Kolkata (Esplanade/ Dharmatala), to Bishnupur.Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) and South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) buses ply regularly. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Bishnupur.The road distance is shorter than the rail distance, it is about 150 km.
From other major towns in West Bengal also buses are available
• By bus from Tarakeshwar
•By bus from Durgapur
•By train from Kharagpur
•By bus from Bardhman
• By bus from Asansol

By Own Vehicle you can go by road - From Kolkata travel to Dankuni, take the Durgapur Expressway, at Ratanpur crossing turn left and take the Sheoraphuli-Tarakeswar road, go straight through to Arambagh and Bishnupur.

Location :
Bishnupur is a town and a municipality in Bankura District in the state of West Bengal.
It is about  160 km from Kolkata(State capital of West Bengal).

Best Season :
Winter is the best season to visit Bishnupur that can be extend till March .

Staying At Bishnupur :
There are a number of budget hotels  and avreage Luxury hotel available.
Govermnt Tourist lodge  is there offering good Bengali food .
If you want to stay outskirt of  of bishnupur on  isolated good  Resort  that can be arranged .
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