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Things to do in Bishnupur

Popular for terracotta temples Bishnupur is the ultimate place to visit for religiously incline travellers and admirers of ancient architecture. The things to do list for Bishnupur consists major sightseeing and shopping. Take a walk through history as you roam around in a number of beautifully built primordial temples. Don’t miss to visit Rass Mancha a Vishnu temple built in a step-pyramid structure. Witness the Malla dynasty relics by visiting the Jogesh Chandra Archaeological Centre.

Bishnupur is renowned for its pottery. You can shop for lovely little pottery items. Buy a terracotta Bankura horse, the mascot of Bankura handicraft, as a souvenir for your friends back home. Other than this you can buy Baluchari and Tussar silk sarees, shell handicraft or circular playing cards called ganijifa.

You can visit Behulara, Susunia Hills or Bankura in nearby places of Bishnupur. If you visit the city during December you can enjoy the week-long Bishnupur Mela or attend the annual Jhapan festival in August that showcases snake shows and fights.

Sightseeing in Bishnupur


The city is very well known for its terracotta temples that is why sightseeing in Bishnupur includes visits to its temples like Shyam Ray Temple, the twin shrines of Jorbangla, the Radhey Shyam Temple, the Sarbamangala and Chinnamasta.

Shopping in Bishnupur


Shopping in Bishnupur can be fun and exciting, as there are a range of items that you can buy in Bishnupur.

Activities in Bishnupur


There is not much scope for outdoor activities in Bishnupur. You can explore the rich culture of this place, visit the Terracotta Temples and visit the mills of Baluchari sari, one of the most expensive saris in India are made.

NearBy Places in Bishnupur


You can visit Mukutmanipur, Jhilimili, Susunia Hills, Jairambati and Kamarpukur are some of the places near Bishnupur that are worth visiting on a day trip.

Eating Out in Bishnupur


There are number of eating joints that serve good food. The well-known places to eat in Bishnupur are the College Road and Bazaar area.

Festivals & Events in Bishnupur


One of the major festivals in Bishnupur is the Bishnupur Festival that has been assigned the status of National Fair of India.


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