I always wanted to go to Bishnupur after seeing the pictures of the temples. Finally, got an opportunity to visit the place in January this year.
Bishnupur is a town located in the Bankura district of West Bengal. The town is famous for the terracotta temples made from the locally available laterite stones.
The Malla rulers were Vaishnavites and built the famous terracotta temples during the 17th and 18th century at this place.
The first temple we went to is the Shyamrai temple. Built in 1643 by Malla King Raghunath Singha, this is noted for the elaborate terra-cotta ornamentations.
The decorative panels narrate the contemporary life of the people. Some also depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and other puranic texts.
Bishnupur is also famous for its sarees.
Where to Stay in Bishnupur
If you are a backpacker, Bishnupur youth hostel is the best place to stay. It's basic but clean. There are hotels of all budgets in Bishnupur.
Tips for photographersGo early and try different perspectives.
ThanksgivingThanks to my sister Jyotsna Goswami for driving me to this place from Kolkata.
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