Rasmancha with its unique Architectural manifestions was built by Bir Hamber is c. 1600 AD. The Temple stands on a raised square laterite plinth with a pyramidal superstructure. Three successive circumblatory galleries, The arches of which are decorated with terracotta lotus motifs, During the Malla Regime, all the images from the neighboring temples were brought at the time of RAS Festival and displayed in the galleries for the public. The internal chamber of the shrine is enclosed by three consecutive circumambulatory galleries and topped by a colossal pyramidal crown above. The square foundation is 1.5m high, each side of which is 24.5m long and rises to a height of about 11m to reach a stage roof above. Its parallel has not been found elsewhere in India and it may be considered as the pride of Bishnupur for its unique shape. Its parallel has not been found elsewhere in India and it may be considered as the pride of Bishnupur for its unique shape.
Jor Bangla also known as KestaRai Temple was erected by the Malla King Raghunath Singha in AD 1655 as evidenced from the inscription affixed on the front façade of the temple. The temple, facing south is raised on a square platform in the form of a pair of hut shaped structures with sloping roofs joined together and surmounted by a charchalasikhara on the top. Both the exterior and interior walls and ceiling of the temple depict exquisite and elaborate terracotta ornamentation. These terracotta panels narrate scenes from the epics, krishnalila, hunting scenes, various other depictions of contemporary social life etc. The excellent quality of art on this temple endows it as one of the finest among the terracotta temples of West Bengal.
Shyam Rai Temple
Shyam Rai Temple of Bishnupur was built by Raghunatha Singha in 17th century. The architecture of this Temple is unique and is one of the prioritized monuments on Archaeological Survey of India’s list. It has Panch ratna meaning five tower structures. Curved ceiling of the Temple is influenced by Islamic architecture giving it unique blend. It has beautiful terracotta sculptures on depicting various scenes from Ramayana, Krishna Leela and Mahabharata. Other paintings and sculptures include royal hunting sights, musicians and dancers. Way its drawn makes this beautiful art seemingly very alive.
Madan Mohan Temple
King Durjana Singh Deva built the temple in the ekaratna style, a square flat-roofed building with carved cornices, surmounted by a pinnacle. Impressive carvings on the walls depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.
Murali Mohan Temple
Rani Siromoni Devi , wife of Birsingha 2, built this laterite south facing #Ekaratna Temple in AD 1665. It is squarely plan and the sanctum is surmounting by a Sikhara. Instead of arched opening the temple is provided by covered ambulatory.
A complex of three temples known as the Jor Mandir. These temples were built by Malla King Krishna Singh in 1726. To provide the artists a bigger platform to showcase their handcrafted works, we have come up with the idea of 'Pora Matir Haat' every Saturday at the 'Jor Mandir' premises.
This fine arched gateway popularly known as pathar darwaja is built with dressed laterite blocks. This gateway was the northern entrance to the ancient fort of Bishnupur and Malla King Birsingha built it in the second half of the seventeenth century. It had double storied galleries flanking the central passage for accommodating troops and there were also arrow-slits for the archer and the gunman.
Mrinmoyee Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is situated in Bishnupur at Bankura district. It is a very old temple and is rich in heritage. Durga Puja which is observed every year in this temple is over 1000 years old.It is unbelievable, but true. It gets this name because of the fact that the Malla dynasty used to rule then and it was under their governance that this temple came up. It is the oldest Durga Puja in Bengal and it still beholds its rich culture, in an undiluted way.
Beyond temples and terracotta, a massive Cannon is there to surprise you in Bishnupur. The Cannon of 112 quintals, is built with pure iron material by Raja Gopal Singh in 1742. According to the legend, Lord Madan Mohan himself fired the Dalmadal Cannon to protect Bishnupur from the Maratha-attack and drove them out.
Gokul Chand Temple
The majestic temple was built by Malla-king Raghunath Singha in 1643. The temple, made of laterite stone is the largest stone made temple of Bankura District. This five pinnacled temple is 64 feet in height and owns a huge area of 23,500 square feet.
If your eyes love the magic of green and your ears adore the symphony of nature, you are at the perfect place. Joypur forest is a dense forest where sun-rays have to take permission from sky-scraping trees to touch the bottom at many places. Go, have a talk with Sal, Kusum, Palash, Neem, Teak and Mahua.
Another place with great historical values is the airport in Joypur jungle. British Govt. made the airport in Joypur during the era of World War II. You can witness the airport or runway while exploring the jungle.