Bishnupur gets its name from the Lord Vishnu, the deity of the Malla kings. During the reign of Malla kings, the town developed an exclusive and distinctive form of architecture involving terracotta works. The Malla kings, who were Vaishnavites, built many terracotta temples for Lord Krishna during the period of 17th and 18th century. The architecture of these temples is a bold mix of Bengali, Islamic, Orissan styles. Most of the temples are of Eka-Ratna type with a single tower upon a sloping roof and a square cell known as Grabhagriha. There are few temples with multiple towers of Pancha-Ratna types. Built with local laterite and brick, the temples were covered with terracotta tiles depicting scenes from the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana. The most striking temples are the Jor Bangla, Madan Mohan, Ras Mancha and Shyam Rai.
Baluchari Sari or Baluchari Sari(Bengali:বালুচরী শাড়ি) is a type of sari, a garment worn by women across India and Bangladesh. This particular type of sari originated in Bengal and is known for depictions of mythological scenes on the pallu of the sari. It was mainly produced in Murshidabad but presently Bishnupur and its surrounding places of West Bengal is the only place where authentic Baluchari sarees are produced. It takes approximately one week to produce one such sari. The Baluchari Sari has been granted the status of Geographical indication in India.
Joypur forest is a dense forest where sunrays have to take permission from skyscraping trees to touch the bottom at many places. Go, have a talk with Sal, Kusum, Palash, Neem, Teak and Mahua. Roll your eyes to find chirping birds, say ‘Hi’ to a Cheetal (spotted deer) and watch elephants going across the jungle.Other inhabitants of this forest are wolf, wild fox, butterflies and different types of winged lives. There is an observatory inside Joypur forest. From there, you will get a mesmerizing panoramic view of the whole forest. Arrange a day picnic, get lost into the wilderness and sense the aroma of a pure jungle life.
A hammock (from Spanish hamaca) is a sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two or more points, used for swinging, sleeping or resting
Where and when it will be available -
After monsoon season hammocks will be available in these 2 spots -
1) Forest Near D.F.O. Campus (near Bishnupur Station)
2) Basudebpur Forest (near forest beat office and air strip) Bishnupur
Time : From 01:00 pm to 05:00 pm.Days : On Saturday and Sunday and on Holiday.
How to book -By Phone- (+91)-8240513164 and can also be booked on spot.
NB: - Local Toto / Auto will be available to reach these place.
Musical Boat : Boat will be available at Lalbandh.
Capacity of Boats : a) 1 Big boat - 60 person max. b) 1 Speed boat - 12 person max. c) 4 Small boats - 6 person max. d) 1 Speed boat - 8 person max.
When and where the boat will be available :- Before puja it will be available in Lalbandh. It will be available for all days of the week.
Speciality of Musical Boat :- One every Saturday and Sunday classical musical programme will be held on the boat. Time at 4:00 pm; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
and 6:00 am to 7:00 am
Time : 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm; 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm; 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm; 4:00 pm - 4:30pm; 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm; 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - except Saturday & Sunday
For Speed boat : 30 min. ticket - Rs. 100 / personFor Small boat : 1 hour ticket - Rs. 400 / boat
Tickets will be available via phone and on spot. Phone no. will be available in this website.
Price of Tickets :
Package 1 : Rs. 500 / person(a) Classical Song / Instrumental for 1 hour (b) Boat ride for 1 hour (c) Tea / Coffee (d) Snakcs (e) Musical Water
Package 2 : Rs. 100 / person(a) Boat ride for 1 hour (b) Tea / Coffee (c) Musical Water
Call us at 9434590659 to have an adventurous night in the temple city.
Poramatir Haat is strating at Bishnupur on the day of Mohaloya 2018 at Jor Mondir
The name 'Pora Matir Haat' actually means- a weekly rural marketplace where the burned clay products are being sold. To promote the local clay arts i.e. various types of pots and terracotta items and to provide the artists a bigger platform to showcase their works, we have come up with the idea of 'Pora Matir Haat'. Tourists can enjoy this 'haat' every Saturday at the 'Jor Mandir' premises. Apart from buying terracotta and other crafts, tusu, bhadu, baul, kirtan, chau, ran-pa etc. can be enjoyed here. The vivid colours of the 'Rarh-Bengal' culture gather here to soothe the eyes and comfort the mind in the 'Pora Matir Haat'.
Water Lantern Festival is coming soon in Bishnupur. Dates will be announced shortly.