Day Trip Bishnupur Ex Kolkata

Day Trips & Excursions in Bishnupur

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Enjoy full day tour to Bishnupur  offering large number of temples of considerable grandeur and big tanks. Bishnupur still retains the flavour of an old Bengali urban complex which had witnessed great splendour and magnificence in the days of its power and glory. Bishnupur is famous for its own classical musical gharana established in 1370.
Meet your tour guide at the designated hotel lobby in Kolkata at 07:30 am & drive to Bishnupur 160 kms / 4 ½ - 5 hrs one way On arrival at Bishnupur hot Bengali proceed for  lunch at  Tourist Lodge. on Direct payment. Post lunch visit Rash Mancha, Dalmadal Cannon, Jor Bangla Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Malla King's Fort and Jogesh Chandra Pura Kirti Bhawan Museum.  at Rash Mancha (stage for dancing) you will see One of the famous attraction in Bishnupur which was built by BirHambir, a Malla King to celebrate the Ras festival.Dalmadal Cannon - located south of the Rash Mancha. This four meters medieval artillery piece was used successfully against the repeated Maratha attacks in 1742 A.D at Jor Bangla Temple  Built by RaghunathSingha II in 1655 A.D you will see  the temple greatly influenced by classical Bengali architecture. The temple is also known as the Keshta Raya Temple and is famous for its construction and terracotta sculptures. The Temple resembles two hut-like structures with separate angled roofs held together by a chala (tower) at the crown. Followed by Madan Mohan Temple – This temple is one of the largest temples in Bishnupur and consists of a square building and a domed ceiling. Constructed in in 1694 by Durjana Singh Deva in the 'ekaratna' (meaning single tower) style, Madan Mohan Temple has beautiful carvings on the walls featuring scenes from the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. and then to Malla King's Fort - Very little remains of the fort built between 1657- 1677 A.D by the Malla ruler king Bir singha. The gate of the old fort is of laterite stone and is called "PatharDurwaza" the kings soldiers would hide inside the gate and there were holes drilled in different directions for the ques. A stone chariot in laterite can be seen as cribbed to. and to Jogesh Chandra Pura Kirti Bhawan Museum At the end of your journey at 6.30pm sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Kolkata reaching by 10,00 pm.

What’s included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off within Kolkata City
  • All necessary transportation to/from site attractions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities