Temples

Hindu Temple in Bishnupur

Bishnupur was the capital of the Malla kings from the 16th to the early 19th centuries, and the Hindu dynasty constructed several temples dedicated to Lord Krishna in the vicinity during their reign. The architecture of these intriguing temples combines Bengali, Islamic and Orissan styles, and the detailed facades (composed of terracotta tiles) play out scenes of the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. The most striking structures are Jor Bangla, Madan Mohan Temple, Ras Mancha and Shyam Rai Temple.

Pay for your ticket at Ras Mancha and show it at the other temples. Cycle-rickshaw-wallahs offer tours (the best way to negotiate the labyrinth of lanes) for ₹300.


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