Temples

Of the many temples (and other historic structures) scattered around town, the most striking temples are Rasmancha, a square structure with three concentric arched galleries surrounding the inner shrine; the elaborate Shyamrai with five sikhara domes; Jor Bangla, twin 'huts' with exquisite carving; Lalji, built in white stone and stucco; and Madan Mohan with fine detailed carving on its south side. You can cover these five in a 2.5km walk (one way), or rent a rickshaw for the tour. A ticket is required for the first three: you need to buy it at Rasmancha and show it at the others.

There’s a small museum that’s worth a look for its collection of painted manuscript covers, stone friezes, musical instruments and folk art.