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Getting There & Away

Two fast daily trains run to Bishnupur from Kolkata (2nd class/chair ₹110/395, 3¼ hours): the 6.25am 12883 Rupasibangla Express from Santragachi Junction station, and the 12827 Howrah Purulia Express at 4.50pm from Howrah. There's an AC bus to Bishnupur from Kolkata's Esplanade bus station at 7.15am (₹230, 4½ hours). To reach Shantiniketan from Bishnupur, you have to change buses in Durgapur (total ₹100, four hours). A taxi day trip from Shantiniketan to Bishnupur costs about ₹3500.