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About Bishnupur

Bishnupur is a popular travel destination in the vicinity of Kolkata, capital city of the state of West Bengal. The town of Bishnupur is famous amoug tourists for its historical terracotta temples and baluchari Sarees. The name of the town is after the Hindu Goa "VIshnu". The town is located at a distance of 132 kms from Kolkata. The unique terracotta architecture of Bishnupur temples are of great importance for visitors and signifies the importance given by the rulers of Malla dynasty to art and culture. 

The main tourist attractions of Bishnupur are its 17-18th century terracotta temples that were built by the Malla rulers. The must visit attractions among these temples are Rasmancha, Jorebangal temple, Panchratna temple and Madanmoharn temple. Apart from these terracotta temples, the Baluchari sarees made of silk are of great interest to travelers. The town also organizes an annual fair, known as the Bishnupur Mela, that attractions large number of visitors from neighbouring regions. 

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