Located in the Bankura district of the state of West Bengal, Bishnupur is incredibly famous for the magnificent Terracotta temples and the beautiful Baluchari saris. The affluent architectural structures, folk music and immensely beautiful handicrafts draw the attention of many tourists to Bishnupur.
The name of the town, Bishnupur, is derived from the word ‘Vishnu’ which signifies the name of the Hindu God. The majority of the people of the town belongs to the ‘Vaishnava' sect. Bishnupur City Guide is incomplete without a mention of its historical and archeological facets. The unique and aesthetic Terracotta Temples built by Malla Rulers in the 17th and 18th century attract tourists from all over the country. The Mallas solemnized their love for Lord Krishna by building these beautiful temples. Rasmancha, Jorbangla Temple, Shyamrai Temple, Madanmohan Temple, Dalmadal Caman and Shyamrai Temple are some of the temples that shall be on the must visit list of the tourists. Bishnupur is also known for the Baluchari saris. These beautiful pieces of craftsmanship are prepared from Tussar silk. The exquisite design and fabric make these saris one of the costliest in the country.