Terracotta paradise tour: Once known as Mallabhum or the Land of Wrestlers, Bishnupur abounds in legends of heroic kings, who are remembered as much for their exploits as for their patronage of art and architecture. This town of terracotta temples and man-made lakes is proof of the Malla rulers of 16th century who became powerful during this period.
Since Bishnupur had no stone for construction, the Malla kings built terracotta temples to celebrate their love for Krishna. Terracotta tiles carve out stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata and these temples of Bishnupur are the pride of Bengal. Conclude the visit with Jogesh Chandra Museum established by a group of enthusiastic youth.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Eleven to twelve hours.
Start/opening time: Pick up at 7.30am; start time at 10.30am. Languages: English.
Others: Jogesh Chandra Museum remains closed on Mondays. The tour involves long drive.