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Bishnupur, West Bengal

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A set of unique temples called the Terracotta temples awaits visitors at Bishnupur. These beautiful temples have a strange attraction with their unique art, curved ceiling, eye-catching architecture and most of all style. The detailed design work done on terracotta material is most impressive. Temple building in India has evolved continuously and visit Bishnupur to witness firsthand another great style of Indic architecture. Walk around the temples and soak in the outstanding creativity on show. There are a total of 20 temples in the complex, larger ones and smaller ones, but each stands out for its sheer brilliant detailing. These temples were built during the 17th century and later years by the kings of Bishnupur Malla dynasty. Terracotta temples are usually found in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Bishnupur is about 35 kilometres from Bankura, the district headquarters and about 136 kilometres from Kolkata. Bishnupur has good rail connection and the nearest airport is at Kolkata.
Bishnupur, West Bengal

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Rasmancha is the oldest brick temple that stands out for its attractive pyramid shaped roof and the perfectly symmetrical arches between the pillars. Radhe Madhav, Mrinmoyee, Shyam Rai, Gar Daja, Jorbangla, Jore Shreni and Madanmohan are other important temples at Bishnupur.
Archaeological Museum at Bishnupur
Also known as Acharya Jogesh Chandra Purakriti Bhawan and established in 1951, the museum houses more than 4500 manuscripts, approximately 100 sculptures found in nearby villages, musical instruments, textiles of bygone years and many more artefacts of immense value.
Twin Temples at Dihar
This village is at a distance of 10 kilometres from Bishnupur known for the 2 attractive tall temples of Sareshwar and Saileshwar located side by side. These temples are not terracotta but are made of laterite stones.
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