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Bishnupur Heritage Expedition: Temples, Terracotta, and Tunes

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Duration

8 Hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey with our “Bishnupur Heritage Expedition: Temples, Terracotta, and Tunes” day tour from Kolkata. This immersive experience transports you to the historic town of Bishnupur, nestled in West Bengal’s Bankura district. Explore its rich cultural tapestry through visits to iconic Shyam Ray Temple, enchanting Jorbangla shrines, and the mesmerizing Rasmancha. Delve into the town’s artistic heritage at local markets, discovering intricate Baluchari sarees and terracotta treasures. Unearth the melodious Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music, and return to Kolkata with cherished memories of art, history, and music.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at the Intricate Terracotta Artwork: Explore the Shyam Ray Temple, adorned with exquisite terracotta depictions of Hindu mythology.
  • Unique Jorbangla Architecture: Witness the horseshoe-shaped Jorbangla shrines, a distinctive architectural marvel of Bishnupur.
  • Rasmancha's Pyramidal Grandeur: Visit the Rasmancha, a pyramidal structure hosting religious festivals, showcasing Bishnupur's architectural uniqueness.
  • Shop for Traditional Handicrafts: Browse local markets for Baluchari sarees, terracotta artifacts, and other indigenous crafts.
  • Discover Bishnupur's Musical Heritage: Explore the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music at a local academy, delving into the town's rich musical legacy.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 276
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 495
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 771
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 998
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1239
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1515
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1790

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM
Indicative Drop-Off Time: 8:00 PM

Morning (8:00 AM):
Your day of exploration kicks off with the friendly driver picking you up from the comfort of your hotel in Kolkata. As you settle into the car, a sense of anticipation fills the air. Your destination? The enchanting town of Bishnupur, located approximately 140 kilometers away. The journey begins, and soon, the bustling streets of Kolkata give way to serene countryside vistas. The tranquil beauty of rural West Bengal unfolds before your eyes.

Mid-morning (11:00 AM):
Three hours later, you find yourself in Bishnupur, a town steeped in history and revered for its rich cultural heritage. Your first stop is the Shyam Ray Temple, a masterpiece adorned with intricate terracotta artwork. The walls come alive with vivid depictions of Hindu mythology. Each detail in the terracotta work tells a story, a testament to the craftsmanship that has endured through the ages.

Late morning (11:15 AM):
The exploration continues with a visit to the Jorbangla twin shrines. The distinct horseshoe-shaped curved roofs of these temples are an architectural marvel unique to Bishnupur. As you step inside, a sense of timelessness embraces you, transporting you to an era of grandeur.

Lunch Break (1:00 PM):
The clock strikes noon, and it's time for a gastronomic adventure. You're treated to a delightful lunch at a local eatery. Here, you can relish the flavors of traditional Bengali cuisine, savoring the regional specialties that make Bengal's culinary heritage famous.

Afternoon (2:00 PM):
Recharged after your meal, your journey through Bishnupur's cultural tapestry continues. The Rasmancha beckons. This pyramidal structure once witnessed grand religious festivals. Its awe-inspiring architecture stands as a testament to the town's rich history and creativity.

Late Afternoon (3:00 PM):
Your quest for cultural treasures takes you to Bishnupur's local markets. Here, you can immerse yourself in a shopping experience like no other. Baluchari sarees, terracotta artifacts, and handicrafts galore await your discovery. Bishnupur's renowned handloom sarees, pottery, and terracotta jewelry offer a chance to take home a piece of its vibrant heritage.

Late Afternoon (4:00 PM):
As the day progresses, you'll visit a local academy of music. Here, the strains of the Bishnupur School of Hindustani Music come to life. This unique style, nurtured under royal patronage, holds a special place in Bishnupur's cultural legacy. The academy unveils its history and significance, allowing you to appreciate the harmonious melodies that resonate through time.

Evening (5:00 PM):
As shadows lengthen, it's time to bid farewell to Bishnupur's cultural splendor. The return journey to Kolkata commences, and you leave behind a town steeped in history and artistic expression.

Late Evening (8:00 PM):
The day draws to a close as you arrive back at your hotel in Kolkata by 8:00 PM. The echoes of Bishnupur's captivating culture and heritage linger in your memory, making this day tour an enriching and unforgettable experience.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to from your hotel in Ahmedabad
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Languages

English

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