The city of Bishnupur renowned for its magnificent Terracotta temples and Baluchari sarees is located at a distance of 132km from Kolkatta. It is included in the Bankura district and attracts many visitors owing to marvellous architecture, breathtaking handicrafts and ethereal music. The terracotta temples were constructed by Malla rulers during 17th century. The name is derived from HinduGod Vishnu. There is an annual Bishnupur fair which goes up to four days and is held in December near the Madanmohan Temple. Snake festival is also celebrated with great gusto similar to Durga Puja.
Places To seeIbudhou Thangjing Temple
One of the most important religious shrines in Manipur, Ibudhou thangjing temple is located in Moirang. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to Ibudhou Thangjing, the presiding deity of the Manipuris. It is beautifully lit up during the Lai Haroba festival, which is celebrated every year in May. The month-long festivities are marked by dancing, singing and feasting. The dance form called Khamba Thoibi is performed by people in their traditional attires. INA Memorial Complex
Moirang was the headquarters of the Indian National Army led by Subhash Chandra Bose. The memorial is dedicated to some of the important events that took place during the Second World War and India’s freedom struggle. It was in this complex that Netaji hosted the Indian National Army’s flag for the first time on Indian soil. Amongst its various highlights is the bronze statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Things To DoKeibul Lamjao National Park
The only kind of floating parks in the world, the Keibul Lamjao National Park serves as a natural habitat for a variety of animals and birds. The park is a natural extension of the Loktak Lake and houses the endangered Brow-antlered Deer, locally known as Sangai. In fact, Keibul Lamjao was declared as a national park to protect the deer. The park floats because of its unique ecosystem consisting of floating marshes called Phumdi. Loktak lake
The largest freshwater lake in northeastern India, the lake is about 48 kilometres from Imphal. The southern side of the lake hosts the Keibul Lamjao National Park. Like the national park, the lake is the only type of floating lake in the world. It is known so because of the Phumidis, or floating islands which are inhabited by fishermen. Some of these islands have been created artificially to promote fish farming. While here, you can also visit the Sendra Island, a popular place for picnics.