Bishnupur is an ancient temple town about 132 kilometres away from Kolkata. It is known for its fabulous Terracotta Temples and brilliant Baluchari sarees. This town is called Bishnupur because it is derived from the name of Lord Vishnu. Most people here belong to the Vaishnava sect. Go here to see the amazing Terracota work of Eastern India which has stood the test of time. Heres how you reach Bishnupur from Kolkata by road.
Bishnupur is about 141 kilometres away from Mumbai and it takes about 3 hours to reach this place. Take Chittaranjan Ave/CR Ave Rd, Jatindra Mohan Ave Rd, Lock Gate Rd and Barrackpore Trunk Rd to PWD Rd in Baranagar. Take NH34 and NH2 to 31 Number Road. Take the exit from NH2. Follow Ahilyabai Holkar Rd and SH 2 to your destination in Kalindibandh, Bishnupur
Per kilometre charges by cab are about INR 11 to 14 per which amounts to about INR 3500 to 4500 approximately.
Regular buses leave from Esplanade and Shahid Minar Bus Stations in Kolkata and it usually is a five hour ride by road.