West Bengal

Terracotta temples of Bishnupur

Terracotta Temples of Bishnupur

We drive deep into rural Bengal to witness the exquisite terracotta temples of Bishnupur. These extensively decorated temples were created during the 17th century using only baked mud and have somehow managed to survive the ravages of time.

Winter has been quite foggy this year We had been planning a trip to the Terracotta temples of Bishnupur for some time but the dense haze had been putting us off This weekend it finally relented somewhat and we grabbed the opportunity We started at a bit late at 9 am The early morning fog had dissipated by then From Kolkata, we drove up the Grand Trunk Road up to Burdwan All along the Grand Trunk Road one can see endless potato fields There are two toll booths on the way, each charging Rs 75 for a car At Purta Bhawan crossing in Burdwan, we turned left, taking the Ahilyabai Holkar Road road, straight to Bishnupur We had made

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