If you want to get an insight into the traditional and cultural part of Manipur then you have to visit Bishnupur which means “Land of Vishnu”. Located in the pleasing State of Manipur at a distance of 27 kilometres from Imphal, this place gives a glimpse into the cultural and religious heritage of Manipur. The place is also known as Bishenpur and has derived its name from the ancient Vishnu temple located here. The place was the capital of ancient Manipur. Earlier there was just a single road (Tongjei Maril which means tube hole) through this town which connected Manipur with the rest of India. The town is located 27 kms from the capital of Manipur that is Imphal on the Tiddim Road and is situated on the foothills.
This place has plenty of places of tourist interest. The nature lovers can enjoy the breathtaking views and the wildlife of this magical place. For those seeking peace and tranquillity can head for the temples. So if one is looking for the perfect place to break away from the mundane city life and unwind in the lap of nature then Bishnupur is the place where you should be.
Visit Bishnupur is incomplete without visiting the famous Vishnu temple which has been built way back in the year 1497. The temple has a distinct Chinese influence in its architecture and design. It has a conical roof which is made in parabolic style and the temple body is two storied and is placed on a pedestal. You are bound to get mesmerised by the exquisiteness of this exceptionally crafted temple.
The Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake of Manipur and looks stunningly beautiful with the blue water and the beautiful colourful water plants. It looks like a miniature island sea. Hydropower project on the Imphal river is a must see. Built in 1983 this is a project which generates 105 MW of power which is supplied to Manipur, Nagaland, Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura.
The place is famous for being the natural habitat for the famous dancing deer Sangai which is sadly nearing extinction. You can see the deer in the world’s only floating national park that is the Keibul Lamjao National Park. This is the last natural habitat for this lovely dancing deer. It is a visual treat to see Sangai, Hog deer Otter and plenty of migratory birds in this wetland ecosystem. The forest department has watch towers and 2 rest houses within the park. Bishnupur is also very famous for its stone production.
The best time to visit Bishnupur is the winters and the arrival of summers. The favourable months are between September to April. The climate remains pleasing during these months offering tourists the best holiday experience.
Come and discover the religious and wild heritage of Manipur, come and visit the land of the dancing deer that is Bishnupur which is truly the heritage centre of this lovely State.
Visit 15th century terracotta worked, Vishnu temple.
Watch rare dancing deer - 'Sangai' in the southern parts of the Loktak Lake.
Visit INA Memorial Complex dedicated to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.
The summers are hot and humid. The temperatures in summer can range from 22 degrees Celsius to 36degrees Celsius.
The entire district is under the influence of monsoons. The district gets rainfall from South West Monsoon winds.
The winters are cool and dry. The average temperatures can range between 18 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius from the months of January and March.
There is no railway station close by to Bishnupur. The capital of Manipur Imphal is at a distance of just 27 kms from Bishnupur. Once you reach Imphal you can travel to Bishnupur easily by road. Imphal is well connected by Road, rail and air. You can reach Imphal to reach Bishnupur in the following ways
Imphal is well connected by air with major cities like Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata.
The nearest railhead is Dimapur which is at a distance of 229 kms.
By road Imphal is connected to Guwahati through National Highway no 39 and Silchar through National Highway no 53 and can be approached by bus and cab.
Since this place is flocked by tourists every year, several government rest houses and lodges are available on Bishnupur. The basic amenities that are required are available in these guest houses. Lots budget and luxury hotels also available here.
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