Bishnupur (also known as Bishenpur) is a town in Bishnupur district in the north-eastern state of Manipur, India. The town is called the religious and cultural capital of the state. The land is where Lord Vishnu resides, which is magnificently dotted with dome-shaped terracotta temples and the homeland of the famed dancing deer, 'Sangai'. Bishnupur gets its name from an ancient Vishnu temple situated in the town. This place was once the capital of the kingdom of Manipur. During the ancient times, Tongjei Maril (literally 'tubehole') via Bishnupur was the only road linking Manipur with the rest of India. In fact, it was one of the sites of the World War II where fierce fightings between the Allied Forces and the Japanese Forces took place. The most ideal time to travel here is between the months of October and February. Some of the other tourist attractions are Keibul Lamjao National Park, Loktak Lake and Loukoipat Ecological Park. Whatever may be the reason of your Bishnupur travel, EaseMyTrip.in offers a range of Bishnupur holiday packages for you to choose from and have a gala time.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
The Bishnu Temple:
It is a conical roofed shrine that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This shrine was constructed in the year 1467, during the reign of King Kiyamba. The temple is interesting for its exclusive Chinese design and antiquity.
It is a small natural lake nestled by two knolls making it a picturesque tourist spot in Bishnupur. Here, the beauty of hills converges with the beauty of lake. The scenic view of the Manipur valley from the higher slopes of Loukoipat tourist lodge will surely please the viewers' senses. Loukoipat is also developed with an ecological park.
Ibudhou Thangjing Temple:
This temple is located in Moirang, one of the major prominent cities in Bishnupur district in Manipur. It is an old temple devoted to Ibudhou thangjing temple, which is one of the most essential traditional deities of the Manipuris. It is believed that Lord Thangjing protects Moirang city from evil.
Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in north east India, which makes it a significant tourist attraction of Bishnupur. An interesting aspect of this lake is that it is the one and only floating lake in the whole world. It has floating islands on it called 'the Phumidis', which are also inhabited by the fishermen of the surrounding areas.
INA Memorial Complex:
In the ancient times, Moirang served as the headquarters of the Indian National Army, led by Subhash Chandra Bose. The INA Memorial Complex stands as a witness of the historic events of the Second World War and the struggle for independence in India. The memorial has a bronze statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose apart from several badges, articles and letters of the great Indian freedom fighter, who died a mysterious death in 1945. This complex also houses a museum.