Terracotta Temples and Baluchi Saris, Bishnupur

When life doesn’t give you lemons, build terracotta temples? This is exactly what happened in the thriving town of Bishnupur, just a few hours from Kolkata. In the days of the Malla Kings, shortage of stones resulted in glorious terracotta temples dedicated to Hindu Gods. This creativity and reverence for the arts is evident in the pottery and the famous Baluchi Saris that are handwoven here today, which you can pick up as souvenirs.