Want to dive a little bit deeper into India's rich culture and heritage, love reading and learning more about the Indian culture, then take out your time and do visit the lovely city of Bishnupur, a small town in West Bengal that is famous for its terracotta temples.
1. Bus - If you love road trips and landscapes but don't wanna drive, then one can catch a bus from Esplanade, Kolkata to Bishnupur. It's a 5 hour journey filled with a lot of beautiful landscapes and good roadside stalls.
2. Train - If you love traveling by railway, then one can catch a train from Howrah railway station to Bishnupur. It's a 3 hour journey from Howrah to Bishnupur.
3. By Road - Traveling by road is the best option. The roads are very smooth, the view is amazing and the roadside stalls and food junctions are also very reasonable. The view is so appealing that you will be compelled to stop multiple times on the way to click pictures.
Exploring the city
Bishnupur is a very small city with a variety of options for staying. All the temples are near to each other and so one can travel around the city on foot or hire an auto-rickshaw for Rs.300 - Rs.500 a day and explore the whole of Bishnupur.
I would suggest you start early morning with visiting the Susunia hills which is famous for its holy spring, flora and its mountain faces mark the start to the journey of many mountaineers. The place is also known for its breathtaking views during the sunrise and sunset as the rays of the sun fall and go away from the mountains.
Once you are done exploring the mountains and have seen the sunrise, now the real exploration starts, the pride of Bishnupur i.e. Terracotta temples. Since, all the temples are near to each other so it is up to you from where you would like to begin. The terracotta temples and the works on the walls of these temples depict India's rich heritage and culture.