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Bishnupur Tourist Lodge
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Go for a rejuvenation...”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Bishnupur does not have seas or mountains, but it can provide you a very charming relaxation from the rat race of daily life. The tourist lodge is undoubtedly the most important part of this relaxation. It is located very close to the most discussed temples and the Dalmadol canon, in fact all temples are located within a radius of of 3-20 min of walking distance.
You would feel completely at ease once you reach the lodge. We had to pay Rs 50 on a rickshaw (and while returning Rs 10 per head on auto rickshaw) to get here from railway station. Reservations can be done online and room rates (Non AC, i felt was damn cheap, going by the room quality and cleanliness) are a traveler's delight.

All rooms on the reception block has an east facing balcony overlooking the garden. We went during a full moon, and i just loved sitting on the balcony at night. The rooms are well ventilated and in March, i felt Non AC rooms were a better deal than their AC counterparts (I had a chance to look in side one). The rooms have large and clean attached bathroom (almost 3/4th size of the room) and a small changing room. You will see the top of Rashmancha from the common passage.

Food is good and they also have a bar. There is no other better option for having meals. I heard there is monalisa hotel, but did not try there. I would advise not to try the Park hotel and restaurant which is out of the main gate of tourist lodge. Fabulous Daal-kachuri is available at Chinnamasta Sweets, and it was our routine breakfast for the entire stay!

If you plan to return on a Sunday afternoon, (check-out is at 11 AM), take the Purulia-Kharagpur Intercity Exp. Its almost empty, and you would gets seat for sure. At Kharagpur, we changed to Ispat Express at 16-35 hrs. Alternatively, you can also change in to Midnapore Howrah local which departs Midnapore at around 15-30.

Please do not get fooled by the rickshaw pullers who might charge you anything between Rs. 250 - 400 for showing all the temples. If you can walk, all the temples and gates and chariot are at a walking distance. Only the Madanmohan temple is the farthest, and I did not go there.

I would definitely visit Bishnupur on ultra-short trips...and now you know for sure where I would stay.

PS: For any one who swears by Muri-Aloor Chop, please try the small goomti just on right corner of the main gate to the tourist lodge.

Room Tip: We stayed on Rooms 203 / 204. Avoid the top floor in summers.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I made online reservations for Bishnupur Tourist Lodge - it was easy, no hassles. Reached Bishnupur by Ruposhi Bangla from Satragachi - another smooth ride in the AC chair car. Rs 30 rickshaw fare from station to the Tourist Lodge, after a little bargaining. We stayed in room no 11, AC room - had to take AC room as non-AC rooms were all occupied. Did not need to use the AC though, as it was cool weather. The room was large, well furnished, clean. Bathroom was large and clean too. Geyser available if hot water is required. They have a huge beautiful garden - full of seasonal flowers! We spent some time sitting in the garden reading newspapers. We had food in the dining hall the Lodge has. Food is good, but prices are on the higher side. Service is very good, the staff try their best to ensure your comfort. Mr Aparesh Santra at the front desk is most well mannered and courteous. Overall, pleasantly surprised to see the well maintained government tourist lodge, had a very good stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Bishnupur Tourist Lodge offers a very homely stay-experience outside home. Rooms are clean. wash rooms are spacious. Food is yummilicious !! The staffs are very much communicative, hearty and very helpful. They have a beautiful garden which can paint anybody's mind with a brush of joy. it is located not only near rasmancha but also a group of temples like kalachand nandalal radhagobinda radha madhab temple etc. Though the location is in the heart of the city, the lodge is a complete hassle-free option.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

i along with my wife Nandita went bishnupur on 23rd January 2014 by Ruposi Bangla ex[. reached Bishnupur at 9.37 am by taking a rickshaw we went to the tourist lodge , simply good lacation and behaviour of the staff is very very good. we stayed at room no 09 an A.C the roomis clean & good condition. the kitchen and cooking is also good.

Room Tip: An A.C room specially room no:10
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

located within a stone throw distance from the rasmancha this place has nice big rooms with attached balconies on two sides, ante rooms for storing and dressing and large toilets. there is a huge well maintained garden behind the rooms. the food is simple yet tasty and the service is quite prompt. they treat the guests with respect and the rates are reasonable.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

nice room, food, environment and service. Staffs were very nice to us specially manager Apareshbabu and kitchen staff ujjal babu...the rikshawpuller Bibek babu was also very good . All together it was a nice stay...please opt for Ac rooms...as they are well decorated and clean than the non Ac ones.

Room Tip: plz opt for AC rooms even if u visit in winter
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Big Sized Rooms, Overall Cleanliness From Lobby To Washrooms Noticed. The Service Regarding Reception To Dining Is Good But Not Excellent. Guide Services Can Be Arranged For Exploring The Ancient Terracotta Temples & Textile Manufacturing Units (Mainly For Baluchoree & Swarnachoree Sarees). Behavior of the staffs - better than before. (My Bishnupur Visit :: at least 10 times).

I Have Purchased A Set Of Glass Lantern, A Pair Of Typical Styled Bankura Horse, Locally Handwoven Towels (Gamchaa) From Local Market During My Previous Visit.

Must Try Excursion :: Panchmura Village For Pottery Workshops Where You Can Purchase Different Types Of Designed Pottery Works. Mukutmonipur Dam etc.

My Recommendation: Use Local Rickshaw Vans For The Explore Part. Search For “Dasabatar Taas” – An Ancient Game Used To Play By The Royal Family. Each Card Is Hand Painted With Much Care. The game is not so tuff but you have to learn it properly. Very less amount of enthusiasts know this skill. If you have interest on something new, try to know the ancient water harvesting system of the historical town from elderly persons.

Detailed Room Tariff (Latest as on April 2013):

AC Large DBL Bed :: 1800/- (1)
AC DBL Bed :: 1400/- (2)
AC STND DBL Bed :: 1200/- (2)
Non AC STND DBL Bed :: 750/- (13)
AC Conference Hall :: 8000/-
Non AC Conference Hall :: 6000/-

Very Important Information:
20% Discount on working days except W.B. Govt. Holidays on rooms
Special 20% discount from 1st April to 30th June
Rate enhancement @20% from 4th Oct-4th Nov; 20th-31st Dec & 23rd-26th Jan

Room Tip: Try for a balcony - 1st Floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Bishnupur Tourist Lodge
Address: Bishnupur P.O., Bankura 722122, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Bankura District > Bankura
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Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Bankura
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Bishnupur Tourist Lodge Bankura, West Bengal

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