Bishnupur (Manipur)


Bishnupur, the land of dancing deers, is a beautiful destination lies at the foot of a hill and is renowned for the 15th century Vishnu temple. The place became famous during World War II on account of the British war here Major-General Orde Wingate, the founder of the Chindits force, having died in a plane crash near here while flying back from Chindit-held bases in Burma.



Manipur's capital, Imphal (53 km. from the park) is connected by flight to major cities like Delhi, Guwahati (469 km), Calcutta.


Dimapur (215 km. from Imphal) is the nearest railhead. Jiribam, a small town on Manipur's border, 225 km. from Imphal is an alternative, from where one can proceed to Keibul Lamjao by road.


Imphal is connected by road with Guwahati (469 km.) through National Highway No.39 and Silchar through National Highway No. 53. The park is about 53 km. from Manipur's capital, Imphal and can be approached by bus or on private vehicles.


Tourists traveling to Bishnupur from across the globe can find a couple of comfortable accommodation options out here. These include Tourist Lodge and Government Rest House.

Bishnupur district
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Best time to visit
October to February