About BishnupurBishnupur is an important town located in the Bishnupur district of Manipur. It is also the administrative headquarter of the Bishnupur district. Bishnupur is also known as Bishnupur. The name of the town is derived from the age old Vishnu temple located in the town. The town is located 27 km from the state capital Imphal. Bishnupur is referred to as the land of the dancing deer.
History of BishnupurThe original name of Bishnupur was Lumlangdong. The name of the district Bishnupur goes back to the ancient times. The historical facts suggested that King Kyamba maintained very good relations with the Pongs. Kymba wanted to annihilate Kyang, a Shan kingdom. Along with the King of Pong, Kymba attacked Kyang. The two kings after winning the battle divided the area among them. An idol of lord Vishnu was gifted to Kymba by King Pong. The Vishnu idol was kept in Lumlangdong. And since the installation of the Idol, the place came to be known as Bishnupur. The worship of Vishnu began in Manipur during this time. The Vishnu temple was built by Kymba at Bishnupur. The temple is maintained by the ministry of HRD (Archeology) Government of India.
Geography of BishnupurBishnupur district has a total geographical area of 530 sq km. It is situated at longitude 93.76oE and 24.63oN latitude. The important rivers of the Bishnupur district are the Nambol, the Thongjaorok and the Khuga. Bishnupur enjoys moderate climatic condition. Summer in the district is hot and humid and during winter the weather remains much cold. The average rainfall is 1200-1400 mm.
Demography of BishnupurAs of 2011 India census Bishnupur town had a total population of 12,167 and out of which 6,302 are males and 5,865 are females. The average literacy rate of Bishnupur is 84.54 %. The official language of Bishnupur is Meiteilon (Manipuri).Manipuri Muslims known as Meitei Pangal, and Tribals are also the inhabitants of the district.
Economy of BishnupurAgriculture is the main mode of living of the people. The main agricultural crops are rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane and potato etc. The main horticultural crops are cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, chilly, pumpkin, gourd, pineapple and banana and so on. People are also engaged in fishing activities.
Tourism in Bishnupur
Bishnupur is a picturesque town located about 27 kms from Imphal. The ancient Vishnu Temple located in the town, is a famous tourist spot. Bishnupur is popular for its temples and its chiselled stoneware. Some of the famous tourist places in Bishnupur include:
- Vishnu Temple
- Loktak Lake
- Sendra Tourist Home
- Keibul Lamjao National Park
- Ebudhou Thangjing temple
- INA Memorial
- Phubala Resort
Services in Bishnupur
Bishnupur is an important town in located in the Bishnupur district in Manipur. Being an important town Bishnupur is well equipped with all the required utility services like banking, postal and electricity services. The town also offers emergency services like hospitals and police to the people of the place.
Hospitals in BishnupurDistrict Hospital
Address: NH 150, Manipur-795126
Mother's Care Children Hospital and Research Centre
Address: Moirang Leirak, Sagolband
Imphal, Manipur 795001
Police of BishnupurBishnupur Police Station
Address: Bishnupur, Manipur 795126
Phone: 03879 222 268
Deputy Commissioner: 03879-222212 / 222349
Superintend of Police: 03879-222270 / 222222
Fire Stations in BishnupurBishnupur District Fire Brigade
Address: NH 150, Bishnupur,
Phone no: 03879 -222259
Fire Brigade (Moirang): 03879 – 262229
Banks in BishnupurState Bank 0f India
IFSC Code: SBIN0005246
Branch Code: 005246
Address: Dc Complex, bishnupur
Phone no: 03879 - 222242
United Bank of India
IFSC Code: UTBI0MRG364
Branch Code: MRG364
Address: Moirang, Dist - Bishnupur,
Phone no: 03879 -262223
Branch: Bishnupur Loktak
IFSC Code: UCBA0000854
Branch Code: 000854
Phone no: 03879-222303
Central Bank of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0284611
Branch Code: 284611
Address: Ward No - 8, P.O-Bishnupur,
Phone no: 022-22612008
IFSC Code: UCBA0002653
Branch Code: 002653
Address: Vill Phubala, Dist-Bishnupur, Manipur
Phone no: 8794691699
IFSC Code: UCBA0002654
Branch Code: 002654
Address: Vill Thinungei, Dist-Bishnupur,
Phone no: 8414917464
Post Offices in BishnupurBishnupur Post Office
Address: NH 150, Manipur-795126
Phone no: 03879-222542
How to Reach Bishnupur
The administrative headquarter of Bishnupur town is located 27 km from the state capital Imphal.
There are no airports in Bishnupur. The nearest airport to Bishnupur is Tulihal airport at Imphal. There are direct flights to Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Northeastern states like Aizawl, Silchar, and Dimapur.
Bishnupur also has no Railway Station. The nearest railhead to Bishnupur is Jiribam Railway Station. It is about 6 hrs drive from Bishnupur.
Bishnupur is very well connected with almost all the major cities of Manipur through roadways.There are regular private buses and taxis from Imphal to Bishnupur.
Bishnupur Facts and Figures
- Latitude: 24.63oN
- Longitude: 93.76oE
- Population (2011): 12,167
- Official Languages: Meiteilon (Manipuri)
- Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
- STD Code: 03879
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