Bishnupur is a small town located in the Bishnupur district of the Indian state of Manipur. The town is located about 25 kilometers away from the capital city of Imphal and is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty.
The history of Bishnupur can be traced back to the pre-colonial era of Manipur. The town was originally a small village that was inhabited by the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. The Bishnupriya Manipuris are a linguistic and ethnic group who migrated to Manipur from the present-day Bangladesh and Tripura region in the 18th century.
During the reign of King Churachand Singh in the early 20th century, Bishnupur was developed as an administrative center for the region. The town was made the headquarters of the newly formed Bishnupur district in 1983.
Bishnupur is located in the valley region of Manipur and is surrounded by hills on all sides. The town is situated at an altitude of about 790 meters above sea level and covers an area of 496 square kilometers. The area is known for its rich flora and fauna, with several rare and endangered species of plants and animals found in the region.
Bishnupur has a population of about 138,000 people, according to the 2011 Census of India. The town has a predominantly rural population, with agriculture being the primary occupation of the people. The Bishnupriya Manipuri community is the dominant ethnic group in the town, and the Manipuri language is widely spoken in the region.
The economy of Bishnupur is primarily based on agriculture, with rice being the main crop grown in the region. Other crops grown in the area include vegetables, fruits, and spices. The town is also known for its handloom industry, with the Bishnupriya Manipuri community famous for their unique and intricate weaving patterns.
Bishnupur is a popular tourist destination in Manipur, known for its historical monuments, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. Some of the major tourist attractions in Bishnupur are:
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