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Address: Bishnupur Fort, Bishnupur, India

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During Mallabhum times, this was one of the gate for entry to the fort. The fort is no more there and only little ruins are left.

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Pratik S
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

During Mallabhum times, this was one of the gate for entry to the fort. The fort is no more there and only little ruins are left.

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Thank Pratik S
Ghaziabad, India
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This fine arched gateway popularly known as pathar darwaja is built with dressed laterite blocks. This gateway was the northern entrance to the ancient fort of Bishnupur. Malla king Bir Singha built it in the second half of the seventeenth century. It had double storied galleries flanking the central passage for accommodating troops. There were also arrow-slits for the archer... More 

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Thank Frontiermail
Kharagpur, India
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

It is not very grand and many people might not like it. But as it lies very near to a major temple complex of Bishnupur comprising of Jorebangla, RadheShyam, Laljiu Temple etc. one can take a walk through the gate. The gate was made way to the fort of Bishnupur but now it only stands as a testimony to the... More 

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Thank Ria110494
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are two gates - one slightly bigger than the other with nothing to see beyond them. Erstwhile gates to the now non-existent Palace of the Malla kingdom. No significant terracotta work adorns these two gates as well and if you really give them a miss,you won't be loosing much. Better would be to see the excellent works on the... More 

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great architecture. You can take your car through this huge gate and take pictures of the inside too.

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Thank Anirban B
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Supposed to be one of the entrance point of the erstwhile Malla kings' fort and falls on the way to Mrinmoyee and Jiu temple. Just behind it as the road snakes forward is the big stone gate. Though the boundary walls have long disappeared, the gate still stands testament to the former kingdom .

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Thank Anjushree S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Two gates Boro(Big) & Choto (Small), part of the older fort complex of the Mall kings remain and still tower over the any of the riders. While driving a 4 wheeler through it be careful and the road through it is quite narrow and will not work for two 4 wheeler at same time

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Thank Arindam G
London, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great spot for history lovers. A huge gate built by the kings marking the entrance to their kingdom.

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Thank Anirban B
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

The gate of Old fort, locally known as 'Boro Pathor Daroja' (বড় পাথর দরজা) is a must see things in Bishnupur. It is a very good example of the 'Malla' kinngs war strategy.

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Thank Abhay R
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

When I saw the Large Gateway from outside, it looked like a very ordinary structure compared to some of the temple in the vicinity. It was only when I walked inside the gateway that I felt the magnitude of this gateway. Don't miss seeing the Small gateway which is a few 100 meters away from this one

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