Bishnupur is a town of terracotta temples, legend weavers and Bishnupur Gharana of Hindustani Classical Music. Just 132 km from Kolkata, Bishnupur was the capital of the Malla Kings of Mallabhum for almost a thousand years. The patronage of the Malla Kings made Bishnupur one of the principle centers of culture in Bengal. Bishnupur developed a unique form of architecture and has perhaps the most brilliant and detailed terracotta work in Eastern India that has endured the ravages of time. The Malla rulers were Vaishnavites and built the famous terracotta temples. The terracotta temples here are the best specimen of the classical style of Bishnupuriya architecture. Baluchari Saree, another indigenous product of Bishupur, is an exquisite creation of Bishnupuriya weavers.