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Murshidabad


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Rs. 700 per person

Best time to visit

January - December

Recommended stay

1 to 30 days

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About Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a historically enriched town in West Bengal and is situated on the eastern bank of the river Bhagirathi. The name originated fron Murshid Quli Khan who was a dewan and shifted his office from Bangladesh to this place. Suja ud Daulla and Alivardi Khan contributed to the cultural and constructional activities tremendously. There are large number of gardens, tombs, mosques and palaces here. The palaces display Italian architecture and are a feast to the eyes.
CONNECTIVITY TO MURSHIDABAD:
The nearest railway station is located in the town of Berhampur which has trains to destinations like Howrah, Mumbai and Chennai. State run bus services connect Murshidabad to other cities in the region.
ATTRACTIONS IN MURSHIDABAD:
NIZAMAT IMAMBARA: Stands tall to the north face of the Hazarduari Palace and was built in 1847 AD by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah who was the son of Humayun Jah. The Imambara is one of the largest in Bengal.
KATRA MOSQUE: situated 1. 5 km from Murshidabad Railway Station, this fascinating structure was built by Nawab Murshid QuliKhan in 1723 and is one of the chief attractions. It is conspicuous of its lofty domes and minarets with a simple cemetery of the Nawab.
JAHAN KOSHA CANNON: about 1 km of Katra was built in 17th century by a craftsman Janardhan Karmakar. Kadam Sarif is anaesthetic mosque near this spot and is believed to be containing replica of the footprint of the prophet Hazrat Mohammad. The canon has a length of 17. 5 ft with a girth of 5 feet at the touch hole.
JAFARGANJ CEMETERY: contains the tombs of the Nawab's Nazim from Mir Jafar to Humayun Jah. It was built by Mir Jafar in an areaof 3. 5 acres.
KHOSH BAGH: contains the grave of Nawab Alivardi Khan, his mother, Siraj ud Doula and his wife. It lies on opposite banks of river Bhagirathi and is built on an area of 7. 65 acres.
KATGOLA: is the palace garden of Raja Dhanpat Singh Dugar and Lakshmipat Singh Dugar and their famous Adinath Temple was built by Harreck Chand in 1873. The temple exhibits beautiful architectural ornamentation.
HAZARDUARI PALACE: popularly known as Bara Kothi is located in the Kila Nizamat campus in Murshidabad. It was built underregime of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah. It means palace with thousand doors. The palace is now transformed into a museum which preserves the old relics of ancient times. The palace used to hold official meetings between the Nawabs and the Britishers and was also used as a residence  by high ranking officers.
MADINA MOSQUE: The peculiar feature is that the foundation of this mosque has holy soil of Mecca. A dome surmounts thepillars and arches of this mosque. The old mosque was built by Nawab Siraj Ud Daullah and the new mosque built byNawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan is constructed on a raised platform embellished with China tiles.    


 


CLOCK TOWER of Murshidabad is located in the Nizamat Fort campus and is of great architectural beauty. The dial faces east and the bell can heard from a long distance. On the four platforms of the ground floor are the four masonry shields. Termed as Big Ben of Murshidabad.