About Murshidabad


         Murshidabad was a town and region of British India, in the Bengal Presidency. In the Mughal time frame it was the capital of Bengal, the town of Murshidabad is on the left bank of the Bhāgirathi-Hooghly or principle hallowed channel of the Ganges. The city of Murshidabad was the last capital of Bengal before the British time. In 1704 the nawab Murshid Quli Khan changed the seat of government from Dhaka to Maksudabad, which he renamed after his very own name.

Most Attractive Place of  Murshidabad

 
       Cossimbazar Palace, Dutch Semetery, Motijheel, The Jahankosha Canon, Katra Mosque, Tomb and Mosque of Azimunissa, Nimak Haram Deori (The Traitor's Gate), Cemeteries of Mir-Zafar and his descendents, Nasipur Akhra, Nasipur Palace, House of Jagat Seth, Kathgola Garden, Hazarduari Palace, Bachhawali Tope, Nizamat Imambara, Wasef Manzil, Khoshbagh, Palasi etc.

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How To Reach Murshidabad


        By the"Hazarduari Express" from Kolkata station (Chitpur) at 6:50 AM. Seat vehicle yet a great voyage with loads of greens on either side. It came to Berhampur court station at 11AM. Took a rickshaw/ Toto car from that point to reach "Berhampur tourist hold up" inside 10 mins. Admission Rs 30/ . Also you can reach here by bus from kolkata. Kolkata to malda Bus and you have left Berhampur and then reach at Hazarduari.



Staying at Murshidabad


      We remained at the previously mentioned inn run by the Government of West Bengal the travel industry division. Great rooms however with low support, yet neighborliness was great. Scrumptious nourishments to offer however they utilize overabundance crisp. There is a bar just close to the dinning corridor. One fascinating point, there is a major tree at the passageway of the inn loaded with bats, a huge number of bats dangling from the branches, they all took off at night and return again in the first part of the day.

1. Hazarduari Palace


        Hazarduari Palace, or the royal residence with a thousand entryways is the main tourist fascination of Murshidabad. This three-story royal residence was worked in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. It has thousand entryways (among which just 100 are real),114 rooms and 8 exhibitions, worked in European engineering style. The walled in area where the royal residence is arranged is known as Kila Nizamat or Nizamat Kila. The grounds aside from this royal residence, has moreover the Nizamat Imambara, Wasif Manzil, the Bachhawali Tope, Murshidabad Clock Tower, three mosques out of which one is the Madina Mosque, and the Nawab Bahadur's Institution. Different structures incorporate private quarters. It is arranged on the east bank of the Bhagirathi River, which streams just adjacent to it. The castle is rectangular in plan (130 meters in length and 61 meters wide) and is a genuine case of Indo-European engineering. The front exterior of the royal residence, which has the amazing staircase, faces north. This staircase is maybe the greatest one in India.

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I can't clarify how pondered I was to see the rich arrangement of compositions, arms and so on. Simply pull out all the stops and get pondered independent from anyone else.

History of Hazarduari


      The Hazarduari Palace, or the royal residence worked with thousand entryways is one of the significant tourist attractions of Murshidabad. The royal residence was at one time the site for holding the 'Durbar' or gatherings of the Nawabs. This three-story castle was worked by Duncan McLeod 1837 for Nawab Najim Humaun Jah. The castle worked in the European compositional style over a zone of 41 sections of land, highlights a large number of entryways, 114 rooms and 8 displays. The royal residence has now been moved into a gallery, displaying an assortment of artworks and pictures of Nawabs, arsenal, different works of ivory of China and numerous different assets. Swords utilized by Siraj-ud-Daulla and his granddad, Nawab Alivardi Khan are additionally shown in the exhibition hall. Some different attractions are vintage vehicles, utilized by Nawabs and their families. Guests are not permitted in the library of the royal residence, except if uncommon authorization is acquired.

2. Katra Masjid


      Perhaps the most seasoned mosque in West Bengal, Katra Masjid is arranged in Murshidabad. Worked by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan in 1723, after whom Murshidabad is named this mosque is one of the fundamental tourist attractions. Raised on a stage, this twofold celebrated mosque is worked with block and has a variety of vaults and two 70-ft tall octagonal minarets which have little openings used to keep weapons. The mosque had four minarets out of which two were pulverized. A winding staircase takes you to the highest point of the minaret from where one gets a staggering perspective on the environment.

    The third spot was Katra Mosque, Katra implies market.Murshid Quli Khan on arriving at mature age, communicated his longing to develop his tomb nearby a mosque, Its significance lies not just as an incredible focal point of Islamic adapting yet additionally for the tomb of Murshid Quli Khan, who is covered under the white hued entrance staircase in the eastern side. These days guests are permitted to enter the mosque from the west side.

Presently kept up by Archeological Survey of India, Katra Mosque can oblige around 2000 individuals inside the petition territory simultaneously. The tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan is found underneath a trip of stairs close to the passageway of the mosque.Believed to be worked over a Hindu Temple by a Persian engineer Murad Farash Khan, this mosque was considered as a focal point of Islamic learning. Katra Mosque is around 2 km from Murshidabad Railway Station on the Berhampore-Lalgola Road. One can likewise visit other chronicled landmarks, for example, Hazarduari, Great Imambara and Yellow Mosque, arranged close by.


3. ImamBara


      It is perceived as the biggest Imambara in Bengal as well as crosswise over India. It was worked after the Imambara worked by Siraj-ud-Daulla was obliterated by fire. It took around eleven months for the consummation of the Imambara. Near the Hazarduari Palace, the Nizamat Imambara was worked by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah in1847 AD at an expense of around 6 lakhs.
   On the northern side of the royal residence lies The Nizamat Imambara, worked in 1847 AD by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah, child of Humayun Jah. The staggering mosque was worked after the Imambara worked by Siraj-ud-Doula got torched in a fire. The mosque complex is known to be the greatest in Bengal, and possibly India.

     Thursday is the best time apart from Muharram. During that festival Imambara remains opened for 10 days. Avoid Friday. Everything is closed.

4. KathGola Bagan


        Kathgola gardens is a lovely and pleasant place to visit. You need to pay section expense to enter. Inside you can see verifiable royal residence and in that castle numerous things from the hour of nababs and British. Outside of this royal residence, there is a lake which utilized by nababs. Proceeding with your visit you can see large and delightful bloom nursery and one sanctuary. You can visit the sanctuary and after that you can sit in the garden and simply unwind for at some point. Kath Gola bagan implies Garden of rose and wood was worked by three siblings who were dealers just as runners. There is a said under ground way which prompts Jagath Seth's home, it is currently shut. There is a tirthankar sanctuary and a destruction of a zoo and Michel Angelo statue close to the underground pass.


5. Jahan Kosha Cannon


       A canon built almost 500 years back by one Bengali artisan Janardan Karmakar, which can still be operational with proper technique.

      Jahan Kosha is a huge gun found a kilometer from Katra. It was worked by specialist Janardan Karmakar of Dhaka in the mid seventeenth century. The gun estimates 17.5 ft long and weighs 16,880 lb. Tourists can likewise visit the mosque of Kadam Sarif, manufactured contiguous Jahan Kosha, which is said to house a copy of the impression of Hazrat Mohammad, the prophet.

Visiting Time at Hazarduari








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Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

6. Jagat Sheth House


         Fateh Chand, the most extravagant man in india around then settled himself in Murshidabad. The title "Jagat Seth" (Emperor of the world) was given on Fateh Chand at his first visit to the Emperor Muhamad Shah in 1724 AD. At that point forward all the Chand relatives were having a similar title. The Seth family alongside Omichund and Mir-Jafar joined the effective intrigue against the Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula, built by Robert Clive, because of which the Nawab lost the clash of Plassey. You can see numerous old coins, arms, a passage directly from Kathgola nursery to his home and so forth. There is a Jain sanctuary just adjacent to the house.


7. AdiNath Temple, KathGola


      The Adinatha Temple is committed to the principal Jain tirthankara or preceptor, Lord Rishabha. The engineering of the sanctuary is unmistakable in that it wraps an European lodge style exterior around a customary Jain inside. The inside is luxuriously and extravagantly beautified with amazingly fine customary Bengali mortar work ("chun-surkhi kaaj") just as Rajasthani/Mughal themes. Well known for its mind boggling earthenware paintings, shell lime cleaned sections and interesting examples of mosaic ground surface, the entryways of the sanctuary were canvassed in living memory with silver and gold sheets.

8. Tomb of Siraj-ud-Doulah


       Murshidabad is arranged at around 165 km from Kolkata and is very much associated by street and rail. For neighborhood transport, you can procure a taxi or auto rickshaw. It is prudent to design your visit for winter. The tomb of Nawab Seraj-ud-Daulla is arranged in Khosh Bagh in Murshidabad, the capitalof Bengal in the eighteenth century. Khosh Bagh, or the Garden of enjoyment, is arranged on the bank of River Bhagirathi. The tourists can cross the waterway in trawlers to visit the Khosh Bagh Garden. 

Nawab's better half Lutfannesha, Nawab Ali Vardi Khan, his mom and different individuals from the Nawab's family were additionally covered in this nursery. After the Nawab's passing, his better half was made the overseer of the graveyard. 

Khush Bagh takes after an all around spread out nursery, which is a satisfying sight to the eyes. Much like the tombs of well known Muslim leaders of the yester years, the tomb of Seraj-ud-Daulla likewise lies at the focal point of the nursery. The real headstone is somewhat plain.  Understudies of history, experience searchers, archeologists and craving for new experiences will discover a visit to the tomb of Nawab Seraj-ud-Daulla intriguing. They can likewise visit some different landmarks close by, similar to the tombs of Tomb of Mir Mardan and Azimunnisha Begum. 

9. Futo Masjid


      Footi mosque was begun by Nawab Sarfaraz Khan. It is situated towards the east of the Hazarduari Palace, at Kumrapore. The mosque is accepted to be the brainchild of Sarfaraz Khan alone. The mosque couldn't be finished and is frequently supposed to have been worked in one night.

10. Wasif Manjil


      
      This Palace was worked by Nawab Wasif Ali Mirza Khan, Nawab of Murshidabad. Situated at the south finish of Hazarduari Palace, it is touted as the 'new royal residence' since it was manufactured a lot later.

The royal residence is littler yet similarly wonderful. Notwithstanding the engineering, the various marble statues it houses make certain to get your attention. The castle used to have a counterfeit slope and scene on its side which got wrecked alongside a large portion of the royal residence in the quakes of 1867. The royal residence was reestablished, yet the slope was rarely reproduced.

11. Moti Jhil


      This delightful horseshoe molded lake was uncovered by Nawazesh Mohammad, the spouse of the renowned Ghasseti Begum. Motijheel later filled in as a living arrangement for Lord Clive, Warren Hastings and a large group of other significant British Lords. Because of its partiality to the British authorities, it prominently came to be known as 'Organization Bagh'. The main structure as yet standing is the Mosque of Shahamat Jang. Motijheel used to include a castle and a wonderful lake. The lake still endures, while the castle died. Motijheel is one of only a handful not many spots that reflects both Indian and British history.

12. Madina Masjid


        Madina is a little mosque between the Palace and the Imambara. It is one of the most hallowed Muslim places in Bengal. Made to reproduce Hazrat Muhammad's tomb at Madina, the first mosque's establishment had soil from Mecca, before it got crushed in the fire. The one developed later was worked with devout soil from Karbala

The rooms of the mosque can house 700 Quran perusers. Two minarets at the two parts of the bargains estimating 70 feet high, still exist. The building design of this mosque is a rectangular arrangement. It has been partitioned into five channels, each with a bended passage and the focal one is the most observable one as it has a lean steeple. The mosque has five vaults, every one of them utilized by a solo Namaz peruser.

13. MSD District Museum


        Started in 1965, the museum took almost 20 years to complete and finally started operations in 1985. Built on the land donated by Late Rai Bahadur Surendra Narayan Singha of Jiaganj, the museum showcases largely his personal collections.

Its artifacts include, but are not limited to Black Stone Sculptures (C 8th Cent. AD to C 13th Cent. AD), Early Potteries, Manuscripts (on Ayurveda,Tantra,Ramayana) and rare books. The museum has a nominal entry fee of under Rs. 5 and photography is strictly prohibited.

14.  NasirPur Palace


        Worked by the relatives of Debi Singh, an expense gatherer in the beginning of East India Company, Nasirpur Palace is another significant tourist fascination of Murshidabad.  Notwithstanding the castle, the complex has Ramachandra Temple, probably the greatest sanctuary of the locale and The Lakshmi-Narayana Temple, renowned for its Jhulanjatra festivities.

15. JafarGanj Sematery


      Situated about a mile from Hazarduari Palace is the Jafarganj Complex. Mir Jafar initially assembled his royal residence in this three and a half section of land. However, presently the place fills in as a graveyard for Mir Jafar and numerous relatives of his. Mir Jafar's dad Syud Ahmed Nazafi, Alivardi Khan's sister, Shahkhanum, Mir Jafar's widows, Munni Begam and Babbu Begam are a portion of the notable individuals covered in the zone. The pleasant white burial ground fills you with the dismal sentiment of death just as the quality of the former ages at the same time.

16. Sujauddin Tomb


      The tomb of Sujauddin is arranged at Roshnibag in the locale of Murshidabad. As indicated by engravings on the tomb, Nawab Sujauddin built this catacomb in 1738-39 AD. On entering the tomb, you can see that inside a walled compound stands a block assembled three-domed Mosque in the northwestern corner. The rectangular Mausoleum of Sujauddin, with a little verandah in front, can likewise be seen there. This tomb remains as an exemplification of Nawab Sujauddin. 

On coming to Murshidabad, you can procure taxicabs and taxis for arriving at the tomb of Sujauddin. Winters are the most good season to visit the tomb. 

The tomb of Sujauddin is an absolute necessity visit goal for understudies of history and engineering. Experience searchers will likewise appreciate an excursion to the site and its premises.  As extra goals, you can likewise visit the Tomb and Mosque of Murshid Kuli Khan, Tomb of Alivardi Khan and Tomb of Azimunnisha Begum, which are situated in the region. The Hazarduari Palace, Madina Mosque, Bhavaniswar Mandir, White Mosque and Yellow Mosque are the other noted spots that pull in guests.