Historical City Murshidabad

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Historical City Murshidabad, which was one of the largest city in the whole world. This city known as a very valuable historical place in India. Nawab Murshid-Quli-Khan renamed this city with his name. Murshidabad city was  capital of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa. The great Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daulah was the last independent Nawab of this city.

Places to visit in Murshidabad


Hazarduari Palace

The Hazarduari Palace, most attractive part of the Historical City Murshidabad, which situated on the bank of river Bhagirathi. This Palace was built-up by Nawab Humayun-Jahn under supervision of Duncan MacLeod. The Hazarduari Palace was used for meeting and other official work of Nawab and also the high ranking British official. The total area of Hazarduari Palace is 41 acres, and the Palace has 1000 doors and 114 rooms. The Hazarduari Palace is now a popular and famous museum in India, which collections from Nawab furniture, Painting, Antiques and many more. There are two pair mirrors which are very attractive, why? because others can see your face but you cannot see your own face in this mirror.


Nizamat Imambara, the largest Imambara in India. It located opposite to Hazarduari Palace. It was built by Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daulah in 1846 and rebuilt by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan in 1847. You don’t have permission to enter inside due to the religious reasons. If you want to see inside the Imambara, you have to go during the time of Muslim holy festivals Muharram.

Motijheel Park

Motijheel is the historical debris of Mosque and Cemetery, It is also known as Pearl Lake which is located near about 2 Km. from Hazarduari palace. It was build by Nawazish Muhammad Khan. The most attraction of Motijheel Park is toy train and self-paddled boat. Also there are a musuem where displayed the history of Nawabi era of Murshidabad (1704-1757 AD). It is quite helpful for most tourists to understand the actual Nawabi historical incident of Murshidabad.

Khosh Bagh

Khosh Bagh is located on the west bank of river Bhagirathi river. It is the sepulcher of Alivardi Khan, his mother and his grandson Siraj-ud-Daulla, his wife Lutfannesha and also other members of Nawab’s family.


Kathgola is very attractive tourist place. The Kathgola also known as Kathgola Garden House (Kathgola Bagan Bari). It is famous for its very valuable painting, expensive furniture and beautiful mirrors.

Katra Masjid

Katra Masjid is situated about 3km from Murshidabad Railway Station. It was built by Nawab Murshid-Quli-Khan in 1723. It is one of the most attractive place in Murshidabad. The fantastic Masjid was built with its high minarets and extensive domes.

Even there are many more attractive places like Nashipur Palace, Chowk Shahi Masjid, Jahan Kosha Cannon, Azimun-Nisa’s Tomb.

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How to reach in Murshidabad

By Air : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is nearest to Berhampore(Major City of Murshidabad). Berhampore is just 185 kms from kolkata by train or by bus and then you may hire personal car or rickshaw to reach in the historical place Murshidabad.
By Bus : Berhampore is well connected to Kolkata and Siliguri by public and Govt. buses.
By Rail : Indian Railways well connected to Murshidabad Railways station (Murshidabad) and also another railway station is Khagra Ghat Railway Station, which is connected with all major station, from there you have to hire personal car or rickshaw to reach in the historical place Murshidabad.


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