The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace built with thousand doors is one of the major tourist attractions of Murshidabad. The palace was once the site for holding the ‘Durbar’ or meetings of the Nawabs.
This three-storey palace was built by Duncan McLeod 1837 for Nawab Najim Humaun Jah. The palace built in the European architectural style over an area of 41 acres, features thousands of doors, 114 rooms and 8 galleries.
The palace has now been transferred into a museum, showcasing a collection of paintings and portraits of Nawabs, armoury, various works of ivory of China and many other valuables.
Swords used by Siraj-ud-Daulla and his grandfather, Nawab Alivardi Khan are also displayed in the museum. Some other attractions are vintage cars, used by Nawabs and their families. Visitors are not allowed in the library of the palace, unless special permission is obtained.
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What travellers are saying about Hazarduari Palace
Hazarduari Palace is a very good place to visit with your family. It can take you about 2 hours a little more then that true completely visit the whole place. Inside it is a Museum where you can see many things from the past around 400 years ago. It contains mainly things of Nawab sirajuddaula and his family mates and British equipments of that Era. Outside you can see Imambara in the opposite side of Hazarduari Palace and in between both of them there is a beautiful garden and seats for relaxation of the people. Also Bhagirathi Ganga River passes through this place.
Hazarduari is located on the bank of Bhagirathi in Lalbagh in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The palace dates back to nineteenth century. The word "Hazarduari" means one thousand doors, which includes both true and false doors. It is a marvelous piece of architecture. Nizamat Imam bara, Clock tower, Bachhawali tope, Medina masjid - all are located in same campus. The museum is really wonderful, but mobiles and cameras are not allowed inside. You may spend sometime in the green field in front ..
Hazarduari- A palace said to have 1000 doors, the seat of power of the last free Nawabs of Bengal- a must visit for history lovers. Open from 10 am to 5 pm, the place is extremely crowded on Weekends by lots of unwanted crowds. For the enthusiastic visitors, its better to go on weekdays and take quite some time to visit the various royal galleries inside the museum. A word of caution about the guides here- they are almost touts and will force you to buy tickets at a much higher price than Rs. 15/- which is the Govt. Fixed rates; also guides are not allowed inside the museum, they will just brief you about the history of the place from outside and just vanish into thin air (to catch other parties of course :D). The museum is very well maintained, with description of every artifacts in place be it the arms used by then soldiers or the dress materials of the Nawabs.
Besides the sides of the place there was a garden. This was the first time we visited a historical city Murshidabad where we went to Hazarduari Palace. There we saw the arms used by the Nawabs of Bengal in their battles against the British. We also saw different valuable printings sculptures and others relics of period. The place was very beautiful. We enjoyed most in this place.
This is the most beautiful place in Murshidabad. So many tourist comes here to see the Hazarduari Palace. The Palace consist of 1000 doors, amazing place it is. One can hide here easily and playing a game. We visited the place with our family members at the time of afternoon. This is the best Palace in Murshidabad.
This palace was built with 1000 doors that's why called as Hazar Duari (means palace with thousand doors). Built under the supervision of the British architects now consists of a museum maintained by Archaeological Survey of india. You will see different kind of antique material over here. Beside this there is also Imambara and Bhagirathi River (Ganges).Best place to spend a quality time with family.