Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad
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Hazarduari Palace

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Shankha Sanyal

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  • Shankha Sanyal
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 10 photos
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  •  1 helpful vote
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"Hazarduari-Immerse yourself in History"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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.
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Swagato Paul

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  • Swagato Paul
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  • 11 Reviews
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"Main attraction"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 4, 2016
It is the main attraction of Murshidabad and here one can able to see the things used by the Nawabs. Please do not miss this place during Murshidabad visit.
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Sarfaraz Mandal

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"Historical palace"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2016
It's awesome place I have travelled here. I saw that the place is historical palace with park, garden and river Hooghly nearby.
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Saheb Madhu

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"Good historical place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Very good travel place, I like the place and suggest others to visit this place. My experience is good at this historical place, Nawab Sirajdullah and Ganga River.
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Hiru Pal

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"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2015
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.
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Supriya Shit

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  • Supriya Shit
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"Most amazing Palace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2015
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.
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Javed Ali

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  • Javed Ali
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"Best place to feel the Pre and Post British Era"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2015
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.
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Utpal Mukhopadhyay

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  • Utpal Mukhopadhyay
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"A nice Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
Nice Place to visit. Best to visit in the early morning. One should spend at least 4 hours to look into the individual item. The best time to visit is morning. Do not look for guide.
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Subrata Chaterjee

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  • Subrata Chaterjee
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"A historically valued place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 22, 2015
Great museum collections near from our Hotel Sagnik walking distance and it's beside Bhagirathi River. Good historically valued, good view from Bhagirathi River, antic pictures and ivory works. Imambara is in front of this, guide is not allowed inside the museum and ticket counter is not near the entrance so first get a ticket and then move to.
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Kabeer Ahmed

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"Great historical memory"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 20, 2015
It is one of my favourite historical places. The location of the place and the sightseeing, everything is just great. On the bank of river Ganga (Bhagirathi), it is just like a dream palace. Here you can get to know the detailed history of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah, the last Nawab of Bengal (includes West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Orissa at that time, 18th century).
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