Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad
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Hazarduari Palace

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Hazarduari Palace
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About 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:  More than 3hrs
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Utpal Mukhopadhyay

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1637 readers

"A nice Place" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
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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  • 2 Reviews
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"A historically valued place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Surit Nath

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  2821 readers

"Nice enjoying place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2015
Every day I went there with my family and spend more time. My daughter enjoyed this place. Ground is very very big I think end of December is very good to visit this place.
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  • 10 votes

Sahariar Hasan

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
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"True Palace of a Real Nawab"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014
To know the history of Nawab's life, you must have to come here. Nawab Siraj Ud Daula was the last free Nawab of our Country, after that the East India company is the ruling authority. This place gives the imagery of later period. Here all the belonging and used things of them are on exhibition. You can see a 7 long armoury to 3 knife.
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Angshuman Banerjee

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  • 96 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  128 helpful votes
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"Place of 1000 doors"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2014
Hazarduari is a place having 1000 doors. 900 are original doors and 100 are fake doors. Fake doors are drew upon wall artistically. There is a museum on the 1st floor. Lots of attractive things are there to see. The famous mirror is there, One can see everything except his own face. Guide are available but not necessary. Guide book is available.
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Biswajit Chatterjee

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
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"Closed on Fridays"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2013
Basically a museum, closed on Fridays. No entry fees for children below 15 and camera not allowed.
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  • 13 votes

Dibyendu kumar Banik

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  • 3 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
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"Historical importance"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2013
Good place to check Indian and Bengal history. Beautifully maintained by Archeological Survey of India.
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  • 11 votes

Soumitra Mukherjee

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  • Soumitra Mukherjee
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 19 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  131 helpful votes
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"Milestone of Indian history"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2013
A glimpse of the change of power in Bengal as well as India. Starting era of British rule. A few priceless paintings and artifacts.
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