Malda Tourism

Malda Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Malda is a city in the state of west Bengal of India. It has a special significance in the Indian history. The existence of this city has been from the time of the great Mauryan Empire. Since then, it has always been a prominent place known for the base of the political power.  

Malda was formerly known as the English Bazaar. The name was given by the name of a factory established over here by the East India Company of England, in 1771. Malda is situated at the confluence of the Mahananda and Kalindri rivers and was known for the major river port of the Hindu capital of Pandua. Today it acts as the base for visiting Gaur and Pandua.

Gaur, has played the capital role for three major dynasties of the West Bengal in the ancient times. They were the Hindu Senas, the Muslim Nawabs and the Buddhist Palas. Gaur, which is on the border of the India and Bangladesh is around 12 km from Malda. It has many historical relics like the ruins of the forts, the Bara Sona Mosque, Dakhil Darwajah which was built in 1425. The attractive colourful tiles on the Gomti Gate and Firoz Minar are the master pieces of art. Apart from this there are relics of the Qadam Rasul Mosque, Lattan Mosque. This is a great source of attraction for tourist.

Pandua, which has the third largest concentration of Muslim monuments in Bengal, has also been known as an alternate capital. Among the famous Historical monuments of the Pandua are the Jami' Masjid build in the 1566 AD and the amazing Nimasari tower built across the river.  A museum at Malda is a home to the archaeological finds at historic places like Gaur and Pandua.

Large Fajli mangoes are the specialty of the Malda. It has also gained fame cause of its prosperous cotton and silk industries. Today it is also known for the Rice, jute, legumes, and oilseeds which are its chief crops. Apart from this Mulberry plantations and mango orchards also covers the large area, yet silk manufacture and mango trade is the main economic activity of the Malda.

Malda is located close by the major cities like Siliguri which is around 260 km to the south and Kolkata which is 365 km to north of it. Hence, these picturesque features make it an attractive destination for holidays mainly in the months of October to March.

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Malda Traveller Reviews

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Debojyoti  Dey

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  • Debojyoti Dey
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
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"Many historical place to visit, tasty snacks available"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2014
Malda was good place for who loves to visit Historical places. Two days are enough for Malda tour. The important places are Baroduari / Boro Sona Mosque, Dakhil Darwaza, Firoz Minar, Chamakti Masjid, Chika Mosque, Lukochuri Gate, Kadam Rasul Mosque, Lattan Mosque, Kotwali Darwaja, Gumti Darwaza etc.
The next day for Padua & Adina tour, Adina Deer Park, Hanamghar, Turkey Bathroom ( 17th Centuries), Pandab Dallan Minar, At Bart Dighi, Adina Mosque and Qutub Shahi Masjid, Eklakhi Mausoleum.
There are lots of Hotel ranging from Budget to Luxury stay, WBTDC Tourist Lodge is situated at a good location just beside NH-34 on Rathbari More. Lots of food stall with good food. Malda is famous for Ammastar (dry mango pulp) price ranging Rs. 600/- to Rs. 1000/- per kg. Kheer Kadam is famous sweet of Malda.
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Prasenjit Dasgupta

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"Majestic Malda"

  • Posted Mar 2, 2013
Mainly a business hub, with the international border within stone's throw, Malda and it outskirts houses a number of historical relics and architecture of the period of Nawabs of Bengal

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Typical Bengali dishes and dishes from east bengal may be an experience

Activities & things to do: Feel the history

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Direct trains from Kolkata, New Delhi and other important cities
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Olin Karmakar

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  • Olin Karmakar
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"vip place in India"

  • Posted Jan 1, 2013
The destination is bit far from the main town. Also the are was filled with bsf offices and other dharmsala. A nice place and quite.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I don't know of anything because I just stayed a night.

Activities & things to do: I don\'t know of anything because I just stayed a night.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Please understand the food before you order.
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Saptarshi ray

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"Malda the place of gaur"

  • Posted Oct 8, 2012
As a town its beautiful. Specially if you visit Adina masque in the time of evening.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Don't miss adina
Don't miss aam(mango)

Activities & things to do: Visit for 2 days. Keep one day for gaur.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train from sealdah gaur exp is the best..
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Hasan Uj jaman

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  • Hasan Uj jaman
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • Posted Jun 29, 2012
Malda is one of the oldest city of bengal....there one can have a glimpse of ancient bengal.excavation still going on and for newer discoveries.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Gour pandua.

Activities & things to do: Roaming n roaming and obviously the children park.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train or bus as you like.
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