Malda Tourism

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Pritvi Kanchiratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

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A Trip to Malda

I had been to Malda by road in May 2016. Malda is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Malda include the Malda Museum, Dakhil Darwaza and Firoz Minar. The Malda Museum is composed of local architecture and consists of calligraphic inscriptions and teeracota items believed to be around 1500 years old. The Dakhil Darwaza was built in 1425 mainly out of red bricks. This is 34 meters wide and 21 meters high. The height of the Firoz Minar is around 26 meters. This majestic structure is located on the south-east side of Dakhil Darwaza. Malda is located in the northern side of West Bengal and this district is very popular for its treasure of mango, silk and jute

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Raj Sarkarratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

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It was a nice & an amazing place

Malda is a district in the northern part of West Bengal which is also the gateway to the hill districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. The is mostly known as a tourist attraction for the historical. Malda was good place for who loves to visit Historical places. Two days are enough for malda tour. One day for Gour Tour. The important places are Baroduari or Boro Sona Mosque, Dakhil Darwaja.

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Malda Overview

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.