Malda Tourism

Malda Tourism

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Malda Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Malda
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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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 168 Reviews
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"A Trip to Malda"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Sourav Saha

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  • Sourav Saha
  • 1 Review
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"Wonderful visit to Malda"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
Generally we know Gaur as a historic place. But it is very good for sight seen too. It is very near to malda city connected by bus. Gaur situated very near to Bangladesh border. It is like a historic place in between the village. Nice place to travel.
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Vidyut Maurya

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"Mango city, with good attractions"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Malda is known for mango city. It is a big trading center on border of Bangladesh. Once upon a time Gaur malda was capital of Bengal. You can see large number of historical monuments here. Malda has three railway stations, Malda town, Old malda and Gaur Malda. Malda town is a big railway station with seven platforms.
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Arko Pramanik

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  • Arko Pramanik
  • 1 Review
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"Nice to stay here"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2016
Nice city to stay, Malda famous for sweets mainly in all over the West Bengal. Malda actually a previous capital of West Bengal before Kolkata, it's having a Bangladesh border area also, it was the meeting point between north Bengal and south Bengal.
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Niraj Adhikary

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"Lost in the history of one of the first capital of Bengal state(Gour)"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2015
The main attraction in this small town is Gour (the capital of Bengal state ruled by(King) Shashank). The ruined site is still visible spread across the town. There are multiple sites castles all are ruined though. You can take a day out and can lost inside history. You need a vehicle to roam around as the sites are far from one another. The buildings are beautiful, you cannot say they are monuments. But they are nice as they are made in the 10th Century I think. Its a beauty to enjoy.
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Raj Sarkar

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"It was a nice & an amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
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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Amit Ghosh

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"A different place for a visit-Malda"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2015
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 towns of Gour and Pandua. These places are of extreme historical importance as the Gour Kings of Bengal had there capital in Gour. Many monuments and mosques of those times still exist here.
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Debojyoti  Dey

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"Many historical place to visit, tasty snacks available"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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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  • 10 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
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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
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
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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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