Murshidabad Experience: Murshidabad, being an important place in the history of bengal has its own value. many places to see and visit like hazarduari, katra masjid & many more...
not very much developed as a tourist destination but you will find everything if you r ready to adjust and compromise a bit.
well connected with baharampur via road from kolkata.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Didn't found any restaurant to call as favorite....
Two local markets are there to take care of daily needs...
Activities & things to do: Sight seeing and relive the history of bengal....
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Well connected via railway, road from kolkata
there are trains like bhagirathi exp, lalgola fast psngr etc...
there are buses by sbstc, just check at their booking offices and many private bus services apart from private vehicles at hire.
Murshidabad Experience: Murshidabad is soaked in history and the stories associated with each of the places are fascinating. At Khoshbagh for example, the story of the 17 tombs - people who were secretly assassinated over a poisoned dinner; those of Siraj's boatman and his wife, who informed about Siraj running away in disguise (recognized through his shoe) for the sake of 101 gold coins but branded a traitor for the same act. The story of Azimunnisa who was killed and entombed for eating young children's hearts (was originally prescribed by the doctor to cure a disease but later became addicted to it).
As a continuation, the palaces are fantastic and awe inspiring; the gardens are beautiful; the temples are adorned with exquisite terracotta work. All 2 to 3 centuries old. Kathgola, Khoshbagh, Hazarduari, Katra Masjid, Char Banglar (Rani Bhabanir) Mandir - each and every one of them worth visits. Hazarduari was a conoisser's delight. I have been to well known renowned museums in India and aborad - the Mysore Palace and the Louvre in Paris, and I can say that properly maintained, enhanced and promoted, it can give them a run for their money.
Now comes the sad part - the complete neglect and apathy of the Government to our history and culture. The exquisite terracotta carvings that I spoke of in the set of temples of Rani Bhabani - it was said to have 101 temples - but now only 3 remain; the rest are broken, dilapidated structures or have even gone! Katra Masjid - with an architecture no less magnificent than the Jama Masjid - lies near to ruins - 3 of the 5 domes been broken, and 2 of the corner edifices been broken. Hazarduari - maintained by the ASI - needs so much to be done for. The second floor is closed to public. The paints and walls have degenerated at places, and there is no guide to the hundreds of pieces of antics housed there - except the guides who tell you something at the outside but are not allowed inside. Why not introduce audio-guides in multiple languages for the benefit of tourists? In many places like Katra Masjid and Khoshbagh, there is not even an entry fee - why not take some entry fee and renovate the structures? Parts of Jagat Seth's house and Kathgola Palace are being restored by private money - why is the Government sleeping? The roads are narrow and bad, electricity is irregular, the hotels are at best decent. How can you attract tourists with such a shoddy approach? If this place was in any other state in India, Murshidabad would have developed like anything and would have become a huge tourist draw and money spinner. The locals say that this place has remained like this - a sleepy little outskirt over many years despite its rich culture and interest among Indian and foreign tourists. Is anyone listening?
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: 1. HazarDuari Palace
3. Khoshbag (via boating)
4. Katra Masjid
5. Rani Bhabani's Mandir (via boating)
Food: No big restaurants - but local 'dhabas' serve tasty local food (rice, curry, fish, chicken, mutton).
Shopping: Check out the mementos in the shops by the Hazarduari Palace or Katra Masjid. You may also try the Murshidabadi Sarees.
Activities & things to do: Visit the historical places on this side of the Ganges with a tonga ride.
Visit Khoshbagh and Rani Bhabani's Mandir (Char Banglar Mandir) via boat ride.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Kolkata, take the Hazarduari Express.
Stay in Hotel Manjusha by the Ganges.
WARNING: Hotel Manjusha is the only hotel in Murshidabad where you can spend your time watch the Ganges flow idly by from your hotel verandah. Opt for rooms 201 to 204 if you can. The hotel is usually booked in advance on weekends, so plan ahead.
Murshidabad Experience: Very nice to visit Murshidabad in winter season.We visit there in feb So ther is nice weather.We stay there 2 days.Hotel stuff Arange Tanga For us to Travel Siteseen.Overall it is nice.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We stay there and found there is only good restaurant is in hotel sagnik they serve good food,and there stuff is very friendly.Most Attractions In the Destination is Hazardwuary Palace,Kathgolap Bagan,Katramasjid.
Activities & things to do: To cover all the places there you must stay there 3 days,and must consult with hotel stuff.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hotel Stuff Gives us many Tips which help us through out our travels,like must burgen before hire a tanga,Hotel stuff gives a tour plan which help us .
Must visit Murshidabad In winter Season.
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