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Jafarganj Cemetery

Jafarganj Cemetery  Video Review
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Jafarganj Cemetery

Susanta Sadhukhan
14th Jan 18

KATHGOLA Jain temple

KATHGOLA Jain temple  Video Review
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Kathgola Gardens

Swakhar Pachal
14th Jan 18

Jain Temple

Jain Temple  Video Review
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Kathgola Gardens

Susanta Sadhukhan
14th Jan 18

Motijheel

Motijheel  Video Review
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Motijheel

Chandra Sadhukhan
17th Jan 18

Cementry

Cementry  Video Review
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Jafarganj Cemetery

Chandra Sadhukhan
16th Jan 18

Imambara in Murshidabad

Imambara in Murshidabad  Video Review
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Imambara

Swakhar Pachal
15th Jan 18

Motijheel at Murshidabad

Motijheel at Murshidabad  Video Review
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Motijheel

Susanta Sadhukhan
15th Jan 18

House Of Jagat Seth in Murshidabad

House Of Jagat Seth in Murshidabad  Video Review
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House Of Jagat Seth

Susanta Sadhukhan
15th Jan 18

Imambara in Murshidabad

Imambara in Murshidabad  Video Review
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Imambara

Chandra Sadhukhan
15th Jan 18

Nice location

Nice location  Video Review
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Imambara

Susanta Sadhukhan
15th Jan 18

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Sk aftab Alam

Sk aftab Alam5.0/5

1 review

A tour of royal history of Murshidabad,

A tour to past an era of nawab of Bengal. Once richest city of world. From muslim ruler to jamindar to marwari banker once filled the city with mohor, jewellery etc. City once filled with palaces, power, conspiracy, ****, sorrow, happiness. Slowly and gradually lost its glory, thousand of landmark collapsed into history. Today Murshidabad merely a poor district of west bengal, india. But history still trying to raise it, what it was. Still a perfect tourist spot who love history and peace. Come and see Murshidabad, where you can see several landmark like hazarduari palace, Katra mosque, nizamat immambara, wasef mazil, cossimbazar 2 palaces, nasirpur palace, jagayseth house, dugar family palace( kathgola), a new form of motijheel, and many more.

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Suvo Saha

Suvo Saha4.3/5

21 reviews

Histoty come to you face to face

Beautiful place to visit. Many historical places are situated in Murshidabad. You can visit Hazarduari Palace, kathgola Gardens, Katra Masjid, motijheel and so many others historical places. Also Ganga river flows from Murshidabad. This place was the capital of Bengal Bihar and Orissa from the time of British rule. This place kept his Glory still now you can visit and enjoy the history of Bengal many finest Hotel exist in Murshidabad where you can stay and also many travel options are available here.

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Murshidabad Overview

Murshidabad is a district in the state of West Bengal that is situated on the southern bank of the River Bhagirathi. It used to be the capital of undivided Bengal during the rule of the Mughals. The Nawabs of Bengal ruled this historical place for a long time. Many historical buildings with ancient architecture are a part of Murshidabad’s history. Out of them, the most popular building is the Hazar Duari Palace and others are Moti Jhill and Muradbagh Palace. Murshidabad covers a land area of about 5,341 square km. Many agro-based industries including cotton and silk textiles are based here.

Murshidabad has witnessed a great deal of Palace politics and treachery that led to the transfer of its control from the last independent Nawab, Siraj-ud-Daulah to the East India Company. This transfer was the result of a contract between the Company and the Nawabs in the year 1757 AD due to the defeat suffered by Siraj-ud-Daulah at the hands of the English troops.

The Nawab was later on murdered as a part of the conspiracy between the company and Mir Jafar. It was after this battle, the East India Company shifted its capital to Calcutta and in the early eighteenth century, the city got its present name and shape. The East India Company ruled this province for many years after the battle.

Many other kings also ruled different districts here like in the capital city of Sasanka, the king of Gouda ruled in the seventh century AD. The other Pala kings of Bengal were in this district in parts of Mahipala. After the seventh century, Nawab Murshid Quli Khan named Murshidabad as the capital city of Sube Bangla, which also included Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. There are several religions practised by different races here like Buddhism, Vaishnavism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity.

Some of the popular places in Murshidabad are Katra Masjid, which was built in 1724 AD by Nawab Murshid Quili Khan. Jahankosh, which is a huge cannon, about 17.5 ft long, was built by Janardhan Karmakar in Decca. Other than these ancient sites, there are palaces like Wasef Manzil that was built by the Nawab of Murshidabad, Sir Wasef Ali Mirza. The main attractions in this palace are the marble stairs and statues. Other attractions here include Traitors Gate, the place where Siraj-ud-Daulah was assassinated, Hazar Dwari Palace and Kathgola.


Photos of Murshidabad

Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad

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Shankha Sanyal

Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad
Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad

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Angshuman Banerjee

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Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad

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Pathak Ramesh

Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad
Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad

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Pathak Ramesh

Hazarduari Palace, Murshidabad

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