Sited on the southern bank of the Bhagirathi (a tributary of the Ganges), the city of Murshidabad is a paradise for history lovers. Most importantly, for those who want to know would like to get acquainted with the last days of the Mughal rule in India prior it incepted into the British Empire. This city was founded by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan and was once the last capital of independent Bengal. This place is dotted with various stunning 18th century monuments. Impressed by this city's striking beauty, Lord Clive once called 'Murshidabad', the eastern equivalent of London. Enduring traditions of Murshidabad are sure to capture your fancy. You will certainly come away more erudite about Indian history. Captivated by the rich heritage of Murshidabad? Plan a visit to this place by exploring the Murshidabad holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in. Choose any of the best offer for Murshidabad tour and get indulge in the beauty.
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Once an abode of a Nawab and literary meaning a palace of thousand doors, was constructed in the year 1830 by General Duncan McLeod of the Bengal Engineers. It has a circular Durbar Hall and a banquet hall lined with mirrors. Today it serve as a museum, it displays some of the most outstanding artefacts of the imperial era.
Located one and a half KM away from Murshidabad Railway Station, on the Berhampore-Lalgola Road, it is one of the must-see places in the Murshidabad district. This mosque was built by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan during the year 1723-24. It flaunts an impressive structure with huge high minarets and domes.
It is a popular tourist destination in Murshidabad. Kathgola includes a palace garden of Raja Dhanpat Singh Dugar and Lakshmipat Singh Dugar, which is home to the famous Adinath Temple. This temple has a rich cultural heritage and religious significance. This temple is beautifully adorned with a typical Jain style that gives a unique beauty to this temple.
Constructed by Nawab of Murshidabad, Sir Wasef Ali Mirza, it is a beautiful palace that exhibits the imperial glory and royal charm of the yesteryears. Wasef Manzil was the residence of Nawab Wasef Ali Mirza, which has now been transformed into a museum.
Built by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah, son of Humayun Jah in 1847 AD, this attraction lies parallel to the north face of the Hazarduari Palace. This imambara was first built by Siraj-ud-Doula, but after its destruction in fire, it was again reconstructed. Nizamat Imambara is the largest in Bengal as well as across India.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Jahankosha Canon, Jafarganj Cemetery, Khosh Bagh, Nasipur Palace, Footi mosque and Moti Jheel etc. are some of the other popular tourist attractions that you must try to visit.