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State: West Bengal
District: Murshidabad
Lalbagh, Pin: 742149
Famous for/as: Historical
Official Languages: Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, English
Climate/Weather: Summer 30 to 40°C
Winter 12 to 23°C


Hazarduari Palace
Literary meaning a palace of thousand doors, Hazarduari Palace was once the abode of a Nawab. Built in the year 1830, by General Duncan McLeod of the Bengal Engineers, the palace boasts of a banquet hall lined with mirrors and a circular Durbar Hall. Just as the name says, the palace has about 1000 doors, but only 900 of it are real. Magnificently built, the palace boasts of a striking architecture and arresting interiors. Today a museum, the palace fondly exhibits some of the most outstanding things of the imperial era. More

Katra Mosque
Situated one and a half km away from Murshidabad Railway Station, on the Berhampore-Lalgola Road, Katra Mosque is one of the must-see places in the Murshidabad district. Built by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, in 1723-24, the mosque flaunts an imposing structure, what with the gorgeous building having huge domes and high minarets.

Kathgola is an important tourist destination in Murshidabad. A palace garden of Raja Dhanpat Singh Dugar and Lakshmipat Singh Dugar, the place is home to the famous Adinath Temple. It lies about half a km southeast of Mahimapur. The temple has a rich religious and cultural heritage. The temple is beautifully ornamented with a typical Jain style that lends a unique beauty to this temple.

Wasef Manzil
Built by Sir Wasef Ali Mirza, Nawab of Murshidabad, Wasef Manzil is a beautiful palace that displays the imperial glory and majestic charm of the yesteryears. Once the residence of Nawab Wasef Ali Mirza, the beautiful palace has now been converted into a museum. Wasef Manzil is located extremely close to the Hazarduari Palace. The beautiful statues of this palace are worth seeing.

Nizamat Imambara
Built by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah, son of Humayun Jah, in 1847 AD, Nizamat Imambara lies parallel to the north face of the Hazarduari Palace. The imambara was first built by Siraj-ud-Doula, but after its destruction in fire, it was again reconstructed. The largest imambara in Bengal and perhaps India as well, Nizamat took about 11 months to be completed.

Khosh Bagh

Khosh Bagh lies on the opposite banks of Bhagirathi. The grave of Nawab Alivardi Khan, Alivardi`s Mother, Siraj-ud-Doula and his wife Lutfannesha and other members of the Nawab family lie here. The Khosh Bagh cemetery is built over 7.65 acres of land.

Jafarganj Cemetery
Jafarganj CemeteryAbout half a mile from the Hazarduari Palace is Jafarganj the ruined palace of Mir Jafar. The Cemetery contains the tombs of the Nawab`s Nazim, from Mir Jafar to Humayun Jah. Mir Jafar`s father Syud Ahmed Nazafi, Alivardi Khan`s sister, Shahkhanum, Mir Jafar`s widows, Munni Begam and Babbu Begam, Mohamed Ali Khan, the brother and Ismail Ali Khan and Asraf Ali Khan, the sons-in-law of Mir Jafar, lie buried here. This cemetery was built by Mir Jafar, over an area of 3.51 acres.

Jahan Kosha Cannon
Jahan Kosha, a huge cannon, is about 1 km of Katra. It was built in the early 17th century by craftsman Janardan Karmakar of Dhaka. Kadam Sarif is a beautiful mosque near Jahan Kosha said to contain a replica of the footprint of Hazrat Mohammad, the prophet. The canon is 17.5 ft long and weighs 16,880 lb., with a girth of 5 feet at the touch hole end. The diameter of the touch hole is one and a half inches, and th

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