MURSHIDABAD
ABOUT THE PLACE

History speaks from every nook and corner of Murshidabad. The erstwhile capital of Bengal though has lost its grandeur but has still managed to retain its aristocracy through the palaces, mansions, gardens, mosques, and other architectural edifices. A tour in and around the city is like a journey back into the times of Nawabs with history of Bengal unfolding before ones eyes.



HOW TO REACH

From Chitpur station 3113 Hazarduari Express leaves for Murshidabad. Lalgola Express, Lalgola Fast Passanger and Bhagirathi Express leaves from Sialdah.

All the buses heading towards north Bengal passes through Baharampur. Murshidabad is 11 km from Murshidabad.


BEST TIME TO VISIT

A winter weekend can be relished in the historical CITY OF Murshidabad.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Sagnik
Tel: (03482) 270051

Hotel Mahjusha
Tel: (03482) 270321

Hotel Indrajit
Tel: (03482) 271858/ 270564/09434000435


GETTING AROUND

The historical palaces and gardens are spread on both the sides of the river Bhagirathi. The palaces, monuments and mosques are on the east bank while the gardens of Khoshbagh, Roshnaibagh, Farhabag and a part of Hira Jhil lie on the west bank of Bhagirathi.

Biggest attraction of Murshidabad is Hazarduari palace. A three-storied mansion converted in to a museum by the Archeological Survey of India is now known as Hazarduari Palace Museum. It preserves some precious arms and amours used in the battle of Palashi, the swords of Alibordi and Siraj-ud-Doula and many other evidences of history.

Around the Hazarduari Museum other attractions are Madina mosque, Bachhawali Tope, Ghantaghar, Imambara, Wasef Manzil.
Katra mosque is the next best attraction of Murshidabad. Besides, Phuti Mosque, mansion of Jagat Seth, Katgola garden, Nandipur Palace, Nimakharam Deuri, Black Mosque, Motijhil, Radhamadhav temple, shrine of Rani Bhawani, temple of Eklingadev, Kiritesweri temple, and many other places are worth visiting.