- Modest town of Murshidabad is studded.
- Most of legendary sports of Indian history.
- It was the capital during the reign of Siraj-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Bengal.
- A flourishing trading town.
- Airport : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), 211 kms distance from Kolkata.
- Rail : Well connected with Murshidabad Railway Station.
- Road : Well connected with Road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
Hazaarduari Palace, Medina Masjid, Bara Imambara, Garden-trio of Khoshbag-Roshnibag-Farahbag, Motijheel or Pearl Lake, Katra Masjid, Jahan Kosha
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
- Bera Utsav
- Hazarduari Mela
For more information visit https://murshidabad.gov.in/
ATTRACTIONS OF MURSHIDABAD:
Hazaarduari Palace (Palace of Thousand Doors):
- Gothic style palace on the banks Bhagirathi was built in 1837.
- It houses a museum, exhibiting a rare collection of old arms, Nawab’s silver throne, ivory sofa, ivory palanquins, oil paintings etc.
- Medina Masjid
- Bara Imambara
- Garden-trio of Khoshbag-Roshnibag-Farahbag
- Motijheel or Pearl Lake
- Katra Masjid
- Jahan Kosha
ART & CULTURE
Lvory and Wood:
- Craft industry dates back at the time of the Nawabs.
- A milky-white sponge-wood.
- Delicate and beautiful objects of art.
- Flowery designs, decorative head-wears of gods and goddesses, garlands, exquisite figurines like faces of gods and goddesses.
- Baluchari sarees are figured silk saree produced in the town.
- Silk brocaded designs with respect to their colours.
- 23 kms from Murshidabad.
- Famous for the Jor Bangla temple.
- Built by Rani Bhabani in 18th century.
- Finest example of Bengal’s terracotta temples.
- Ruins of mansions and cemeteries of the English and Dutch settlements can still be seen here.
- Famous for raw silk (tussar) production.
- Government Silk Research Centre is located here.