Best Sightseeing Places in Murshidabad
Before going for your Murshidabad vacation, be familiar with where you must visit on
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
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
Best Time for Holidaying in Murshidabad
Like the rest of West Bengal (besides the hills, of course), Murshidabad remains hot
and humid throughout the year and the monsoon rains do little to reduce the sultriness
of this place. Therefore, the best time to visit is 'winter and spring'- between the
months of October and March. Winter is the duration when the weather is pleasant
and even slightly chilly at night. Enjoy sightseeing and other outdoor activities on your
Murshidabad trip during this time.
Must Buy Things from Murshidabad
Murshidabad is a heaven for shopaholics as they will get a wonderful shopping
experience at the place. This place is popular worldwide for its brass and bell metal
ware, traditional Bengali muslin and silk weaves, Jamdanis and brocades. You can buy
these items for home and as souvenirs for home. Tourist who loves to explore different
types of sweets and have sweet tooth must visit Khagraghat and Azimganj where you
will find a variety of delicious Bengali sweets, especially 'khaja' that is made with lemon,
sesame seeds and sugar. If want, you can pack some of them for home.
Explore Options to Reach Murshidabad
Before booking your Murshidabad holiday packages, you should know about the
modes to reach this city. Read on to more:
Kolkata International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of about 195 KM
from Berhampore, the headquarter town. Regular flights operates from here connecting
the city to India and abroad. You can hire tourist taxis, or buses to reach Murshidabad.
Berhampore Court railway station is the main station, which connects the district of
Murshidabad with Kolkata and the other cities of West Bengal. There are regular trains
that connect the station to the Sealdah station in Kolkata.
Well maintained road network make traveling to Murshidabad extremely easy. The
place is easily accessible from Kolkata, Burdwan, Suri, Rampurhat, Bolpur, Malda,
Krishnagar as there are regular buses that ply to Berhampore (headquarter). Select any
mode of Murshidabad travel and enjoy memorable trip.