The modest town of Murshidabad is studded with most of legendary spots of Indian history. It was the capital during the reign of Siraj-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Bengal and a flourishing trading town.
Hazaarduari Palace) Palace of Thousand Doors)
The Gothic style palace on the banks of Bhagirathi was built in 1837. Today, it houses a museum, exhibiting a rare collectionof old arms, Nawab’s silver throne, ivory sofa, ivory palanquins, oil paintings etc. Other sites of interest are, Medina Masjid, Bara Imambara, the garden-trio of Khoshbag – Roshnibag – Farahbag, Motijheel or the Pearl Lake, Katra mashid and jahan Kosha cannon etc.
Murshidabad Tour Information
The temple town is famous for the Jor bangle temple built by Rani Bhabani in 18th century. It is one of the finest examples of Bengal’s terracotta temples.
The ruins of Mansions and cemeteries of the English and Dutch settlements can still be seen here. Berhampur is also famous for raw silk (tussar) production and the Government Silk research Centre is located here. It is said that the mutiny of 1857, actually started from here on 26th February.