Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a town that is situated in the north of Bengal. It was used as a principle port in the past. Once upon a time, the city of Murshidabad was one of the largest cities in the whole world. Murshidabad is historically a very valuable place. It is the place where the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-daula, was killed in a war with British.

For sight seeing in and around the town of Murshidabad, hiring a bike-rickshaw would be a good idea as the various tourist spots in the town are quite far apart.

Murshidabad is the city, which was the last capital of the independent state of West Bengal. It was named after the Dewan of three states of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. Posotioned on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, Murshidabad is a city famous for Murshidabadi Silk.

Plassey or Palashi is an important historical place, situated at about forty kilometer south of Murshidabad where the historic battle was fought between Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula and Lord Clive in the year 1757. It is an important tourist destination and is a must-visit-spot for everyone who comes to Murshidabad.

The most famous of the tourist destinations in Murshidabad are:

  • Hazarduari Palace
  • Great Imambara
  • Nimak Haram Deohri
  • Parswanath Jain Temple
  • Katra Mosque
  • Moti Jhil
  • Jafarganj Cememtary
  • Jahankosha Canon
  • Wasef Manzil
The Hazarduari Palace was built around 1837 following the European Architecture style. It has now been converted into an interesting museum. It remains open everyday from ten in the morning to four in the afternoon, except Fridays.Great Imambara is another place of historical value and is now an important tourist spot.

Last updated on June 06, 2013