Tourist Spots in Murshidabad [Hazarduari Palace, Katra Mosque, Farakka Barrage and More]

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Murshidabad is a district or a part of West Bengal in India. It is 215 km away from Kolkata (Capital of West Bengal). Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of historical places in Murshidabad district. If you are looking for the tourist spots in Murshidabad district, then you may visit these places which I’ve mentioned. These all places are known as tourist spots or favorite places of this district such as Hazarduari palace, Katra Mosque, Farraka Barrage, Katgola began, Charbangla temple etc. This all places are famous for their own and unique Structure.

Location Map of murshidabad from west bengal

Tourist Spots in Murshidabad District (West Bengal, India)


HAZARDUARI PALACE:

Location – Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Railway Route:  Sealdah – Lalgola

Near Railway Station: Murshidabad

Distance:  219 from the capital of West Bengal (Kolkata)

Total area:  41 acres.

Formation: Greek style.

Country: India.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HzwEq6FV2Dz

Best season to visit: Winter season (October- February)

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Hazarduari Palace is most beautiful place in Murshidabad. This beautiful place of Murshidabad situated on the bank of river Bhagirathi.  Hazarduari built in the year of 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah. This palace built with thousand (1000) doors and that’s why this place is known as no 1 place of Murshidabad.  About 1000 doors 900 are real and 100 are letter built ornamentally. This place is one of the most attractive places because it has been built on 41 areas of land.  Now present days this place has been converted into a museum and boasts a collection of nearly 3000 artifacts. Another attraction of this beautiful palace is vintage cars and Fitted cars which are used by the Nawabs and their families.

Nizamat Imamhbara:

Location:  Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Distance:  219 from the capital of West Bengal (Kolkata)

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HzwEq6FV2Dz

Country: India.

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The famous Nizamat Imambara is literally huge and is situated opposite to Hazarduari palace. The old Nizamat Imambara was built by Nawab Siraj ud- Daulah in the Nizamat fort area. In the year of 1842 oldest Imambara destroyed by the fire.  The present Nizamat Imambara was constructed in 1847 AD by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jha, son of Humayun Jah.  It was built in just eleven months.  This historical destination considered as the largest Imambara in India and Bengal.

Tripolia Gate:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1RnmXpZwnuN2

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Tripolia Gate is situated beside the Hazarduari palace. This is the primary door for going too entered into the Hazarduari palace.

Katra Masjid:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Main Feature: Tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/DbrjzzsYuQo

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The Katra Masjid also is known as Katra Mosque. It is one of the oldest Masjid in Bengal. Katra Mosque is situated in Lalbagh, Murshidabad. Katra Masjid is famous for the grave of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. The Masjid was constructed by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan between the years of   1723-1724 and now it’s considered as an attraction of West Bengal. At the time of 1987’s earthquake, few parts of this mosque were completely destroyed. The word ‘Katra’ means ‘bazar or market’ and the word ‘Masjid’ means ‘Masque’. An ancient period a big market was surrounding beside over the mosque. In the front of this masque a big place is here and it’s used for reading Namaz. At a time 2000 Namaz readers completely read their Namaz.

Katgola bagan:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

              Near By Hazarduari palace (5 km)

Area: 3o acres

Owner: Lakshmipati Singh Durgar

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mjn9UBD6SRT2

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So many attractive places are situated in Murshidabad district, Katgola Bagan is one of them. Katgola Bagan also known as Katgola Garden. Katgola Bagan bari was constructed by Lakshmipati Singh Durgar. In this garden, you have seen so many beautiful things like Adinath temple or Paresh Nath temple, ornamented façade with valuable paintings, mirrors and priceless furniture. Adinath temple was built in the year of 1933 by Lakshmipati Singh Durgar due to inspiration from his mother. This temple it a dedication and Lakshmipati dedicated this temple to her mother. At that present time, katgola Bagan is rented out for film and television shooting. Once upon a time, the famous mega serial Janmobhumi was shot here.

Nashipur Rajbari:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Another name: Nashipur Rajbati

Constructed by: Raja kirti Chandra Singha Bahadur

Style: Miniature of Hazarduari Palace

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Nashipur Rajbari also known as Nashipur Rajbati. Nashipur Rajbati was one of the bigger zamindaries in Bengal. Nashipur Rajbari is a miniature or a small version of Hazarduari palace due to similarities of its features. The old Rajbati was built by Raja Debi Singha. The current place was constructed by Raja kirti Chandra Singha Bahadur in the year of 1865. Nashipur Rajbari was the house of Raja Devi singha and he is a tax collector at the time of British. Raja Devi singha was famous for strict tax collector. The most important and interesting festival of Nashipur Rajbari is Jhulan Yatra. Every year the month of august last five days here so many peoples come to celebrating Jhulan yatra and Rakhi purnima.

Motijhil:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Constructed by: Nawaazish Muhammad Khan

Lake style: Oxbow lake

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Once upon a time, Motijhil was famous for horse-shoe Shape Lake in Murshidabad. Now those days it more than famous for its beautiful park and lake also. The word ‘Moti’ means ‘Mukto’ and the word ‘Jhil’ means ‘lake’. Motijhil Palace was constructed by Nawaazish Muhammad Khan for his beautiful wife. It is also known as the ‘Company Bagh’. Motijhil was the resident of Ghaseti begam. In the year of 1771 to 1773, Motijhil was also the residence of Warren Hastings. In this jhil, you have seen so many beautiful features like Kala Masjid, Tombs etc.

Motijhil Park:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Constructed by: Indian Government.

Area: 350 acres

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6XLA2SgoNbP2

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Motijhil Park was newly formed by the state government of India. Motijhil Park was constructed for developing tourism facilities and preservation of the ecosystem. Motijhil Park covering the highest area of Murshidabad that’s why it takes the no one position in Asia. In this Park, you have seen so many beautiful items like Toy train, SeeSaws, Swings etc.

Wasef Manzil:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Built By: Sri Nawab Wasef Ali Mirza.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/veT3Eo3amj92

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Wasef Manzil in murshidabad
Wasef Manzil Museum

Wasef Manzil was constructed by Nawab Wasef Ali Mirza. This place is very near to the Hazarduari Palace. This old Wasef Manzil was destroyed in 1897 earthquake. Now Wasef Manzil is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and it has been transformed into a Museum.

Jafarganj cementrery:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Built by: Mir Jafar.

Total area: 3.51 acres.

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Jafarganj cemetery in murshidabad
Tombs of Nawab’s family members

Jafarganj Cementrery is located nearby Hazarduari Palace (Half Mile). This Place is famous for the tombs of family members of Nawab. This place was built by Mir Jafar.

Nimak Haram Deori:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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Nimak-haram-deori-murshidabad
Resident of Mir Jafar

Nimak Haram Deori is situated opposite side of Jafarganj Cementrery.  Nimak Haram Deori is a beautiful place for history lovers. It was the resident of Mir Jafar.

Footi Mosque:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Footi Mosque in Murshidabad
Incomplete Mosque – Footi Mosque

Footi Mosque is located at Kumarpore, Murshidabad. It is an incomplete work by Nawab Sarafiaz Khan. The main attraction of this tourist spot is its unique architectural style.

Jahan Kosha cannon:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Map:https://goo.gl/maps/mhiv91veZhm

jahan-kosha-cannon in Murshidabad
jahan kosha cannon

Jahan kosha cannon is known as the great gun. This huge important powerful gun brought by Nawab Murshid- Quli Khan. When he shifting his capital dakha to Murshidabad. Kings use it in the battle. This powerful gun last used by Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula to fight against British.

Tomb of Siraj –Ud- Daulah:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Built By: Nawab Alivardi Khan.

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Tomb of Siraj –Ud- Daulah is situated in Khushbagh, Murshidabad. Khushbagh is a garden which covers the grave of nawab Siraj- Ud- Daulah.  Khushbagh was constructed by 1st Nawab of Bengal, Nawab Alivardi Khan. This garden is famous for Nawab Tomb and 108 types of roses.

Tomb of Alivardi khan:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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Tomb of Alivardi khan In Murshidabad
Tomb of Alivardi khan

It is the Tomb of Tomb of Alivardi khan, he was last Nawab of free India. This Place also Known as Khushbagh. There is a beautiful rose garden inside the tomb. Many types of roses are present in this place.

House of Jagath Seth:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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Jagat Seth was a rich businessman and money leander during the time of Nawab Siraj- Ud-Daula. Jagat Seth’s house famous for old model structure and so many expensive furniture. Jagat Seth was More Popular in the Indian history as a Banker.

Tomb of Azimunnisa Begam:

Location: Lalbagh, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Map:https://goo.gl/maps/FBfdXdfQqZT2

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This is actually the grave of Azimunnisa Begam, the daughter of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. Suga Khan’s Wife Azimunnisa Begam was famous for the negative character in the history. It is true that she became addicted to child’s liver. By knowing real fact Suga Khan punished her wife and after Azimunnisa Begam’s dide her husband built this tomb with a beautiful garden.

Kiriteswari temple:

Location: Kireetkona Village, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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Kiriteswari temple is one of the oldest temple of Murshidabad district. It is famous as a Sakti Peetha (Sati Peetha). 51 major Shakti Peethas are situated all over in India, Kiriteswari temple is one of them. The holy temple of Mata Kiriteswari also known as Mukuteshwari Temple. The word ‘Mukut’ means ‘crown ’. Main important item of this temple is ‘crown or Headdress’ of Shakti Mata.  The original Temple of Mata Sati was destroyed in 1405. The present temple was built by Raja Darpanarayana in the 19th century.

Jalangi River:

Location: Jalangi, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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Jalangi River in Murshidabad
Best Picnic spot beside Jalangi River

Jalangi is a beautiful river of Nawab city. This River is situated on the border of India and Bangladesh. The point where Jalangi meets Ganga it’s called or known as Hooghly. This amazing place famous as a picnic spot.

Dutch Cemetery:

Location: Cossimbazar, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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The Dutch Cemetery is famous as an English Cemetery of Cossimbazar, Murshidabad. These Cemeteries have the tombs of many important British residents, who lived in Cossimbazar and died hare. Now those days it’s maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Bhavaniswar Mandir:

Location: Baranagar, Murshidabad.

Built By: Queen of Natore.

Model style: Terracotta Sculpture.

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Bhavaniswar Mandir murshidabad
Bhavaniswar Mandir – Azimganj

The Bhavaniswar Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it was constructed by Queen of Natore in the year of 1750 AD. This temple is famous for excellent models of the terracotta sculpture.

Char Bangla Temple:

Location: Baranagar, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Built By: Rani Bhavani.

Model style: Terracotta Sculpture.

Map:https://goo.gl/maps/76ofTN5HHPF2

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Char Bangla Temple is an ideal place to see Bengal Architecture. This temple is situated in Barnagar, Azimganj of Murshidabad district. In the year 1755, this temple was built by Queen Bhavani of Natore.

Farakka Barrage:

Location: Farakka, Murshidabad (W.B.)

Opening Year: 1972

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Farakka Barrage is famous for (NTPC- National Thermal Power Corporation) Super Thermal Power Station and Barrage. This Barrage is about 2.24 Kilometres long. In this Barrage has 109 gates of which 108 gets over the river and another one is on the river.

Dahapara Temple:

Location: Azimganj, Murshidabad (W.B.)

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Dahapara Temple in Murshidabad
Dahapara Temple

Dahapara Temple is one of the beautiful temples in Azimganj of Murshidabad district. It is known as Jagatbandhu dham. Every year in April here so many peoples come to celebrating Jagatabandu’s birthday.

Karnasubarna:

Location: Karnasubarna , Murshidabad.

Built By:  King Shashanka

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Karnasubarna was the capital of king Shashanka and it is located in Murshidabad district. Shashanka was the first important king of ancient Bengal. This place is famous for excellent models of the terracotta sculpture.

So friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing places in Murshidabad District.

Thank You…………..