Murshidabad- Cultural

Travel-and-Leisure West Bengal has always been cultural and historic ground for those enthusiasts who want to explore India. There are many monuments and sites connected to major events that occurred during the Indian freedom struggle against the British. Murshidabad is one such town with historically valuable sites. This town which was the capital of Bengal once was later captured by British and anointed the title to Kolkata. Some of the interesting places here are Hazarduari, The Imambara, Wasef Manzil, Katra Mosque, Jahankosha Canon, Jafarganj Cemetery, Khosh Bagh, Katgola Palace, Nasipur Palace, Footi mosque and Moti Jheel The Hazarduari Palace is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad; it is the palace with a thousand doors. Built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod this three-storey palace was owned by Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. European architectural style adds more attraction to the thousand doors and 114 rooms and 8 galleries built inside this palace. It is functioning as a museum now and has an exquisite collection of armoury, splendid paintings, exhaustive portraits of the Nawabs, various works of art including beautiful works of ivory (Murshidabad School) of China (European) and many other valuables. Nizamat Imambara built in 1847 AD, by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah, son of Humayun Jah, is located parallel to the north face of the Hazarduari Palace. The Imambara, which is the largest in Bengal, is perhaps the largest in India. Katra Mosque is a famous mosque which is situated at one and a half km from Murshidabad Railway Station on the Berhampore-Lalgola Road. It was built by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan in 1723-24 and has huge domes and high minarets also, a simple cemetery of the Nawab below the front staircase. Murshidabad is well connected with Kolkata. Airport in Kolkata is N. S. C. Bose International Airport at Dumdum. From Kolkata, Murshidabad is only at a distance of 195 Km. Tourist taxi, hired car, auto-rickshaw are available from Berhampore, the district capital town of Murshidabad. Travelers can visit the tourist spots at Murshidabad town such as Azimganj, Jiaganj, Kandi, Sagardighi, Karnasuvarna among others. Frequent Bus services are available from Kolkata (from Sahid Minar, Ultadanga) to Berhampore. Most of the North Bengal buses stop at Berhampore. Buses from nearby district town of West Bengal i.e. Burdwan, Rampurhat, Suri, Bolpur, Malda, Krishnagar and Durgapur regularly ply to Berhampore. The main railway station at Berhampore is, Berhampore Court which is connected with Sealdah Station at Kolkata. Some of the important trains here are, Bhagirathi Express & the Lalgola Passenger from the Sealdah Railway Station which reaches Berhampore Court Railway Station in 5 to 6 hours. (13113 / 13114) Hazarduari Express and (13117/13118) Dhanadhanye Express reaches Lalgola and Berhampore Court Station from Kolkata Station respectively. Most of the Hotels in Murshidabad also offers facilities for sightseeing expedition and jungle safaris, apart from pick-up and drop facilities from the various transit points. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: