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A historic city on the banks of River Bhagirathi, a tributary of River Ganges, Murshidabad is an interesting tourist destination in West Bengal. From the Nawabs of the pre-British era to the Lords from England, Murshidabad has seen history from its core. This small tourist haven in West Bengal serves as a place that manages to combine the beauty of the past with the beliefs of the present. A town that rose in prominence during the rule of Bengal Subah under Alivardi Khan and Murshid Quli Khan, Murshidabad and its adjacent town of Cossimbazar continued to play a significant role during the early years of British rule in Bengal. Siraj-ud-Daullah, the last sovereign ruler of Murshidabad aka Bengal, was defeated in Plassey, marking the beginning of the British rule in India. Today Murshidabad has lost its place of glory but continues to draw people with its colorful past and architectural splendor. It is among the most popular weekend getaways in the state.
The best time to travel to Murshidabad Tour Packages is winter from September – March, this is the best time to visit Mshidabad concerning weather, as the temperatures range between 5°C and 30°C. The days are charming, pleasant, and comfortably cool. Monsoon is also good at Murshidabad.
BY AIR: The small town that it is, Murshidabad does not have air connectivity. Travelers arriving by flight will have to disembark at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Dum Dum, Kolkata. It is one of the major airports in the country that enjoys great connectivity with almost all parts of India and has international flights as well to some of the East Asian countries. Private and public carriers operate regular flights to and from Kolkata. For those traveling to Murshidabad, they need to take a cab, taxi, or bus to reach the historic town.
BY TRAIN: Murshidabad boasts of its railway station, namely, the Murshidabad Railway Station. It is fairly well connected with Kolkata and neighboring towns and cities. It lies on the Sealdha-Ranaghat-Krishnanagar-Berhampore-Lalgola line in Bengal. Some popular express trains pass through Murshidabad and make a halt. Dhandhanya Express, Bhagirathi Express, Hazarduari Express are some of the trains that connect Murshidabad to other areas of the state. For those visiting Murshidabad from outside Bengal, they need to change trains at Sealdah.
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BY ROAD: Given the presence of Grand Trunk Road in Bengal, Murshidabad is well connected to most parts of the state. Murshidabad and the capital city of Kolkata have buses plying regularly between them. It is located about 200 km from Kolkata, 177 km from Asansol, 39 km from Kandi, and 164 km from Durgapur. West Bengal State Road Transport Corporation (WBSRTC) and private bus companies offer regular bus services from Murshidabad to different parts of the state. From Kolkata, it is a comfortable 4 hours drive and some people choose to drive themselves. By road you have Two route options - 1,) Kolkata - Bardhaman - Baharampur - Murshidabad / And 2) Kolkata - Ranaghat - Plassey - Murshidabad.
SUGGESTED TOUR ITINERARY:
DAY 1: ARRIVAL MURSHIDABAD
The journey starts from Kolkata by Train (Train Fare not included with the package cost). On arrival, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your pre-booked Rajbari Roop Katha Guest House. Enjoy your welcome drink & check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day free for enjoying the Rajabri in and around. Overnight stay at Murshidabad.
DAY 2: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
After a nice breakfast, you can move to your tour locations. Firstly visit Hazarduari Palace or the Palace of a Thousand Doors –
It was built during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah (1824-1838 AD) by the famous architect McLeod Duncan. He followed the classic Greek (Doric) style. It is believed that the palace owes its name to the presence of more than a thousand real and false doors and vast corridors in it. It was built 72 years after the battle of Plassey. The work started in 1829 and culminated in 1837. Today, it houses a museum, the palace, and various artifacts used by the Nawabs including the silver throne, ivory sofa, and palanquins, paintings, weapons, and armory. It is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the central government.
Imambara - This faces the Hazarduari Palace. It is believed that it is one of the biggest Imambaras in India. Before the present structure, there existed a wooden Imambara constructed by Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah. The white building with its architectural splendor inspires awe.
Medina Mosque - This small mosque is situated between the Hazarduari Palace and the Imambara. It is said that Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah had brought mud from Karbala on his head and placed them at Medina. It is stated that it houses a replica of Hazrat Muhammad's tomb at Madina. The colorful tiled verandah looks beautiful. Near this, one can see the Bacchawali Tope, which was recovered from Bhagirathi during the reign of Nawab Humayun Jah. It required 18 kgs of gunpowder and it is said that the sound that it made when it was fired was so terrible that pregnant women suffered miscarriages. This is why the name - Bacchawali Tope.
Motijheel - This crescent-shaped huge lake was dug up right in front of the magnificent three-story palace, built by Nawab Nawajes Mohammad Khan for his wife Ghaseti Begum. The palace (it does not exist anymore) was known for the large variety of marbles and flower plants. People here say that the treasures of the Nawab were buried in a room here. An Englishmen who tried to unearth the wealth met with a fatal end. It is believed that wealth is protected by some supernatural force. It is stated that the Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah was jealous of the grandeur of Motijheel and he constructed ˜Hirajheel" which eventually drowned in the Ganga.
Mosque - This mosque houses the tomb of Murshid Kuli Khan, the founder of Murshidabad. The mosque was constructed between 1723-1724 and the Nawab had expressed his desire to be buried here. The Nawab died in 1725. It was also his wish that a market is established in the vicinity of this mosque. The word ˜Katra" means the market and hence the name. This single-aisle mosque stands on a high platform within a square courtyard and was originally surrounded by five domes. ASI maintains this mosque.
Katgola Garden - Lachmi Prasad is credited to be the founder of this garden that houses a beautiful palace. One can see valuable paintings, furniture, and mirrors inside the palace. There is a beautiful temple here which is dedicated to Paresh Nath.
Jahankosha Canon - Jahankosha canon is the biggest cannon at the armory or the Topekhana, which is located at the south-eastern corner of Katra mosque. It means 'conqueror of the universe'. It is said to be 12 feet long, 3 feet wide and the circumference of its mouth is more than one feet. It was made by blacksmith Janardhan Karmakar of Dhaka in 1637.
Nashipur Rajbati - The palace was constructed by King Kirtichand Bahadur in the late 19th century. Within the palace compound two temples, that of Ramachandra and Lakshmi-Narayana were built and they are worth a watch. There are two cannons here which people say were gifted by Robert Clive to Mir Jafar.
The Stable - It was built during the period of Murshid Kuli Khan for keeping Arabian horses, camels, and elephants. All that remains of this huge stable today are just high walls and a gate. This area has become a popular market place.
Wasif Manzil - The Nawab Bahadur of Murshidabad, Sir Syud Wasif Ali Meerza constructed this new palace. This is located in the south of the Hazarduari Palace. It boasted of beautiful gardens and artificial hillocks and hence, it was known as a ˜landscape garden". Many members of the Nizamut family lived in this palace.
Khosh Bagh - This garden is situated on the opposite bank of the river Bhagirathi. Tourists can cross the river in trawlers and visit this garden. Nawab Ali Vardi Khan, Ali Vardi's mother, Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah and his wife Lutfannesha and other members of the Nawab family are buried here. After the death of Siraj-ud-Daulah, Lutfannesha was made to take care of the cemetery. She was given a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 and she spent almost the entire revenue for its upkeep. Old-timers say that a wide variety of beautiful flowers graced the garden. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 3: RETURN JOURNEY
Morning free for personal activity and having breakfast and drop at Rail station for your return journey to Kolkata by HAZARDUARI EXP @16:55 Hours / Similar (Train fare not included with the package cost) with sweet memories...
NAME OF THE HOTEL / RAJBARI: “HERITAGE BENGAL ROOPKATHA GUEST HOUSE"
Location: 12 Road Cossimbazar, near India, Kasim Bazar, West Bengal 742102
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NOTE: THE MENTIONED RATE IS VALID MINIMUM 04 ADULTS TRAVEL TOGETHER.
In the event of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:
60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the Tour/service cost45 days prior to arrival: 20% of the Tour/service cost15 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Tour/service cost10 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour/service cost
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In the case of Special Trains Journeys and peak season hotel bookings a separate cancellation policy is applicable (which can be advised as and when required).
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In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals, etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
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