Murshidabad 1n 2d

1N Murshidabaad

Murshidabad is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, a distributary of the Ganges River. It forms part of the Murshidabad district. During the 18th-century, Murshidabad was a prosperous city.It was the capital of the Bengal Subah in the Mughal Empire for seventy years, with a jurisdiction covering modern-day Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. It was the seat of the hereditary Nawab of Bengal and the state's treasury, revenue office and judiciary. Bengal was the richest Mughal province. Murshidabad was a cosmopolitan city. Its population peaked at 700,000 in the 1750s. It was home to wealthy banking and merchant families from different parts of the Indian subcontinent and wider Eurasia, including the Jagat Seth and Armenians. European companies, including the British East India Company, the French East India Company, the Dutch East India Company and the Danish East India Company, conducted business and operated factories around the city. Silk was a major product of Murshidabad. The city was also a center of art and culture, including for ivory sculptors, Hindustani classical music and the Murshidabad style of Mughal painting. The city's decline began with the defeat of the last independent Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-Daulah at the Battle of Plassey in 1757. The Nawab was demoted to the status of a zamindar known as the Nawab of Murshidabad. The British shifted the treasury, courts and revenue office to Calcutta. In the 19th century, the population was estimated to be 46,000. Murshidabad became a district headquarters of the Bengal Presidency. It was declared as a municipality in 1869. *The given price is on twin sharing basis for minimum 4 persons travelling together*

Highlights

  • Hazarduari Palace-Nizamat Imambara-Katra Masjid-Motijheel-Jahan Kosha Cannon-Yellow mosque-The Chawk Mosque-Dutch Cemetary-Wasif Manzil

Accommodation

1 night(s) in Murshidabaad

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Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kolkata To Murshidabad And Local Sightseeing

  • Your tour begins with a pick up from your hotel/residence in Kolkata city limits at pick-up time selected by you during the booking.
  • Journey to Murshidabad is about 200 kilometres and may take up to 5 hours.
  • It's recommended to start the tour early to have plenty of time to see the places without rushing.
  • Upon arrival in Murshidabad, the following landmarks are recommended for today's tour:
  • Hazarduari Palace: The name literally means a palace with a thousand doors, known as the Bara Kothi, is located in the campus of Kila Nizamat in Murshidabad.
  • Nizamat Imambara: Built in the year of 1847 it is a Shia Muslim congregation hall and is among the largest in India and Bengal.
  • Break for lunch at a local restaurant at your convenience.
  • You should book the overnight stay at a hotel in Murshidabad where the driver will drop you at the end of today's tour.

Day 2: Murshidabad Local Sightseeing And Return Journey To Kolkata

  • On the second day after you have freshened up and ready for the day's tour, the driver will pick you up for today's tour.
  • The following landmarks are recommended for today's tour:
  • Katra Masjid: It is a is a mosque and the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan built between 1723 and 1724.
  • Motijheel: It is a horse-shoe shaped lake in Murshidabad, it was created by Nawazish Muhammad Khan, the son-in-law of Nawab Alivardi Khan.
  • Jahan Kosha Cannon: Placed in the Topekhana a quarter of a mile to the southeast of the Katra Mosque, this cannon's name literally means Destroyer of the World.
  • Yellow mosque: As yellow was the favourite colour of Nawab Siraj-Ud Daullah, this mosque was coloured yellow unlike the usual white ones, it is located near to the Hazarduari Palace.
  • The Chawk Mosque: It is a mosque which was founded in the year of 1767 AD by Munny Begum, wife of Nawab Mir Zafar.
  • Dutch Cemetary: As the name suggests it is a graveyard of the Dutch explorers who once came to Murshidabad.
  • Wasif Manzil: The Wasif Manzil or the New Palace was built by Nawab Wasif Ali Mirza Khan.
  • After the completion of the tour, the return journey to Kolkata will start and is expected to take up to 5 hours.
  • The driver will drop you back at your hotel/residence in Kolkata city limits.

Inclusions

Murshidabaad

  • Transfers
  • Sightseeing Tour

Exclusions

  • Flight/Rail Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any additional meals other than mentioned in the inclusion
  • Items of personal nature like portage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • Will be updated at the time of booking.
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