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*
2 night(s) in Murshidabaad
Day 1: Kolkata – Murshidabad (6.5 Hrs Approx.210 Kms)
Arrive in Kolkata and proceed to Azimganj Murshidabad. Check into the Bari Kothi Heritage Hotel in Azimganj. The name of the house, Bari Kothi (literally meaning is the Palace of the Elder). Bari Kothi is known across Murshidabad as one of the most architecturally significant houses in the region showcasing Greek, Roman and French architecture. Overnight at Bari Kothi Heritage Hotel.
Day 2: Murshidabad Sightseeing
Today after breakfast proceed for a full day tour of Murshidabad covering Hazarduari Palace or the Palace of a Thousand Doors, Katra Mosque, Nashipur Rajbati, Katgola Garden, Imambara and Medina Mosque which is situated between the Hazarduari Palace and the Imambara. Later return to the hotel. Overnight at Bari Kothi Heritage Hotel.
Day 3: Murshidabad – Kolkata
Today after breakfast proceed to Plassey (02 hours drive) to see the battle ground and the war memorial. Following a drive of (02 hours drive), you will reach Santipur/Phulia to visit the handloom weavers. Later in the evening return to Kolkata with lots of memories to cherish for a lifetime.
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