Murshidabad Tour Packages
Explore the grandeur of Murshidabad, once the esteemed capital of independent Bengal, nestled along the scenic banks of the Bhagirathi River. This regal town, named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the influential Dewan of Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha, was officially declared Bengal’s capital in 1717. Our Murshidabad Tour Packages invite you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of its illustrious history, marked by opulence and renowned for its fine silk.
Murshidabad holds a significant place in history as the backdrop for the pivotal Battle of Plassey (Palashi), where Siraj-ud-Daulah valiantly faced British forces led by Lord Clive of the East India Company. This historical town not only witnessed the ebb and flow of power but also contributed to shaping the destiny of the Indian subcontinent.
Our meticulously crafted Murshidabad Tour Packages ensure you experience the charm of this erstwhile capital, offering a seamless blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty. As you stroll through its historical sites and vibrant markets, you’ll find echoes of a bygone era that continue to captivate visitors.
Although Murshidabad relinquished its capital status to Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1773, the town’s allure endures. Join us on a journey that unravels the layers of Murshidabad’s heritage, allowing you to witness the echoes of its opulent past. Our tour packages promise not only a glimpse into history but also an immersive experience that showcases the unique charm of this captivating town. Choose Murshidabad Tour Packages for an unforgettable exploration of a destination steeped in history, culture, and timeless elegance.
Murshidabad Tour Itinerary
Murshidabad Tour For 2 Night 3 Days
Reach Murshidabad in the morning and check in to your hotel. After lunch, set out for a half day sight seeing tour including Cossimbazar Rajbari and Dutch Cemetery
Set out for a sight-seeing tour and visit places like – Hazarduari Palace, Motijheel, Jahankosha canon, Katra Mosque, Nimak Haram Deori, cemeteries of Mir Jafar, Nasipur palace, House of Jagat Seth, Nizamat Imambara, Kathgola Garden and palace
In the morning, visit Koshbagh and Palashi on the other side of river Baghirathi. After lunch, start your return journey.
Best Tourist Places to Visit In Murshidabad, West Bengal
The Katra Masjid is a mosque and the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan built between 1723 and 1724. It is located in the north eastern side of the city of Murshidabad, in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Hazarduari Palace, earlier known as the Bara Kothi, is located in the campus of Kila Nizamat in Murshidabad, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was built in the nineteenth century by architect Duncan Macleod, under the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa (1824–1838).
The Khosh Bagh Cemetery, spanning an area of 7.65 acres, is located on the opposite banks of Bhagirathi. The site houses the grave of Nawab Alivardi Khan, his grandson Siraj-ud-Daulla, his wife Lutfannesha and other members of the Nawab’s family.
Close to the Hazarduari Palace, the Nizamat Imambara was built by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah in1847 AD at a cost of around 6 lakhs.
Jahan Kosha Cannon
Jahan Kosha Cannon literally means the Destroyer of the World. It is placed in the Topekhana a quarter of mile to the south east of the Katra Mosque, in the city of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.
A 350 acre oxbow lake formed out of an abandoned bed of river Bhagirathi, the Motijheel, derived its name from extensive pearl cultivation during the Nawabi period. The Jheel was famous for raising golden tinted pearls extracted from unino margaritifera species.
Nashipur Rajbari was the palace of the Nashipur Raj Family. The grand palace is situated in Nashipur just adjacent to the palace built by Raja Debi Singha. The current palace was built by Raja Kirti Chandra Singha Bahadur in 1865.
This historical palace was built by Lakshmipat Singh Dugar, who was said to be close to Jagat Seth – the rich money lender and trader. It is here that William Watts met the traitor Mir Jafar , just three days after the battle of Plassey in 1757 to discuss the payment promised to him before the historicalbattle.
Jagat Seth House
The Jagat Seth were a Bengali Jain banking family and the title of the eldest son of the family. The family sometimes referred to as the House of Jagat Seth
Jafarganj Cemetery was built by Mir Jafar over an area of 3.51 acres within an enclosure of waved walls, about half a mile north to the Nizamat Fort Campus and inside the campus of Namak Haram Deorhi. It hosts the graves of the later Nawabs of Bengals of the Najafi dynasty, starting from Mir Jafar, and their family members while Khushbagh, which was built by Nawab Alivardi Khan, hosts the graves of the Nawabs of Bengal belonging to the Afshar dynasty and their family members.
Best Time To Visit In Murshidabad
The months between October to February are ideal to explore places to visit in Murshidabad. The pleasant weather will make your sightseeing all the more memorable.
How TO Reach Murshidabad –
To travel from Kolkata to Murshidabad, the most convenient and recommended mode of transportation is by train. The road distance between the two places is approximately 200 kilometers, but taking a train is more efficient. You can choose from several trains departing from major railway stations in Kolkata, including Howrah, Sealdah, and Kolkata Station.
One of the top choices is the Hazarduari Express, which departs from Kolkata Station at 6:50 AM and arrives at Murshidabad Station at 11:10 AM.
Another option is the Ganadevata Express, departing from Howrah at 6:05 AM and arriving at Azimganj Station at 12:15 PM.
For up-to-date train schedules and additional information, you can refer to the official Indian Railways website.
Things To Do In Murshidabad
Exploring Cossimbazar –
Cossimbazar, a fascinating destination just 17 kilometers away from Murshidabad, gained prominence as European trading companies such as the British, French, and Dutch established their factories here. This thriving river port played a pivotal role in fostering trade. Notably, the town showcases the elegant Armenian Church, constructed in 1758, as a testament to European influence. The influential Roy family, enriched by their silk trade endeavors, has left its mark on Cossimbazar with two palaces bearing their name. While the smaller palace has withstood the test of time, the larger one now stands in ruins. A brief excursion to Cossimbazar promises a rich historical experience.
A Short Jaunt to Azimganj –
Azimganj, a mere 9 kilometers from Murshidabad, is another place of interest. Here, you’ll discover stunning temples with distinct Bengali architectural features. The Char Bangla Temple Complex, consisting of four temples with characteristic ‘do chala’ design, showcases exquisite terracotta work. The Gangeshwar Temple is also adorned with intricate terracotta sculptures, and the Bhabaniswar Mandir features captivating stucco work.
Strolling Along the Bhagirathi River –
The town of Murshidabad is nestled along the picturesque banks of the Bhagirathi River, a tributary of the Ganges. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the riverbanks, soaking in the scenic beauty. As you meander along the river, you’ll encounter notable structures like the Hazarduari Palace and Nizamat Imambara. Khosbag, which houses the tombs of royal family members such as Alivardi Khan and Siraj-ud-Daullah, can also be found along the banks. Across from Hazarduari Palace lies Rosnaiganj, where you’ll discover the tombs of other family members, creating a serene and historically significant atmosphere.