Top 6 attractions to explore in Murshidabad
This is a densely populated district and the ninth most populous in India. The name ‘Murshidabad’ comes from the place known as “Muksudabad. It has a great significance in Indian History
Attractions in Murshidabad
Earlier known as Bara Kothi located in the campus of Kila Nizamat in Murshidabad. In 1985, the palace was handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India for better preservation. It was the most conspicuous building,architectural wonder and the most visited place in Murshidabad.
Jahan Kosha Cannon is a great gun literally means the" Destroyer of the World". It is placed in the Nawab's Artillery Park and the entrance gate of the old capital of Bengal. The cannon is more than 7 tons in weight. It is 17 feet and 6 inches in length and 3 feet in width.
One of the oldest double storied mosque built by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan in 1723. The mosque had four minarets out of which two were destroyed. A winding staircase takes you to the top of the minaret from where one gets a spectacular view of the surroundings. It is now maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Motijhil, also referred to as Company Bagh because of its affiliation with the East India Company, is a horse-shoe formed lake in Murshidabad, created by Nawazish Muhammad Khan, He also constructed a precious palatial palace beside this lake. A beautiful garden and the precious marbles are the other specialties. Motijhil literally means Pearl lake.
Nizamat Imambara is a Shia Muslim congregation hall in Murshidabad built in 1847 AD by Nawab Mansur Ali Khan. It is a very important historical and religious monument built by Nawab Mansur Ali Khan. This Imambara is the largest one in India and Bengal.
Map of attractions in Murshidabad