Murshidabad Industrial Visit

Murshidabad industrial visit can be very interesting, the major industries in Murshidabad Includes Beedi industry, Ivory and Wood craft, sponge-wood, Bell-metal and brass utensils and sarees. The major Heavy industrial set up in the Murshidabad is Central power plant at Farraka NTPC Generating 1600MW power.

With its profusion of medieval architecture in the form of palaces, mosques, tombs and gardens, Murshidabad, a district in West Bengal, is a place where the past is very much a living part of the present. Once the seat of power of the Nawabs of Bengal in the 18th century, it is intimately related to events that ultimately changed the history of India.

The Nawab Siraj-ud-daula lost the Battle of Plassey in 1757 against Clive, the architect of the British Empire in India and gradually power passed on to the hands of the British. Situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi, Murshidabad is also famous for its silk.

Sights to See

Nizam Kila or Hazar Duari 

The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace with a thousand doors is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad. This three-storey palace was built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. It has thousand doors and 114 rooms and 8 galleries, built in European architectural style. The total area of Hazarduari Palace is 41 acres.

Jafraganj Deorhi 
Known as Traitors Gate, it was residence of Mir Jafar and later of Miran. Nawab Siraj-ud-daula is said to have been murdered here by Miran.

It was the godown House of a rich Jain merchant containing a collection of rare curious.

Palace of Jagat Seth
It was the residence of Jagat Seth, one the richest bankers and financiers of the 18th century. 

Katra Mosque
Built by Murshid Quli Khan on the model of the Mosque at Mecca, it contains the grave of the builder under the staircase.

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Top-Khana or the Great Gun
Measuring about 17.1/2 feet in length, the gun was made in Dacca during 1637 and has been placed on a platform. 

Moti Jheel 
Moti Jheel or Pearl Lake palace was the residence of Ghasiti Begum, daughter of Nawab Alivardi Khan. Here one can see a big mosque also.

Khush Bagh 
Located across the river from Lalbagh , it contains the cemeteries of Nawab Siraj-ud- Duala, Begum Lutfunessa and Alivardi Khan.


Baranagar (25 km)
Baranagar is famous for Rani Bhawani Temple which is an excellent example of terracotta art. The place can be approached by rail or bus from Baharampur.

Cossimbazar (5 km) 
The place is famous for the palace of Maharaja of Cossimbazar.

Bahrampore Court (11 km)
The place is known for the house of Maharaja Nanda Kumar.

How would you like to travel?

Kolkata is the nearest airport connected with flights with major cities in India and abroad.
Murshidabad and Baharampur Court are the two nearest railway stations.
Murshidabad is well-connected by good motorable road with different places and cities in India.
Murshidabad is:
  • 43 km from Palashi
  • 219 km from Kolkata
  • 134 km from Bardhaman
  • 487 km from Patna
  • 158 km from Dumka
  • 418 km from Jalpaiguri
  • 135 km from Malda
  • 243 km from Bhagalpur