Murshidabad is a prominent historical place of West Bengal. It comes in the Northern part of Bengal. It is a city in Murshidabad district. The place is distinctly located on the bank of Bhagirathi river, a distributary of the Ganges River, the most holy river of India. It is an ancient city and bears a great historical value of Bengals. It covers a land area of about 5,341 square km. Murshidabad was the first capital of Bengal before British rule. Based on the historical evidences, this place was ruled by the Nawabs of Bengal for a long time. This place witnessed many historical incidents. Once it was the capital city of Sasanka, th e great king of Gauda.
This place was ruled by many other prominent rulers. Pala kings of Bengal also ruled this region. Nawab Murshid Quli Khan named this place as Murshidabad when it was led as the capital city of Sube Bangla after 7th century. Sube Bangala stretched a vast area included Bengal, Bihar and Orissa that time. In 1757 AD this place came under control of the East India Company during the time of the last independent Nawab, Siraj-ud-Daulah. Due to a cruel conspiracy the nawab was murdered by Mir Jafar, a general in the army of Nawab. After that the company shifted its capital to Calcutta, the present kolkata. Buddhism, Vaishnavism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity-different religious practices are prominently seen here during this period. This place led a vital role during the period of Indian freedom struggle. This place holds a well significant rich historical value and the flavor of antique culture. It is beautifully landscaped with many tombs, mosques and palaces and many gardens. Murshidabad and the surrounding places offer a great visual treat to the tourists along with its old thrilling anecdotes. Hazarduari Palace is the main attractions of this place. This is an enormous palace relates to the glorious period of the past centuries.
The palaces in Murshidabad symbolize the exquisite Italian architecture that are really praiseworthy. Madina Mosque is another prominent structure located near the palace. Nizamat Imambara is a well noticeable place which was constructed at an expense of more than six lakhs in those period. Wasef Manzil stands on the bank of the river Ganga, is another most visited place with historical aspect. It was built by Sir Wasef Ali Mirza. Other places are included Katra Masjid built by Nawab Murshid Quili Khan, Jahankosh, a huge cannon, Kathgola and Traitors Gate, the place where Siraj-ud-Daulah was assassinated. Kolkata airport is the nearest airport of this place. The nearest railway station is Berhampur station which is well connected to the major places of this state and India as well. Government bus services are there to conjoin this place with the other surroundings places. Taxis and cabs are also available to visit the nearby places. Here, summers are quite hot and humid and monsoons bring heavy rainfall. October-January is the ideal time to visit this place with pleasing cold climate of winter season.
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