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Murshidabad Marvels: A Historic Day Journey from Kolkata

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating historic journey with our ‘Murshidabad Marvels’ day tour, starting from Kolkata. We’ll whisk you away to the regal city of Murshidabad, where you’ll uncover architectural wonders and tales of Bengal’s past. Explore the grand Hazarduari Palace, visit the ancient Katra Mosque, savor local Bengali cuisine, and immerse yourself in the heritage of Nashipur Rajbari, Khushbagh Cemetery, and Katgola Palace. Join us for a day of discovery as we unveil the timeless treasures of Murshidabad’s rich history and culture.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the opulent Hazarduari Palace, boasting 1000 doors and a remarkable Indo-European architectural fusion.
  • Visit the historic Katra Mosque, a stunning Mughal-era masterpiece with 14 domes and intricate floral designs.
  • Savor delectable Bengali cuisine during a traditional lunch, indulging in local flavors and sweets.
  • Discover the Nashipur Rajbari's royal splendor, showcasing a blend of European and Indian architectural styles.
  • Explore the Khushbagh Cemetery's Mughal garden charm and learn about the Nawabs of Bengal at their final resting place.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 311
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 564
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 875
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 1117
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1394
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1705
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 2016

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 6:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 9:00 PM

Tour Itinerary:

6:00 AM: Your day begins with a pick-up from your Kolkata hotel, where you'll be greeted by your knowledgeable guide and embark on a journey to Murshidabad, a historic destination approximately four hours away. The scenic drive will take you through West Bengal's picturesque countryside, characterized by lush green fields and charming villages.

10:00 AM: Upon reaching Murshidabad, your first stop is the impressive Hazarduari Palace, a grand mansion built in the 19th century by British architects. Boasting a remarkable 1000 doors (hence its name), this palace stands as an exquisite example of Indo-European architecture. Your guide will unravel the palace's intricate design and share tales of its historical significance. Today, it houses a museum brimming with artifacts from the Nawab era, including paintings, armor, and exquisite furniture.

11:30 AM: The next destination is Katra Mosque, one of India's oldest mosques, displaying remarkable Mughal architectural prowess. Constructed by Murshid Quli Khan, the first Nawab of Bengal, in the 18th century, the mosque showcases distinctive features such as its 14 domes and ornate floral wall designs. Your guide will enlighten you about the mosque's construction and its enduring historical importance.

12:30 PM: Satisfy your taste buds with a traditional Bengali lunch at a local restaurant, relishing the authentic flavors of the region. Murshidabad is renowned for its delectable sweets, so don't miss the opportunity to indulge in some local delicacies.

1:30 PM: Your journey continues with a visit to Nashipur Rajbari, a historical palace complex dating back to the 18th century. Constructed by Raja Debi Singh, this palace exhibits a captivating fusion of European and Indian architectural styles. Marvel at the palace's regal magnificence and delve into the stories of its royal occupants, including the famed Rani Bhavani.

3:00 PM: Explore the Khushbagh Cemetery, home to the tombs of the Nawabs of Bengal. Built in the 17th century, this cemetery boasts splendid Mughal garden architecture. Your guide will provide insights into its historical significance while you admire the intricate embellishments adorning the tombs. The cemetery also houses a mosque and a madrasa, offering further cultural and architectural delights.

4:00 PM: The next stop is the Katgola Palace, another architectural gem blending European influences with Indian aesthetics. Erected in the 19th century by the affluent Katgola merchant family, this palace boasts captivating stories of its royal residents. Its splendid garden and serene pond add to its enchantment.

5:30 PM: Bid farewell to Murshidabad and commence your return journey to Kolkata. As you journey back, soak in the scenic beauty of rural Bengal, savoring the sights and sounds along the way.

9:00 PM: Your unforgettable day concludes with a drop-off at your Kolkata hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your Murshidabad exploration.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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