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Majestic Murshidabad: A Private Day Tour from Kolkata

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Product Code : AGORA309

Embark on a scenic journey from Kolkata to the historic city of Murshidabad, renowned for its architectural wonders and rich cultural heritage. Begin your exploration at the majestic Hazarduari Palace, an epitome of Indo-European architecture. Visit the iconic Katra Mosque, showcasing exquisite Mughal designs and intricate craftsmanship. Enjoy a sumptuous Bengali lunch before venturing to the royal Nashipur Rajbari and the tranquil Khushbagh Cemetery. Conclude your tour with a glimpse into the grandeur of Katgola Palace, a blend of European elegance and Indian aesthetics. Return to Kolkata, cherishing the memories of a day immersed in history, culture, and architectural beauty.

6:00 AM: Departure from Kolkata
Your journey begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Kolkata. Traverse through West Bengal's picturesque countryside, a tapestry of verdant fields, meandering rivers, and traditional hamlets. This scenic drive provides a serene introduction to the rural life and landscapes of Bengal.

Hazarduari Palace
Upon reaching Murshidabad, the first stop is the grand Hazarduari Palace. This architectural marvel, constructed in the 19th century by British architects, stands as a splendid fusion of Indo-European styles. The palace's name, 'Hazarduari,' meaning 'a thousand doors,' aptly describes its vastness. Inside, a museum awaits, displaying an impressive collection of artifacts from the Nawab era, from regal portraits to intricate armory and opulent furniture.

Katra Mosque
Following the palace visit, immerse yourself in history at Katra Mosque. Commissioned in the 18th century by Murshid Quli Khan, the mosque stands out with its unique features. Admire the mosque's 14 domes, each intricately designed, and the ornate floral patterns adorning its walls. As you explore, your guide will unravel tales of the mosque's construction, its importance, and the Mughal influences evident in its architecture.

Traditional Bengali Lunch
Relish the flavors of Bengal with a traditional Bengali lunch at a local restaurant. Dive into a spread of aromatic rice, flavorful curries, and the region's renowned sweets, offering a gastronomic journey through Bengali cuisine.

Nashipur Rajbari
After lunch, head to Nashipur Rajbari, an architectural gem from the 18th century. This palace, a testament to the region's rich heritage, showcases a harmonious blend of European and Indian architectural elements. As you wander through its corridors and courtyards, delve into stories of its royal past and notable residents, including the influential Rani Bhavani.

Khushbagh Cemetery
Your next destination is the serene Khushbagh Cemetery, a Mughal garden cemetery dating back to the 17th century. The site is not just a resting place for the Nawabs of Bengal but also a reflection of the grandeur of Mughal garden architecture. Your guide will illuminate its significance, showcasing beautifully adorned tombs, an elegant mosque, and a historic madrasa nestled within its verdant grounds.

Katgola Palace
Conclude your tour with a visit to Katgola Palace, a 19th-century architectural marvel crafted by the affluent Katgola merchant family. The palace, with its European design elements infused with Indian nuances, offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of its former residents. Wander through its majestic interiors adorned with intricate carvings, stroll in its lush gardens, and admire the tranquil pond reflecting the palace's grandeur.

Return to Kolkata
As the day's exploration comes to an end, embark on the return journey to Kolkata. The drive back offers more opportunities to soak in the scenic rural vistas of Bengal, with its undulating landscapes and idyllic villages.

Arrival in Kolkata
Upon reaching Kolkata, we ensure a safe drop-off at your hotel, marking the end of your enriching Majestic Murshidabad tour.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.