Majestic Murshidabad: A Private Day Tour from Kolkata
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Explore the historical treasures of Murshidabad on our "Majestic Murshidabad: A Private Day Tour from Kolkata." Delve into the grandeur of Hazarduari Palace, discover the charm of Katra Mosque, and visit the ornate Nashipur Rajbari. The tour includes a visit to Khushbagh Cemetery and Katgola Palace, both epitomizing rich heritage. A traditional Bengali lunch is a delightful culinary highlight. Enjoy this private day tour from Kolkata for an immersive journey into Murshidabad's history and architectural splendors.
6:00 AM: Departure from Kolkata Begin your day as we pick you up from your hotel in Kolkata, commencing your memorable journey to Murshidabad. The 4-hour drive takes you through the charming West Bengal countryside, characterized by lush green fields and quaint villages, offering a glimpse into rural life.
10:00 AM: Arrival at Murshidabad - Hazarduari Palace Upon reaching Murshidabad, visit the renowned Hazarduari Palace, a majestic mansion constructed by British architects in the 19th century. This palace is aptly named 'Hazarduari,' meaning 'a thousand doors' due to its numerous entrances. It stands as a splendid testament to Indo-European architecture. Your guide will provide insights into the palace's intricate architecture and its historical significance. Today, it houses a museum with an impressive collection of artifacts from the Nawab era, including paintings, armor, and furniture.
11:30 AM: Katra Mosque Next, explore Katra Mosque, one of India's oldest mosques and a remarkable example of Mughal architecture. This mosque, dating back to the 18th century, was commissioned by Murshid Quli Khan, the first Nawab of Bengal. It boasts unique features, such as its 14 domes and ornate floral designs on its walls. Learn about the mosque's historical importance and architectural splendor from your guide.
12:30 PM: Traditional Bengali Lunch Savor a delectable traditional Bengali lunch at a local restaurant. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in the mouthwatering sweets for which Murshidabad is renowned.
1:30 PM: Nashipur Rajbari Your next destination is Nashipur Rajbari, a historical palace complex dating back to the 18th century, constructed by Raja Debi Singh. The palace exemplifies a unique fusion of European and Indian architectural styles. Admire its grandeur and learn about its royal inhabitants, including the famous Rani Bhavani.
3:00 PM: Khushbagh Cemetery Discover the Khushbagh Cemetery, where the tombs of the Nawabs of Bengal are located. This 17th-century cemetery showcases fine Mughal garden architecture. Your guide will delve into the historical significance of the cemetery and its beautifully adorned tombs. The site also houses a mosque and a madrasa worth exploring.
4:00 PM: Katgola Palace Visit the charming Katgola Palace, constructed in the 19th century by the affluent Katgola merchant family. The palace is an exquisite example of European architecture infused with Indian influences. Delve into stories about the palace's royal residents, marvel at its elegance and beauty, and wander through its splendid garden and pond.
5:30 PM: Return to Kolkata Bid farewell to Murshidabad and commence your return journey to Kolkata. The drive back offers picturesque views of rural Bengal, allowing you to soak in the region's unique sights and sounds.
9:00 PM: Arrival in Kolkata As the day's exploration concludes, we'll ensure your safe return to your Kolkata hotel.
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.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.