Murshidabad is one of the most historic places in West Bengal. This district town, located on the eastern bank of River Bhagiratihad been the last capital of independent Bengal before the British rule. It was the land of the Bengal Nawabs and is a city frozen in time.Murshidabadwas reputedly founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century and was originally called Makhsudabad, Later in 1704,NawabMurshidQuli Khan, by Aurangzeb’s orders, transferred the capital of then Bengal from Dhaka to Makhsudabad and renamed the newly founded capital after his own name- Murshidabad. It is an architectural gem in the map of Bengal with 17th century old Bengal terracotta brick temples to fascinating and majestic heritage buildings like Hazarduari, Imambara and Katra Masjid. Murshidabad is 210 kilometers from Kolkata. It is an intriguing weekend destination and can be reached in 6 hours by road.
Kolkata to Murshidabad
Why To Go
Things To Do
What to Eat & Where
Bengali meals available. Chhanabora is a popular sweet of Murshidabad.