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The Nizamat Imambara is a Shia Muslim congregation hall in Murshidabad, India. The new Imambara was built in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali Khan under the supervision and direction of Sadeq Ali Khan just opposite the Hazarduari Palace at a cost of more than 6 lacs. The main entrance just parallel to the north face of the Hazarduari Palace faces south. The masons took only 11 months to finish the construction as, in addition to their wages, they also received food which allowed them to work day and night. The present Imambara is 680 feet long, however, the breadths vary. The central block that has the Madina is 300 feet long. It had been built slightly some feet away from the site of the old building in north. The Imambara stands just opposite to the Hazarduari Palace and is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. The gap between the shores of the river and the west wall of the Imambara may be a few feet.

It had been built slightly some feet away from the site of the old building in north. The Imambara stands just opposite to the Hazarduari Palace and is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. The gap between the shores of the river and the west wall of the Imambara may be a few feet.

Namak Haram Deorhi
Namak Haram Deorhi is located in Murshidabad, West Bangal and known as a well famous royal palace of Mir Jafar. The meaning of Namak Haram Deorhi in Hindi is Traitors Gate in which Namak Haram means ‘one who cannot be trusted’ and Deorhi means Gate. This Mansion is also known as Jafarganj Deorhi and Traitors gate and situated just opposite to the Jafarganj Cemetery. Namak Haram Deorhi is well known by two identities one is main gate leading towards palace and another is Mir Jafar’s Mansion. Being as the residence of Mir Jafar till he was Musnad of Bengal and Subhas Commander-in-chief Namak Haram Deorhi is also assassination place for Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah. The features of this palace are fortified turrets and towers and canon which are used to protect the palace from invasions. And its architecture is old and a structure of British Era.

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Namak Haram Deorhi

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By Road : From Nizamat Imambara via Hazarduari Museum Rd and Rabindra Sarani which will take nearly 7 minutes to cover distance of 2.1 km.. By Private car.

Katra Masjid
The Katra Masjid also known as Katra Mosque is a mosque and the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan built between 1723 and 1724. It is located in the north eastern side of the city of Murshidabad, in the Indian state of West Bengal. Its importance lies not only as a great centre of Islamic learning but also for the tomb of Murshid Quli Khan, who is buried under the entrance staircase. The most striking feature is the two large corner towers having loopholes for musketry.

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KATRA MASJID

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The nearest airport to Katra Masjid is Rajshahi Airport, rajshahi which is 34 km away from Katra Masjid.
The nearest railway station to katra masjid is Azimganj Railway Station which is 6 km away from Katra Masjid.

Hazarduari Palace
The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace built with thousand doors is one of the major tourist attractions of Murshidabad. The palace was once the site for holding the 'Durbar' or meetings of the Nawabs. This three-storey palace was built by Duncan McLeod in 1837 for Nawab Najim Humaun Jah. The palace built in the European architectural style over an area of 41 acres, features thousands of doors, 114 rooms and 8 galleries. The palace has now been transferred into a museum, showcasing a collection of paintings and portraits of Nawabs, armoury, various works of ivory of China and many other valuables. Swords used by Siraj-ud-Daulla and his grandfather, Nawab Alivardi Khan are also displayed in the museum. Some other attractions are vintage cars, used by Nawabs and their families. Visitors are not allowed in the library of the palace, unless special permission is obtained.

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HAZARDUARI PALACE

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Buses run frequently from Kolkata (i.e. from Sahid Minar, Ultadanga etc) to Berhampore. Berhampore is the main station which is connected with Sealdah Station. Khagraghat, the other station at the opposite bank of the river Bhagirathi is connected with the Howrah Station. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare express have stoppage at Khagraghat Railway Station. The Khagraghat Railway station is also connected by local trains from Katwa, Salar, Bandel and Howrah.  can also be reached Khagraghat Station from Howrah by Inttercity Express. Farakka is the most well connected railway station of this district. Farakka is 98 kms by road from Berhampore. The following trains stop at new Farakka Junction. Also one can reach Berhampore from Azimganj. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare, Kanchanjungha and Uttarbanga Express touch Azimganj Junction Railway Station. This place is well connected by bus from Berhampore.

Jafarganj Cemetery
Jafarganj Cemetery was built by Mir Jafar over an area of 3.51 acres within an enclosure of waved walls, about half a mile north to the Nizamat Fort Campus and inside the campus of Namak Haram Deorhi. It hosts the graves of the later Nawabs of Bengals of the Najafi dynasty, starting from Mir Jafar, and their family members while Khushbagh, which was built by Nawab Alivardi Khan.

Nashipur Rajbari
Nashipur Rajbari (also known as Nashipur Rajbati) was the palace of the Nashipur Raj Family. The grand palace is situated in Nashipur just adjacent to the palace built by Raja Debi Singha. The current palace was built by Raja Kirti Chandra Singha Bahadur in 1865.

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Nashipur Rajbari

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By Road : From Nizamat Imabara via Hazarduari Museum Rd and Rabindra Sarani will take nearly 9 minutes to cover distance of 2.7 km. by Private car.

Fauti Masjid
Fauti Masjid (also Phuti Masjid) is a mosque in the city of Kumarpur, India which was built by Nawab Sarfaraz Khan in 1740 AD. It is said to have been built by Nawab Sarfaraz Khan in a single night, however it is said that the Nawab hired the masons for several months where the mater role was called one day. The old Fauti Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the town of Kumarpur and Murshidabad. It is about 3 quarters of a mile away from the grand and famous Hazarduari Palace. This grand mosque is 135 feet long and 38 feet broad.

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Fauti Masjid

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By Road : From Nizamat Imabara via Lalbagh - Hazarduari Rd/Siraj Ud Doullah Rd will take nearly 6 minutes to cover distance of 1.4 km. by Private car.

Motijheel
Motijheel is about one km South of Lalbagh. This beautiful horseshoe shaped lake was excavated by Nawazesh Mohammad, the husband of the famous Ghasseti Begum. In the palace adjoining it (now in ruins) Lord Clive celebrated the acquisition of the Dewani of Sube Bangla (Bengal, Bihar and Orissa) in 1765. Moti Jheel was the home of Warren Hastings when he became the Political President at the Durbar of the Nawab Nazim.

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Motijheel Park

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Berahampur railway station is the nearest Junction railway station near Murshidabad. The N.S.C. Bose International Airport is the nearest airport at Kolkata from where Murshidabad is 195 kms by road. Regular bus services are available from various district towns of Kolkata like Burdwan, Rampurhat, Suri, Bolpur, Malda, Krishnagar and Durgapur. Some popular trains that travel to Murshidabad are the Hazarduari Express, Dhanadhanye Express, Lalgola Express and Bhagirathi Express.

How To Reach

By Air: The closest airport to Nizamat Imambara, Murshidabad is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. From there one can take rail route or road to reach there.
By Train: The closest junction to Imambara, Murshidabad, is Murshidabad Railway Station, which is well connected to Howrah and Sealdah. There are regular trains available to get to Murshidabad.
By Road: Imambara, Murshidabad is well-connected to major places within the state or neighboring states via road network like Kolkata, Burdwan, Rampurhat, Suri, Bolpur, Malda, Krishnagar and Durgapur. West Bengal State Road Transport Corporation (WBSRTC) and some private travel services connects Imambara , Murshidabad with various parts of the state of West Bengal, and cities of nearby states.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

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1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
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