Nizamat Imambara

The largest of its kind, Nizamat Imambara of Murshidabad, West Bengal is standing parallel to the iconic Hazarduari Palace on the banks of river Bhagirathi. This is the newly built version of the old one which was destroyed due to fire. The architecture of Imambara reflects the style of rich Islamic inspiration. Nawaz Nazim Mansur Ali Khan took the initiative to re-build the Imambara back to 1847 AD. This was made within 11 months with a cost of whooping 6 lac at that time. Three massive quadrangle is dividing the Imambara into three sections. Central quadrangle is housing the Medina Mosque.

Bengali is the official language.

Travel Tips

The residents of the township holds conservative mind-set due to their attachment with the ancient historical values. It is important to avoid wearing any revealing clothes during the explorations. Tourists must avoid doing any indecent activities during their stay.

The people around the area are helpful and maintains simple lifestyle. Before hiring any tanga service, one must negotiate a good deal with the driver. An understanding of local language Bengali will be a plus point during a conversation.

When to visit

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Things to do

There are not much activities available around the area other than sitting on the sides of river Bhagirathi. Tourists can take a Tanga ride to roam around the town and explore its rich historical values. There are small shops around the vicinity of the Hazarduari palace offering wooden art and crafts. A boat ride in the river during the day time or at the sunset time can be a lifetime experience for anyone.

Getting Around

The best option is horse pulled ‘Tanga’s available in the area for general travelling requirement. Limited number of taxis, private cars, autos are available in this area. Buses of the surrounding region are plying people on a daily basis.

Places to Stay

Rooms can accommodate less people. The service of the hotels are also good.

How to Reach

  • Nearby international airport N.S.C Bose airport is at Kolkata. No other airports can be found in Murshidabad.Regular flights are connecting the city in the domestic sector. The distance between Kolkata and Murshidabad is 195 km.
  • Murshidabad is well-connected by rail. Behrampur Court is the nearest rail station of the town. There are daily trains from Kolkata which takes 5-6 hours to reach at the town. Kolkata is connected with other parts of India. People from other metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai can come easily via Kolkata.
  • The town is completely connected by bus services. Most of the north bound buses makes a halt at the town. Private taxis, rented cars are available to reach the city anytime.

Surrounding Attractions

The main attraction of the area is Hazarduari Palace which was built in the honour of HumayunJhan, a descendent of Mir Jafar. The Palace is known for its 1000 doors and the museum. Nasipur Palace, JahanKosh Canon, Khosh Bagh, Tripoli Gate, Tomb of Alivardi Khan, Wasef Manzil, JafarganjCemetry, Kathgola Palace, Footi Masjid, MotiJheel are other important attractions around the area which will keep you busy during your visit.One must not forget taking a boat ride on river Bhagirathi to enjoy the sunset from the heart of river.

Emergency No.

SP Murshidabad: 03482-250751, 250984

Berhampur Police Station: 03482-251145