Sights to See
Nizam Kila or Hazar Duari
The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace with a thousand doors is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad. This three-storey palace was built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. It has thousand doors and 114 rooms and 8 galleries, built in European architectural style. The total area of Hazarduari Palace is 41 acres.
Known as Traitors Gate, it was residence of Mir Jafar and later of Miran. Nawab Siraj-ud-daula is said to have been murdered here by Miran.
It was the godown House of a rich Jain merchant containing a collection of rare curious.
Palace of Jagat Seth
It was the residence of Jagat Seth, one the richest bankers and financiers of the 18th century.
Built by Murshid Quli Khan on the model of the Mosque at Mecca, it contains the grave of the builder under the staircase.
Top-Khana or the Great Gun
Measuring about 17.1/2 feet in length, the gun was made in Dacca during 1637 and has been placed on a platform.
Moti Jheel or Pearl Lake palace was the residence of Ghasiti Begum, daughter of Nawab Alivardi Khan. Here one can see a big mosque also.
Located across the river from Lalbagh , it contains the cemeteries of Nawab Siraj-ud- Duala, Begum Lutfunessa and Alivardi Khan.