Located about 200 km from Kolkata, Murshidabad boasts a rich culture and heritage. One of the main attractions is the grounds where the Battle of Plassey, between Robert Clive of East India Company and Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula of Bengal was fought. Tourists can also shop for delicious mangoes here, as the region is quite popular for their cultivation.

Murshidabad used to be the seat of power of the Nawabs of Bengal in the 18th century. In 1757, Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula lost the Battle of Plassey to Clive, who is regarded as the architect of the British empire in India. Because of this, the power passed on to the British. Murshidabad is home to several palaces, mosques, tombs and gardens. One can visit the Hazarduari Palace, Nizamat Imambara, Katra Masjid, Nisirpur Royal Palace, Khosh Bagh and Kashim Bazar.

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