Hazarduari Palace (Bara Kothi), Hazarduari
The Hazarduari Palace, previously called the Bara Kothi was commissioned by Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah of Bengal. Considered as the most prominent building in the town, this palace has 1000 doors, 114 rooms, a wooden Nizamat Imambara, the Madina Mosque and a Bachchawali Tope. And you'd be amused to know that out of the 1000 doors, 100 of them were false! This was to confuse trespassers with the number of doors so the guards could catch them easily. Book tickets now and explore the intricate architecture and artefacts of Nizam.
Things to see
- The Madina Mosque, constructed with soil from Mecca.
- The Bachchawali Tope.
- Wasef Manzil, the New Palace built by the bank of the river Ganga.
- Nizamat Imambara – the largest wooden structure ever built.
How to get there?
- The nearest bus stop is the Murshidabad Bus Station.
- Nearest train station is the Murshidabad Railway Station.
- Nearest airport is the Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport, Kolkata.
Hazarduari Palace (Bara Kothi), Hazarduari, Siraj Ud Doullah Road, Hazarduari, Murshidabad, Murshidabad, West Bengal, 742149