If you are a history junkie or love vintage structures, we suggest you make a quick trip to the Mahishadal rajbari.
Drive Out To This 178-Year-Old Rajbari Which Has Its Own Courthouse & A Moat
The Old And The New
Bengal is known for its magnificent ‘rajbaris’ dotted around the landscape. Unfortunately most of these vintage mansions are crumbling or being broken down. All the more reason to visit them while they are still there!
Mahishadal rajbari is vast with its own ghat, a court house, a large navaratna temple and it is surrounded by a protective moat spanned by bridges.
There are two palaces here – the old palace was built around 1840 by a Janardan Upadhyay from North India. The other palace was put up later in 1937. The old building is crumbling, and can give you all the spooky feels.
The new one has a striking temple in its courtyard where Durga Pujo is celebrated every year.
Stroll through the huge mansion, wander in the hallways and look out of the large half circle windows, check out the astonishing collection of stuffed animals – all trophies of the erstwhile residents of the rajbari and the antique paintings and furniture spread all over.