Head To This Iconic 1,000-Doors Palace For A Glimpse Into Mughal Lifestyle & Architecture

Tourist Attractions

Hazarduari Palace

Murshidabad, West Bengal

Siraj Ud Doullah Road, Hazarduari, Murshidabad, West Bengal

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What Makes It Awesome

Drive down to the iconic Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad to take a peek at Mughal lifestyle and admire its grandeur and magnificent architecture.

Located around 200km from Kolkata, Hazarduari, as the name suggests, is a palace with 1000 embellished doors set in the backdrop of rural Bengal. Spread across a massive area of 41 acres on the banks of river Bhagirathi, hundreds of tourists flock here every year to get a glimpse of Nawabi lifestyle.

What sets this museum apart from others is that out of the 1000 doors, 900 doors are real while the remaining are fake ones, built to confuse the intruders. Spare an hour to admire the rich exhibits inside the museum - ranging from Nawab Siraj-ud-Doulah's prized possessions, swords and weapons, oil paintings of the Dutch, French and Italian artists, rare marble, porcelain and stucco statues to rare books and manuscripts and palanquins owned by the Nawabs. So make sure this palace is on your must-visit list of heritage places in Bengal. 

What Could Be Better

The palace is in a bit dilapidated state and needs proper maintenance.

Pro-Tip

There are plenty of tourist attractions near this museum, including Jafarganj Cemetery, Katra Masjid, Motijheel Park, Imambara and Kathgola Gardens. The museum is closed on Friday. Entry ticket is priced at INR 10 for Indians and INR 100 for foreigners. Also no cameras or cell phones are allowed inside the museum and there is a place to store all your belongings.

Tourist Attractions

Hazarduari Palace

Murshidabad, West Bengal

Siraj Ud Doullah Road, Hazarduari, Murshidabad, West Bengal

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