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Historical Tour ( Murshidabad-berhampur & Malda)

Historical Tour ( Murshidabad-berhampur & Malda)

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Murshidabad: The last capital city of independent Bengal before British rule was named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Bihar and Odisha. Situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi, it is a city of splendour and is famous for its silk. It was made the capital of Bengal in 1717. The British shifted the capital to Kolkata in 1773. Plassey (Palashi), where the historic battle was fought in 1757 between Nawab Siraj-ud-Doula and Lord Clive of the East India Company, is only 40 km south of Murshidabad.

Malda: The gateway to North Bengal, Malda, with its rich history and heritage, is one of the most famous tourist destinations of West Bengal, nestled at the confluence of the Mahananda and Kalindi rivers. Malda town, with all its grace, adds to the beauty of Bengal.

Malda was previously known as English Bazaar. It got that name from the English factory that was established here in 1771. From Malda, you can visit Gaur and Pandua. Gaur was the capital of three dynasties of ancient Bengal – the Buddhist Palas, the Hindu Senas and the Muslim Nawabs. Pandua, once the alternate seat of power to Gaur, has the third largest concentration of Muslim monuments in Bengal. Historical monuments include the mosque Jami Masjid (1566) and the landmark Nimasari tower across the river. The Malda Museum has a great collection of the region’s architectural and anthropological specimens.

During the 18th century, Malda was the seat of prosperous cotton and silk industries. The area grows rice, jute, legumes and oilseeds. Malda is also famous for its mangoes and mulberries.

04 Nights / 05 Days

Tour Plan


Day 01: Kolkata – Malda ( 365 kms / approx 10 hrs)

Early morning start for Malda once the ancient capital of Bengal. The district maintains the tradition of the past in culture and education. It was formerly known as English Bazaar as an English factory was established here in 1771. This place is also famous for mango cultivation. On arrival check into your hotel. Rest of the evening is free for the leisure. Overnight at Malda.

Day 02 : Malda Sightseeing

After fresh en up move to famous ancient Temple Johura Kalibari which was established by Raja Bollal Sen. Enjoy your breakfast in famous Aam Bagan (Mango Garden) of Malda. Visit Adina Mosque which was built in AD – 1347 probably the size of Mosque is the 3rd largest in the world. Later visit Pandua, which was also the Capital of ancient Bengal. Its ancient name was Pandunagar. The Pandavas of Mahabharat had stayed over here and dominated this area.  Proceed to Eklakhi Mosque which was built in AD - 1414 with an investment of one Lac. By Hindu Raja Jodu who was converted into Muslim and was known as Jalaluddin Md. Sha. Evening back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Malda. 

Day 03 : Malda to Murshidabad (175 kms / 4 & half hrs).

After breakfast proceed to Gaur & Mohadipur. Visit Ramkeli, Dakhil Darwaja, Firoz Minnar, Kadam Rasul, Chika Masjid, Malda Museum and Subhankar Park. Back to hotel. Afternoon drive to Murshidabad, the last capital city of independent Bengal was named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. It is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi and a city of splendors & famous for its silk. The rich tradition of silks and in the past ivory carvings are the pride of Bengal's handicrafts. On arrival check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Murshidabad.

Day 04 : Visit Berhampur and Murshidabad

Today after breakfast you will visit site of the Katra Mosque, which was built in 1724 and was modeled after the great mosque at Mecca. You will also visit Hazarduari, or “A Thousand Doors,” the nawabs’ massive Italian Baroque palace, which features an enormous chandelier presented by Queen Victoria and a library of over 10,000 books. Later visit Imambara, Kathgolap Garden, Motijhil, Khoshbag and Jahan Kosha( A CANON BUILT IN 1637). Murshidabad is also a center for shola pith (Indian cork) carving. Artisans create beautiful decorative objects and bridal headwear from this unique, light-weight material, which is also the plant used in the sola topi, or European colonial pith helmet. In the afternoon visit to one of the largest silk thread production cooperatives in India, where we will watch silk being extracted from silkworm cocoons and spun into fine thread for weaving. Overnight stay at Murshidabad.

Day 05 : Murshidabad – Kolkata (200 kms / 7 hrs drive)

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Kolkata. Enroute visit Plassey (HISTORIC PLACE OF BATTLE OF PLASSEY,1757). While driving towards Kolkata, you will visit a number of places such as Shantipur, Phulia and Beldanga, known for their silk and cotton hand woven saris, dhotis, jacquards and jamdani (muslin) of superfine texture. Later you will transfer to airport or railway station for your onward journey. Note: It is advisable to arrive Kolkata one day earlier or reach by early morning flight/train latest by 08 AM to start your tour and book your departure train/flight during evening only after 6 PM.Tour ends...
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Proposed Hotel:
MaldaGolden Park (Sup Dlx) / SimilarMayaban / Malda Tourist Lodge / Hari Om / Similar
MurshidabadThe Fame (Sup. Dlx) / Sunshine (White Gold) / SimilarSonali Bangla / Berhampur Tourist Lodge / Similar
CP: Breakfast Included, MAP: Breakfast and dinner included, AP: All meals includedIncludes:
  • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
  • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).
  • Exclusive AC Vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per Itinerary.
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
  • GST.
  • Insurance
  • Air Fare / Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Room Heater Charges
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion
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