Hazarduari

Museum in Murshidabad & Berhampore

Literally meaning 'house of 1000 doors', Hazarduari was built in 1837 and housed the Murshidabad nawabs through their reign over the region. Not all of its 1000 doors are real, though: some are merely executed in the form of motifs on walls. The mansion houses an astonishing collection of antiquities, and the premises are also home to beautiful structures such as the Nizamat Imambara with a clock tower, the Wasef Manzil (a former regal residence) and the elegant Madina Mosque.

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