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Murshidabad is one of the 18th regions of West Bengal. Primarily being a farming area, it has a very rich historical and cultural background. A visit all the way through this site will make available the visitor an impending into the prosperity of history of the district, its tourist attractions and its silk and handiwork industry. Murshidabad The city, lying just east of the Bhagirathi River, is a farming

 

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deal and silk-weaving centre. Originally called Makhsudabad, it was supposedly founded by the Mughalemperor Akbar in the 16th century. In 1704 the nawab Murshid Quli Khan relocates the capital there from Dacca and renamed the city Murshidabad. It sustained to be the capital under the British until 1790 and is still the place of the well-known descendants of the nawabs of Bengal. The remnants scattered today

 
 

speak of those times. The travelogue describes Karnasubarna near Murshidabad as the first capital of olden Bengal.Asa significant town, Murshidabad has observer deceitfulness and fortress political affairs which in conclusion resulted in Bengal passing into the hands of the East India Company.

 
 
Total Area (Sq. Km.) 5341 sq. km
Latitude N 24O50´20´´ N 23O43´30´´
Longitude E 88O46´00´´ E 87O49´17´´
Altitude 1593.10 mm
Average Rainfall 19m
 
 
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Rail
Howrah - Maldah JanShatabdi Express
Sealdah Guwahati Kanchanjungha Express
Sealdah New Alipurduar Teesta Torsa Express
Howrah Dibrugarh Kamrup Express
Sealdah New Jalpaiguri Darjeeling Mail
Sealdah Katihar Hatey Bazare Express
Sealdah Malda Gour Express
Delhi Dibrugarh Bhramaputra Mail
Bhiwani Malda Farakka Express

Also one can reach Berhampore from Azimganj. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare, Kanchanjungha and Uttarbanga Express touch Azimganj Junction Railway Station. This place is well connected by bus from Berhampore.
 
 

Road
Buses ply frequently from Kolkata (i.e. from Sahid Minar, Ultadanga etc) to Berhampore. Most of the North Bengal bound buses have a halt at Berhampore.


Buses from nearby district town of West Bengal i.e. Burdwan, Rampurhat, Suri, Bolpur, Malda, Krishnagar and Durgapur regularly ply to Berhampore.

Murshidabad is well connected with Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta, in West-Bengal, India). The Air port of Kolkata is N. S. C. Bose International Airport at Dumdum. From Kolkata Berhampore the District capital town of Murshidabad is 195 Km.

 
 
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