Just by the river Ganges , Murshidabad River Side Resort is best budget effective yet nice place to stay in the land with both Heritage and nature
A few hours’ drive from Kolkata, Murshidabad is a unique combination of natural beauty and historical importance. It lies on the bank of the river Ganges, or as it is locally known as, Bhagirathi. The city was named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. It is known as the last capital city of independent Bengal before the colonial times. Still, the place is surrounded by greenery and a hub of historical monuments.
Our property, the Murshidabad River Side Retreat, is in contrast to the historical vibe with the modern architecture and amenities. Yet, you will find that it is one of the best options to stay for a few nights in Murshidabad for a great weekend trip. The place is located on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, in the Laal Bag area. Walk on the paved path through the garden by the river, and you will reach your room. The balcony or the windows offer a good view of the river. You can also relax with a friend group or families on the lawn or on the covered sitting spaces by the river here. Enjoy a great sunset view if you return in the afternoon, and then enjoy snacks with tea under the stars. The great service from the experienced staff is another reason for a great stay of satisfied customers.
Accommodation: 10 Standard double-bed rooms (General and air-conditioned) with one extra bed max accomodation can be 30
Check-in 12:00 Noon
Check out 10:00 A.M.
Outdoor Activity at Murshidabad River Side Resort:
Local experience: As the place is right on the bank of the river, you can sit on the lawn in the morning or afternoon, and relax. Also, take a walk alongside the river, for a refreshing experience. The property is located in a prime location, so you can walk to some of the popular destinations, temples and parks, etc.
Folk song: With prior intimation, a folk song session can be arranged on the lawn by the local artists.
Boat ride: You can ask the hotel staff to organise a boat-ride on the river for a short or long duration. You will enjoy the boat ride to Khosbag a lot.
Nearby Attractions from Murshidabad River Side Resort:
Moti Jheel: As the name suggests, Moti Jheel, or the Pearl Lake compound is at a walkable distance from the property. The lake and the adjacent ruins of a palace is the main attraction. There is also an eco-park in the compound.
Hazarduari Palace: A must-visit place in Murshidabad, it is a magnificent piece of architecture. The palace was built in 1837 in the time of the Nawab Nazim Humayunja and still standing with the full glory. ‘Hazarduari’ means ‘a thousand doors’. With the 900 real ones and 100 painted doors that look like the real ones, the total number reaches thousand. The palace is spread across 41 acres, with a combination of European architecture. Now it consists of 114 rooms and 8 galleries in the museum, which houses an extensive collection of art and armoury.
Nizmat Imbabura: The Nizamat Imambara is a mosque, which is at the north side of Hazarduari Palace. It was built in 1847 AD by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah. It is the largest Imambara in Bengal and one of the largest in the country. Do check the surrounding points of interests like Tripolia Gate, Bachhawali Tope, Chak Darwaja and the Madina, build by Siraj-Ud-Daulla.
Katra Masjid: It was built in 1723, on the orders of Murshid Quli Khan, who was the first Nawab of Bengal. It is a brick-build mosque, with miners and domes. This is where Murshid Quli Khan spent the last few years of his life. Also, his remains lie here since 1727, underneath the stairs at the entrance of the mosque.
How to Reach Murshidabad:
Rail: The nearest rail station is Berhampur Court. From there it is nearly 11 km away, which takes 30 minutes to reach by car.
Air: The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata. 190 km away and takes a car 5 hours 30 minutes to reach the place.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 202 km away, and it takes around 6 hours to reach by NH12.
Best Time to Visit Murshidabad River Side Resort:
The best time to travel is between October to March/Early April. In these months, you can enjoy the historical monuments for a longer time. Summer is harsher, but it is a good time to enjoy a good taste of mangoes. During the rainy season, the indoor options are better. However, you can taste the delicious Hilsa fish from the nearby markets or restaurants.
Premium Room: 4000 + GST and
Deluxe Room: 3500 + GST
Child Policy: Complimentary for a child under five years.
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