Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hazarduari Palace Museum of Murshidabad

Hazarduari Palace Museum of Murshidabad
I had posted a black and white front view photo of this grand monument last month. For readers who're new to this photo blog, I'm copy-pasting the small paragraph on Hazarduari Palace Museum from my old post: "As the name 'Hazarduari' suggests, this palace of thousand doors by the bank of River Bhagirathi, built in 19th century during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah, is presently under the authority of Archaeological Survey of India and houses a museum displaying the collections of Nawabs consisting of furnitures, oil paintings, arms, statues, rare books and manuscripts. Hazarduari, the lone monument that has drawn Murshidabad into historical cum tourist map of India, is a good example of Indo-European architecture, strongly reminiscent of Italian style, as evident from its huge flight of stairs at the front, colossal pillars and the facade of the building! Hazarduari palace was used holding the durbar, other official works of the Nawabs and also for the residence of high ranking British officials. The Durbar hall with its lofty dome adorned with fine stucco ornamentation, is the most attractive feature of this monument. I must mention that I read somewhere, out of thousand doors, only 100 are real doors." I kept my promise by posting this photo of Hazarduari Palace with its well maintained garden and clock tower. If you're interested I'll come up with more monuments from Murshidabad.

3 comments:

  1. I wonder how nice it would feel to have such garden in your front yard :D

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    1. Yes... provided I own robotic lawn-mowers ;-)

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