The palace was constructed during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah by famous architect McLeod Duncan. It follows Greek (Doric) style of architecture in its construction. It has almost a thousand real and false doors, from where it gets its name. Now this palace is a museum with an exclusive collection of various weapons, land revenue records, oil paintings of Dutch, Italian and French artists, porcelain, marble and stucco statues, old maps, palanquin, manuscripts mostly belonging to eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The history of India's independence took an important turn from MURSHIDABAD, the last capital of independent Bengal and the start of British rule in India. It is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi river. The Murshidabadi silk is a common apparel fabric, famous all over India.
Relaxation can never be more beautiful other than enjoying on the banks of a lake surrounded by green forests and hills. Mukutmanipur is a small town in Rarh in India. Mainly it is famous for its natural beauty. The Kangsabati river flows adjacent to this town. There is a dam on this river which is considered to be the second biggest earth dam in India.
The water body of Maithan covers an area of about 66 sq km. An exotic natural beauty, adorned with small hills and patches of jungle, makes it a beautiful tourist spot. The area consists a number of small islands as well. It seems that Mother Nature was extra generous to this location. Panchet dam is built on the Damodar River, inaugurated in 1959. It is the fourth of the 4 multi - purpose dams that fall under the first phase of DVC (Damodar Valley Corporation).
The most significant ambassador of Bengali literature, Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) founded a school here in 1901, which later developed into the Visva Bharati University. The school and university here has its own rules and methods of teaching, which very very much different from others, thus showcasing the educational instinct of the great poet. It attracts students and tourists from all over India and overseas. There is a Deer Park 3 km from Shantiniketan which is now a large wooded area with herds of deer and makes a natural bird sanctuary.
It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering 4264 square kms in India and the rest in Bangladesh. Mostly it is famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger which is its speciality but it also includes some rarities like the Masked Fin foot, Mangrove Pita and the Mangrove Whistler. Sundarban is a must trip for all nature lovers, forest lovers, wild animal enthusiasts, bird lovers and the gentle waves of the rivers take the beauty to another level. This trip will make you take some lifelong memories.
“A beach to yourself” is how one would describe Bakkhali. Close to Sunderbans, it is a halcyon getaway in itself. Away from the hustle bustle of the main city and located around 135 kms from Kolkata, Bakkhali comes across as a treat to its visitors. It is lined with casuarinas and one can take advantage of a mystic sunset here. Being one of the most secluded white sand beaches in India, Bakkhali boasts of a 7km long beach ending till Frasergunj.