The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace built with thousand doors is one of the major tourist attractions of Murshidabad. The palace was once the site for holding the ‘Durbar’ or meetings of the Nawabs. This three-storey palace was built by Duncan McLeod 1837 for Nawab Najim Humaun Jah. The palace built in the European architectural style over an area of 41 acres, features thousands of doors, 114 rooms and 8 galleries. The palace has now been transferred into a museum, showcasing a collection of paintings and portraits of Nawabs, armoury, various works of ivory of China and many other valuables. The Hazarduari Palace is considered as a marvelous architectural illusion that has ever existed in India. The regal palace has a thousand doors out of which only 900 are real, and the rest are forged.
The Hazarduari Palace Museum is today the biggest site museum managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). In Hazarduari stunning chandelier of the Durbar hall which is the world's second largest chandelier in the world. The construction is a marvelous piece of architecture & touched with Greek & Italian style base.
Its a Heritage Monument, a beautiful marvellous architectural illusion that has ever existed in India.The Museum is a famous tourist attraction exhibiting beautiful artefacts, paintings, weapons,statues and vintage cars that once belonged to the Nawabs of the 18th century.