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Published on Jan 19, 2009
Located in Murshidabad, 219 kms from Kolkata, the total area of Hazarduari Palace is 41 acres. Built in the Greek (Doric) style with eight galleries and 114 rooms, it has thousand doors in it, among which only 900 are real. It's a three-storeyed rectangular building on the banks of the Bhagirathi river. It was built during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jahin in 1837 A.D. by famous architect McLeod Duncan. The library houses many rare books and manuscripts. The museums collection of antiquities include various weapons, oil paintings of Dutch, French and Italian artists, marble statues, metal objects, porcelain and stucco statues, Farmans, rare books, old maps, manuscripts, land revenue records, palanquin, mostly belonging to eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.