Bengal govt taking various steps to make Mahishadal Palace a major tourist attraction
Mahishadal is a small town known for its ancient temples and monuments built during 16th century. It will take only half an hour drive from Haldia to reach there.
The state tourism department is planning to make an excellent weekend getaway for overseas as well as domestic tourists. The cine workers – producers and directors have also favoured the place. The place is also known for some sweets – Mihidana and Murki.
Mahishadal Rajbari Estate – the palace is one of the finest tourist destinations of such kind. The Estate has heritage sites including structures and temples spread across the place. There are two wonderful palaces – which stand as the historical evidences of that time. The ground floor houses a good collection of stuffed animals, paintings and furniture. The trophy room has exhibits of weapons used for hunting during the 16th and 17th Century. Goplajew and Ramjew temple are situated there. The movie makers also frequent here to shoot films.
“The government is planning to introduce a Rajbari circuit or Palace tour. Mahishadal Palace is one of such rare place to visit,” said an official of state tourism department. The tourism department is also planning to ready the infrastructure that the tourists could be accommodated to the palace – especially the foreign tourists.
State tourism minister Goutam Deb has visited the palace with the senior officials of the tourism department and other tourism planners who are working with the state government.
The Haldia Development Authority and Haldia Tourism and Industrial development is also helping out to chalk the plan to promote this palace as foreigner’s favoured tourist destination. Some cultural festivals will also be organised there to woo the tourists.