Spread over a massive 41 acres, Hazarduari, roughly translating to 'palace of thousand doors', is embellished with a thousand ornamental gateways. It was built by the architect McLeod Duncan, during the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah. The regal mansion has been converted to a museum with exhibits ranging from Nawab Siraj-ud-Doulah's prized possessions, swords and weapons used during the Battle of Plassey (1757), oil paintings of the Dutch, French and Italian artists, rare marble, porcelain and stucco statues, farmans, rare books and manuscripts, palanquins owned by the Nawabs and various other antiquities. In 1985, the palace was handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for better preservation and it consists of 20 displayed galleries of about 4,742 antiquities, of which only 1,034 are currently open for public viewing.

Category
Personalia, Royal Memorabilia
Established
1985
Visiting Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm; closed on Fridays and public holidays
Entry Fee
Indian Adult: INR 20/- Foreign Adults: INR 100/- Free for children under 15
Average duration
1-2 hours
Facilities
Managed by
Archaeological Survey of India
Person In-charge
Dr. Gopinath Jena, Deputy Superintendent Archaeologist
Phone
(+91)-(348)-2270334