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On the Hoogly–Mansions and Palaces

October 17, 2009

On the country boat we sailed past Azimganj with some fine riverside mansions.

Back on The Sukapha we sailed again towards Murshidabad where the Nawab‘s great Hazarduari Palace, built by an English architect in 1837, dominates the waterfront.  In the foreground is a small mosque.


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As usual, people watched us disembark although this time it was a bit more precarious.

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On shore we walked towards the Hazarduari Palace past booths selling trinkets to tourists.

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We approached the mosque and then the palace.

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Outside our guide explained what we would be seeing inside–an extensive collection of pictures, china, weapions and other objects.  No pictures were allowed.

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Bill and I decided to walk into the town past the remnants of a church and a local mosque.

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In town we found a Hindu shrine, British ruins, monkeys, and Shiva t-shirts!

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After sailing a bit more, we would visit a mosque and more palaces.

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