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Malda in West Bengal is known for an excellent pristine natural beauty and historical heritage. It is a must visit place in West Bengal. This city lies in the district of Malda, and has everything to meet the eyes and expectations of the visitors looking to get glimpses of the bygone era. Apart from religious places, one can enjoy visiting the cultural and historical places, as well as some interesting picnic spots to spend good time. This place has several attractions for fun and frolic.

Tourist spots in Malda

The city is too popular for the mangoes and is considered as the best tourism mascot of the State of West Bengal. But Malda is established far from the blare of the city as well as the tranquility. And the serenity of the place drags stacks of tourists throughout the year, as the city of Malda consists of many attractions that are visited by both spiritual or religious tourists to the casual tourists who wants to have a great fun.

Famous Tourist Destinations In and Around Malda

There are several tourist destinations in the city of Malda, as well as around the city. Some are listed as below.

Gaur in Malda

Traveling in Malda
Historical Gate of Gaur

Gour is one among the amazing historical places that were established with the distance of about 12 kilometers towards the south of Malda over the border of Indo-Bangladesh. While the town is basically given importance for the sake of its archaeological treasures. Gour once served as the capital of three dynasties in the ancient Bengal and stands as a testimonials of historical changes

Farakka Barrage in Malda

Farakka Barrage which is one of the most famous picnic spot is situated within 35 kms from the Malda, and was built across the River Ganges during the year 1974 - 1975 under supervision of Hindustan Construction. This Barrage lies between Murshidabad and Malda (2 districts of West Bengal). The Farakka Barrage Project was actually designed for the maintenance as well as for the sake of preserving the Kolkata Port. This Project is found to be the longest barrage that features the length of approximately 2,240 meters. Further added to the Guinness book of World Records.

Lukochuri Darwaja in Malda

Tourists can find another interesting historical spot well-known as the 'Lukochuri Darwaja' (place of hide and seek). Tourists will be able to find the architectural features of the structure that is constructed in the perfect Mughal style, which has the brick-made gateway, as well as it has a rectangular design, etc. This structure has been viewed in three stores, and the top storey comprises of the 3-large windows (Machicoulis). While the entire structure is covered with plaster, and is shaped in the rectangular frames.

Baroduari in Malda

Baroduari is said to be a historical rectangular structure that has been made of bricks and stones, and is also known as the 'Bara Sona Masjid'. It is found to be the largest monument in Gaur, and is actually features eleven doors. Construction of Baroduari was started by Allauddin Hussein Shah, but was completed during the era of Nasiruddin Nusrat Shah (Son of Allauddin) and dates back to 1526.

Firoze Minar in Malda

Tourist spots in MaldaThe Firoze Minar (Historic Tower) is established over the southeastern region of Dakhil Darwaza. Here the tower stands with pride with a height of 26 m that features the dedications of the King Saif al-Din. This historic tower is found to be the reconstruction done to the Qutab Minar of Delhi. Tourists will be able to find the helical flight of steps (approximately 84 steps) that leads to the top of the tower. There are even upper two tiers of the tower, are in the circular style, and the lower tiers are found to be in polygon shape. One can feel amazed to watch the Tughlaqi style of architecture in the whole structure.

Sagar Dighi in Malda

Sagar Dighi of Malda is a large tank that is built during the 12th century, which has 4 corner sides that delights tourists with its amazing structure.While the region even gives the safe appeal to the colorful birds that visit from far places during winter. This attraction even comprises of many ruined historical palaces.

Adina Masjid in Malda

Adina Masjid is another tourist attraction that displays the equal importance of the Hindus and Muslims in the Malda. The interesting fact about this Masjid is that, this mosque or masjid is constructed over the top of a Hindu temple, and comprises total of 378 small domes, which is identified as the biggest mosque in India. This mosque is decorated with the tremendous complex carvings that have the calligraphic inscriptions along with the non-calligraphic surface ornamentation. There are certain complex designs which were included in the geometrical patterns, as well as the vegetation motifs, even there are rosettes and abstract arabesque designs. Such type of designs intricate the sanctuary interior together along with the 3-black basalt that is carved ‘mihrabs’, which are also known as prayer niches.  There is a stone that is 4 feet in length, and comprises of the ornament lines (circular panels) of about 7 ft 14 inches in the diameter which is created by the stalks of lotus repeatedly, and there are animals, birds, and mammals carved on the panels. This is one of the great attractions that has been creating waves in the city tourism, and had been attracting several tourists towards the city of Malda.

Chika Masjid in Malda

This single-domed mosque was said to be constructed under the benevolence of the Sultan Yusuf Shah during the year 1475. The specialty of this mosque is that, it has several features – it owns few traces of some of the Hindu temple architecture and has given the name as Chika (Chika meaning bats). The name is given as Chika, due to the lots of bats covering the mosque since long period.

How to Reach Malda ?

One can reach the city from the Malda Town to Malda, as both are well connected. Popular railway station is known as 'the Malda Town'. There are many trains which are linked to the North of West Bengal, as well as other North East States in India, which crosses via Malda Town Station. The city of Malda lies on National Highway 81, that is connected to the Kora in Bihar and the Malda of West Bengal, where the central terminal was established. Malda Airport was closed long time ago (because of the Bangladesh War), and now there are no more flights to Malda. The nearest city for air services is Koltata.One can find different transportation facilities that is meant for the tourists which includes the cycle rickshaws and services like the auto rickshaws, as well as the local buses. You will not find any metered vehicle transport here. You will get the six-seater autos between the Malda, and the Old Malda with a fixed rate fixed by the municipal authorities.

Where to Stay in Malda ?

If you are planning to halt in Malda, there are only few hotels to stay. But, it's good if you move to the hotels that are established at Malda. Here, plethora of star hotels are available as per your budget. You can thus, choose deluxe or economy hotels of your choice, as per your comfort and convenience.

Hotel Reshmi
Address: Tanna Road, Malda GPO, Malda- 732201
Above Reshmi Tower
(03512) 245342, (03512) 245343

Bangasree Hotel
Address: Rajmahal Road, Rabindra Avenue, Malda- 732101
Near Allahabad Bank
(03512) 252619

Hotel Green View
Address: NH-34, Jalalpur, Malda- 400026
Near Malad Railway Station
(03512) 223707

Hotel Golden Park
Address: National Highway-34, Narayanpur, Malda- 732141
Near Baishali Hotel
(03512) 262251, (03512) 262252
09647700204, 09647700207

Purbanchal Hotel

Address: New Bans Bari, Jhaljhalia, Malda- 732102
Near HDFC Bank
(03512) 266183, (03512) 267187

Hotel Pratapaditya
Address: Stephen Road, Malda-GPO, Malda- 732101
Near Station Road
(03512) 269542

Where to Eat in Malda ?

Tourists can move to some of the food serving centers like the restaurants, street food shops in Malda, where you can have your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even there are some chat centers or fast food centers, as well as the fruit stalls in this city. So, eating is not at all a problem here. You will find the delicious food items at this place.

Lotus Restaurant
Address: Hotel Golden Park, National Highway-34, Narayanpur, Malda- 734121
Email: mail@hotelgoldenpark.com
(03512) 262251, (03512) 262252
09647700204, 09647700207

Kusum Restaurant
Address: Hotel Pratapaditya, Ground Floor, Kanir More, Station Road, Malda- 732102
In Hotel Pratapaditya
(3512) 268104

Navneet Restaurant
Address: Hotel Purbanchal, Ground Floor, New Dansh Bari, Jhalihalia, Malda- 732102
(3512) 266183

Rose Bud Restaurant
Address: Hotel Golden Park, National Highway-34, Narayanpur, Malda- 732141
In Hotel Golden Park
(03512) 262251, (03512) 262252
09647700204, 09647700207

What to Shop in Malda ?

There are many common things to buy in Malda, such as clothes, footwear, kitchen utensils, furniture, handbags and lot more things. There are very few places to shop in Malda, but you can visit Malda to buy more things, as there are huge numbers of shops at this place. However, as a memorial experience in Malda, you can do shop here in the local market of the city.

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