नील कोठी, राजमहल (Neel Kothi) – Rajmahal

Neel-kothi is a historical place and it is located at the heart of the city of Rajmahal. It was built by Englishman on 24 September 1796 to process and storage of Neel (Indigo) used for dying cotton cloth;

During British time, Rajmahal became part of the British program for an indigo cultivation. Those indigo fields are probably being used for growing rice, dals, other cereals and even mustard.  

Neel Kothi, Rajmahal

Nil Kothi is situated at the banks of Ganga around 1 kms from the railway station in 'Kasimbazar' area. Unfortunately this place is acquired by a local person, so we cannot go inside of this warehouse but still we can go and visit the place and surroundings.

The structure has big wooden gates. There are few places in the building where the similar kind of gates are carved and painted on the wall (they are not actual wooden gates). This probably tells about the place that the warehouse was feared to be att…

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शाह शुजा का महल, राजमहल (Palace of Shah Suja) – Rajmahal

The Palace of Shah Suja, who was the son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, is located in Rajmahal and most of its structure is in the form of ruins only. Singhi Dalan, which offers the most spectacular view of the Ganges, continues to be the most important structure in Rajmahal and the only well maintained part of Shah Shuja’s palace complex.

In the palace ruins we can still see three large rooms that are open on all sides, which give us an idea of the past grandeur of the palace.

Singhi Dalan, the remaining portion of Shah Suja's Palace, Rajmahal

The central chamber is the most interesting and has black marble arches that are supported on 12-sided pillars and covered with a vaulted roof.

Adjacent to the Sangi Dalan, is the Rajmahal police station built on top of a large hall, which has a very interesting history. It is said that mounted horsemen hid in this hall and when given a  signal, would race through its arched halls and rooms to …

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मोती झरना, साहिबगंज (Moti Jharna) – Sahibganj

Moti Jharna is a natural attraction of Sahibganj District. The stream flowing in this place has its source at the Rajmahal Hills. This place is also a popular picnic spot of the district. Moti Jharna (pearl cascade) is the most picturesque waterfall in Sahebganj district, at the head of a picturesque glen of the Rajmahal hills. The water of a small hill stream tumbles over two ledges of rock, each 50 to 60 feet high.

Moti Jharna, Sahibganj

Moti Jharna is a village located in Talasari block of Sahebganj district of Jharkhand. The scene here is panoramic. As well as the root of water falling from the waterfalls entices the mind. Moti Jharna is located at 25.207144°N 87.726189°E and it has an area of 117 hectares (290 acres)

For people visiting from far off places, three points are to be considered:

(1) There is a dearth of good hotels in the town of Sahibganj, and there can be cases of your pre-booking given to someone else i…

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कन्हैया स्थान, राजमहल (Kanhaiya Asthan) – Rajmahal

Kanhaiya Sthan (Iskcon Temple), Rajmahal

साहिबगंज जिला मुख्यालय से 26 किलोमीटर दूर गंगा के तट पर स्थित कन्हैयास्थान का नाम देश ही नहीं विदेशों तक है। कृष्णभक्त इसे भगवान श्रीकृष्ण की लीला स्थली मानते हैं। कहा जाता है कि प्राचीनकाल में यहां भगवान श्रीकृष्ण ने वैष्णव धर्म के प्रचारक श्रीचैतन्य महाप्रभु को बाल रूप का दर्शन दिए थे। हिंदू धर्म ग्रंथ श्रीचैतन्य चरितामृत के अनुसार 1505 इस्वी में श्रीचैतन्य महाप्रभु बिहार के गया से अपने घर नवदीप लौटने के क्रम में यहां रुके थे। गया वे अपने माता पिता के पिडदान के लिए गए थे। प्रेम विलास नामक पुस्तक के अनुसार 1505 ईसवी में यहां भव्य मंदिर था जिसमें राधा-कृष्ण की प्रतिमा स्थापित थी। उसी मंदिर में श्रीचैतन्य महाप्रभु को मोर मुकुट धारण किए भगवान श्री कृष्ण ने अपने बाल रूप का दर्शन दिया। श्रीकृष्ण के बाल रूप को देख श्रीचैतन्य महाप्रभु भावविभोर हो गए और उनसे भावविह्वल होकर आलिगनबद्ध हो गए। कहा जाता है कि इससे पूर्व द्वापर युग में भी श्रीकृष्ण एक बार यहां आए थे। ग्रंथों के अनुसार एक बार भगवान श्रीकृष्ण गोपियों के साथ महारास कर रहे थे। इस …

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अकबरी मस्जिद, राजमहल (Akbari Masjid) – Rajmahal

Quite close to the Sanghi Dalan is the Akbari Mosque, built in 1556, it is one of the oldest mosque of India built during Akbar period. It is believed that first namaz was offered here by Great Mughal Emperor Akbar himself. It is a well maintained mosque where many muslims come to offer namaz.

Akbari Masjid, Rajmahal

This mosque is completely made up of Bricks by using lime and surkhi. This huge mosque is a representation of Mughal era architecture and the impact of the Indian blend in Mughal art. Windows are said to have been added later to the mosque’s Mihrabs, to create a British dispensary inside the mosque. The dispensary operated till 1912, after which the mosque was restored to its original architectural shape.

The road from Rajmahal through Bhagalpur and Sahibgunj, runs westward from the Akbari mosque and offers many interesting places worth seeing.

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बारादरी के खंडहर, राजमहल (Ruins of Baradari/Baradwari/Nageswarbagh) – Rajmahal

Baradari (Lat. 250 04‘ 31’’ N., Long. - 870 46’ 47’’ E.) is situated in Rajmahal, about 35 km from the district headquarter of Sahebganj and about 430 km from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. Baradari is also known as Nageswarbagh.

Baradari =, Rajmahal

There is a dispute on the builders of this building. Some scholars attribute it to Fateh Jung Khan, rival of Raja Man Singh (1592 onwards), whereas another group of scholars attributes it to Mir Kasim Ali (prior to 1763 AD.), the Nawab of Bengal.

Ruins of Baradari, Rajmahal

Built on high ground the building consists of an immense wall of bricks of about 9 meter height on a platform measuring about 18.10 x 16.25 meter. Presently, the remains of the wall is measuring 5 meter in height. There is a gate at one corner of the enclosure with provision for the guard - rooms. A row of apartment’s runs through the inner walls, each consists of a small open court meant for women and their fema…

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जामी मस्ज़िद, राजमहल (Jami Mosque / Hadafe Mosque) – Rajmahal

Jami Masjid, Rajmahal

The Jami Mosque (Lat. 250 04‘ 29’’ N., Long. - 870 46’ 46’’ E.) is located at Mangalhat, 7 km from Rajmahal and about 32 km from the district headquarter Sahibganj and about 480 km from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. Jami Mosque was built in the last quarter of the 16th century AD by Raja Mansingh, the Governor of Emperor Akbar.

Jami Masjid, Rajmahal

It is situated on a high land known as “Hadaf" which is an Arabic term that means the target of Archery butts. Hadaf was part of Rajmahal township where the capital was shifted in 1592 AD from Gaur due to the change of course of the river Ganga and further the population being decimated by some epidemic in 1575 AD.

Jami Masjid, Rajmahal

The Mosque, locally called as Jami Masjid is consisted of a large prayer hall to the west, a spacious courtyard enclosed by a high compound wall with arched recesses on its inner-side, and it has three gateways on the north, south and …

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राजमहल के पर्यटन स्थल, साहिबगंज (Tourist Places in Rajmahal) – Sahibganj

The Sangi DalanBuilt on river bank, is a part of the palace of shah shuja, son of Shah Jehan. was built in 1556 to enable emperor Akbar to pray.

Jami MasjidIt was built by Raja maan Singh in a combination of the Imperial and Bengal styles. There are number of other monuments in town.

Other tourist attractions

Teliagarhi Fort, It was built by family of Teli Zamindar before Islamic rule in the region. Teliagarhi is also called 'Ancient Gateway of Bengal'.The Jami Mosque, built in reign of Emperor Akbar at MangalhatBaradari, build by Fateh Jung khan, a wealthy zamindar of Bengal. Half of the structure was bombed by Mughal governor, Man Singh.Akbari Mosque built in 1556 by Mughal governor, Man Singh IPalace of Shah Shuja, consists Singhi Dalan, a marble pavilion facing the river GangesPalace of Mīr Qasīm, Nawab of Bengal.Tomb of Maina-Bibi, built in 1779. Historian H.M Qureshi has identi…

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उधवा झील पक्षी अभ्यारण्य, राजमहल, साहिबगंज (Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary) – Rajmahal, Sahibganj

Udhwa Bird Sanctuary, spreading in 5.65 square kilometers is the only bird sanctuary of Jharkhand state. This Sanctuary is famous as a stop point for a large number of migratory birds that come here in winters from several parts of the World, including Siberia and Europe, and that makes it a haven for the birdwatchers. The main birds include the pratincole, egret, wagtail, plover, lapwing, stork, ibis and heron.

Udhwa Lake Bird Sanctuary, Sahibganj

Udhuwa or Udhwa Lake is situated 11 kms southeast of Rajmahal in the Sahebganj district of Jharkhand state. This Bird Sanctuary is constituted by two water-bodies, namely Pataura (155 ha) and Berhale (410 ha). Pataura is a comparatively clean water body and the average depth is about 2 m whereas Berhale is a shallow one having average depth of about 70 cm. Berhale is largely choked with aquatic vegetation, with small pockets of clear water. Both these water bodies are inter-connected by a water channel and…

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राजमहल, साहिबगंज (Rajmahal/Akbarnagar) – Sahibganj

Rajmahal is small sub divisional town in the Sahebganj districtof Jharkhand. The Rajmahal hills, which are geographically significant because they are the north east boundary of Daccan Plateau, are named after this place. The Holy river Ganga passes by the town of Rajmahal. The place is more significant because it is this place where the river Ganga while meandering thru Rajmahal hills takes turn from eastward flow to southward and then it enters into West Bengal. 

Rajmahal is situated on the west bank of the Ganges and located in the hills known as daman-i-khoh during the Muslim rule. The hill runs north south for 193 km from Sahibganj of Santal Pargana to Rampurhat Railway Station of Dumka. 

Local people say that the shankh of King Bhagirath stopped second time here in this place which marks the start of old age (vridhhavastha) of Ganga. (Balyavastha at Gangotri, yuvavastha at Haridwar).

The earlier name of the place was Agmahl. Man Singh, on his return f…

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