Plassey – A historical place of West Bengal

Plassey is a place of great historical importance. In 1757 a battle was fought between British and last nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Siraj –ud-daula the nawab was defeated and later killed and Mir Zaffer who ditched Siraj-ud-daula and became the British agent was made Nawab.

The place to see at Plassey is nothing but the memorial which was erected by Lord Curzon at the mango grove where the actual battle of Plassey took place.

How to reach Plassey

Plassey is about 172 Km away from Kolkata and Rail route is the easiest. Trains from Sealdah station to Lal Gola station, the border of India and Bangladesh goes towards Plassey. The train has all general classes. One train called Bhagirathi Express has AC chair car but Plassey is not a stoppage.

A new train Hazar duari express is from Kolkata terminus for Murshidabad. Plassey can be accessible by road from Murshidabad as Plassey is 28 Km from Murshidabad towards Kolkata . From Plassey Railway station the famous battle field of Plassey is about 5 Km and can be accessed by road.

The most common mode of transport is tum tum. A cart pulled by horses. It will be an adventure visiting historical places Murshidabad covering Plassey

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