Cossimbazar Raj Palace,Murshidabad
Cossimbazar Raj Palace or Rajbari, where history tells everything
In about the year 1700 Ajodhya Ram Roy of Pirojpur village near Bhagabangola and the river Padma (who traced his descent from Patrasayer of Burdwan District) came with his family to settle down in Cossimbazar . It being located near Murshidabad, the capital of Bengal Bihar and Orissa and the Seat of the Nawab, Cossimbazar was well protected and a port city providing excellent opportunities for business and livelihood .
Ajodhya Ram Roy and his son Dinobandhu Roy were engaged in the business of silk exports and from this flourished the fortunes of the family. The annual performance of Durga Puja that was done at Pirojpur was continued at the Cossimbazar house.
In recognition of the family’s benevolence towards the local people, the British government conferred the title of ‘Rai Bahadur’ to Annada Prosad Roy. They also wanted to confer upon him the title of ‘Raja’ but unfortunately Annada Prosad died on the eve of the ceremony. Later the title was conferred upon his son Ashutosh Nath Roy. Meanwhile, the palace was also rebuilt in parts or expanded through new buildings, temples, offices, gardens, tennis courts, etc. over time.
The Roy family has converted a few rooms of the palace into guest rooms where you can enjoy the old world charm and traditional hospitality. It can also be a base to explore the historic city of Murshidabad.
How to Go-Cossimbazar is about 240km by road from Kolkata. Although Cossimbazar has a railway station, it is convenient to travel by train to Baharampur Court station from Kolkata and then take a local transport to the Cossimbazar Rajbari or the Cossimbazar Roy’s Palace 5km.
Now they are running 7 heritage rooms with inhouse Restaurant
4 nos. deluxe rooms @ Rs.4000 with B/F
2 no Suite @Rs.5000 with B/F
1 no Spacious Four bed Room @Rs.6000 with B/F
Note-18% GST is applicable on room tariff.