Clock Tower of Murshidabad

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Coordinates: 24°11′15″N 88°16′10″E / 24.187381°N 88.269315°E / 24.187381; 88.269315

Clock Tower of Murshidabad
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The Clock Tower in the right seen with the Hazarduari Palace.
Alternative names
Ghari Ghar
Big Ben of Murshidabad
General information
TypeClock Tower
LocationNizamat Fort Campus, eastern banks of Bhagirathi River, on the garden spaces between the Nizamat Imambara and the Hazarduari Palace Murshidabad, India
Design and construction
ArchitectSagore Mistri

The Clock Tower of Murshidabad (locally known just as Clock Tower or Ghari Ghar, also known as Big Ben of Murshidabad) is a clock tower in the Nizamat Fort Campus in West Bengal, India. The clock tower stands in the garden space between the Nizamat Imambara and the Hazarduari Palace;[1] to its east, hardly a few feet away, is the old Madina Mosque and the Bacchawali Tope.

The clock tower was designed by Sagor Mistri, an Indian Bengali assistant of Colonel McLeod, the architect of the palace.[2]

The clock tower is surmounted by a heavy sounding bell. Four masonry shields are placed on the ground level four corners. The dial of the clock tower faces eastwards, towards the Bhagirathi River, most probably for the sailors and passengers travelling on boats. The tower was designed by Sagore Mistri, the native assistant of Colonel Duncan MacLeod, who was the architect of the Hazarduari Palace.


A map of the full Nizamat Fort Campus (excluding Wasef Manzil, Dakshin Darwaza or the South Gate of the campus, Nawab Bahadur's Institution and the South Zurud Mosque) showing the Nizamat Imambara in yellow and other buildings surrounding it, like the Madina Mosque, the Hazarduari Palace, Chawk Masjid, Bacchawali Tope, the clock tower, Shia Complex and the Zurud Mosque (North).


  1. ^ Purna Chundra Majumdar (1905). The Musnud of Murshidabad (1704-1904): being a synopsis of the history of Murshidabad for the last two centuries, to which are appended notes of places and objects of interest at Murshidabad. Saroda Ray. p. 127.
  2. ^ Paul, Gautam. "Murshidabad Places - Tourism (Lalbagh Zone)". Retrieved 22 August 2016.

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