The Jhargram Raj Palace is the current residence of the Malla Deb Royal family. Situated in Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur district, it is a structure combining the Gothic and Muslim architectural modes. About 20 of the rooms in the ground floor have been converted into a Heritage Hotel in collaboration with West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation.
The Main Building is impressive. The Jhargram Raj Palace is an opulent Gothic structure, set in carefully laid lawns and gardens. Built in 1931 AD, this palace was designed by the Calcutta Improvement Trust during the reign of Raja Narasingha Malla Deb Bahadur. In the Palace campus, so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive.
The Palatial Guest House is a part of the Jhargram Raj Palace it has been a host to several dignitaries right from its inception some of the dignitaries who have officially stayed in this building as per the records are.
- Lord Willingdon,the British Viceroy of India;
- Sir John Arthur Herbert, the Governor of Bengal;
- Chakravarti Rajagopalachari;
- Prafulla Chandra Ghosh;
- Bidhan Chandra Ray ;
- Lal Bahadur Shastri ;
- Morarji Desai ;
- General Cariappa;
- Uttam Kumar;
- Saiyid Nurul Hasan;
- Pranab Mukherjee.
Jhargram is well connected by roads/highways with other nearby cities like Midnapore, Kharagpur, Kolkata. For local transportation bus, taxi, minibus, cycle-rikshaws, and autos are available. Jhargram is also connected by train to nearest big city like Kolkata, Tatanagar and Ranchi.
- Jhargram Raj College
- Jhargram Palace
- "Royal retreats: Jhargram Palace/ Midnapore". The Telegraph. July 5, 2008. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080705/jsp/personaltt/story_9503606.jsp. Retrieved Feb 16, 2013.
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