The famous Imambara, Medina Masjid and Hazarduari lie in a single complex in Murshidabad and lure pilgrims and tourists with their colossal structures and giant courtyard. Built under the orders of Siraj-ud- Daulah, the original wooden Imambara was devastated in the fires that took place in the years 1842 and 1846.
The present day Nizamat Imambara was built in its place by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah in the year 1847 AD. He had succeeded Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah—his father and king of Murshidabad. The Imambara is the largest of its kind across Bengal and India alike.