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About Marble Palace

The Marble Palace was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835 who was a prosperous Bengali Merchant. He has a strong passion for art and design. The palace is built using exquisite marble walls and floors. Hence, it derives its name from the same. Present day the house is inhabited by the family of Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur and his successors. The mansion is built according to the neoclassical architectural style and has open patios. A Thakur Dalan lies next to the courtyard, which was a place of worship for the Royal Family. The mansion is a three storey building with beautiful pillars and adorned verandas. You will find a zoo, a lake, rock garden on the campus of the Marble Palace. Large clocks, chandeliers, and other decorative items are also on display at the palace. These artifacts are preserved in a small museum of the palace. The Marble Palace Zoo has a rich collection of fauna which includes hornbills, storks, peacocks, cranes, monkey, deer and pelicans. The palace has also been pictured in the movie based on the French novel Le Vol des Cigognes.

Historical Context: It was constructed in 19th Century by a wealthiest merchants in West bengal.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Closed On Sundays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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