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Palashi (Bengali: পলাশী Palāśī PAW-lah-shih), also spelt Plassey, is a village in the Nadia district of West Bengal. It is best known as the site of the famous Battle of Plassey on 23 June 1757 between the last independent ruler of Bengal, Nawab Siraj ud-Daula (1756-1757) and the British forces under the command of Robert Clive. This battle marked the advent of British rule in the erstwhile Bengal and in India as a whole. The grounds where the historic Battle of Plassey was fought are today marked with shrines, obelisks and memorials to the fallen generals and soldiers of Siraj ud-Daula.

Get in[edit]

Palashi is connected with Kolkata by railway and bus services.

By train[edit]

1 Plassey  Eastern  Plassey railway station on Wikipedia is on Ranaghat–Lalgola line, and can be reached by local trains from Sealdah, Ranaghat, Krishnanagar and Murshidabad. You can also use express trains like Dhano Dhanye Express and Hazarduari Express to reach Plassey quickly.

By car[edit]

Get around[edit]

Map of Palashi

See and do[edit]

  • 1 Palashi Monument. The monument dedicated to the Battle of Plassey. A memorial stone was erected in 1883 to mark the victory of the British in the battle. The monument is under the preservation of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A set of three obelisks marks homage to the spot where Bakshi Mir Madan (the chief of the Nawab's artillery), Bahadur Ali Khan (Commander of Musketeers) and Nauwe Singh Hazari (the Captain of Artillery) were killed in the battle. A gold-coloured statue of Siraj ud-Daula lies next to the Palashi Monument, in a clearing amidst mango orchards and fields. The tombs of Siraj ud-Daulah, Mir Jafar, their wives and a number of generals in Siraj's army lie close by. Palashi Monument (Q49269128) on Wikidata Palashi Monument on Wikipedia
  • 2 Tomb of Mir Madan. Tomb of Mir Madan (Q56378979) on Wikidata

Eat and drink[edit]

Although there are eateries in Palashi, you should be better off carrying your own food instead.


There are very few accommodations in Palashi. Baharampur and Murshidabad are better options nearby.


  • 1 Juranpur (18 km (11 mi) from Palashi). One of the 51 shakti pithas. According to Hindu mythology, the forehead of Goddess Sati was fallen in this place after Daksha Yajna. Here a stone is worshipped as Goddess Durga which is placed under a big banyan tree. By the side of the tree, there is a small temple where God is worshipped in the name of Bhairava. Juranpur (Q104861246) on Wikidata Juranpur, Nadia on Wikipedia

Go next[edit]

Routes through Palashi
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