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Gaur

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State: West Bengal
Famous for/as: Historical, Heritage
Gaur, also known as Lakhnauti is a ruined city located around 40 km from Rajmahal in Malda district of West Bengal. Sited on the western banks of Ganga River, this city is considered to be one of the ancient residential places in West Bengal. The city’s magnificent architecture has now been reduced to ruins but its mystique nature of the place draws many visitors in the present times as well.

Believed to be discovered by Lord Lakshmana, brother of Lord Ram, Gaur, during the reign of Muslim become “Lakhnauti”. Later, during the reign of well known Bengali ruler Sasanka, the city was given a new name “Gauda”. The history of Gaur is quite ancient but the exact records can be traced only from 1198, after Muslims conquest over this place. For a long period of time, Gaur also remained the capital city of ancient and medieval Bengal.

A place well suited for history buffs, Gaur has many architectural structures of historical importance. The monuments are now under the control of the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India); though the structures are reduced to ruins yet one can roam around the place and see the old remains, taking a look at the chronological journey of the city.

Some of the worth visiting sites in Gaur includes the famous Bara Darwaza, Small Golden or Eunuchs' Mosque, Tantipara Mosque, Dakhil Darwaza, Qadam Rasul Mosque and Firoz Minar. Besides, the tomb of the saint Makhdum Shaikh Akhi Siraj is another attraction that draws many tourists. Gaur, in fact is a must see place for history lovers and those who are into archeological studies and historical surveys.
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