Dupleix Palace

Historical place museum in Barrackpur Cantonment

Updated: March 29, 2024 04:56 PM

Dupleix Palace is located in Barrackpur Cantonment, India. It's address is V949+HQQ, Barabazar, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712136, India.

V949+HQQ, Barabazar, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712136, India

Check Time Table for Dupleix Palace

Monday11 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday11 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday11 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday11 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday11 AM to 5:30 PM

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Where is Dupleix Palace?

Dupleix Palace is located at: V949+HQQ, Barabazar, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712136, India.

What are the coordinates of Dupleix Palace?

Coordinates: 22.8564614, 88.3694968

Dupleix Palace Reviews

Ashadul Mondal
2023-08-25 09:58:53 GMT

Dupleix Palace.. located at Chandannagar, West Bengal , India.. this is a Historical Iconic Structure in Chandannagar.. located at very convenient place on Chandannagar Strand Road.. vey easily accessible. One can reach Chandannagar Station from Howrah or from any direction and from Chandannagar Station it will take just 5-7 minute by Toto, Auto. This building also known as Institute De Chandernagor.. it is open on all days except Thursday & Saturday. Ticket price for Indians is Rs.5/- and for foreigners Rs.20/-s. One needs to keep mobiles and bags in lockers provided by the staff here before entering the Museum. As per information available The museum was founded with the core collection coming from the gifts made by the famous antiquarian named Harihar Sett, the first president of the Free City of Chandernagore, a philanthropist and noted social reformer. He continued his efforts towards researching the culture and rich history of Bengal throughout his lifetime. He received the French Government’s Chevalier de la Legion D’Honneur on May 29, 1934. With efforts made by the then chief minister of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu, the French government made a conservation blueprint for the Dupleix Palace or Institute, putting a sum of Rs 58,26,000 to the government in 1988. INTACH (The National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage) took up the job of conservation in 1989, finishing the work in 1994.

Dibyayan Chakravorty
2023-05-31 20:12:22 GMT

Inside Dupleix Palace there is situated the Chandannagar Museum which is surrounded by a huge garden from behind and comparatively a smaller garden with pebbles pathway from the front. The entry fee is rupees 5 per person and you have to submit your bags, mobiles before entering. They will provide you the locker. Also, there are clean washroom available for both ladies and gentlemen.

Prayashi H
2023-06-17 19:27:14 GMT

Entry fee is only Rs. 5 per person for indians. Its a historical palace. Well maintained. You will be given a locker before entering the palace. One needs to keep their belongings and mobiles inside the locker and then enter the place. Not much crowded. Photography is strictly prohibited. One can reach here from chandannagar station . Take an auto from station to strand road. Fare is 15/- per person. All the tourist attractions falls on the strand road itself. Walk along the strand road and one will find dupliex palace.

Anjumana khatun
2023-08-14 01:19:14 GMT

It's was a historical place, where the France first build there Empire in West Bengal India. You can see some historical things in their museum.its a nice place.

Arani Aranyak
2023-05-15 02:29:49 GMT

Located at Chandan Nagar Strand beside the Hooghly river. Unable to enter the museum as it was already closed at 5 pm. Maintained by ASI. Beautiful French structure.

2023-11-26 03:09:10 GMT

Dupleix Palace Chandannagar: This is a historical place.... Entry fee for Indian people is Rs. 5 only.

Madhurima Basu
2023-03-14 13:40:09 GMT

Visited on 20th Feb 2023.
I must say its a Gem. Well maintainex and full of information.
Ticket price for indian rs 5 and foreigner rs 20.
Camera/bag not allowed inside. There are lockers to keep those.
Even the paper ticket itself like a memento..
Thursday and saturday closed

Arindam Mitra
2023-01-25 03:42:54 GMT

Very nice place. If anyone wants to know the history of Chandannagar, must visit here. Well maintained by ASI. But need more attention on security measures because didn't find any CCTV inside the rooms.

Swagata Som
2021-07-16 13:47:01 GMT

The erstwhile residence of the French governor Joseph François Dupleix is now the Indo French Cultural Centre, housing a French language study Centre (Institut de Chandernagor), a Museum and a library.
The museum was established in 1956. In my opinion, the most interesting exhibits in the museum are in the gallery of French East India Company and European settlement in Bengal. Here within the space of a few miles of the banks of Hooghly, Portuguese, English, Dutch, French, and Danes struggled with each other for power and formed trade settlements. The Portuguese at Bandel, the Dutch at Chinsurah, the French at Chandannagar, the Danes at Serampore and the English at Calcutta left their physical mark in these settlements. Ultimately most of them were overpowered by The British who were successful in colonizing India. The interesting history of European settlements is depicted through maps and models. You can also see the French period gallery with 19th century furniture and crockery, canons used in Anglo French war,a dimly lit room with a high four poster which is supposedly Dupleix’s bed, galleries depicting the history of Cha

Sankar Chakraborty (Bubai)
2020-01-08 11:59:57 GMT

It was the only official building of French acquired Chandannagar from where French rulers of Bengal provide their service and served to people in pre-freedom era of Bengal. Now it is converted into a beautiful museum and marinated by Archeological Survey of India. Here you can found the total french revolution of Bengal and their lives. If you want to know Bengal as well as Chandannagar you've to visit this place once. A beautiful place for you and your family for a lovely historical trip.

2023-05-26 15:44:58 GMT

One of the best Historical Museum in chandernagore, You will find every historical things in the museum.

Arunava Mukherjee
2023-12-23 06:06:01 GMT

Great architecture. It contains collection of Anglo French war equipments.

Dhiman Patra
2023-12-12 14:14:50 GMT

Very nearby historical place. Huge collection of so many outstanding historical documents.

Rahul Mukhopadhyay
2023-06-15 07:15:48 GMT

The Dupleix Palace is a historical landmark and architectural marvel that was built in the 1740s as the residential palace of Joseph Francois Dupleix, the former governor of Chandannagar or Chandernagore as it was then known. It is an imposing landmark, with a stunning collection of Anglo-French wartime cannons, antiques from France, 18th century wooden furniture and other priceless objects. Under the governorship of General Joseph Francois Dupleix (1697-1763), the Chandernagore city even surpassed Calcutta, in terms of overall influence, position and wealth. However, in the battle for supremacy between the French and the British, the former lost their standing in India and Chandannagar faded into a pale shadow of its glorious past as a rich and prosperous French colony. The delightful mansions and other architectural delights in Chandernagore hark back to its lovely past and a period of Indian history when the entire stretch along the river Hooghly, right from Chinsurah to Bandel and Chandannagar to Calcutta, became a sort of mini-Europe in the country itself.

Sourish Roy
2022-05-19 14:31:23 GMT

Residence of Joseph Duplex. Cool and serene ambience of this heritage building would give you peace and happiness.

Jayanta Chatterjee
2023-01-03 07:38:12 GMT

Previously known as Lord Dupleix Palace, it is now a museum. You will learn about Chandannagar's past (how the French protected their colony from the British empire ). Additionally, numerous wars are portrayed by tiny dolls. Many antique personal belongings of numerous renowned people as well as some relics from other locations are housed inside the museum. It is highly advised to visit the Lord Dupleix bedroom; I found it to be enchanting. Rs. 5 for each person as entry fees (for Indian citizens). You will be given a locker at the moment of entry, which you can lock and use to store your bags, mobile device, and camera.

Arkadev Bhattacharya
2023-08-01 10:07:14 GMT

A place to cherish history. A musst visit place for history lovers. The place is well conserved. You cannot click any picture inside you have to keep the phone outside.

Ayanabha Ghosh
2018-03-14 02:33:52 GMT

Very nice place. A must visit for everyone. All the things used by Joseph Dupleix, lots of rare newspapers published during Indian Freedom movements, the time when French colony at Chandannagar was handed over to India, all the precious rare captures have been kept with care.

Sourav Bhadra
2020-04-05 09:30:04 GMT

The Dupleix Palace - Chandan Nagar is one of the oldest and finest museums of the entire region. It boasts a beautiful collection of French items (e.g cannons used in Anglo - French war, wooden furniture of the 18th century, etc.) which are difficult to find anywhere else in the world. The institute still teaches French through regular classes.

Dr. Pradip Sarkar
2021-08-14 14:28:38 GMT

It's one of the oldest palace in Chandanagar, also a Museum. And a national Monument preserved by Archeological survey of India

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