Tamluk Rajbari is an ancient palace situated in the town of Tamluk
in Midnapore District
. It is believed to have been constructed during the 5th century BC by the Mayuradha dynasty. According to mythology, the king of this dynasty had attended the Swayambar sabha (marriage ceremony) of Draupadi (wife of the Pandavas
) of the Mahabharata
. During the independent era, this massive building had a vital role, since Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and other top leaders assembled here to lead the movement against the British. Even though the palace is now in a dilapidated stage, one can still recall the glory and splendor which it had during that time.