Pandua: The Lost Capital of the Bengal Sultanate

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A pilgrimage site for centuries, the Malda district in the north of West Bengal state holds many a secret for the history buff, with a long list of quaint-sounding old towns steeped in history.
North of Gauda, about 19 km from the administrative centre of English Bazar or Ingrejbajar, stand the ruins of the old capital city of Pandua which was at its prime in the 13th century CE.

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