ITIHAS PARIKRAMA, a non-government organisation (NGO) of research and publication of history, is the only of its kind in suburban Bengal. It was established in 1998 only on individual endeavor. In March 2000, Mr. Syamal Das, Advocate of Berhampore whose keen intereste in history led to the making of the collection of rare books, documents and objects on history, gave his collection for public use and made Itihas Parikrama a registered public body. It was housed on 13th Nov. 2000 and was inaugurated by Sri Sukumar Sarkar, the then Director General of National Archives of India.
1. Proper preservation of all historical elements of the dt. & to invite tourists.
2. To enlight and gear up the interest of the public about the heritages of the district.
3. To draw the attention of the Govt. for setting up the authentic committees at the grass-root level and to subsidize the concerned projects by the Govt.
4. To publish regularly the journal and books and hold seminars, meetings etc. on the important cultural and historical matters of the district.
5. To highlight the neglected cottage industries and ways to flourish them.
The organisation is helping to a great extent to the State Govt. of West Bengal towards making of Bengali Gazetteer for Murshidabad district, it has also made a list of heritage buildings of Murshidabad and pursued the Govt. to protect them. The Bengal Municipal act was amended in accordance with the demand of this organisation, and the making the Heritages Conservation Committee at the municipal level is now mandatory. It has already discovered some important tourist-spots with historical importance of the district Murshidabad. One of them is Bhagawangola port of Palashbati village.