Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dighapatia Palace (Uttara Ganabhaban) – The Maharaja’s Palace

Dighapatia Palace also known as Uttara Ganabhaban or Maharaja’s Palace is a clear signature of finest architectural beauties of northern Bangladesh. It is located about 40 Kilometres from Rajshahi and 2.40 Kilometres away from Natore town, a short branching road off the Natore-Bogra highway provides access to the royal palace. …

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Sonargaon – The ancient capital of Bengal

The historic beauty Sonargaon was the capital city of ancient undivided Bengal, which was the then combination of present West Bengal and Bangladesh. Sonargaon means the city of gold. In these days Sonargaon is an Upazila of Narayanganj District. The recent modern settlement of the city is on either side …

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Jaintapur Raj bari – The Jaintapur Palace

Among the famous archaeological ruins that take Bangladesh to a different level in the eye of the tourists around the world, Jaintapur Palace is one of them. It is situated about 40 kilometres north from Sylhet main town and lies at the feet of Jaintia hills. It is about 5 …

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Kantajir Mandir – The Kantaji Temple

Kantaji Temple is one of the most ornated 18th century brick built temple among the late antiquated temples of Bangladesh. The temple is also known as Kantanagar Temple. It is situated at Kantanagar which is about 12 miles north to the Dinajpur main town and about a mile away to …

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Tajhat Palace – The Prominent archaeological pattern of Northern Bangladesh

Tajhat Palace is one of the most prominent archaeological pattern in northern Bangladesh. The majestic palace is situated at 3 kilometres south-east from the city of Rangpur. ‘Taj’ means Crown and ‘Hat’ means Local market. Tajhat Palace is one of the most attractive tourist spots in northern areas of Bangladesh. …

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Baliati Palace – Dosh-ani zamindar bari

Baliati Palace is one of the most gorgeously crafty palaces among the ancient landlords of Bengal. The palace is also known as ‘Dosh-ani zamindar bari’. Baliati Palace is situated in Saturia Upazila of Manikganj District. This palace is about 5 miles east of Manikganj district headquarter and about 35 miles …

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Laloner Akhra – The Tomb of Lalon Shah

Whenever the name of the district Kushtia comes into the ear, one must ask about the Tomb and Shrine of Baul Fakir Lalon Shah. It is situated in a place named Cherulia in Kushtia which is 2-3 Kilometres from Tagore Lodge and almost 175 Kilometres from capital city Dhaka. The …

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Dhakeshwari Temple – The National Temple of Bangladesh

Dhakeshwari Temple is the national temple for the Hindus of Bangladesh and is a place of historical importance as well. Dhakeshwari means ‘Goddess of Dhaka’. It is situated at Dhakeshwari road of old Dhaka and about 1 kilometre north from the Lalbagh Fort. During the Sena dynasty, a Sena king …

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Paharpur – The Somapura Mahabihara

Paharpur Bihara is the biggest known monastery ever excavated in the southern domain of the Himalayas. Paharpur Bihara is also known as Somapura Mahabihara. ‘Pahar’ means hill and ‘Pur’ means locality, thus the most befitted meaning of ‘Paharpur’ according to Bengali vocabulary is Locality of hill. Paharpur is a small …

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Shat Gambuj Mashjid – The Sixty Dome Mosque

Sixty Dome Mosque (Shat Gombuj Mashjid) is one of the auspicious and largest mosque of Sultanate period in Bangladesh. It has been mentioned as the most impressive muslim monuments of the Indian subcontinent in the whole world. It is situated in the southern portion of Bangladesh in Bagerhat district under …

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