Pakutia Zamindar bari – An Unfocused Landlord Palace of Tangail

Pakutia Zamindarbari is among one of those unfocused landlord houses that usullay failed to gather the attraction of the tourists. The majestic mansion is situated in Pakutia union in Nagarpur upazila of Tangail district. The place is very near from Baliati Palace of Manikganj. The distance between these two palaces are 8 kilometres. Pakutia Zamindarbari is about 67 kilometres from the capital city Dhaka.

As far as it is heared the Zamindari in this region was started in the early 19th from the hand of Ramkrishna Shaha Mandal. He has two sons named Radha Govinda and Brindaban Chandra. Radha Govinda didn’t have any children whereas Brindaban Chandra had three and were known as Brajendra Mohan, Upendra Mohan and Jogendra Mohan. Later on Radha Govinda adopted Upendra Mohan as a result he (Upendra Mohan) became the inheritor of Radha Govinda’s entire property whereas his brothers shares Brindaban Chandra’s property equally. Later on these three brothers built separate houses for them in 1915. These are the three buildings that comprises Pakutia Palace complex. Among these three mansions one is bigger than the other two and that was the resident of Upendra Mohan which is currently used as Pakutia BCRG Degree College.

There are vast similarities between these three buildings. Each building are two storied with almost same architectural style. In every mansion there are corridors on both the floors which provides access to each room of respective mansions. All the palaces are beautifully decorated with splendid terracotta motifs on wall and edges. The grand façade of every building either ornated with extreme design or with sculptures of various hindu gods. Apart from this there is a backyard and next to it there is a huge pond. There is also a temple and a well for drinking water present within the palace arena.The splendid artworks and designs, greek style columns and a number of scattered sculptures makes the entire environment very touchy and resembles the aristic mentality of the ancient people.

The largest palace is now used as a college named Pakutia BCRG Degree College and they also holds the ownership of rest of the edifices which they now rented to other organization. Due to lack of observation many historical monuments of this beautiful country are on the way to huge devastation.