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RAJSHAHI

Rajshahi is one of the largest division in Bangladesh . Rajshahi division is overwhelmingly agricultural. It is the center of the silk industry. This region is very famous for mangoes, Lichies. For travelers, the region offers a Varity of historical monuments, including numerous mosques, Hindu temples, Rajbaris (Palaces), and British – Era buildings. Built on the northern bank of the Padma River

 

Rajshahi is a big university town. Sunsets here are particularly worth seeing. The presence of Rajshahi University (RU), which also has a large campus on the north-eastern outskirts of town, a medical college, an engineering college, Varendra Research Museum, a zoo, a sericulture institute, a Christian mission hospital, a Porjatan motel, an airport, and two museums, adds to the

relatively sophisticated atmosphere of this town. Recently a modern children park has been established at Baro Banogram at natural land scape on an area of 12.29 acre of land with different types of rides.

Paharpur: Paharpur is a amall vila\llage in the greater Rajshahi division where the remains of the most important and the biggest Buddhist monastery south of himalays has been excavated. It dates from the 8 th century AD . This is the most impressive archaeological site back in 1919. It has been declared a world heritage site.

Puthia: Puthia has the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh . It is a very scenic little town. It has also one of the country's finniest picturesque Rajbari. This is located only 23km east of Rajshahi. The archaeological heritages of Puthia are Govinda Mandir ( Temple ) Shiva Mandir, Gopal Mandir and Dolmancha Hawakhana at Tarapur.

Uttara Gano-Bhaban: The building that was once the palace of the Dighapatia Maharaja, the region's governor, is now a government building called Uttara Gano-Ghaban. It serves as one of the president's official residences. Situated 3 km north of town off the road to Bogra

Mahasthangarh: The oldest known city in Bangladesh , dating back to at least the 3rd century BC. lies on the western bank of the river Karotoa, about 13 km north of Mahasthangarh (formerly known as Pundravardhana) is today an archaeological site consisting largely of foundations and hillocks hinting the past riches.The Buddhists were here until at least the 11th century AD.

Bangabandhu Bridge : This 4.8 km. long bridge is currently the 12th longest bridge in the world. This bridge was constructed on the river Jamuna connecting east and northwestern region of the country. The Jamuna Bridge authority has a plant to built an international standa tourist resort on the eastern of the bridge.

Shopnopuri: Shopnopuri is one of the most beautiful artificial tourist spot in North Bengal . You can go there either from Hili or from Dinajpur. There you can enjoy your full day watching this artificial beauty.

 Kantanagar Temple : This is located about 12 miles north of Dinajpur town. It is one of the spectacular monuments in Bangladesh , built in 1752 by Pran Nath; a renowned Maharaja from Dinajpur.It is the countries finest existing example of the brick and terracotta style. The archways, vaults and columns is decorated with tiny figures and motifs in terracotta depict scenes from the great Hindu epics, particularly battle scenes

Natore Rajbari: One of the oldest Rajbaris in Bangladesh , dating from the mid 1700s, the magnificent but dilapidated Natore Rajbari is actually a series of seven Rajbari, four of which are notable and remain largely intact.

Shahjadpur Kuthibari:
About 75km. From Pabna town. It is alsoa historical place connected with the frequent visits of poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Ramshagor Lake :
About 11km. south east of Dinajpur town ias a large picturesque lake about 350m long . The beautiful Ramshagor Dighi ( Lake ) was dug in 17th Century by Maharaja Ram Nath to solve the water problem. This is now one of the historical places as well as a tourist spot . There is a guest house beautifully located on a hill overlooking Ramsagar Lake .
Carmichael College : The campus which is on the out skirts of Rangpur town is spacious. This represents a splendid fusion of classical British and Mughal architecture. This famous old college which dates from 1916, has a picturesque appearance .

Lakshindarer Medh: This large mount is the partially excavated site of an ancient Shiva temple, over which a Buddhist stupa was constructed in the 7 th century AD. Local legend associates it with the snake Goddess Manassa or alternatively, with a dalliance between a wondering price and a temple dancer.

Shahi Jama – e – Mosjid: The mosque was built in 1670 on a hillock and hence looks and hence looks a bit like a fort. Saracenic or Turkish in design which looms up out of the press of shops that have since surrounded it.

Tajhat Palace : It is a few km. from Rangpur town. In the 19 th century Manna Lal Ray was forced to Emigrate from the Panjab and found his way to Rangpur and own title of Raja. His crowning achievement was the construction of one of the finest Rajbari in Bangladesh during the mid of 19 th century.

 

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