Want to travel the most amazing tourist places of Narayanganj? As it is very close to Dhaka city, and anyone can come back to the city within the day time, millions of people love to visit these types of places. For this reason, we at Travel Mate, wanted to make a great list of visiting places near Dhaka city. With this in mind, we will now know the interesting tourist places at Narayanganj.
Panam Nagar, the capital of ancient Bengal, is still standing with a 400-year-old tradition. Some of the palaces and antiquities built during the Mughal period will still remind you of how prosperous our beloved homeland was hundreds of years ago. Notable places of interest in Narayanganj district are: Folk and Handicraft Museum, Traditional Panam Nagar, Hajiganj Jaldurg, Sonakanda Fort, Taj Mahal of Bengal, Zinda Park, Bibi Maryam Mosque and Samadhi, Kadmarsul Dargah, Bardi Loknath Ashram etc. Due to the easy and improved communication system, the number of tourists visiting these places is especially high throughout the year.
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There are various places of interest in almost every district of Bangladesh which is full of amazing beauty. Which has made our country more prosperous. Has attracted millions of tourists for hundreds of years. The respect of the country is increasing in the world. Millions of tourists flock to this place every year due to its natural beauty. Moreover, at least once a year, we rush to refresh ourselves in the lap of nature. A lot of the time I can’t go anywhere despite my desire due to my busy schedule. Today, we will travel Narayanganj and attractive places of this amazing district.
20+ Most interesting Tourist Places At Narayanganj
In this artificial life of brick and stone, sometimes the mind wants to spend some time with nature. As the mind calms down when you go out of mechanical life and into a noise-free environment, at the same time you get back to work. If you want to have a good time during holidays or leisure, you can visit various places of interest in Narayanganj adjacent to the capital city.
1. Sonargaon Museum:
The Bangladesh Folk and Crafts Foundation is known as the Sonargaon Museum. Its distance from the capital Dhaka is only 24 kilometers.
Sonargaon was once world famous for muslin. An alternative to muslin, Jamdani Sharee can still be seen directly inside the Karupalli. There is the Folk and Crafts Foundation Museum.
Isha Khan, one of the chiefs of the Bara Bhuiyans, ruled Sonargaon for a long time. Surrounded by rivers, Sonargaon could not be easily attacked by any enemy.
The Bangladesh Folk and Crafts Museum was established here in 1985.
The city of Panam in Sonargaon, the capital of Bengal, was particularly notable during the reign of Bir Isha Khan. At that time the administration of Sonargaon was conducted from this city. The infrastructure of Panama now stands in the British period. Ancient Panama is buried under modern Panama. In the old days innumerable buildings, mosques, temples, monasteries, temples, baths, dance halls, treasuries, court rooms, wide walls, dining halls, courts, amusement parks etc. were built here.
A 400-year-old monastery can be seen in the city of Panama. To its west is the East India Company’s trading factory ‘Nilkuthi’.
The Pankhiraj Canal flows past Panam. Some of the existence of the historic 300-mile Grand-Trunk Road from Sonargaon to the Indus, built during the reign of Sher Shah, can still be seen in Panama.
The historic Panam Nagar is located in the village of Goaldi, just half a kilometer from the Folk and Crafts Foundation. Next to it is Panam Pool. Those who go to see the Sonargaon Museum, even for once, visit this city.
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2. Kadam Rasul Darbar Sharif
Kadam Rasul Darbar Sharif is located in Nabiganj area just opposite of Narayanganj city. To reach the dargah, one has to climb a high hill. There is a huge archway at the entrance of the Dargah.
In the 17th century, the historian Mirza Nathan first mentioned the stone of Kadam Rasool’s Dargah in his famous book ‘Bahir-Sthanai Ghayebi’. Masum Khan Kabuli, the Afghan army chief who declared rebellion against Emperor Akbar in 1580, bought the stone from an Arab merchant with the footprints of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Much later, Golam Nabi, the Zamindar of Dhaka, built a single-domed dargah on a high place in Nabiganj in 1777-1778 and placed the sacred stone there. From then on, his name was Rasool. Later, in 1814, Ghulam Muhammad, son of Ghulam Nabi, built the main gate of the Dargah.
3. Zinda Park
Zinda Park is located in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj. The park is the result of the abandonment of the ‘Agrapathik Palli Samiti’ of the area.
Zinda Park, spread over an area of about 100 bighas, has a community school, community clinic, a library with aesthetic architectural style, mosque, Eidgah, cemetery, a restaurant.
The park has more than 10,000 trees of 250 species. The environment of the park is buzzing with innumerable birds. Cool weather prevails in 5 vast lakes even on hot days.
Zinda Park is especially known for its picnics with the whole family. This is a great park to sit in a bamboo tea house made in the middle of the lake across a wooden bridge and have a cup of tea with your loved ones or dip your feet in the water.
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4. Deobhog Lake (Gymkhana Lake)
It is located in Deobhog area of Narayanganj. At the initiative of Narayanganj City Corporation, a lovely lake and park has been constructed here on a vast scale. The name of the park modeled after Hatirjheel is Sheikh Russell Park. The park has been specially constructed for the entertainment of Narayanganj residents. The lighting of the park at night is captivating. Several major lakes in the city are connected to the park. There is still some work to be done.
5. Hajiganj fort, Sonakanda fort, Murapara zamindarbari
Hajiganj fort covers a huge area of Hajiganj area of the city. It is mostly used in various shooting activities. People from far and wide also come here to visit.
Sonakanda Fort is located at Sonakanda in the port. It is said that there was a tunnel from one fort to another through the ground. Although no truth was found.
Murapara zamindar house located in Murapara area of Rupganj. Everything in the ancient manor house is preserved here.
Apart from these places of interest, there are Patharghat on the banks of Shitalakshya river in the city, Chauddar Char in Araihazar, Mayadwip in the middle of Meghna river in Bardi union of Sonargaon and Bangal Bari in Rupganj.
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6. Murapara Jamidar Bari
Established by Babu Ramratan Banerjee on about 72 bighas of land in 1889, this zamindar house was renovated several times. At various times since then, the descendants of Babu Ramratan Banerjee have worked on the expansion of the front and back of the main building, digging ponds and raising the floor of the building. The Murapara zamindar’s house has 95 ornate rooms, a temple, a storehouse, a kachari house, a guest house and sitting room, a stable, a spectacular dance hall and two ponds in front and behind. The huge gate at the entrance of the building already gives a hint of the vastness of the zamindar’s house. Besides, the top of the temple building is about 30 feet high.
7. Maya Dwip
Maya Dwip is a remote char area surrounded by the Meghna river in Bardi union of Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj. A triangular shaped char rising in the middle of the indestructible Meghna River. The island is not a big one but all around is green and green.
8. Satgram Zamindar Bari
The historic Satgram Zamindar Bari, built during the British rule, is located at Satgram in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj district. The zamindars used to govern the area from this zamindar house. The zamindars of Satgram were very oppressive. If they could not pay the rent of the land allotted to them in return for rent, the tenants would be brutally oppressed. And so there are many stories of oppressive zamindars in every building of Satgram zamindar’s house.
9. Loknath Bramhachari Aashram
Sri Sri Loknath Bramhachari Ashram or Bardi Loknath Ashram is located at the west-north corner of Bardi Bazar in Sonargaon upazila, 34 km from Narayanganj district. Loknath Brahmachari was born on 31 August 1730 in the village of Kachua under the Barasat police station in the 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. He left the scriptures and took the vow of asceticism and practiced strict yoga in the Himalayas. Later he came out to the locality for the purpose of spreading knowledge among the people. After visiting various countries and reaching Sonargaon in 1863, Loknath Brahmachari established this ashram in the village of Bardi in the intense liveliness of nature. After about 22 years of worship, the great man Loknath Brahmachari breathed his last on June 1, 1890. Bardi Loknath Ashram is known as a gathering place for all people irrespective of caste, creed and creed.
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10. The Taj Mahal of Bengal
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan became immortal for love. They built the Taj Mahal for Bibi. How many people in the world do not want to go there? But who can go? The good news for those who are thirsty for travel is that the second Taj Mahal in the world has been built in our country. Although not the original Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan, this Taj Mahal has been built in the style of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Freedom fighter Ahsan Ullah Mani has built the Taj Mahal of Bengal in the Perabo area of Sonargaon in Narayanganj district. To see this Taj Mahal you have to go to Perabo village in Sonargaon. The entrance fee is 50 Taka.
11. Rupganj Rajbari
Rupganj is in the middle of Dhaka-Sylhet highway. There is a century-old palace there. The artistic beauty of this magnificent palace is a sight to behold. There is a huge pond in front of the zamindar’s house. The ancient palace is quite interesting. The palace has about 95 rooms and is spread over different parts including guest house, dance hall, kacharighar, etc. You can come back from Rajbari of Rupganj, which is preserved in the natural environment. There is no fee to enter here.
12. Sonakanda Fort
It is located on the eastern bank of the Shitalakshya river in the port of Narayanganj district. It is located on the opposite side of Hajiganj fort. A number of water forts were built by the Mughal rulers to secure important rivers connecting Dhaka by river. Sonakanda fort is one of them.
13. Hajiganj fort
The historic Hajiganj fort is located at Killarpool in Narayanganj district. It is also known to many as the fort of Isa Khan, one of the Barbhuiyans of Bengal. Historians believe that the fort was built during the reign of Mir Jumla to repel the invasion of the Mughals and the Portuguese by river. The quadrangular wall of the fort has a firing squad.
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14. Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson Floating Restaurant and Bar is a floating restaurant and bar run by Bangladesh Tourism Corporation on the river Buriganga in Narayanganj Sadar. Initially the name of this floating restaurant was State Yacht Mary Anderson. A 150-foot-long steam-powered ship was built at the Calcutta Shipyard in 1933 for the use of British governors in Bengal. The ship is believed to have been named after Mary Anderson, daughter of Sir John Anderson, then Governor of Bengal.
15. Shaira Garden Resort
Shaira Garden Resort has been set up in a secluded natural environment in Hedayet Para village of Madanpur union in Narayanganj district. The distance from Dhaka to Saira Garden Resort, located on the opposite side of Nazim Uddin Bhuiyan College, is only 22 km. Although Saira Garden Resort is built on only 30 bighas of land, its size is gradually increasing.
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16. Goaldi Mosque
Goaldi Mosque is a historical sultanate in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj district. The Goaldi Mosque in the village of Goaldi in Sonargaon Municipality, built during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah, is an attractive place for tourists. During the reign of Alauddin Hussain Shah, Bengal flourished in art, education and literature. According to historical sources, in 1519, Mollah Hijabar Akbar Khan built the traditional Goaldi Mosque.
17. Sabdi Narayanganj (Flower Village)
Sabdi in Narayanganj district is an interesting place to visit from Dhaka. In winter, the crop fields of Sabdi village are full of yellow mustard flowers. Besides, different types of flowers like rose, marigold, gladiolus, tuberose, gerbera, cosmos, daisy gypsy, dahlia, chrysanthemum etc. are cultivated here in February.
18. Kaikertek Hat Narayanganj
For hundreds of years, Kaikertek Hat has been held every Sunday in the Kaikertek area of Mograpara union in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj district. This hat, which cherishes the tradition of rural Bengal, is also known as Rabibar Hat to the locals. The river Brahmaputra flows past Kaikartek Hat. The hundred-year-old monuments and the natural environment on the banks of the river attract a variety of travelers alike, in addition to the buyers and sellers who come to Kaikartek’s market. People from far and wide including Narsingdi, Munshiganj and Comilla flock to this Kaikartek market.
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19. Shrine of Gias Uddin Azam Shah
The shrine is the nearest existing structure of the Sultanate period of Bangladesh which is located at Shahchilapur in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj district. The shrine is located a hundred feet east of the Panchpir Dargah and at one end of a dry pond locally known as Magh Dighi on the southern outskirts of the old town.
20. Charitlauk pal bari
During the British rule the abode of the aristocratic zamindars was known as Pal Bari in the village of Charitaluk in the vicinity of Bholab Union. The zamindar houses with their magnificent two-storied buildings and huge buildings along the banks of the river are still carrying the memory of the past heritage of Bholab Union. The modern city Purbachal is going to be developed by adopting the past tradition of Bholab Union. The modern city Purbachal is going to be built on Kajla Chowk on the way from Sanpara to Atlapur.
21. House of Jyoti Basu
Prominent leftist politician of India and former Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu was born on 7 July 1914 in Kolkata. His father Dr. Nisikanta Bose was a resident of Bardi Union in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj district. Jyoti Basu has an ancestral home in Chowdhury Para of Bardi Union, about 20 km from Dhaka. During his visit to Bangladesh in 1999, Jyoti Basu expressed his desire to convert his ancestral home into a library. This great politician, a true friend of Bengalis, passed away on January 17, 2010. To pay homage to his memory, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced to convert the house into a library. It is currently being used as a library and tourist center.
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22. Some More
We have discussed the most attractive places at Narayanganj, Places of interest in Narayanganj district. Narayanganj district is a very ancient and famous region of Bangladesh which is an administrative region of the central Dhaka division. The golden ash is known as the dandy of the east for jute. There are many places of interest in Narayanganj district Except this, we get some more places including Panch Pir Dargah, Mosuri Khola Dorbar Shorif, Bandar Shahi Mosque, Bandar, and Adamjee EPZ Shiddhirganj.
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