Bagerhat Tourist Spots

Previously known as Khalifatabad, Bagerhat is the most religiously significant region in Bangladesh. In the 15th century, the famous Muslim preacher Khan Jahan Ali arrived here and created a settlement for the purpose of establishing a base of operations for preaching Islam. One of the most commercially prominent districts in Khulna thanks to Mongla port is Bagherhat and the Rampal Power Station. Aside from its commercial importance, Bagherhat is also famous for its shrimp production and religiously significant locations. Bagherhat is bordered by Gopalgonj and Narail to the north; by the Bay of Bengal to the southern side; Barguna, Pirozpur and Gopalgonj again to eastern part and Khulan division to the west. Dubbed as the city of mosques, it contains much architecture dating back to the 15th century. By size, this district is also the fourth largest district in Bangladesh.

Transportation

The distance from Dhaka to Bagherhat is 273.7 km, a roughly 8-hour journey. Transportation from Dhaka to Bagherhat is good, with both road and water transportation available for use. Most transport operators like Shohag Paribahan, Eagle Paribahan, provide bus services on a regular basis, with all types of coaches available. Ticket fare for bus ranges from Bdt 450 to Bdt. 700 depending on the coach of choice. For waterway traveling, regular launch services are available from Dhaka launch terminal. Their different standards of launches and the ticket prices vary on the quality. High end launches such as Agraduut Plus, Rajduut-7, Shahiduut charge between Bdt. 500 to Bdt. 800 per person while lower-end launches such as Steamer Shahhed Belayet and Steamer Gazi charges between Bdt. 150 to Bdt. 300 per person. Air travel is also possible but indirect, planes land in Jessore.

Transportation is the city is just rickshaw and auto rickshaws. You can also choose to walk. The city is quiet, calm and very clean which makes walking really enjoyable. Bagerhat is well known for its shrimps.

Food

But unfortunately, there is a great lack of good restaurants in the city. The only two restaurants are Castle Al Ashara and Hotel Dhansiri. Even though the city doesn’t have too many hotels and restaurants these two are actually very good. They serve very healthy and clean food at an amazingly low cost. Dhansiri, located in Doshani is famous for great breakfast items. They make great Khichuri and Poratas. And don’t forget to taste Al Ashara’s famous 100 taka burger. You wouldn’t believe how tasty and rich a 100 Taka burger can be.

Travel Destinations

Being a commercial and historical hub, Bagerhat has a lot of places to visit. From the fisheries to the mosques there are a lot of beautiful places. Some of the best sites and locations are outlined below.

Tourist spots of Bagerhat

1

Rampal Power Station

Responsible for production of electricity for the national power-grid, the power plant is located next to the Rampal dam. Visitor tours are conducted here and the surrounding sights are also quite nice. How to go? Rampal Power Station lies on the outskirts of Bagerhat sadar. One can avail local transports such as van or rickshaw to visit the location.
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Khan Jahan Ali’s Tomb

The tomb of the revered Islamic Sufi Khan Jahan Ali. Responsible for establishing multiple towns and mosques this great man died in 1459 A.D. This is also the only tomb in Bagherhat with the original cupolas on the roof. Since it’s a popular tourist site the mausoleum is a bit more colorful compared to other mausoleums. How to go? Located in Bagerhat Sadar, one can easily avail a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit this location.
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Mongla Port

Mongla port is one of the most important ports in the Ganges delta. Open all the time with docking for 33 ships, this port is bustling with activity all the line. Filled with containers, different kinds of ships and machinery, this port promises an outstanding experience in the evening saturated with fading sunset. Surrounded by the Sunderban forest, the riverine view is also excellent. How to go? Located in Bagerhat Sadar, one can easily avail a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit this location.
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Mosque City Of Bagerhat

Situated in the Bagerhat Sadar, this location was once known as Khalifatabad. It has also earned the recognition from Forbes magazine as one of the 15 lost cities of the world. The architectural uniqueness comes from the blend of Mughal and Turkish design implemented in the mosques. Original layout revealed that this city was comprised of two sections. How to go? Located in Bagerhat Sadar, one can easily avail a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit this location.
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5

Nine Dome Mosque

Constructed under the direct order of emperor Babur, this mosque is situated close to Khana Jahan Ali’s tomb. Recent endeavors have been taken for restoration but even in its ruined state, it’s a site to behold. How to go? Located in Bagerhat Sadar, one can easily avail a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit this location.
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Chunakhola Mosque

Notable for its departure from the Khan Jahan Ali style architecture this mosque was established in the 15th century. Roof structure has half-domes and squinches(architectural term). The most notable difference from Jahani style architecture is the interior of the mosque in the east façade which is decorated with plant motifs. How to go? Located in Bagerhat Sadar, one can easily avail a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit this location.
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Bagerhat Museum

The Bagerhat Museum is situated in the sadar region. Housing different artifacts from the various surrounding regions, this is a good family place to visit. Some of the main attractions are the terracotta tiles, Islamic documents and personal possessions of some famous figures. How to go? Located in Bagerhat Sadar, one can easily avail a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit this location.
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