Rajbari Tourist Spots

Rajbari is a district to the middle east of Bangladesh and that it is a part of Dhaka division. Settled beside the mighty Padma River the river has different archeological glory and that it had history courageous martyrs fighting for the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. The district is neighbored by Manikganj, Kustia, Pabna, Faridpur and Magura districts and is soon to get linked with the other parts of western Bangladesh by the proposed 2nd Padma Bridge.

There are two ways to go to Rajbari, by road and by train. Going by road can be of more two ways by continuing with the Jamuna Bridge which is an addition of extra 3 hours as it has to be crossed through extra 4 districts and breaking the journey in between for ferry which is direct route to Rajbari. The train route is also made by Jamuna Bridge and there is no direct train route to Rajbari from Dhaka. The buses that goes directly to Rajbari completes the journey through ferry and the buses are Rajbari Transport, M.M. Transport, Saudia Transport, Showhardo Transport and Subarna Transport. The schedules are between 08.30 am to 06.30 pm and the payments are of two sorts. Travelers have to pay fare for their bus coach and at the same time they have to pay extra few amounts for the ferry crossing. The bus coach fares vary from BDT 150 to BDT 200 but the ferry charge is fixed with BDT 140. There are also train services from Dhaka to Rajbari but the route is not direct as the train passes through different districts to go to Rajbari and stops in Rajbari for approximate 10 minutes. The train services are only available for three days a week which is currently off but decisions are ongoing to reenact it again.

Tourist spots of Rajbari


Jora Bangla Temple

Jora means twin and the name was originated after the temple’s establishment. The temple complex is of two temples and they are of same designs except one temple has a peak and other does not. The temple was made during 1655 and was in the time of King Sitaram of Indian Subcontinent. How to go there? The spot is in Baliakandi and it is an upazilla town Rajbari. From Rajbari Town there are bus services till Baliakandi where after arriving in Baliakandi there are local transports like auto rickshaw, tempo, and rickshaw to take till the spot.
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Shah Paloan Shrine

The shrine is an Islamic shrine where the Islam religion was preached by Shah Paloan from Baghdad in 16th century. He was the heir and proceeds of the Pir Khan Jahan Ali and the Shah Paloan died and were graved here. How to go there? It is Bohorpur Market of Bohorpur upazilla and going from Rajbari Town would take bus service till Bohorpur Market first then going to spot by auto rickshaw.
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Monu Mia Chonu Mia Shrine

Monu Mia and Chonu Mia were two brothers who were the followers of Shah Paloan who have preached Islam in this part of Bengal during 16th century AD. After Shah Paloan died, these two brothers took the responsibility of spreading Islam in the area and beyond the boundaries. They were successful in much cases and people still remembers them as one of the greatest descendents of Shah Paloan. The place has been modernized with time but their tomb still lies there for visitors to see. How to go there? There are direct transport of bus services from Rajbari Town to Baliakandi Upazilla. After getting down from the bus there are auto rickshaws or rickshaw services from the bus stand to the spot.
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Mir Mosharrof Hossain Memorial Center

Mir Mosharrof Hossain was a novelist of this part of Bengal who was one of the heirs of the Nawab Family of Bengal in the Rajbari District. Throughout his entire life he was served as employee of the Nawab States and wrote the novels which with time got famous. In 1999 the local government built this memorial center to preserve his memories which is currently under administrations of Bangla Academy. How to go there? Travelers have to go to Balikandi Upazilla first by bus from Rajbari Upazilla and later take local transports to the spot in Nawabpur Union in Padmadi Village.
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Dadoshi Shrine

The site is dated back from 1890 which was discovered when the railroads were built in this area. This is said to be shrine on the tomb of Kamal Shah who once visited this part of Bengal for preaching Islam. It was a ruin in the middle of the forest but gratitude to the workers who found the place whiles the construction for the railroads. How to go there? As the site is still in the middle of forest, travelers have to visit the rail station first and then they have to hike to the place. The approximate distance is 1km.
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This is basically a council building build by the British people when there was a strike outbreak for not giving tax for their crops. The council was built for the independent cultivation but with time and modernization the ancient rules and regulations got extinct and the council building was shut down. The council building is dated back from 1857. How to go there? The site is near to the Rajbari Town and local transports are mainly chosen for traveling there.
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Shomadhinagar Moth

This was built by a Hindu priest in 1940 to enlighten the local people in Hindu religion and show them the greater path. The architecture is still intact in place and taken care by the local government. How to go there? It is the Baliakanda Upazilla of Rajbari and there are direct bus service from the town to the upazilla. After travelers reach Baliakandi, they have to take local transports till the spot in Jungle Union.
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