One of the oldest and culturally strong divisions of Bangladesh is Rajshahi. Also known as the Silk City for its booming silk production, the district itself is of mesmerizing natural beauty. It has a bustling commercial metropolitan city that is interconnected with roads from all parts of Bangladesh due to its commercial importance. With 10 of the major rivers of Bangladesh, the trade and commerce of Rajshahi have always been historically influential and remain so even now. The Naogaon district lies to the north of Rajshahi, Natore stands on the eastern side and on the south are the Padma river and Chapainawabganj. Rajshahi is also significant for both Muslims and Hindus because some of the most renowned mosques and the temple of the followers of these religions in Bangladesh are located in this region.
Rajshahi city is the most peaceful, clean, beautiful, charming city enriched with culture, heritage, and well-educated population.
As mentioned before, the means and mediums of communications are one of the strongest aspects of Rajshahi. It has good transportation across all three mediums of the road, water, and air transport. The distance from Dhaka to Rajshahi is almost 245 km, a roughly 6-8 hour ride by bus. Majority of the local transport operator like SA Paribahan, SR Paribahan, Greenline, Hanif etc provide highway coach services on a daily basis. The average bus fare for Non A/C coaches form Dhaka to Rajshahi costs Bdt, 350. In case of A/C coaches the fare varies between Bdt 500- Bdt 700. But I would suggest to go by train, regular railway transportation is available. The average train fare Bdt 250 to 800 based on the choice of the compartment. Rajshahi also boasts one of the few major airports in the country. Domestic flights are available on a regular and weekly basis by different airlines. US Bangla Airlines, GMG Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines etc all provide services with ticket fares ranging from Bdt 2800 to Bdt 7000.
As mentioned before, Rajshahi is one of the major trading hubs of Bangladesh as a result of which there is always a constant flux of visitors for business purposes. This has led to the establishment of some very good hotels in Rajshahi.
While Rajshahi is traditionally known for its sweet mangoes, the different types of pitches and sweets popular all across the country deserve a special mention.
Rajshahi is more renowned for its historical destinations and heritage than natural beauty among tourists and travelers. Muslim mosques and Hindu temples of different eras have attracted and still attract throngs of visitors to Rajshahi. Some of the major tourist spots and attractions in Rajshahi are detailed below.
Tourist spots of Rajshahi