Thakurgaon Tourist Spots

Situated on the northwest corner of Bangladesh. Thakurgaon has Asia’s largest mango tree. Thakurgaon is one of the oldest districts of Bangladesh. Once an entire, large district, the district was split into two and the other part was named Dinajpur district. All this occurred 1984 but the partition of the district impending from the British era. Neighbored by Dinajpur on the south, Panchagarh to east and India to west and north, the district is the part of the Himalayan Plainland. The district’s economy is mostly reliant on agriculture and the most flourishing cultivation is the sugarcane. Enriched with history and culture, Thakurgaon is a place brimming with life and zest.

Situated on the northwest corner of Bangladesh. Thakurgaon has Asia’s largest mango tree. Thakurgaon is one of the oldest districts of Bangladesh. Once an entire, large district, the district was split into two and the other part was named Dinajpur district. All this occurred 1984 but the partition of the district impending from the British era. Neighbored by Dinajpur on the south, Panchagarh to east and India to west and north, the district is the part of the Himalayan Plainland. The district’s economy is mostly reliant on agriculture and the most flourishing cultivation is the sugarcane. Enriched with history and culture, Thakurgaon is a place brimming with life and zest.

Transportation
The transportation system of Thakurgaon is updated and there are frequent transportations leaving from Dhaka every 30 minutes. The transports that are available from Dhaka to Thakurgaon and back are Hanif Enterprise, Nabil Paribahan, Babul Enterprise and Keya Paribahan. All the transport methods direct leave Dhaka starting from 07.00 am onwards and there are services after every 30 minutes till 11.30 pm.

The fare ranges between BDT 350 to BDT 600 from Non A/c to A/c services. There is also train service from Dhaka to Thakurgaon which is solo mostly. The service is known as Kanchan Express which departs from Dhaka at around 07.00 am. There can be change of schedules; hence it is advisable to visit the Kamalapur Rail Station in Dhaka to get more information on the subject before the intended date of travel.

Food
There are no special foods in Thakurgaon. The local diet is similar to the typical national diet in Bangladesh.

Tourist spots of Thakurgaon

1

Jagdal Virendra Nath Chowdhury Abandoned House

The origin of the palace is said to be from the 19 th century but from the ruins it can be said that the palace once used to be very beautiful and the ruined temple now beside it was once a place of ardent devotion and worship. Everything of the palace is now ruined. The palace is very near to Nagor River which multiplies the attractiveness of the environment manifold. How to get there? There are local transports available from the district head to the site. Since the site is bit far from the district town, the highway transports are available to take tourists to the location.
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2

Ramrai (Ramsagar)

The site is basically a pond which is one of the most ancient of its kind in all of Bangladesh. It is almost 24 meter wide with almost 18.5 meter high banks. It is said to be deeper than one can think. There is also an orchard of 1200 trees. How to get there? The distance from the district head is almost 3 KM which is at the outskirts of the Thakurgaon Town. Hence local transports are the most preferred means of visiting the site.
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3

Khunia Lake Memorial Monuments

The site is famous for the burials of the 1971 war martyrs who were buried by the Pakistan army soon after they were killed. Beside this lake is this largest graveyard where the monument was built as a tribute to the martyrs. How to get there? The site is very close to the Thakurgaon Town so the local transports are always available to the site.
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4

Funcity Amusement Park

The Park is one and only park of Thakurgaon District. It is the newest attraction in the district and it is available for people of every age. The park has different rides and attractions. How to get there? The park is very close to the town where the local transports are available. The park’s location is ideal, making it accessible from across the entire district.
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5

Haripur Landlord Palace

The palace is the iconic and luxurious relic from the times of the landlords. The history of the landlord is very twisted where the landlord was actually a lady who was a widow and received the possessions from her husband. But soon after the death of her husband, she had to sell a few of her lands which were bought by garments’ businessman Kundu. After attaining this position, he built the palace on this land and soon transformed into the next landlord. This story dates back to the 1400’s and is now a part of the history of Thakurgaon town. How to get there? Since the site is within the town, hence the transportation system is easily available from the center.
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6

Gowrokho Nath Temple

This is an estate consisting of several temples where the dates of establishment are still unknown. The state once used to be very crowded with festivals which are now no longer celebrated there. How to get there? The site is another location far from the Thakurgaon Town where the transportation system is mostly of the highway transports.
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7

Medinisagar Mosque

The mosque is a very old mosque dating back from Mughal Era. There was no further history found from the site but the mosque is still active just as it used to be back from the old era. How to get there? The location is in another part of the district where both the local and the highway transports are available from the town.
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