Sirajganj district is situated in the north-western part of Bangladesh and is known for its scenic beauty, historical significance, and cultural heritage. This district has a lot to offer to tourists who are interested in exploring the hidden gems of Bangladesh. In this article, we will take a closer look at the sights of Sirajganj district and why it is a must-visit destination for any traveler in Bangladesh.
Navratna Temple (Sights of Sirajganj District
Another building of immediate beauty is the Navaratna Temple. It is located in Hatikumrul village of Sirajganj district. Near the Navaratna temple there is a Shiva temple of craftsmanship and a Chandi temple of worship. The temple is known as Navaratna temple for its 9 pinnacles carved with terracotta designs of foliage, fruits and deities. The temple full of Madhyayogic artwork has an entrance on the east side and steps on the north side of the Kuthuri. This is how the Navaratna temple built.
china dam (Sights of Sirajganj District)
Then another beauty spot is China Dam. If you want to enjoy the wonderful nature by sitting on the green grass carpet on both sides, there is no alternative to China Dam. Another name of China Dam is Crossbar-3. A pitched road runs over the dam from the main gate of the dam to a depth of 2 km in the Yamuna river. And you can go to the end of the dam along this road. Beautiful natural surroundings created by deep mithali of river water with infinite sky. IDevotees crowd the area in the afternoon. During the rainy season, a different beauty revealed here. The wind of the raging Yamuna enchants everyone.
Elliott Bridge (Sights of Sirajganj District)
The famous Elliot Bridge, also known as Barapool, is located within Sirajganj city. Hundreds of people walk over this bridge every day. This bridge carries the unique tradition of Sirajganj. At night, the real beauty of this bridge revealed in sodium light. Zalshay has passed under this bridge.
Sirajganj district is located at the very end of Shahjadpur Sadar Dargapara on the bank of Hura Sagar river. It believed that the famous Sufi monk Makhdum Shah built this mosque in the 15th century. No written evidence has determined this date. The mosque built in the 15th century as the architectural and decorative style of the mosque. A group of multi-domed rectangular mosques.
The Shahjadpur Mosque features three rows of five domes, for a total of fifteen domes covering the structure. The length of the mosque is 19.13 meters from north to south and 12.60 meters from east to west. Its interior length and width are 15.77 meters and 9.60 meters respectively and the walls are 1.57 meters thick. This mosque divided into a total of fifteen quadrangular areas by dividing the aisles into five colonnades and three colonnades running north-south perpendicular to the qibla wall. In this mosque, which is one of the oldest in Bangladesh, all features of the mosque architecture developed during the early Sultanate period observed.
Belkuchi Mosque (Sights of Sirajganj District)
This mosque is located about 20 km from Sirajganj city. This mosque has already won the hearts of millions of people. Like the beauty of this mosque during the day, the beauty of the night is even more beautiful as this mosque is beautifully decorated.
Discover the Wonders of the Bangabandhu Bridge
The Bangabandhu Bridge, also known as the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, is a marvel of modern engineering. The bridge spans the Jamuna River and connects the Sirajganj district with the Tangail district. Bridge is over 4.8 kilometers long and is the longest bridge in Bangladesh. The bridge is an excellent place to witness the beauty of the Jamuna River and to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park (Sights of Sirajganj District)
Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park is the only recreation center of Sirajganj district. In 2007, Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park was established on 120 acres of land by the Forest Department on the west bank of Bangabandhu Bridge. Surrounded by the natural greenery of Sunibi, this park attracts visitors every day due to the scenic views of the Yamuna River and the Bangabandhu Bridge, open wildlife and lush natural surroundings.
This Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco park covers a large area at Sirajganj bordering the Yamuna River and the Bangabandhu Bridge. A close-up view of the country’s largest Bangabandhu Bridge from Khan. Besides, various types of fruits, forests and medicinal plants have created a pleasant shady environment here.
In the eco-park area there is open roaming of Chanchala Deer, Pathir Kalkakali, Jhow Forest, Rows of Thujas, various mood-enhancing fords, forests and medicinal plants, awe-inspiring sight of Peacocks, Sajaru, Rabbits and Monkeys and random walks. Guava, Mango, Amlaki, Radi, Fig, Dewa, Olive, Jam, Kathal, Tamarind, Ipir-ipil, Akashmani, Arokaria, Bakul, Shimul, Jayatan, Jarul, Mahua, Nageshwar, Karbi, Kanchan, Kanjalvadi, Tebubia in Eco-park , Arjuna etc. trees.
The eco-park area has an open range of wild animals including deer, squirrels, wildebeests, snakes, gussaps and various species of birds. Caged animals include peacocks, monkeys, sajaru, rabbits etc.
Shiva Temple, Tarash (Sights of Sirajganj District)
Sirajganj has no shortage of places to visit. Some of the attractions here are Radha Govinda Temple, Shiva Temple, Mathura Dighi, Bara Kunjavan, Ulipur Dighi, Shishu Park, Buddhist Vihar.
Durga Puja begins in late autumn. At that time, there was continuous drumming in the Govinda temple, colorful lanterns flying in the sky. Kirtan music fills the air of the entire area. And in a hurry, how many flowers bloom around.
Come and visit Tarashe to know the story of the famous Kaplishwar Shiv Mandir, Devi Mandir, Vasudeva and Gopinath Vigraha Temples. Several temples founded by Balaram, the forefather of the dynasty here, the largest reservoir called Kunjavan on Thana Road and the ruins of the royal palace of Tarash are signs of ancient glory.
An inscription dated 1661 AD on the broken Jorbangala in Tarash reveals that the service of the Gopinath Vigraha here was from the Naga clan Kayastha. Kapileshwar and Govinda Mandir are among the several idol temples of Vinod Ray, Govindaji, Rashik Ray, Kapileshwar Shiva etc. Every temple here has unique craftsmanship. These temples built with small bricks in ancient times.
Another thing is that going to the bill of lading, curiosity will arise about the naming of the tarash that how the name of the tarash was named. Once upon a time hearing the name of Tarasash would create fear or longing in the mind. Many believe that the name Tarash has originated from the word Taras. Next to Tarash (the ancient name was Chandergaon) is now Binsara village. You can go by rickshaw, it will take 10 to 15 minutes.
Home of Suchitra Sen and poet Rajinikanth Sen
Legendary film actress Suchitra Sen and poet Rajinikanth Sen were born in Bhangabari village of Sirajganj district. There is their residence. People from different parts of the country flock here to see the beloved heroine and poet’s house. This abandoned house occupies a lot of space.
The ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore
The ancestral house of Rabindranath Tagore known as Rabindra Kachari Bari is located in Shahjadpur Upazila of Sirajganj District. In 1842 Rabindranath Tagore’s grandfather Prince Dwarkanath Tagore bought the bar from the British. Rabindranath stayed in this zamindar house for 7 years. Rabindranath wrote various literary works like Chitra, Sena Tari, Chaitali, Gitanjali and Visarjan from this house. The Rabindra Kachari house of about ten bighas has developed as the Rabindra Museum at present.
Various pictures of Rabindranath, used items are stored here. Here are the works of art painted by the poet, photographs and furniture of the poet’s childhood, adolescence, youth. Every day, many ten students from far and wide come to visit the place where the memory of the poet intertwined. There are many other significant places in Sirajganj district where Dashanthants gather regularly. These places have been carrying the tradition of Sirajganj for ages.
Sirajganj district in Bangladesh is a destination that has something to offer to every traveler. From historic mansions and ruins to modern marvels and serene natural landscapes, this district is a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be explored. So, the next time you plan a trip to Bangladesh, be sure to add Sirajganj district to your itinerary and experience the wonders of this beautiful place.