Top Best Things to Do, Rajshahi, Bangladesh: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Varendra Research Museum

The museum was established in 1910 and it has been dedicated to ancient history and culture. The museum is managed by Rajshahi University.  It is the oldest museum in Bangladesh and the museum has a rich collection of artefacts herited by Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim religions. There are sculpture galleries with figurines of Hindu gods, goddesses and mythical figures. Most of the Islamic artefacts are from the mediaval era such as weapons, ensembles, daily objects and hand written copies of Quran. The museum is located on a quiet street and the half of the day can be spent by just examining the artefacts. The entrance fee to the museum is TK 50. Opening hours: 10 am – 5 pm from Saturdays to Wednesdays and 2.30 pm – 5 pm on Fridays. Address: Shaheb Bazar Rd, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Shaheb Bazar

It is at the center of Rajshahi and it is also known as Zero Point. There are plenty of alleys, stores, restaurants and shops. Wandering might be also a good option to explore the alleys and shops. Opening hours: 9am – 10pm. Address: Saheb Bazar Rd, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Fuller Building

It is located nearby Rajshahi Government College. It is a large two-storey red brick building which was built in 1909. It is one of the Raj-era buildings. Address: Saheb Bazar Rd, College Campus, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Bagha Mosque

It is a historical mosque which is located in Bagha of Rajshahi. It is located 25 miles southeast of Rajshahi. It was completed in 1523. The architectural style is worth to see. The mosque is designed by brick on the bank of a big pond and it is also enclosed by brick walls. It is known for its terracotta decoration. It is a famous attraction for tourists because it is also well maintained and the environment of the mosque is natural and quiet.

Shrine of Hazrat Shah Makhdum (R)

It is a shrine which was established in order to mark the resting place of Hazrat Shah Makhdum in 1635 AD. He was the first preacher of Islam in the region. It is located next to the river Padma. It is said that he came to Rajshahi on top of two crocodiles. In order to preserve this myth, there are some crocodiles kept in the pont next to the shrine.

Central Park and Zoo

It was established in 1972. It is one of the main attractions of Rajshahi. It is a wide area with trees and grasses. In addition, it also houses differect species of animals. It is located besides the Padma river. The park and zoo covers 46.76 acres of land. It is considered as one of the best entertainment centers in Rajshahi. The zoo is a good attraction for visitors who are interested in different species and it might be also a good attraction for children.

Rajshahi University

It is a public university located in Rajshahi. It was established in 1952. The university is home to many architectural and artictic landmarks and the area is about 204 hectors. The notable buildings are the Shaheed Minar, the Senate House, Golden Jubilee Tower, the library and the university mosque. It is also possible to see a collection of contemporary art at the Department of Fine Arts.