বৃহস্পতিবার, ২৮ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Tahkhana Complex

Tahkhana Complex Literally Tahkhana (Persian) means a cold building or palace. A structure built on the west bank of a large tank situated in the Firuzpur quarters of the city of Gaur-Lakhnauti is traditionally known as the Tahkhana. Along with this to its northwest are two other structures - the nearest one a three-domed mosque and the other, slightly further to the north, a domical tomb surrounded by a vaulted verandah. Since all these monuments, along with others now vanished, were built at the same time for a specific purpose they are all described as a singular unit or a complex. 

Who built this complex is not definitely known. But because of their stylistic character - all Mughal in contradistinction to the surrounding Sultanate monument, and the contemporary and later historical narration that Mughal Subahdar shah shuja (1639-1660 AD) occasionally used to visit and stay in Gaur-Lakhnauti to honour his patron saint Shah Niamatullah Wali point to this great Mughal governor as the builder. Shah Shuja held his court at Rajmahal, not very far from Gaur. But his occasional visit to Gaur, strengthened by the existence of a Mughal ceremonial gate - the lukochuri as it is called, brings one to this logical conclusion. It is very likely that Shah Shuja built this small palace as a khanqah (resting, meditating and preaching place) of the saint, and the mosque and the tombs as its adjuncts. The tomb was probably built in advance as an eternal resting place of the saint (d 1664 or 1669 AD). 

The double-storied palace was built mainly of brick, but black stone slabs for the doorsills and wooden beams for the flat roof were also used. From the west front the building gives the appearance of a single storied structure with a north-south rectangular hall room in the middle flanked by other rooms on its back and sides. While from the east, however, it is a two-storied structure with the lower rooms extended to the east and arched openings rising directly from the water tank. On the south side of the building there is a bathing complex with water drawn from the tank through an octagonal reservoir. On the north there is a small family mosque with open rooms at its back leading to an octagonal tower-room meant probably for meditation. The octagonal towers maintain symmetry of the whole plan. 

The palace is plastered over, and is decorated by the engrailing of the four-centered arches and the flanking panels with niches carved within. The mihrab-niche of the mosque has plaster muqarnas ornamentation. They are all typical of Mughal decorative devices. 

The Tahkhana complex as a whole is important not only from the point of view of its being Mughal in a Sultanate city, but the component buildings by themselves have much significance because of their architectural character, first introduced in Bengal. Once introduced they became the prototype of subsequent erections - be that a palace, a mosque or a tomb in the subsequent Mughal capitals in Dhaka or Murshidabad.
Source: http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Tahkhana_Complex

মঙ্গলবার, ২৬ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Shoshi Lodge ( Women Teachers Training College)

Shoshi Lodge (শশী লজ) is located at the center of Mymensingh city which is also known as the Residential Palace of  Moharaja Shoshi Kanto Acharya (মহারাজা শশীকান্ত আচার্য). This palace is very close to the river Brahmaputra which is being used as Women Teachers Training College from the year 1952.

According to the history, most of the rulers from Zamindar family have adopted babies in different era and those adopted child ruled the area later. For example Gourikanta(গৌরীকান্ত) was adopted by Roghunondon(রঘুনন্দন). Son of Gourikanta was Shashikanta(শশীকান্ত) and his wife adopted Surjokanta (সূর্য্যকান্ত) as she was childless. Later, Surjokanto became the prominent Zamindar of Mymensingh district. People used to call him as Moharaja(মহারাজা).

Moharaja Surjokanto Acharya was the Zamindar in Mymensingh region for long 41 years. During the reign of his Zamindari he did so many work for social welfare and made a remarkable change in infrastructural development.

He started to build an unique two storied building on an area of nine acre at the end of nineteenth century. Childless Zamindar Surjokanto named after this building in the name of his adopted son Shoshi Kanto Acharya. After completion of construction this building was extensively damaged by a destructive earth quake on the year 1897. Zamindar Surjokanto was immensely worried at this great loss.

Later Zamindar Shoshi Kanto Acharya re-built this building with many additional features in the year 1905 and did more renovation work in 1911. This unique classical architecture and its surrounding will certainly attract a traveler to explore this place recurrently.

How To Go: 

This Zamindar House is located at the main town. It is near the Boro bazar area. It would be better to ask anyone for the location of Women Teachers Training college (মহিলা টিটি কলেজ). You can easily go there using rickshaw or by walking. This old house is currently using as Women Teachers Training College.

Things To Do:

A traveler can enjoy the artistic beauty of the Goddess Venus sculpture in front of the main building and the surrounding of this building is also occupied with so many interesting features.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/shoshi-lodge/

সোমবার, ২৫ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Gouripur Lodge


Gouripur Lodge (গৌরীপুর লজ) is a signature of golden Zamindari period and an old edifice in Mymensingh town. This archaic building is located near the main town. One can go there using rickshaw easily. It is very near to the Boro Bazar. Though, the purpose and time of establishment is not known to all; however, it can be discovered if further research is conducted there.

It was made using iron, tin and wood. Structure of the building is similar to the Zamindar Mansion of that period. History tells that it was built by Brozendra Kishor Ray Chowdhury (ব্রজেন্দ্র কিশোর রায় চৌধুরী).
Now it is being used as Sonali Bank Corporate office of Mymensingh city. Government officers and few of their subordinates are currently living at that mansion. It has around 20 rooms inside. Anyone can visit there at anytime. You may not have the permission to enter inside, but easily can get access to the mansion premises.

How To Go:

It is located near Mymensingh Zero Point and Boro Bazar area. You may  Just ask to the local people for Sonali Bank and they will direct you to it.

How To Reach Mymensingh District:

Mymensingh city is located about 120 km (75 mi) north of Dhaka which is the capital of the country. There is no airport in Mymensingh. Dhaka airport is approximately 110 km (4.00 hours drive) from Mymensingh by bus. There are several bus services from Dhaka to Mymensingh. Buses leave from the Mohakhali bus stand (10 km south of Dhaka Airport) in Dhaka to the Mashkanda bus stand in Mymensingh. You can get on any of the following buses from the Mohakhali bus stand in Dhaka, which will cost around Tk. 350 ($4):

1. Shoukhin
2. Ena

There are several train services from Dhaka to Mymensingh. It takes almost 3 hours to reach Mymensingh from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. You can get on from the Dhaka Airport or you could go to the main train station-Komlapur Rail Station.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/gouripur-lodge/

রবিবার, ২৪ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Mahajampur Ahamad Shah Mosque

Mahajampur was an ancient Muslim ruled region. This region is situated few miles north to Sonargaon town area. There is a Mosque found here, named Mahajampur Ahamad Shah Mosque, which was built around in 16th C.E. The style of bricks engraving and placement of dome charms the visitors. There are so many Scholars who had described the location and beauty of this mosque at different time in various writing. Among them, ‘Parvin Hasan & A.K.M. Zakaria’ described its beauty in their writing.

Many ancient evidences of human settlement has been found along with this Mosque & Mazar structure. Archaeologist found a big quantity of ancient bricks wherever they conducted excavation in that region. Two inscriptions being discovered from this Mosque. From one of those inscriptions we came to know about Sultan Shams Uddin Ahmad Shah (1432-1436 AD), which make it named after by his name. But, it has been said that someone named Firoz khan built that Mosque.

This is a six domed Mosque, which is built following the stylistic beauty of Baba Adam Shahid Mosque. Domes over the roof are bearing the evidences of Sultani Architecture of Bengal. It contains various design and decorations which is certainly something needs to be observed meticulously.

How To Go:

It’s just few kilometers away from Mograpara Bus stop. If someone moving through Tarabo Upazila, then you have to step off at Borpa bus stop. From Borpa Bus stop its just 5km east ward and Just near at Mahajampur Bazar.

Things To Do:

A  sacred place to observe the spiritual beliefs, rituals in that region. And if someone wants to study more about the migration of those Sufis and Shadhus in Bangladesh. It’s a perfect place to wondering around.
Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/mahajampur-ahamad-shah-mosque/

শনিবার, ২৩ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Dewan Bari Mosque, Aminbazar

A eighteenth century mosque named as Dewan Bari Mosque located at Aminbazar area of Savar, within a clear view from the Dhaka-Aricha highway. There is an adjacent old house to this Mosque known as Dewan Bari. It is assumed that this old house and Mosque built in temporary time.

How To Go:

It’s very easy going  destination from Dhaka city. You may ride on a bus moving toward Savar or Hemayetpur area from Gulistan or Firmgate Bus stop. Get prepared to step off when you reach near at Gabtoli bus stop. After crossing Amin Bazar bridge you may step off at Amin Bazar Bus stop. Then take a walk or hire a rickshaw to this Mosque.

Things To Do:
Enjoy Buriganga river view along with the Artistic beauty of this Mosque.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/dewan-bari-mosque-aminbazar/


বৃহস্পতিবার, ২১ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Badha Ghat

Badha Ghat, built by the Zamindar of Narail, is situated beside the beautiful river Chitra. The house of the Zamindar was near from the ghat (now vanished after having a struggle with the era). Although the Zamindar built it, in locals, it is popularly known as Rajbari Ghat. The Zamindar used to pass his leisure time here pretty often at afternoon. There is a temple near the Badha Ghat of Hindu deity Swarashwati, the goddess of music and wisdom. The Victoria College of Narail City and Nishinath Tola are also a few minutes of walking distance from the Badha Ghat.

How To Go:

Badha Ghat(বাধা ঘাট) or Rajbari Ghat(রাজবাড়ী ঘাট) is near to the Victoria college of Narail(নড়াইল) town. You can come here from anywhere using a rickshaw, van, or by an invigorating walk.

Things To Do:
  1. You will see beautiful view of this Ghat.
  2. Take photos to share with friends and families.
Eating Facilities:

If you are hungry you have to search for restaurants or fast food shops nearby. You may also carry your own food.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/badha-ghat/

বুধবার, ২০ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Chand Gazi Bhuiya Mosque

Chad Gazi Bhuya Mosque, also known as Chad Kha Mosque, is an archaic mosque from the Feni district that was built during 1112 Hijri (Arabic Calendar). According to the inscription at the front door, the mosque was built by someone named Chad Gazi Bhuya. It’s a traditional three domed mosque, domes are in a single row. Center one is larger compared to the others. All the three domes are having a Lotus at the top and two Kolosh (native water pot). This looks delicately beautiful and adds an extraordinary beauty to the mosque.

Apart from the domes, the mosque has 12 minarets over the walls in a symmetric way. Four minarets at the four corners are having similar style and other 8 minarets amid the walls are also having similar style. Eastern side of the wall is having simple terracotta along with the terracotta above the front door.

How To Go:

It is located in ChagolnaiyaUpazila of Feni district. Follow the direction below to visit this historical mosque:
  1. Take CNG driven auto rickshaw to come at the ChhagolnaiyaUpazila. It will cost 20 TK per person, or 100 TK if you reserve the whole vehicle.
  2. From Chhagolnaiya, take another CNG driven auto rickshaw to come at the Chad Gazi Bazaar it will be 12 TK per person.
  3. From the bazaar, you can have a walk or take a rickshaw to reach near the mosque. The Chad GaziMosjid is around 10-15 minutes of walking distance from the bazaar.

Where To Stay:

Accommodation facilities in the district are of moderate quality and have plenty of room for improvement. Some places you may consider staying in Feni are listed below for your assistance.

1. Idrisiya Hotel
Address: Idrisiya hotel, Station road, Feni
Contact: 01714268659

2. Feni Circuit house
Address: Bijoy Singh Dighi par, Mohipal, Feni
Contact: 01713187304

3. Zilla Parishal Dak Bungalow
Address: Zilla Parishad Dak Bungalow, Feni
Contact: 0331 73184

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/chand-gazi-bhuiya-mosque/

মঙ্গলবার, ১৯ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Nuhash Polli

Nuhash Polli was founded in 1987. Initially it covered 22 bigha of land. Now it covers around 40 bigha. Actor Dr. Ejaz helped procure the land. The heavenly ‘village’ was named after Nuhash, Humayun Ahmed and Gultekin Khan’s (his first wife) son. Ahmed was very fond of music. He loved to live amidst nature and relished the date plantation, which he had set up inside Nuhash Polli.
Most paths in Pirozali (পিরুজালী) village, under Mirzapur union of Gazipur Sadar Upazila, are lined with thick Shal (শাল) forest. One path with its beautiful play of light and shadow, welcomes passers-by, leading them towards Nuhash Polli, 25 km from Gazipur Sadar. This was the heaven of Humayun Ahmed, a magician of words, who spent most of his time there after he started directing TV plays and films. Nuhash Polli was open to the public and visitors would traverse great distances to get a view of the picturesque estate.

There is a dighi (big pond) at the extreme north end of Nuhash Polli. A wooden bridge has been constructed over the pond. A tent was placed on an artificial island in the middle of the pond. Humayun Ahmed’s wife, Meher Afroz Shaon, conceived a daughter who died before seeing the light of day. Ahmed called her Leelaboti, after whom the pond was named. Ahmed also wrote a multi-volume novel called “Leelaboti”.
A building called ‘Bhutbilash’ was constructed adjacent to the pond while Ahmed was receiving treatment in USA. The last time he visited Nuhash Polli, inaugurated ‘Bhutbilash’, hoping to behold a ‘ghost’, seated by the veranda of ‘Bhutbilash’ at midnight.

Nuhash Polli houses a large number of sculptures crafted by local sculptor Asaduzzaman Khan. Spectators cannot but be impressed by a sculpture, ‘Ma O Shishu’ (mother and child) at the entrance to Nuhash Polli. Ghost- shaped and frog-like sculptures have been made to amuse children. A tree house is a delight for children.

Ahmed enjoyed rainfall and moonlit nights. He created a room called “Brishti Bilash’ from where he could observe the pattering rain. The green yard was always kept clean and tidy to indulge Ahmed’s passion for watching the waxing and waning moon. The manager of Nuhash Polli, Bulbul, led a nine-member team in overseeing the overall management of the idyllic locale.

Whenever Humayun Ahmed travelled within and outside the country, he would collect various types of trees. About 300 species of medicinal and fruit trees can be found within the precincts of Nuhash Polli. The writer also had a tea plantation at Nuhash Polli, which still exists. Initially, Ahmed accompanied his guests while they wandered through the Nuhash Polli estate. He introduced the visitors to various species and would invite them to taste the leaves of a particular scented tree.

A swimming pool stands near the bedroom of the deceased writer. He would swim there at times with his dear ones. Once he swam with noted Indian litterateur Sunil Gangopadhyay. Nuhash Polli was Ahmed’s favorite shooting spot for almost all the TV plays and films directed by him.

How To Go: 

Nuhash Polli is located around 8 km east of Hotapara bus-stand of Dhaka-Mymensingh Road. You can take buses from Dhaka or Mymensingh like provati-bonosri through Sripur, Maona, Kapasia to Hotapur. Fare is around 50-70 taka per person. You can get to Nuhash Polli from Hotapara bus stand by tempu/richshaw/baby-taxi, fare is 30 taka for tempu, 50-60 taka for rickshaw and 100-120 taka for taxi.

Things To Do: 

There are many things to see like,

1. vast green field of village.
2. 250 types of trees.
3. Room for Namaz and Chess, Tree-house, Human Ahmed’s cottage etc.
4. Oval swimming pool.
5. Cottage named “Brishti Bilash” with large veranda and tin shade.
6. shooting studio made by mud and tin, well and cottage.
7. Garden of Herbal plants.
8. Reservoir with Mermaid statue and a stone structure of the Cannibal beside it.
9. A statue of Dinosaur made with concrete.
10. Dighal dighi, built in the form of old fashioned and modern terminal.
11. There is a small island in the lake as a sitting room.
12. Shalbon, Orchid garden, including Bhoot Bilash, Brishti Bilash, there are three banglows in this Baganbari.

Eating Facilities: 
There is no hotel or restaurant for meals inside Nuhash Polli. You need to bring your own food or cook for yourselves.

Travel Tips:

Picnic in Nuhash polli is allowed just for a day. 4 rooms are allocated in Cottage. You can hire for the picnic from November to March. The group may be a maximum of 300 people. Rent is 60 thousand taka in public holidays, 50 thousand for the other days. For educational institutions on public holidays will be paid 50 thousand taka, 40 thousand taka for any other days.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/nuhash-polli/

রবিবার, ১৭ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Tanguar Haor

Tanguar haor (Bengali: টাঙ্গুয়ার হাওর), (also called Tangua haor), located in the Dharmapasha and Tahirpur upazilas of Sunamganj District in Bangladesh, is a unique wetland ecosystem of national importance and has come into international focus. The area of Tanguar haor including 46 villages within the haor is about 100 km2 of which 2,802.36 ha2 is wetland. It is the source of livelihood for more than 40,000 people. The Government of Bangladesh declared Tanguar haor as an Ecologically Critical Area in 1999 considering its critical condition as a result of overexploitation of its natural resources. In 2000, the hoar basin was declared a Ramsar site – wetland of international importance. With this declaration, the Government is committed to preserve its natural resources and has taken several steps for protection of this wetland.

Tanguar haor plays an important role in fish production as it functions as a ‘mother fishery’ for the country. Every winter the haor is home to about 200 types of migratory birds. The haor is an important source of fish. In 1999-2000, the government earned 7,073,184 takas as revenue just from fisheries of the haor. There are more than 140 species of fresh water fish in the haor. The more predominant among them are: ayir, gang magur, baim, tara, gutum, gulsha, tengra, titna, garia, beti, kakia etc. Hijal, karach, gulli, balua, ban tulsi, nalkhagra and other freshwater wetland trees are in this haor.

Plant species like Hizol (Barringtonia acutangula), Clematis cadmia, Crataeva nurvala, Euryale ferox, Nelumbo nucifera, Ottelia alismoides, Oxystelma secamone var. secamone, Pongamia pinnata, Rosa clinophylla, and Typha species are threatened, rapidly disappearing and becoming rare.

How To Go: 
It is located in the Dharampasha and Tahirpur Upazila of North-Eastern part in Sunamganj District. So, the best way to reach there is to take bus from Sunamganj and reach Dharmapasha Upazila. From Dharmapasha Upazila, take CNG or Rickshaw to reach that haor.

Things To Do:

1. In Tanguar Haor, it is wise to hire a boat & see the natural beauty. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the marshland.

2. You should bring your camera to click some of the best shots of your life.

3. You can enjoy the huge number of birds of different types around.

Eating Facilities: 

The traveler has to manage their food from the local restaurants near the Bazars. These are all simple road side hotels which most of the Bangladeshi travels are used to. Though, there are no standard level restaurants are available near Tanguar Haor, there are several good quality restaurants at Sunamganj town.

Travel Tips:

To enjoy the beauty of Tanguar Haor, it is highly suggested to visit there in the monsoon (rainy season).

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/tanguar-haor/

Experience the Sundarbans


A tour of the Sundarbans is equal parts peaceful and adventurous.  On the one hand, you are far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city; the only traffic fishing boats on the rivers and the incessant horn honking is replaced by bird calls.  On the other, you’re visiting a jungle, complete with predatory wildlife including the famed Royal Bengal Tiger.

Even if you don’t spot any tell-tale stripes, there is still plenty of wildlife to make traveling the Sundarban Forest interesting.  The birds alone are worth the journey.  Hundreds of species of birds call the Sundarbans home, to hear all their unique voices is something you won’t soon forget.  There are 8 species of Kingfishers alone, not to mention Parakeets, Herons, Pelicans, and Storks. If you are even remotely interested in Bird Watching, a trip to the Sundarban Forest is a must.

If you’re hoping to see animals of the four-legged variety, you will not be disappointed.  Chital deer are frequently spotted dashing gracefully amongst the trees while crocodiles roam the banks and small monkeys climb through the leafy branches above.

Some of the most impressive wildlife aren’t in the sky or the grass, they’re in the freshwater streams and rivers that wind through the forest.  Keep your eye trained on the water and you might catch sight of a Fresh Water Dolphin.  These dolphins are smaller than their salt water cousins, but no less acrobatic or impressive.  They are however one of the most endangered species of the Sundarban Forest and in the world.  In late 2011 the government of Bangladesh declared three separate areas of the Sundarban Forest as dolphin sanctuaries in an effort to protect the elegant river animals and hopefully encourage the species growth.

One of the most interesting animals to spot on a tour of the Sundarban Forest is the Mudskipper.  Aptly named, this fish is just as active on land, or in the mud, as it is in water. In fact, it’s completely amphibious. These adaptive fish use their fins to move on land, in a skipping motion.  They are also quite strong, able to flip their bodies up to two feet in the air. Truly a marvel to observe.

But a Sundarban Tour in Bangladesh isn’t just for observing wildlife in their natural habitat. A truly knowledgeable Sundarban Forest Guide will not only know the rivers and animals, but the people as well.  A guide with the right contacts can arrange for you to tag along on an Otter Fishing trip.  For generations fishermen in the area have been breeding and training Otters to help them bring in a larger catch.  This can lead to another of the best experiences of Traveling the Sundarban: The Food!  A meal in the Sundarbans will likely contain some of the freshest foods you have ever consumed.  Dine on fish caught that day from the very rivers you are traveling on.

Source: http://www.experiencebangladesh.com/travel/experience-the-sundarbans/

শুক্রবার, ১৫ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Modhu Palli

A weeklong ‘Madhu Mela’ in remembrance of 192th birth anniversary of world-renowned poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta will begin at Sagardari in Keshabpur upazila of Jessore district on January 22. Different cultural groups in association with the district administration have organised the fair to mark the birth anniversary of the poet. The mela will be ended on January 29. 

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Modhu Palli is the birth place of famous poet Michael Modhusudan Dutta (মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত). He was born in 25 January 1824. Modhu Palli is situated on the bank of Kapataksha Nad. It is a focal attraction for tourists. A fair named Modhu Mela is held every year on the day of Modhusudan’s birthday. This occasion is being celebrated to pay tribute to the famous poet.

Shagordari is the place where Michael Modhusudan was born. In his Villa huge garden and small museum exists. There is work of sculpture on the gate of his house. The Kaoataskho River is close to his residence.

How To Go: 

After reaching at Jessore District, use local buses to reach Keshabpur Upazila. From the upazila bus stand, take rickshaw to reach that place.

বুধবার, ১৩ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

Boga Lake

Boga Lake, also known as Bagakain (বগাকাইন) Lake, is the most beautiful natural lake in Bangladesh. It is 18 km away from Ruma Sadar Upazila in Bandarban. The area of this lake is about 15 acres. It is approximately 1800 feet above sea level. The color of its water is blue. Behind creation of this lake there are many mythological stories. Many tourist visit Boga lake mostly during winter. Localities of small tribe community like Bawm, Khumi can be found besides the Boga Lake. Strolling becomes difficult in the rainy season.

The road from Ruma to Boga Lake is still under construction. You might be amazed looking at the big rocks lying in and out of the Boga Lake. You can have a camp fire beside the lake which might be an unbelievable and mind-blowing memory in your life.

How To Go: 

You have to make a trip from Bandarban to Ruma by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle. From Ruma you can hire public jeep upto Boga Lake. You can also walk to Boga Lake in winter season. It will require 6 hours to reach Boga Lake.

Things To Do: 
  1. See the tide of water from the Chingri Jhiri waterfall.
  2. Take pictures for collection.
Earting Facilities:

It should have to be noticed that there is no residential or non-resident hotel, motel or restaurant in Boga Lake.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/boga-lake/

Bagerhat Museum

In 2001, after receiving a fund from the UNESCO, a museum has built by the government at Bagerhat in the UNESCO world heritage site “Shat Gombuj Mosque” complex. It is now being used as a learning center to let people aware about the ancient city named Khalifatabad established by Khan Jahan Ali which is known as Bagerhat today.

It is a one storied building. It has two large galleries to display antiques. Antiques found in Bagerhat are categorized into two parts. One of them are the earthen materials and another is wooden and slate (rock/stone). There is a photo gallery too to display the rare photos of artifacts and ruined architectural structures.

The building is built later but the designers made it with a beauty of ancient structure visibly similar with the mosque because of the dome so that the museum does not look odd in the complex. During the summer time, it is opened from 9 am to 6 pm for the visitors. The entry fee for the complex is 20 taka for Bangladeshi citizens and it is also the ticket of the museum, there is no separate ticket is needed.

The latest collection of this museum is the skin of the alligator (named Kalapahar) of Khan Jahan Ali. After its death, the skin is preserved and being displayed at the museum. 

How To Go: 

Route 1: From Bagerhat ride any bus going to Khulna or hire an auto and drop down in front of Shat Gonbuj Mosque.

Route 2: From Khulna – Goplaganj – Katakhali – Fakirhat – Mongla you don’t need to go to Bagerhat. On the way to Bagerhat, before bagerhat drop down in front of Shat Gonbuj Mosque.

Things To Do & Eating Facilities: 
Enjoy the architectural beauty and style if you are an architectural student.There are a lot of local restaurants here especially in “Mazar Gate” area.

Source: http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/bagerhat-museum/