4 Most Beautiful Tourist Places To See In Lalmonirhat
1.Nidaria Mosque/নিদাড়িয়া মসজিদ
The Nidaria Masjid, a 300-year-old Muslim architectural artifact, is located in the Borobari of Panchgram Union under Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila.
Built with bricks, surki, and lime, the influence of Mughal architecture is particularly noteworthy. The length of the Nidaria Mosque is 42 feet, and the width is 16 feet.
There are three domes in a row on the top of the mosque and four buruzs designed in four corners. The combination of 3 doors and 12 minarets, big and small, has enhanced the adornment of the main structure of the mosque.
And in front of the mosque is a two-story room and a huge Eidgah ground. Eid prayers and various Islamic ceremonies were organized on this ground.
According to an inscription written in Persian on the Nidaria Mosque, the mosque was built in 1176 under the supervision of Mughal Subedar Masood Khan and his son Mansoor Khan.
Subedar Mansoor Khan later donated another 10.56 acres of land for the mosque. Legend has it that Subeda’s Mansoor Khan did not have a beard on his face and prayed that he would build a mosque with a beard on his face.
He later built the mosque as a promise when he shaved Subedar’s face. The mosque has been named Nidaria in Persian because of its beardlessness.
Archaeologists believe that the obstructed tomb next to the mosque belongs to the mosque’s founder Mughal Subedar Mansoor Khan. Due to the evolution of time and lack of proper conservation, the beauty of this Mughal architecture, one of the city’s most beautiful artifacts, has been destroyed to a great extent.
Archaeological Directorate in the south of the country takes care of the second oldest mosque in the country. Muslims regularly pray at the Nidaria mosque.
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2.Tushbhandar Zamindar House/তুষভান্ডার জমিদার বাড়ী
About 400 years ago, zamindar Muraridev Ghoshal Bhattacharya established the Tushbandhar Zamindar House at Kaliganj in Lalmonirhat district.
In 1634, during the reign of Maharaja Pran Narayan, Muraridev Ghoshal Bhattacharya came to Koch Bihar from 24 Parganas district with a religious subject called Rasik Roy Vigraha.
At that time, the land was donated for religious purposes. Maharaja Pran Narayan Ghoshal donated 9 Mouzas to Bhattacharya to worship Vigraha.
But Ghoshal Bhattacharya was a Brahmin, so he objected to the maharaja’s donation, and he offered the king to take the treasury on the property.
Rice was taken as a treasure by the king, however. Thus, the entire area of the estate was collected from paddy husk and given to the king of Bihar. It was kept at the eastern end of the zamindar house.
From this incident, this zamindar house came to be known as the Tushbhandar zamindar house.
Kaliganj Upazila has been named after Kali Prasad Roy Chowdhury, another zamindar of this zamindar dynasty.
Nearly four hundred years after its inception, the death of zamindar Girindra Mohan Roy Chowdhury in 1935 ended the historical reign of the Tushbhandar zamindar house.
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3.Kakina Zamindar House/কাকিনা জমিদার বাড়ী
The zamindari of Kakina began in 1687 based on the charter given by the Mughals. Kakina zamindars had a good reputation and among the zamindars of the Greater Rangpur district.
Aurangzeb was the Mughal Emperor of Delhi at that time. And Aurangzeb’s maternal uncle Shaista Khan was Subedar of Bengal. Shaista Khan’s son Ebadat Khan presented the Kakina Zamindari Certificate to Ram Narayan, the son of Raghu Ram, the influential Raghu of Kakina Parganas.
After that, Raja Roy Chowdhury, Rudra Roy, Rasik Roy, Alka Devi, Ram Rudra Roy Chowdhury, Shambhucharan Roy Chowdhury got Kakina’s estate in phases.
In 1860, Shambhucharan Roy Chowdhury, with his funding, published the weekly ‘Rangpur Prakash,‘ the first magazine in the Greater Rangpur district.
He also excavated a giant Dighi called Shambhusagar. Later, Mahima Ranjan Roy Chowdhury, the adopted son of Shambhucharan Roy Chowdhury, was entrusted with the estate’s responsibility.
Praja Vatsal and literary culture Sebi Mahima Ranjan Roy Chowdhury established a huge library in Kakina. In addition, Mahima Ranjan Roy Chowdhury’s role in establishing a museum in Kakina, including the “Woodburn” library in Bogra district and schools in Rangpur district, railways, was undeniable.
In 1925, Mahimaranjan Roy Chowdhury’s estate was auctioned due to uncontrolled money laundering and luxury. He then moved to Darjeeling with his family and died there in 1939.
Mahima Ranjan Roy Chowdhury and his predecessor’s estate are now known as Kakina Zamindar Ghar (Kakina Zamindar Bari).
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4.Three Bigha Corridor/Tin Bigha Corridor/তিন বিঘা করিডোর
Tin Bigha Corridor is a unique land located across three Bighas of Indian-owned land in Patgram Upazila in Lalmonirhat in Bangladesh and Tinbigha corridor on the Meghliganj district border of West Bengal, India.
In September 2011, the Tinbigha corridor was given to Bangladesh through Izara to facilitate travel to Dahgram-Angarpota Chhitmahal in Bangladesh.
Dahgram and Angarpota are the largest enclaves or enclaves in Bangladesh. The total population of 18.61 sq km of the land area is about 17,000.
Surrounded by Indian territory, the Tinbigha Corridor is located about 200 meters from the Bangladesh border. The corridor of 178 m length and 85 m width has connected Bangladesh with Dahgram.
At present, the Tinbigha corridor is becoming a tourist destination. And be careful to leave the road and go elsewhere while going to Dahgram using this corridor.