The 7 Popular Joypurhat Tourist Spots You Should See
1.Pagla Dewan Slaughter House/ Pagla Dewan Boddhobhumi/পাগলা দেওয়ান বধ্যভূমি
The Pagla Dewan Slaughter House (Pagla Dewan Boddhobhumi) is a historical sign of the massacre at Chakkarkat Union in Jaipurhat district.
The distance from Jaipurhat to Pagal Dewan Boddhobhumi is 17 km. In late May 1971, Pakistani invaders set up bases in Pagla Dewan, including camps and bunkers.
People from different parts of the border were looted and killed by Pakistani forces to take shelter in India and buried their bodies in Pagla Dewan Boddhobhumi.
On December 14, at the instigation of the then Razakars, Pakistani troops brutally killed 122 innocent villagers of Pagla Dewan.
According to private data, Pakistani forces and their friends killed nearly 4,000 people, destroyed 1,000 women’s dignity, and destroyed numerous houses in Pagla Dewan.
Even after nearly 2-3 months of independence, no one could live here with the smell of rotten bodies. Upon hitting the fields, you would find half-melted bodies coming out of the ground.
Many nearby villages, including Pagla Dewans, are still carrying signs of atrocities by invaders. About a hundred yards away, the camps and concrete Pak forces still stand.
In 1992, with the efforts of a local journalist, the countrymen came to know about the Pagla Dewan Boddhobhumi. Later, a memorial was built in this slaughterhouse under the supervision of the Public Works Department.
The highest pillar, the red brick pillar altar, and the broken wall made of black tiles are considered symbols of December 14, 1971.
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2.Lakma Rajbari/Lakma Palace/লকমা রাজবাড়ী
Lakma Rajbari (Lakma Palace), located in West Karia village on the Indian border of Pachbibi Upazila in Jaipurhat district, is a historical, archaeological artifact.
The palace was built about 300 years ago by Jainik Chowdhury Hadi Mamun, Lakma Chowdhury’s great-great-grandchildren. According to many, King Lakshmansen is the builder of this house.
Other than the English U-shaped two-story building of the Lakma Palace, both buildings were used as shawls: one for horses and one for elephants. On the east side of the palace are the employees’ rooms and cemeteries.
At present, Lakma Chowdhury’s great-grandchildren are the heir of the royal palace and permanent residents of the royal palace through an association of 42 people.
The remaining 15 bighas of Lakma Palace are cultivated in various crops and flower gardens, and fruits.
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3.Achranga Dighi/আছরাঙ্গা দীঘি
Achranga Dighi, a traditional symbol of ancient civilization, is located in the Mamudpur Union of Khetlal Upazila in Jaipurhat district.
According to locals, agricultural lands became almost unsuitable for cultivation due to low rainfall during the tenure of Moun Bhatt, zamindar of the Adi dynasty of Tahirpur in the Rajshahi district.
Moun Bhatt excavated the Dighi in the mid-ninth century (approximately 817 AD) to make agricultural lands cultivable. Spread over about 26 acres, Achranga Dighi is 1000 feet in length and 1070 feet in width.
Aman rice was cultivated in the region during the month of Agrahayan with the water of Achranga Dighi. At the beginning of the day, the fields of redness in rice were strangely beautiful, and that is why the name of this Upazila became Khetlal.
Around Achranga Dighi are 4 paved ghats and numerous green trees. And there are different folklore songs around Dighi in this area.
Legend has it that since the eyes were as transparent and beautiful as water, Dighi water was used as a medicine for various diseases in ancient times.
Traditional religious rituals were organized around Dighi. In 1992, the Acharanga Dighi was re-excavated, and the forestry initiative was taken.
About 12 ancient statues found at that time are currently preserved in various museums in the country.
Many visitors rush to spend time in the charming natural surroundings of this dighi, which is covered with a variety of guest birds during winter.
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4.Nandail Dighi/নান্দাইল দীঘি
Nandail Dighi is a historical Dighi located in the Nandail village of Kalai Upazila of Jaipurhat district. The largest Dighi in the district is located 19 km east of Jaipurhat city.
Nandail Dighi, with a length of approximately 1 km, covers 59.4 acres. It is common that in 1610, Emperor Nandlal of the Morjo dynasty excavated the historic Nandail Dighi to facilitate farming and meet the shortage of food and water during the dry season.
Locals believe it takes only one night to dig Nandail Dighi. Dighi, once covered in dense forests and high elevations, has now been developed into settlements.
Nandail Dighi, who has impeccable natural beauty, is currently widely popular as a picnic spot. And in winter there are a lot of migratory birds coming here. Nandail College has also been set up on the banks of Dighi.
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5.Baro Shivaloy Temple/Baro Shibaloy Mondir/বার শিবালয় মন্দির
Bar Shivaloy Temple (Baro Shibaloy Temple/12 Sib Temple’s) is located in Bel-Amla village on the banks of river Jamuna, just 4 km from Jaipurhat district Sadar.
Although the exact history of the construction of the 12 Shivaloy temples is not known, the temple’s wall paintings, designed bricks, and the used style of crafted terracotta plaques are estimated to be a structure built in the Sen era.
And King Ballal Sen is considered the founder of this temple because of his special weakness towards Shiva.
Inside each of the 12 Shiva temples are Ganesha paintings, Nama Shivaya and Sri Ganesha deity naam, various deities and idols of Ramalakshan-Sita, Hanuman, and Maa Kali.
And in the middle of the temple courtyard is a Nandi statue. Devotees who visit the Bar Shivalaya temple are fascinated by the 12 peaks or alay.
In addition, the beauty of the river flowing past the 12 Shivaloy temples has given this architectural artifact special diversity.
Every year, Shivratri puja is held for two days at the Bar Shivaloy temple on the Shiva Chaturdashi of the month of Falgun. In addition to the puja, the fair sits here with a fair of various colorful products.
Then traditional religious people from all over the country came to bathe in the Jamuna river. Apart from the traditional fair organized around the Shivratri Puja festival, travelers irrespective of religion and creed visit the Bar Shivalaya temple almost throughout the year.
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6.Hinda-Kasba Shahi Jame Masjid/হিন্দা-কসবা শাহী জামে মসজিদ
Hinda-Kasba Shahi Jame Masjid (Hinda – Kasba Shahi Mosque), located in the Jaipurhat district of Rajshahi division, is one of the examples of Islamic architecture in Bangladesh.
The mosque is located in the Hinda village of Khetlal, just 15 km away from Jaipurhat district city.
Through the glass, Chinese, and mosaics, the mosque walls have been designed to follow the Mughal architecture, making the mosque more attractive to incoming visitors.
Known as Bagmari Pir, Hazrat Abdul Ghafoor Chishti (R) was a non-married person. He has set up various religious institutions in the Jaipurhat district.
In 1365, Bengali was built under the supervision of Caliph Abdul Khalek Chishti in the design of The Hinda-Kasba Shahi Jame Masjid Hazrat Abdul Ghafoor Chishti (R).
The length of the mosque room at Hinda-Kasba Shahi Jam is 49.50 feet, and the width is 22.50 feet. 5 domes have been built in the mosque in imitation of the 5 pillars of Islam.
And to the north of the mosque is a 40-foot-high minaret. There are also shrines to four Sufi-sadhakas next to the Hinda-Kasba Shahi Jam mosque.
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7.Children’s Parks & Resorts/Joypur Resort/জয়পুর শিশু উদ্যান ও রিসোর্ট
A picturesque children’s park (Shishu Udyan) has been set up along with Jaipur resort in the Bulu neighborhood, just one kilometer from Jaipurhat city.
The decorated atmosphere of this children’s park in Jaipurhat district is enough to impress anyone. Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury (Prince) founded the children’s park on 60 Bigha land in 2005 to provide clean entertainment for people of all ages.
The children’s park has mini zoos, 3D movies, charki, nagardola, toy trains, swings and various attractive rides, a swimming pool, and a food court for entertainment.
To develop children’s human and cultural development, various artificially constructed structures in children’s parks have made the traditional scenery of village Bengal a reality.
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Joypurhat Children’s Park has two large lakes where visitors can ride the pedal boat. There are also mango gardens, poet writers, wildlife, and various sculptures quenching children’s curiosity and adults.
The green children’s park has a shooting spot along with picnic arrangements.