Last Updated on 23/04/2022 by Alfred
Mymensingh is rich in heritage and culture. There are many great places to visit in Mymensing Among the places to visit and historical establishments in Mymensingh district are Shashi Lodge, Alexander Castle, Muktagasa Zamindar House, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Museum, Old Brahmaputra River, Mymensingh Museum, Silver Palace, Ramgopalpur Zamindar House, Botanical Garden, Mymensingh Town Hall, Durgabari, Gauripur Rajbari, Crocodile Farm, Garo Pahar, etc.
You will be delighted to visit all the Mymensingh tourist places and can fulfill your travel wanderlust.
13 Top Tourist Attractions in Mymensingh You Should See
Why Mymensingh is Famous?
Mymensingh is famous for Geetika, Mohua, Moluya, Deyana Madina, Chandrabati, Poet Dinesh Chandra Sen and Muktagasar Monda. Muktagasar Monda is a sweet that is only made in the Mymensingh region and it’s popular in the whole country.
Beside, Mymensingh is also popular with many reputational educational institutions e.g, Mymensingh Agricultural University.
1.Shoshi Lodge/শশী লজ
So, which places to visit in Mymensingh at the beginning? You can start your visit from Shoshi Lodge. Shoshi Lodge is a palace located at Mymensingh district headquarters. In the 19th century, Maharaj Suryakant Acharya Chowdhury, the zamindar of Muktagasa, built the spectacular palace.
Maharaj Suryakant named the palace Shoshi Lodge after his adopted son Shashikant Acharya Chowdhury. It’s locally known as Mymensingh Rajbari.
When the 1897 earthquake damaged the building, Shashikant Acharya Chowdhury rebuilt it. There are 16 domes at the main gate of the Shoshi Lodge building built on 9 acres of land.
Shoshi Lodge has a magnificent garden in front of the main building. In the middle of the garden is a marble statue of The Greek Goddess Venus with a white stone fountain.
Behind the main building of 18 huge rooms are two-story bathrooms, ponds, and marble ghats.
When the Women Teachers Training College was established at Shoshi Lodge in 1952, the main building of the house was done as the principal’s office.
Shoshi Lodge was acquired by the Archaeological Department of the Government of Bangladesh to set up the museum on April 4, 2015.
How to go to Shoshi Lodge
From Dhaka, Ena, Alam Asia, Shamim Enterprise (AC/NonAC), Soukhin, or Nirapod transport AC/non-AC bus can travel to Mymensingh Rs 180 to Rs 370 (2.12$-4.36$).
It takes two and a half to three hours from Dhaka to Mymensingh. You can get down at the Masakanda bus stand and ride an auto or rickshaw to visit Shoshi Lodge. The rickshaw fare is approximately Tk.30-40 (0.35-0.47$).
2.Muktagasa Zamindar House/মুক্তাগাছা জমিদার বাড়ি
Muktagasa Zamindar House is a traditional ancient structure of Muktaghasa Upazila in the Mymensingh district. This Muktaghasa palace is located 17 km from Mymensingh.
The zamindar of the then Muktagasa got the title of king first and then maharaja from the British.
So this residence of the zamindaris called Muktagasa Rajbari. 16 parts of Muktagasa zamindari were ruled by 16 zamindars.
The entrance of the Muktaghasa Zamindar house has a giant lion door. Inside the palace are the zamindar’s mother’s house, temple, darbar hall, kacharighar, guest house, ark room, and other buildings.
The royal house also had a rare library of about 10,000 books, which was threatened at different times. At present, some of it is preserved in Muktagasha Bangla Academy.
The Muktagasa Palace, built on about 100 acres of land, bears witness to the unique artifacts of ancient architecture. The palace is currently under the supervision of the Bangladesh archaeology department.
History of Muktagasa Zamindar House
Zamindar Acharya Chowdhury’s ancestor was a resident of Bogra. In 1725, Muktagasa established an estate in the city. Murshid received this Vinodbari estate as Sri Krishna Acharya award from Kuli Khan.
The last name of Muktagasa was Vinodbari. Sri Krishna Acharya Chowdhury, the first man of the Acharya Chowdhury dynasty, worked in the revenue department at Murshidabad court. He arranged for the inclusion of Muktagasa in 1132 in The Alap Singh Parganas.
How to go to Muktagasa Zamindar House
The fare to Mymensingh is between Rs 180 and Rs 370 (2.12$-4.36$) from Dhaka, Ena, Alam Asia, Shamim Enterprise (AC/NonAC). The trip takes 2 and a half to 3 hours.
Suppose you want to travel from Dhaka to Mymensingh by train. In that case, you can go directly to Mymensingh by train on any of these trains like Teesta Express (7:30 am), Mohanganj Express (2:20 pm), Yamuna Express (4:40 pm), Brahmaputra (6:00 pm), and Hauer Express (11:50 pm). The fare is Rs 120 to Rs 360 per class. It will take 3 to 4 hours to go.
You can come to Mymensingh and travel to Muktagasa by bus at a fare of Rs 20-30 (0.24-0.35$). You could take a CNG reserve or a local CNG to reach Muktagasa. Local CNG fares are 40-45 Tk (0.47$-0.53$). Reserve fares are 200-250 Tk (2.36$-2.95$).
The distance from Mymensingh to Muktagasa is 17 km. It will take 40-50 minutes to go. If you walk down the Muktagasa or walk through the market with a rickshaw, you will reach the Muktagasha Zamindar’s House. You can also go to Muktaghasa Rajbari in your private car.
Where to stay near Muktagasa Zamindar House
There are several residential hotels in Muktagasa. You can stay in them if necessary. Or you can choose a good hotel for you from different quality hotels in Mymensingh city.
You can also rely on Amir International, Hotel Mustafiz, or Silver Castle in Mymensingh.
Where to eat and what to eat in Muktagasa
Taking a journey to Muktagasa without taking monda leaves your journey unfulfilled, so definitely don’t miss eating it. The 150-year-old traditional Gopal Pal monda shop is in front of Rajbari.
This Monda reputation is very well known to people all over the country. Only Muktagasa have the real and genuine, only monda shop. The price of monda per piece is Rs 22 (0.26$), Rs. 440 (5.18$) per kg.
If you want to eat heavy food, you can eat in a good quality hotel in the Muktagasa market.
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3.Ramgopalpur Zamindar House/রামগোপালপুর জমিদার বাড়ি
Shourindra Kishore Roy Chowdhury, son of Ramgopalpur zamindar Yogendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury, was born in 1293 Bengali. Shourindra Kishore Roy Chowdhury made a name for himself by writing the book ‘Barendravahman Zamindar’ on the history of zamindars in Gauripur and adjoining areas.
It is believed that Ramgopalpur zamindar Ghar (Ramgopalpur Zamindar Bari) was constructed in the 1850s. However, specific information about the founder of the Ramgopalpur zamindar dynasty was not found.
Gauripur’s estate was about 150 years old, but most of the zamindars of Gauripur left the country during the partition of the country in 1947. Consequently, the tradition of Ramgopalpur is also on the verge of extinction as time marches on.
Once upon a time, the zoo, villa, Sagardighi, carved pond ghat, and 3-story arch of Ramgopalpur zamindar house are now only memories.
There is nothing left but two entrances, ruined walls, and temples of zamindar houses. Various pujas are still held in the temple of zamindar ghar. Mymensingh has many historical places it is one of the ancient tourist spot in Mymensingh.
How to go to Ramgopalpur Zamindar House
To go home from Dhaka to Ramgopalpur zamindar, you first have to come to Mymensingh district city by bus or train. Ramgopalpur zamindar will show the way to the house if he comes to Ramgopalpur market from Mymensingh via bus or CNG road to Kishoreganj and asks anyone local.
It’s two and a half to three hours from Dhaka to Mymensingh via Ena, Alam, Asia, Shamim Enterprise (AC/NonAC), Amateur, or Safe Transport AC/NonAC buses.
If you want to travel from Dhaka to Mymensingh by train, it will take 3-4 hours to reach Mymensingh by Teesta Express, Mohanganj Express, Yamuna Express, Brahmaputra, or Hauer Express.
Where to stay near Ramgopalpur Zamindar House
Amir International, Hotel Mustafiz, Hotel Silver Castle, Hotel Hera, Hotel Khan International, Nirala Rest House, Hotel Isha Khan, Hotel Uttara, Taj Mahal, etc., are among the various quality residential hotels in Mymensingh city.
Where to eat near Ramgopalpur Zamindar House
Gauripur Upazila has several local food hotels. Apart from this, the food of Pulao, Hotel Dhansiri and Salinda of Pressclub Canteen in Mymensingh city have a good reputation.
4. Mymensingh Tourist Spot: Bipin Park/বিপিন পার্ক
Bipin Park is a traditional 200-year-old entertainment center located on the banks of the Brahmaputra river in the heart of Mymensingh district city.
The park has been renovated on Congress Jubilee Road as a theme park with a limited range by renovating the breakdown of tradition.
Bipin Park has been rebuilt with spectacular waterfalls, various structures, flower gardens, foot-to-foot roads, boundary walls, and seating benches.
How to go to Bipin Park
It takes about 3 hours to come from Dhaka to Mymensingh. Several other bus services, including Ena, Saukhin operate on Dhaka to Mymensingh route from the Mohakhali bus terminal in the capital.
Besides, seven inter-city and mail trains leave Dhaka every day for Mymensingh. You can go to Bipin Park in Rickshaw, CNG or EasyBike from Mymensingh Railway Station or Bus Terminal.
Where to stay near Bipin Park
There is a chance to go back by day from the districts around Dhaka and Mymensingh. If necessary, you can contact Hotel Amir International, Hotel Al Hera, Hotel Mostafiz, Silver Castle, River Palace, Hotel Asad, Isha Khan, and Hotel Nirala, located in Mymensingh city.
Where to eat near Bipin Park
Among the excellent food hotels in Mymensingh are Salinda, Hotel Khandkar, Dhan Shiri, Seven Ileben, Hotel Minar, Rome 3, and Mymensingh Press Club Kentin, etc.
And if you have the opportunity of time, you can try Mymensingh’s traditional Malaikari, jaggery Sandesh, Muktagasa Monda, and pure curd of the agricultural university.
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5.Atharbari Zamindar Bari/আঠারবাড়ী জমিদার বাড়ী
The spectacular Atharbari Zamindar House (Atharabari Zamidar Bari) is located nearly two and a half hundred years old in Atharbari village of Ishwarganj Upazila, one of the wealthiest townships of Mymensingh district.
The distance of zamindar’s house from Sadar in Ishwarganj Upazila is about 14 km. In the past, Atharbari village was known as Shivganj/Govind Bazar.
Zamindar Dip Roy Choudhary purchased the estate in his son’s name and changed the name of the area to Roy Bazar. Roy Babu built a palace, pond, and trench in a part of the estate and brought eighteen Hindu families from Jessore to look after the work of the royal family, and built a house for them to live in. Since then, this place has become known as Atharbari.
On February 19, 1926, poet Guru Rabindranath Tagore visited the Atharbari Palace at the invitation of Pramod Chandra Roy Chowdhury, the then zamindar of Atharbari.
At that time, lunch, baul, zari-sari songs were organized in honor of the poet guru. It is learned that Pramod Chandra Roy Chowdhury, zamindar of Atharbari, was a student of Shantiniketan and his teacher was poet Guru Rabindranath Tagore himself.
Apart from this, fiction writer Humayun Ahmed shot the film Chandrakatha released in 2003 at this zamindar house.
In 1968, Atharbari degree college was established in the house of Atharbari Zamindar. As soon as he entered through the college’s main gate, he noticed the huge playground and the inner palace of the zamindar’s house.
A little further from the inner palace is the darbar hall and kasari house inside the college. The traditional Ranipukur is located near kasari ghar bhawan.
How to go to Atharbari Zamindar Bari?
To go to the Atharbari zamindar’s house, you have to come to Mymensingh district city first. A bus from Mymensingh to Kishoreganj district reaches Ishwarganj from where one can travel to Atharbari by easy bike/CNG.
The Mohakhali Bus Terminal In Dhaka some Transport Buses Includes Ena, Shamim Enterprise, Saukhin Left For Mymensingh. It takes two and a half to three hours to get to Mymensingh by bus.
You can also ride a car on the Dhaka-Netrokona route to Mymensingh. Apart from this, Mymensingh can be taken from Kamlapur Railway Station by Teesta Express, Mohanganj Express, Yamuna Express, Agniveena Express, and Hauer Express train.
Where to stay in Atharbari Zamindar Bari?
Among the residential quality hotels in Mymensingh city are Hotel Amir International, Silver Castle, Hotel Hera, Hotel La Marion, Najma Boarding, Nirala Rest House, Ishank Ha, and Hotel Asad.
Where to eat in Atharbari Zamindar Bari?
Mymensingh city has several food hotels, including Krishna Cabin, Khandkar Restaurant, Mymensingh Biryani House, Hotel Rasna Vilas, Sainda Awasthi Restaurant.
6.Botanical Garden, Mymensingh/বোটানিক্যাল গার্ডেন
Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh district has a reputation as a quiet place covered with green. Botanical Garden was established in 1963 with rare species of plants collecting around 25 acres of the university campus on the banks of the old Brahmaputra river.
The first botanical garden in Bangladesh, recognized by the international organization Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), has about 600 different plants, including 1,000 large, 1278 medium, and 4467 small trees.
These include Gutgutia, African Tulip, Kaizelia, Swarnashoka, Kumbi, Nageshwarchapa, Budhanarikel, Patenjaba, Pahari Kash, Kaika, Sinduri, Bixa Chandul, Epikak, etc.
Kalahuja, Passion Fruit, Deris, Kalomegh, Misridana, Nilkanta, Shatmuli, Swarpagandha, Talmuli, Honey Sakal, Bankala, Yellow Kanchan, Shambhukas, AnantLata, Khami, Kulanjan, Kanthakash, Sultanchapa, Kaika, Kansunalu, Letkantha, Patipata, Nakshivomika, Nadajam, Tithijam, Ajuli, Shal, Kharajura, Arusa, Panikalami, Khuskher, Elena, Chagalladi, Motha, Avukado, Durian, Kokua, Satkara, Barmala, Meilam, Swarna Ashoka, Raj Ashoka, Branfelsia, Cactus, Lalchita, Nilchita, Galpepper, Masukda, Ganiari, Grillirichida, Fern Haringanga, Atmara, Beria, Behelatad, Fern Kadai, Gardenia, Bambus, Rondelitia, Tabebua, Dumbia, Banjari, Jayatri, Jayapal, Nagnath, Jacharanda, Wild Dates, Skafelara, Ravenia, Jakutivasa, Verigate Monder, Persimon, Harguja Kanta etc.
The botanical garden is one of the famous and natural tourist places in Bangladesh. One of the crop botany department of the Agricultural University teachers served as garden curator for two years. This Botanical Garden is used for students of various faculties at graduate, master’s, and Ph.D. levels.
Students from other nearby districts and educational institutions also come to botanical gardens to learn about the plant world.
Apart from the huge flora, there are portraits of various animals and about half a hundred rest benches for visitors.
Students of Bangladesh Agricultural University, i.e., Bakribi, can enter botanical gardens free of cost. Ordinary visitors have to collect entry coupons to enter.
Botanical Gardens are open to all visitors from Sunday to Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm every week. And Fridays and Saturdays of the week are open from 9 am to 5 pm.
How to go to Mymensingh Botanical Garden?
You can come to Mymensingh district city by bus or train from Dhaka and take a rickshaw or autorickshaw to the Botanical Garden located on the Campus of Bangladesh Agricultural University.
If you want to travel from Dhaka by train, Teesta express (7:30 am), Mohanganj Express (2:20 pm), Yamuna Express (4:40 pm), Brahmaputra (6:00 pm), and Hauer Express (11:50 pm) will take 3 to 4 hours to go directly to Mymensingh.
Where to stay around Mymensingh Botanical Garden?
Amir International, Hotel Mustafiz, Hotel Silver Castle, Hotel Hera, Hotel Khan International, Nirala Rest House, Hotel Isha Khan, Hotel Uttara, Taj Mahal, etc., are among the various quality residential hotels in Mymensingh city.
Where to eat around Mymensingh Botanical Garden?
You can also try the pulao at the press club in Mymensingh city. Hotel Dhansiri and Hotel Sainda also have good reputations when it comes to quality food.
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7.Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala/শিল্পাচার্য জয়নুল আবেদিন সংগ্রহশালা
Among all the Mymensingh famous places Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum is one of the notable tourist spots. Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum (Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala) has been set up on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in the Saheb Quarter area of Mymensingh district, the birthplace of Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin.
On April 15, 1975, Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin, with the help of the district administration, inaugurated the museum through the then Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam with 70 of his paintings.
Later in 1987, the Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum became a two-story tower.
The Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum area has been constructed by constructing a dam around the Brahmaputra River.
Every morning and evening, numerous visitors visit the Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Museum and the park. At present, The Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Museum is being run by the Bangladesh National Museum.
Ticket Price & Schedule of Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum
The entry fee for children up to the age of 12 years is Tk. 10 (0.12$), for the ordinary citizens of the country is Tk. 20 (0.24$) per person, for the citizens of SAARC country is Tk. 300 (3.53$). For foreign nationals of all other countries, the entry ticket is Rs. 500 (5.89$).
The museum is open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm every day from Saturday to Wednesday during April and September. Also, you can visit the Museum of Art during the hours of 10 am to 4.30 pm from October to March.
Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Museum is closed to all every Thursday of the week. It is also open every Friday afternoon, from 3 pm to 8 pm.
How to go to Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala?
It takes about 3 hours to come from Dhaka to Mymensingh. Several other bus services, including Ena, Saukhin operate on Dhaka to Mymensingh route from the Mohakhali bus terminal in the capital. Also, seven inter-city and mail trains leave Dhaka every day for Mymensingh.
From Mymensingh Railway Station or Bus Terminal, you can go to Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum by rickshaw, CNG, or EasyBike.
Where to stay near Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala
Going to Mymensingh from Dhaka and surrounding districts has the opportunity to go back by a day. However, if necessary, you can contact Hotel Amir International, Hotel Al Hera, Hotel Mostafiz, Silver Castle, River Palace, Hotel Asad, Isha Khan, and Hotel Nirala located in Mymensingh city.
Where to eat in Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala
Among the excellent quality food hotels in Mymensingh are Salinda, Hotel Khandkar, Paddy Stairs, Seven Ileben, Hotel Minar, Rome 3, and Mymensingh Press Club Canteen, etc.
You can also try Mymensingh’s traditional malaikari, Sandesh, muktagasa monda, and pure curd of agricultural university if you have the opportunity.
8.Moyna Dwip (Moyna Island)/ময়নাদ্বীপ
The delta that woke up in the Brahmaputra river near Bangladesh Agricultural University, just 6 km from Mymensingh city, is known as Moyna Char or Moyna Island (Moyna Dwip).
On the one hand, it is a beautiful, clean-watered area, and on the other side, a large commercially grown lemon garden sits on the edge of Moyna Island.
It is heard that Moyna Mia, an activist of the anti-British movement, lived here. He used to spend time playing flutes while sitting under the tree in leisure. Many people used to come to meet Moyna Mia when they heard the melodious tune of the flute.
The Moyna Mia taught them the wisdom of driving off the British, and thus that area became known as Moyna Char or Moyna Island. According to some, it is named after the many peacocks living there in the past.
Moyna, surrounded by noisy noise, is a sight to behold, with people living along the river, lined boats, thousands of wild duck flocks, and an abundance of birds of prey such as Pankauri and chills.
The beautiful sunset scene on the way back fascinates the visitors. So the travel enthusiasts rushed to Moyna Island to spend time in silence away from the city. The site is also currently gaining popularity as a picnic spot.
How to go to Moyna Dwip
You can go to Mymensingh by bus or train from Dhaka. Most of the buses ply on the Mohakhali to Mymensingh route. You can also go to Mymensingh by Teesta, the Yamuna, or Agniveena Express trains from the Kamlapur railway station.
Get to Mymensingh and take a rickshaw, autorickshaw, or CNG to the final corner of the Bangladesh Agricultural University. Just ask a local when you get there, and you will find Moyna Island.
If you are an adventure lover, you can take an engine-powered boat from the front of Zainul Abidin Park, Kachari Ghat, or Thana Ghat in Mymensingh city Moyna Island. If some of them hire boats for the day, they will go to Moyna Island for 1500 to 2,000 taka.
Where to stay near Moyna Island
There are several residential hotels of different quality like Hotel Amir International, Silver Castle, Hotel Hera, Hotel La Marion, Ishaan Kha, and Hotel Asad to stay in Mymensingh city.
Where to eat in Moyna Island
There is no food shop near Moyna Island. If you plan for the day and go for a walk to Moyna Island, you have to take food with you. There are some general quality food hotels at Jabbar Junction.
If you get a chance, don’t miss out on the opportunity to have tea from Mukul Bhai, Muktagasa’s Monda, Malaikari, Krishi University curd.
Maina Island is a secluded place, so it is better to go in a group.
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9.Alexander Castle/আরেকজান্ডার ক্যাসেল
Alexander Castle is an ancient traditional structure located in the heart of Mymensingh city. The palace was built in 1879 by the then Maharaja of Muktagasa Suryakant Acharya to protect the property of district magistrate Alexander.
The magnificent palace was built with a beautiful combination of wood and iron from far-away China. It is known to locals as an “iron hut” due to excessive iron use in building palaces.
Full of beautiful artwork and aesthetics, the hut has two marble statues in front of the main gate and a few women’s sculptures all around.
Arrangements were made to keep the cool inside the palace using Avro and Chumki on the roof of the two-story building. Behind the palace are huge ponds, flower gardens, and an artificial lake.
Alexander Castle is blessed with the footsteps of celebrities like Lord Curzon, Deshbandhu Chitta Ranjan Das, Nawab Sir Salimullah, and Kamal Pasha.
In 1926, world poet Rabindranath Tagore spent a few days here during his visit to Mymensingh. The hut is currently being used as a library of Mymensingh Teachers Training College.
When came out of the gate behind Alexander castle, the Brahmaputra River, circuit house, and Zainul Abedin Park can be seen.
How to go to Alexander Castle?
You can come to Alexander Castle easily by rickshaws or auto-rickshaws from any part of Mymensingh city.
10. Mymensingh Picnic Spot: Meghmati Village Resort/মেঘমাটি ভিলেজ রিসোর্ট
Meghmati Village Resort has been set up at Valuka in Mymensingh district to spend their retirement in a rural environment and green. It takes only two and a half hours to reach Meghmati Village Resort from the capital Dhaka.
The Meghmati Resort has a magnificent swimming pool attached to a two-story villa with modern amenities. And around the resort are a variety of fruit trees.
Meghmati Village Resort has a system of sports both indoor and outdoor. The authorities provide the equipment to play to get into sports on the field. Meghmati Village Resort is a great picnic spot in Mymensingh.
Expenses in Meghmati Village Resort
The Meghmati Village Resort has different packages running at different times of the year. So the best way is to contact the resort authorities in advance and book the resort.
A special package called ‘Family Dayout’ is in place for a vacation at Meghmati Village Resort with an entire family. The family deputation package of 6 is priced at Rs 25,200 (296.86$).
The day-out package includes travel from Dhaka to the resort, breakfast, and lunch, afternoon breakfast, and a day at Meghmati Village Resort.
Contact Information of Meghmati Village Resort
- Mobile: 01613-555953, 01911-771155
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/meghmati
How to go to Meghmati Village Resort
Once you book at Meghmati Village Resort, you can get into a resort car from Dhaka. And if you want to go to the resort on your transport, you have to come to Valuka in Mymensingh, 72 km from Dhaka.
11.Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Park/শিল্পাচার্য জয়নুল আবেদিন পার্ক
There are many tourist places in the Mymensingh division. On the banks of the Brahmaputra river flowing on the chest of the Mymensingh city, the paintings of famous painter Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin are preserved at the house of Saheb Quarter Nalini Ranjan Sarkar.
A park has been constructed by the dam in the Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Museum area adjacent to Mymensingh Circuit House. And this park is known as Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Park.
Zainul Abidin Park has spectacular fountains, swings, trains, magic boats, mini zoos, Boishakhi manch, horse carriages, charki, deputy commissioner’s house, and several eateries.
And there are rows of boats roaming the river. On the one hand, you can spend some time in the charm of the green natural environment, just as you get a chance to see all the famous pictures of the Zainul Abedin Museum.
Entry Ticket Price in Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Park
You do not have to pay any entry fee to enter the Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin park. Adults have to collect tickets for Rs 20 (0.24$) and children Rs 10 (0.12$) to enter the museum.
The museum is open from 11 am to 6 pm every day from Saturday to Wednesday and from 3 pm to 8 pm on Fridays. Thursday is the weekly closing day of the museum.
How to go to Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Park?
It takes about 3 hours to come from Dhaka to Mymensingh. Several buses, including Mohakhali Ena, Soukhin Bus Service in the capital Dhaka ply on Dhaka to Mymensingh route. Also, seven inter-city and mail trains leave Dhaka every day for Mymensingh.
Rikshaws can be easily accessed from Mymensingh Railway Station or Bus Stop to Shilpaacharya Zainul Abedin Park.
Where to stay near Shilpaacharya Zainul Abidin Park
Staying in Dhaka or Mymensingh, you will have the opportunity to explore the city of Mymensingh, including Zainul Abidin Park by day and go day by day. So there is no need to stay at night.
But if you have to stay at night, hotel Amir International, Hotel Al Hera, Hotel Mostafiz, Silver Castle, River Palace are among the best residential hotels in Mymensingh city. And you can spend the night in hotels Asad, Isha Khan, and Nirala in medium-quality hotels.
12.Bangladesh Agricultural University/বাংলাদেশ কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Bangladesh Agricultural University was established with 1,200 acres of land near the bank of the Brahmaputra river in Mymensingh district, 4km away from the district.
The University’s facilities include administrative buildings, central libraries, student-teacher centers, auditoriums, botanical gardens, horticulture fields, stadiums, gymnasiums, GTI buildings, health centers, 13 residential halls, and the Dr. Wazed Mia dormitory.
Bangladesh Agricultural University also has flower gardens, mango gardens, litchi gardens, green fields, lakes, fish museums, agricultural museums, central mosques, various crop fields, fish farming ponds, cattle farms, aesthetic roads, and various spectacular sculptures. It is one of the popular places to visit in Mymensingh district.
How to go to Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh?
You can come to Mymensingh district city by bus or train from Dhaka and take rickshaws or autorickshaws to Bangladesh agricultural university campus.
From Dhaka, Ena, Alam, Asia, Shamim Enterprise (AC/Non-AC), the bus can travel to Mymensingh at a fare of Rs 180 (2.12$) to Rs 370 (4.36$). It takes two and a half to three hours from Dhaka to Mymensingh.
Suppose you want to travel from Dhaka to Mymensingh by train. In that case, you can go directly to Mymensingh by train on any of these trains like Teesta Express (7:30 am), Mohanganj Express (2:20 pm), Yamuna Express (4:40 pm), Brahmaputra (6:00 pm), and Hauer Express (11:50 pm).
The fare is Rs 120 (1.41$) to Rs 360 (4.24$) per class. It will take 3 to 4 hours to go.
Where to stay near Bangladesh Agricultural University
You can choose good hotels for you from different quality hotels in Mymensingh city. You can rely on Amir International or Hotel Mustafiz.
Where to eat
Try the pulao at the press club canteen in Mymensingh city. Apart from this, Hotel Dhansiri and Hotel Sainda are also famous for good food.
13.Santoshpur Rubber Garden/সন্তোষপুর রাবার বাগান
Santoshpur Rubber Garden has been set up at Naogaon Union in Phulbaria Upazila of Mymensingh district. Under the supervision of the Bangladesh Forest Industry Development Corporation, rubber is made by collecting tree wood from Santoshpur Rubber Garden in a natural way, which is also exported abroad.
The Apurva Santoshpur forest covers 106 acres of hilly land. There are also trees of different varieties, including Shawls and Gajaris in the forest and about 500 monkeys of rare species.
You can go out of Deepti Orchids Garden in Dulma village on your way to Santoshpur Rubber Garden. Set up over about 26 acres, the orchid garden is home to bird calls throughout the year.
If you have a little more time, you can see the centenary tamal tree in Guptavrindavan village of Ghatail Upazila of Tangail district. Santoshpur Rubber Garden is a very beautiful place to visit in Mymensingh.
How to visit Santoshpur Rubber Garden?
Traveling to Santoshpur Rubber Garden with a car on your transport or rent will be the most convenient. Besides, if you want to go by bus, you will have to board a bus from Mohakhali bus stand in Dhaka to Mymensingh and get down to Phulbaria bus stand before Mymensingh fare of Rs 220 (2.59$) per person.
You can go to the orchid garden by auto or CNG from Phulbaria, or if you want to go directly to Santoshpur Rubber Garden, you can go to the rubber garden through CNG at a fare of Rs 70 to Rs 100 (0.82$-1.18$) per person from the front of Phulbaria Upazila Parishad.
Where to stay near Santoshpur Rubber Garden
Generally, you can go to Dhaka by day and return to Dhaka by visiting Santoshpur Rubber Garden. However, if necessary, you can come to Mymensingh city to spend the night.
You can choose good hotels for you from different quality hotels in the city. You can also rely on Amir International or Hotel Mustafiz in Mymensingh.
Where to eat near Santoshpur Rubber Garden
You can take light food with you while visiting the Santoshpur rubber garden or eat temporary food from a local shop or food hotel.
You can also try the Pulao of the Pressclub Canteen in Mymensingh city. Hotel Dhansiri and Hotel Salinda also have a good reputation for good quality food.
Advice on Visit to Santoshpur Rubber Garden
Don’t get scared to see a lot of monkeys in Santoshpur Rubber Garden. Be sure that monkeys do not harm you even if they go on your lap and shoulders. Let the monkeys eat as much food as possible.
Picnic Spots in Mymensingh
There are many picnic spots near Mymensingh. By visiting these places you can enjoy some delightful moments with your family and friends.
|Bipin Park||Shoshi Lodge||Botanical Garden|
|Moyna Dwip||Lake Side||Mymensingh Cantonment Tank|
|Circuit House Park||Priyokunjo Park||Shilpacharja Zainul Udyan|
|Zainul Abedin Park||Zero Point||Mymensingh Museum|
|BGB Camp Park|
Feature Image Credit – Rafaat Pronoy