Wonderful 11 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Jhenaidah

Wonderful 11 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Jhenaidah

Jhenaidah is a great place to visit. It’s located in Khulna Division. If you want to get attached to nature and entertainment at the same time then Jhenaidah is best for you to explore.

Here is the list of top tourist attractions to visit in Jhenaidah:

Wonderful 11 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Jhenaidah

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1.Golakata Mosque/Golakata Masjid/গলাকাটা মসজিদ

Golakata Mosque/Golakata Masjid/গলাকাটা মসজিদ

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The historic Golakata Mosque (Golakata Masjid) is located in Barobazar Union, 30 km from Jhenaidah district headquarters. The mosque is one of the 19 Sultani-era mosques excavated in Kaliganj.

 In the 1990s, the Bangladesh Archaeology Department excavated earthen mounds and recovered and renovated the remains of the Galakata Mosque. 

The mosque is believed to have been built in the 16th century during the reign of Khan Jahan Ali. At present, this mosque is also known as the Throat-cut Dighi Dhibi Masjid

The walls of the 6 dome-shaped mosques are 25 feet high and 5 feet wide. Vidyaman is the entrance to 3 terracotta with a needle arch in the square-shaped mosque set on 4 sixth-corner pillars. 

And inside the mosque are 3 semi-circular decorated mihrabs adorned with terracotta and two stone minarets of 8 feet in height.

The Golakata Dighi has located around 12 bighas of space next to the mosque. It is said that a tyrannical king of Barobazar used to throw his subjects into this Dighi after cutting their throats. 

That is why Dighi is known as the throat-cut Dighi or Golakata Dighi. The mosque contains artifacts from the 15th century, a handwritten Qur’an sharif, and a sword found during the excavation. 

The Bangladesh Archaeological Department preserves this historic mosque from the Sultani era and attracts tourists from far and wide to its environs. 

Near The Golakata Mosque Are The Jorbangla Jame Mosque, Gorar Mosque, And The Pir Pukur Jame Mosque, Along With Several Other Historical Mosques.

2.K.P. Basu’s house/কে পি বসুর বাড়ি

K.P. Basu's house/কে পি বসুর বাড়ি is a must visited place in Jhenaidah.

The house of world-famous mathematician K P Basu is located on the banks of the Navganga river in Harishankarpur, 20 km from the Jhenaidah district. 

In 1907, K.P. Basu built a 17-room palace two-story edifice in Harishankarpur. The house is currently lying unprotected, but many visitors come to see the once spectacular house. 

A road has also been constructed in the Jhenaidah district in memory of the famous mathematician.

Introduction to KP Basu

K.P. Basu, Kalipada Basu, was born in 1865 in Harishankarpur village of Jhenaidah sadar. 

His father, Mahima Charan Basu, was an employee of the registry office in Harishankarpur. KP Basu’s scholar in complex subjects like mathematics can be seen from childhood. 

After completing his schooling in the village, he joined Lord Ripon College, and from there, he earned a higher degree in Mathematics. 

Later in 1892, he joined Dhaka College as a mathematics teacher. He died of pernicious malaria fever in 1924. 

K. P Basu is said to be the first inventor of modern algebra. He did various studies in Algebra and Geometry and wrote numerous books to enhance and excel in Mathematics. He also founded the KP Basu Publishing Company in Kolkata.

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3.Shailkupa Shahi Masjid/শৈলকুপা শাহী মসজিদ

Beautiful Shailkupa Shahi Masjid/শৈলকুপা শাহী মসজিদ

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Shailkupa Shahi Masjid (Shailkupa Shahi Mosque) is one of the artifacts of medieval antiquities of Bangladesh at Dargapara in the municipal town of Shailkupa Upazila on the north bank of Kumar River in Jhenaidah district. 

The mosque was constructed between 1523-24 by Nasir Shah, alias Nasrat Shah, Sultan Alauddin Hossain Shah, before Mughal rule in India was established. 

According to historians, Nasir Uddin Nusrat Shah, who was crowned after the death of Sultan Alauddin Hossain Shah in 1519, stayed in Shailkupa for a few days on his way from Gaur to Dhaka for royal work. 

Darvesh Arab Shah was with him as his travel companion at that time. When Darvesh expressed his desire to stay in Arab Shah Shailkupa, the Sultan arranged for him to stay in Shailkupa along with his two vials. 

He also gave hundreds of bighas of land in the mosque’s name for renovation, conservation, and mosque operation. As a result, the main entrances and minarets of the mosque were added during the subsequent renovation.

Small red bricks have been used in the entire part of the Shailkupa Shahi Mosque built in the magnificent architecture of the Middle Ages. 

The north-south of the mosque has a length of 31.5 feet and a width of 21 feet, and the walls are 5.5 feet wide. The six-dome mosque has 4 spherical minarets, two pillars of five feet in height, seven entrances, and 3 mihrabs. 

The mosque has a pond on the north side and a shrine 30-45 feet high on the east. According to locals, it is the shrine of Pir Shah Mohammad Arif-e-Rabbani, alias Arab ShahThere are six more Auliya shrines near Pir’s shrine.

The nearly 500-year-old Shailkupa Shahi Mosque is a shining sign of ancient tradition and medieval Muslim architecture. 

Although the original structure of the mosque has been renovated at different times, the tradition of the Sultanate period is still evident

Numerous visitors visit this attractive Shahi Mosque in Sultani architecture every day.

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4.Jor Bangla Masjid/Jor Bangla Mosque/জোড় বাংলা মসজিদ

Jor Bangla Masjid/Jor Bangla Mosque/জোড় বাংলা মসজিদ is a historical tourist attraction in Jhenaidah.

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There is a magnificent dome-bearing Jor Bangla Mosque (Jor Bangla Masjid) or Jora Dhibi Masjid in Kalobazar, Kaliganj Upazila, in Jhenaidah. 

The mosque’s carvings and architecture can be considered one of the symbols of Muslim civilization and excellence. It is believed that Shah Sultan Mahmood, son of Alauddin Husain Shah, founded the Jor Bangla Masjid in 800 Hijri. 

Many years ago, a pair of huts or pairs of dighis was named after the mosque.

The square mosque has been built on a small thin brick structure about 11 feet high. On the eastern side of the mosque are three arched entrances, four eight-cornered carvings on the four corners, and three mihrabs designed with semi-circular terracotta on the western wall. 

The central mihrab of the mosque and the flower-leaf carvings on the western wall are quite interesting. 

The similarity between the Jor Bangla Masjid is seen in the construction style of Sarsnagar in Dumuria, Shubhrada Mosque in Abhaynagar, and Bibi Kerani Mosque in Bagerhat.

A few graves near the Jor Bangla Mosque and a Dighi called Andhapukur were excavated during the reign of Sultan Mahmood Shah in the north. 

The pond was dug to meet the needs of Muslims with oju and drinking water. A few years after the construction, the Jor Bangla Masjid was covered in forests. 

The mosque was discovered in 1992-93 during excavations by the Archaeological Department of Bangladesh. At present, several parts of the mosque have been renovated and renovated. Local Muslims regularly pray at this mosque.

5.Shailkupa Zamindar House/শৈলকুপা জমিদার বাড়ি

The historic Shailkupa Zamindar House is located in Abaipur village of Shailkupa Upazila of Jhenaidah district. 

In the mid-12th century, Ramsundar Sikdar, the Zamindar of Jashore district of undivided India, established the Shailkupa Zamindar House on about 400 bighas of land. 

There were about 350 rooms, including buildings revolving around the two-story edifice. Later, Ramachandra established his estate by establishing a large market and theatre hall with a sub-registrar office here, which came to be known as Sikdar Street.

Under the supervision of zamindar Ramsundar’s successors, several archaeological artifacts, including gramophones, stone hookas, sword, ancient Srimadbhagavatam, musical instrument Esraj, two shawl wood temples, and part of the silver-designed Banarasi saree are preserved. 

Although the estate on Shikdar street was destroyed in time, the ancient house survived as a historical witness to the zamindari system. 

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6.Banyan tree in Mollickpur/Mollicpurer Bot Gaach/ মল্লিকপুরের বটগাছ

Banyan tree in Mollickpur/Mollicpurer Bot Gaach/ মল্লিকপুরের বটগাছ is the largest banyan tree in Asia.

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In Mollickpur in Bethuli village of Kaliganj Upazila of Jhenaidah district, a historic banyan tree is spread over about 11 acres in the form of 52 different size banyan trees. 

The estimated height of the banyan tree is 250 to 300 feet. The banyan tree in Mallickpur gained fame as the largest banyan tree on the Asian continent in 1984 in a BBC survey. 

The banyan tree has different names, including the Suitala Banyan tree, the banyan tree of Suitla Mollickpur, and the banyan tree of Bethuli.

Locals have no accurate information about the age of the banyan tree. It is believed that about three hundred years ago, Bethuli village was famous for living in the Kumar community. 

At that time, the use of patkua was prevalent among the Kumar community. A banyan tree was born in one of the patkuas of the Sen Vanshi Kumar family. From which today’s current banyan tree is transformed.

The beauty of the banyan tree, the calm surroundings, the bird’s collar satiates visitors. The social forest department has been maintaining this banyan tree in Mallickpur since 2009.

7.Dhol Samudra Dighi/ঢোল সমুদ্র দীঘি

Dhol Samudra Dighi/ঢোল সমুদ্র দীঘি is a natural tourist attraction in Jhenaidah.

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Dhol Samudra Dighi is a traditional Mahakirti of King Mukut Roy at Pagal Kanai Union in the Jhenaidah district. Located just 4 km west of the city, the largest and centenary-old Dighi of Jhenaidah covers about 52 bighas of land. 

The Dhol Samudra has multiplied the beauty of Dighi by rows of trees on the banks of the Dighi. People in Jhenaidah city like to spend time with their families on the banks of Dhol Samudra Dighi on holidays.

It is said that during the reign of the mighty King Mukut Roy in Jhenaidah, there was a lot of water crisis among the subjects. At the king’s behest, the deep and wide pond was dug day and night, but the pond did not get water. 

One night the disappointed king dreamt that if the queen went down to the pond and offered prayers, the pond would be filled with water. 

Hearing about the king’s dream, the queen comfortably agreed to go down to the pond and worship in the interest of the subjects. The people gathered on the pond’s banks to worship the queen by playing drums, Sanai, and flutes. 

As soon as the queen landed under the pond for worship, the water started rising from the pond’s bottom. But when the queen wanted to rise from the bottom of the pond, the water speed increased.

Meanwhile, no one noticed the pond with the joy of rising water and the drums, flutes, and Sanai sounds of the subjects. 

Later, growing in size, the Dighi was known to the locals as “Dhol Samudra Dighi” in the memory of the queen.

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8.Naldanga Rajbari Resort/নলডাঙ্গা রাজবাড়ী রিসোর্ট

Naldanga Rajbari Resort/নলডাঙ্গা রাজবাড়ী রিসোর্ট is a great place to go on a vacation to enjoy with family and friends.

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Naldanga Rajbari Resort is located in the Naldanga village of Kaliganj Upazila of Jhenaidah district. Naldanga village was well known as the capital of Mohammad Shahi Parganas during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. 

The last king of Naldanga palace was Pramath Bhushan Roy Bahadur. Even though there are no longer carved palaces, the seven temples of Naldanga Palace remain witnesses to time.

Pata Miya, king of the Oilkup village, built an amusement park and an ancient architectural research center in imitation of Naldanga palace on 20 acres of land in his house to commemorate Naldanga Rajbari and the king. 

The resort built by Pata Miya came to be known as Naldanga Rajbari Resort and Picnic Spot.

With the huge size and flowering trees surrounding the resort, you will find children’s parks, wonder wheels, super chairs, cable trains, ghost houses, love corners, mermaids, boats, pedal boats, playgrounds, artificial fountains, coffee houses, and cultural events. 

In addition, any social event can be organized here, including picnics, education tours, parties. It is better known to locals as NRB Resort.

Expenses

Entry ticket to Naldanga Rajbari Resort costs Rs 50 per person but offers discounts on various festive occasions. 

If 50 people want to have a picnic here, they will have to spend Rs 3000 for entry, spot rent, and car parking.

Contact

Mobile: 01994-686897, 01788-778816

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nrbresort/

9.Barobazar/বারোবাজার

Barobazar/বারোবাজার has historical importance in Bangladesh.

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Barobazar is an important archaeological site in Bangladesh located about 26 km from the Jhenaidah district. 

The 10-square-mile city of Barobazar, which is about 700 years old, was famous for twelve separate markets.

The villages of Barobazar city are Pirojpur, Khoshalpur, Sadekpur, Bandurgasa, Satgasiya, Daulatpur, Muradgarh, Enayatpur, Mulladanga, Rahmatpur and Badedihi.

In 1993, the Archaeological Department excavated 3 square kilometers of land adjacent to the Barobazar railway line and found about 15 different archaeological artifacts, including mosques, cemeteries, ports, and worldly buildings. 

Among the artifacts found are Satgachia Mosque, Namazgah Cemetery, Ghop’s Dhipi Cemetery, Jorbangla Masjid, Galakata Mosque, Shipghata, Manohar Masjid, Agar Masjid, Dumdum Archaeological Site, Shukur Mollick Mosque, Pir Pukur Masjid, Pathagar Mosque, Badedihi Cemetery, Khar Dighi Cemetery, and Nungola Mosque. 

And cultural objects include engraved scripts, ornate bricks, pottery, terracotta plaques, pieces, broken pieces of pottery, etc.

The position of a large Dighi next to these patterns is particularly noticeable. And The Mosques Here Have A Lot In Common With Several Mosques In Bagerhat District. 

The area of the recovered artifacts was named ‘Shahar Mohammadabad’ by the Bangladesh Archaeology Department. 

According to the Archaeology Department, the artifacts found date to the 15th century. However, the inscriptions from the Jorbangla Mosque are believed to be 700 years old.

What you will see

Jorbangla Mosque

The Jorbangla Mosque is prevalent, which has been named after a pair of huts near the mosque. 

Built during the reign of Sultan Gias Uddin Mahmood Shah, the dome-built mosque has three well-arched entrances to the east. And on the four corners of the mosque are 4 towers with carvings.

Gorar Mosque/গোড়ার মসজিদ

There are four domes on the roof of the crafted square-shaped mosque located in Belat Daulatpur. 

The mihrab and walls of the early mosque are adorned with chain designs, terracotta designs, tree-leaf designs, and floral terracotta designs. And to the east of the mosque is a huge Dighi.

Shukur Mollick Mosque/শুকুর মল্লিক মসজিদ

The Shukur Mollick Mosque, a square-shaped dome, looks like the Mosque of Binot Bibi (Binot Bibir Masjid) in Dhaka. 

A closed mihrab is situated on both sides of the main mihrab of the mosque. A fine terracotta design adorns the mihrabs.

Nungola Mosque/নুনগোলা মসজিদ

The square Nungola Mosque has 3 semi-circular mihrabs with various geometric designs. 

Occasionally, the outer wall of the Nungola Mosque with a dome is steep and grooved. In the grooves, horizon line shapes are used for designs and binding.

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10.Miya’s Building/Miyar Dalan/মিয়ার দালান

The amazing Miya's Building/Miyar Dalan/মিয়ার দালান is a great place to visit in Jhenaidah.

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The Miyar Building (Miyar Dalan) is a traditional site located in Muraridah village, just 3 km from the Jhenaidah district Sadar. 

The Miyar building built by zamindar authorities in 1236 was sold to Salim Chowdhury during partition in 1947. So it is also known locally as Salim Chowdhury’s house to many. 

There was a very big palm tree here. And this palm tree had more than 12 trunks, each of which could extract juice from it.

From the Miyar building, a tunnel was constructed under the Navganga river, whose entrance can still be seen today. 

It can’t be seen in Jhenaidah nor in the second one any structures built with the damming of the Navganga river, like in the Miyar building. 

The walls of The Miya’s Building contain poetically constructed construction costs and other information.

11.Johan Drim Valley Park and Resort/জোহান ড্রীম ভ্যালী পার্ক

Wonderful 11 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Jhenaidah. Johan Drim Valley Park and Resort/জোহান ড্রীম ভ্যালী পার্ক

Johan Drum Valley Park and Resort is a hugely popular entertainment center in Jhenaidah. The picturesque shadowed Johan Drum Valley Park has all the modern amenities for entertainment. 

There are cave trains, jet shelters, Mary go-rounds, pedal boats/water rickshaws, funny adventure, swing chairs, Nagar Dola, and kids zones for children.

The Johan Drum Valley Park and Resort, built on about 100 bighas of land, has a huge ground for various outdoor activities or open fields. 

In addition, Johan Drum Valley Park and Resort have accommodation facilities at various quality resorts for night stay. 

You have to count around Rs 2000 to stay one night in the natural environment of Johan Drum Valley Park.

Entry Price

The entry ticket to Johan Drum Valley Park and Resort is priced at Rs 50. And the package price of entry tickets and all rides is Rs 250.

Contact: 01760-861519, 01771-753965

The Jhenaidah district is a gateway to southern Bangladesh. The region’s previous name was “Gangadighi.” The Ganga Dighi (currently Baro Bazar) of Kaliganj Upazila was once a famous port in India.

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