Amazing 8 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Rajshahi

Amazing Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Rajshahi. Sunset on Padma river in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Rajshahi is one of the most traditional ancient cities of Bangladesh, located on the banks of the Padma River. Rajshahi district, famous for its mango and silk textiles, is the largest city in the whole Rajshahi division.

Rich in the history of ancient Bengal, Rajshahi city has famous mosques, temples, and historical structures. The popular tourist destinations of this city on the banks of Padma include Bagha Masjid, Puthia Rajbari, Padma’s Bank, Barendra Research Museum, Rajshahi University, Children’s Park, Hawakhana, Padma Garden, Zoo, etc.

Amazing 8 Top Tourist Attractions To Visit In Rajshahi

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1.Safina Park, Rajshashi/সাফিনা পার্ক

Photo Credit – Saumik Hasan

Safina Park was set up in 2012 on about 40 bighas of land at Digram Khajurtala in Godagadi Upazila of Rajshahi. The distance from Godagadi to Safina Park is about 9 km.

The only entertainment center in Upazila was reopened in 2018 after being closed for nearly two years. Decorated with new entertainment, Safina Park is currently gaining popularity as an entertainment and picnic spot for visitors of all ages.

Safina Park is one of the top tourist attractions to visit in Rajshahi’s main district with family.

Surrounded by flowers, fruits, and medicinal plants, the park has spectacular fountains and attractive sculptures of various artificially made animals.

Nagardola, Swing, Train, 3D Cinema, and Kids Sports Zone are available for children’s entertainment. Visitors can travel in boats on two lakes existing inside the park if they wish.

There is a chance to fish in the lake with permission. Safina Park has 2 picnic spots, conference rooms, and stage arrangements to host any event. A market has also been constructed inside the park to facilitate purchases of incoming visitors.

Entry Price & Schedule


Safina Park can be accessed daily from 8 am to 6 pm by paying Rs 20 (0.24$) per person.

How to go to Safina Park?


To go to Safina Park, you have to come to Rajshahi first. Rajshahi can be reached by road, rail, and air from Dhaka.

From Gabtoli, Abdullahpur, and Kalyanpur in Dhaka, AC or non-AC buses like Shyamoli, Hanif, Bablu Enter Prize, Greenline, and Desh Travels can travel to Rajshahi. The fare per person will be Rs 500 (5.90$) to Rs 1000 (11.79$) per bus.

You can travel from Kamlapur railway station to Rajshahi by Silkcity, Dhoomketu, Banalata, or Padma Express train. The train ticket is priced at Rs 375 (4.42$) to Rs 863 (10.17$) per person by class.

Besides, you can board a Bangladesh Airlines or United Air flight from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka to Rajshahal as per the requirement.

Local transport from Rajshahi cities such as buses, CNG, or autorickshaws can reach Safina Park, about 9 km from Zero Point in the Godavari.

Where to stay


You can stay in the luxurious rest house in Safina Park by booking. Apart from this, Rajshahi has several good-quality residential hotels, including Hotel Green City International, Hotel Star International, Hotel Nice International, Mukta International, and Tourism Corporation motels for the night.

Where to eat


You can eat in a restaurant in Safina Park. You will find some standard quality food hotels like Taimur, Bismillah, and Rahmatullah Hotels in Godagadi. And restaurants in Rajshahi city have various food items like fast food, Chinese, Bengali, etc.

Other Places to Visit


On the way from Khajurtala to Safina Park, the gathering of green on both sides of the road and the sight of a sunset sitting on the Padma River banks are enjoyable, don’t miss it if you have a chance.

Barendra Research Museum, Children’s Park, Bagha Masjid, Putia Rajbari, and Central Zoo are among the other places to visit in Rajshahi.

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2.Shaheed Sriti Museum, Rajshahi/শহীদ স্মৃতি জাদুঘর

Photo Credit – Shariful Islam

Rajshahi University, the only prestigious university on the north side of Bangladesh, has constructed its first Martyrs’ Memorial Museum (RU Martyrs’ Memorial Museum) with a collection relating to the liberation war.

Known as the Museum of Liberation War, the museum preserves the history and memories of the Liberation War. The museum started its journey in 1976 at the shaheed minar complex of Rajshahi University to energize the younger generation in the liberation war spirit. Numerous visitors come to the museum every day.

The Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, built with 6,600 square feet of space in excellent architectural craft, is divided into three galleries. From 1952 to 1971, the first gallery featured various artifacts from the Liberation War, that is, things related to the history of Bangladesh.

The gallery contains various pictures of the 1969 mass uprising, the clothes used by the freedom fighters, the first martyrs’ minar in Rajshahi, various photographs based on liberation war, pictures of liberation war by artists, portraits, and numerous rare collections related to the liberation war.

The second gallery contains the things used by martyred intellectuals, various symbolic sculptures of the liberation war, pictures of seven heroes, photographs, and portraits of the Pakistani invaders’ atrocities.

The third gallery contains the skulls of martyrs killed in the 71st massacre, historical photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, surrenders of Pakistani invaders, and the winning liberation soldiers.

A significant part of the Shaheed Sriti Museum is being used as a research library on liberation war. The library contains books, collections, manifestos, binding magazines, and paper cuttings from 1947 to 1971.

Schedule: This Martyrs’ Memorial Museum is open every day from 8 am to 2 pm except Fridays and Saturdays.

How to go to Shaheed Sriti Museum?


Rajshahi can be transported by bus and train from any part of the country. The distance from the city to Rajshahi University is about 5 km. The Shaheed Sriti Museum is located next to Shaheed Minar on the right side of the administrative building by entering Rajshahi University’s main gate.

Where to stay


Rajshahi city has several good-quality residential hotels like Hotel Greencity International, Hotel Star International, Hotel Nice International, and Mukta International for the night.

Where to eat


There are restaurants of different quality of fast food, Chinese and Bengali food inside Rajshahi city.

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3.Utshab Park, Rajshahi/উৎসব পার্ক

Photo Credit – Hasibur Rahman

The Utshab Park has been set up in a calm rural environment with different entertainment arrangements on the banks of Bagha Dighi, just 2 km from Bagha Upazila in Rajshahi.

The park was set up in 2014 at an entire personal initiative covering about 80 bighas of land. Utshab Park has added exceptional entertainment dimensions to the urban ideology in the lives of simple people in the village.

The stunning rides of the Utshab park, surrounded by the shade of trees, include 8 different rides, including trains, nagardola, swirls and swings, spectacular sculptures of various animals, seating benches, lakes, and picnic spots.

There are pedal boats to float in the lake water of the park. Apart from holidays, the beautiful entertainment center is covered with children’s teenagers and visitors of different ages from morning to evening on other days.

Entry Ticket Price & Schedule


The Utshab park is open to visitors from 8 am to 7 pm every day. The ticket per entry is priced at Rs 20 (0.24$) per person. And the ticket price for each ride is Tk. 20 (0.24$).

The boat travel cost of 4 people is Rs 50 (0.59$), and the picnic spot fare is Rs 500 (5.90$). Private cars’ parking costs, small and big micro cars range from Rs 150 (1.77$) to Rs 350 (4.13$).

How to go to Utshab Park?


If you want to go to the Utshab park, you must come first to Bagha Upazila in the Rajshahi district. From Dhaka, you can go to Rajshahi by road, rail, and air.

In Dhaka, AC buses or non-AC buses like Shyamoli, Hanif, Bablu Enterprise, Greenline, and Desh Travels travel to Rajshahi. The fare per person is between Rs 500 and Rs 1000 ($5.90-11.79$) per bus.

The train can travel from Kamalapur railway station to Rajshahi by Silkcity, Dhoomketu, Banalata, or Padma Express. The train ticket is priced at Rs 375 (4.42$) to Rs 863 (10.17$) per person by class.

Besides, you can board a Bangladesh Airlines or United Air flight from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka to Rajshahal as per the requirement.

The distance from Rajshahi city to Bagha Upazila is about 47 km. One can go to Bagha Upazila by riding a local bus service or autorickshaw. And you can reach the Utshab park 2 km away by rickshaw or foot from any part of Bagha Upazila.

Where to stay


The rest house of the festival park has single, double and triple rooms. The room rent is Tk. 1000 (11.79$). You can also return to Rajshahi and spend the night.

Rajshahi has several good-quality residential hotels, including Hotel Green City International, Hotel Star International, Hotel Nice International, Mukta International, and Tourism Corporation motels for the night.

Where to eat


The Utshab park is full of yummy foods like ice cream, puffs, slippers, and more. You can also find all the food you need at the nearby restaurants. The restaurants in this city have different food items like fast food, Chinese, Bengali, etc.

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4.Rajshahi Central Zoo, Rajshahi/রাজশাহী কেন্দ্রীয় চিড়িয়াখানা

Rajshahi Central Zoo

Photo Credit – Arfan Tanvir Hasan

The Rajshahi Central Park and Zoo are built on 32.76 acres of the former racecourse surrounding the Padma. The distance from the city to the zoo is only 4.2 km.

The Rajshahi Central Zoo was constructed in 1972 near Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Road. A children’s park was completed along with the zoo in 1974-76 with the Revenue Department’s permission.

As a result, Rajshahi Central Zoo became known as Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Central Park and Zoo (Shaheed A.H.M. Kamruzzaman Central Park & Zoo).

A massive giraffe sculpture and a fountain of mermaid are adjacent to the zoo’s main entrance gate, enclosed by a small lake surrounded by various sculptures and aesthetic bridges.

The zoo’s notable collections include bajrika, balihas, horses, deer, otters, python snakes, crocodiles, and many other species of aquatic and terrestrial animals.

The Padma River’s beauty can be enjoyed from the artificial hills of this beautiful natural environment park. The park also offers several exciting rides such as pedal boats, Nagardola, and mini-golf courses to entertain visitors.

At present, this children’s park has become one of the entertainment centers in Rajshahi city. Apart from local visitors to Rajshahi, students and tourists from various educational institutions gather every day for educational tours and picnics.

Entry Price & Schedule


Rajshahi Central Park and Zoo are open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Anyone can enter here by paying Rs 25 per person. But fees have to be deposited separately for picnic spots.

How to go to Rajshahi Central Zoo?


The distance between Rajshahi and Gabatli, Abdullahpur, and Kalyanpur in Dhaka is about 250 KM (180 miles). Rail service is available from Dhaka. You can travel via air, rail, and road to Rajshahi.

From Kamalapur railway station, Silkcity, Dhoomketu, Banalata, and Padma Express trains ply on the Rajshahi route. The fare will be Rs 375 (4.42$) to Rs 863 (10.17$) per class of the train.

If you want to go to Rajshahi in a short time, you can travel to Rajshahi on a Bangladesh Air Lines or United Air flight from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

Rajshahi National Park and Zoo are located just 3 km from Zero Point in Rajshahi city to the east of Rajshahi divisional commissioner’s office and police line. You can easily ride a rickshaw or auto from Zero Point in the city to this park.

Where to stay


Some of the well-known hotels in Rajshahi city for the night include the Tourism Corporation Motel, Hotel Green City International, Hotel Nice International, and Mukta International.

Where to eat


Rajshahi city has some good quality restaurants. You will also find fast-food restaurants, Chinese restaurants, and Bengali restaurants of different quality.

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5.Barendra Research Museum, Rajshahi/বরেন্দ্র গবেষণা জাদুঘর

Photo Credit – Md. Saiyen Azad

The Barendra Research Museum in the heart of Rajshahi city is the first museum in Bangladesh. The Barendra Museum is one of the museums from South Asia on the list of archaeological collections.

The Barendra Search Committee was organized in 1910 by Sarat Kumar Roy, a zamindar of Dighapatiya in Natore, lawyer Akshay Kumar Maitra and teacher Ramprasad Chandra to collect and preserve traditional artifacts of Bengal. Later in 1913, the Barendra Research Museum started its journey in its building.

There were various crises at different times about the existence of the Barendra Research Museum. From 1949 to 1961, half of the Barendra Museum was used as a medical school.

Rajshahi University acquired the Barendra Research Museum when the museum was about to close again in 1964. Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, various known figures have visited the Barendra Research Museum.

Artifacts of Barendra Museum


There are more than 9,000 artifacts in the Barendra Museum. The museum contains artifacts of the Sindhu Civilization, the archaeological of the Mohenjodaro civilization, the stone statue, the Buddha statue built in the 11th century, the head of Bhairava, the Ganga statue, the silver coin of the Mughal period, the round gold coin of Gupta emperor Chandragupta, the round silver coin of Emperor Shah Jahan, etc.

Schedule


The Barendra Research Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Saturday to Wednesday. The Barendra Museum remains closed on Thursdays, Fridays, and holidays announced by the university.

How to go to Barendra Research Museum?


The Barendra Research Museum is located in Rajshahi city. After coming to Rajshahi, you can go to this museum in vehicles at your convenience. It is located next to Rajshahi college, the main center of the city.

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6.Shishu Park, Rajshahi/শিশু পার্ক, রাজশাহী

Photo Credit – Aroshi Ovi

There are many entertainment centers in Rajshahi, including the Children’s Park at Naudapara Boro Bangram in the Rajshahi district.

Eye-catching picnic spots, domestic and foreign rides for all ages, huge lakes, and boat travel arrangements have made the park popular with the city residents in 2006.

This children’s park is better known as Shaheed Zia Children’s Park.

Built across 12.21 acres, Shaheed Zia Children’s Park has Mary Go Round, Mini Railcar, Flume Rides, Sky Bike, Super Swing, Bumper Car, Bumper Boat, Kidi Rides, 3D Movie Theatre, Pedal Boat, Paratrooper, Tea Cup, Battery Car, Bouncy Castle, Horse Ride, Frog Jump, and Honey Swing, etc.

There are also free physical games for children ten years younger. There are separate prayer arrangements for men and women, washrooms, and car parking facilities.

Entry price and schedule:


The entry ticket at Shaheed Zia Children’s Park is priced at Rs 25 (0.29$), and the park is open to visitors from 10 am to 6 pm.

How to go to Shishu Park?


Take cng of rickshaw from Rajshahi Sadar bus terminal to Shishu Park. Bargain before you ride.

Dhaka to Rajshahi


There are options to travel from Dhaka to Rajshahi on road, rail, and air. The AC bus from Gabtoli, Kalyanpur to Green Line and Desh Travels in Dhaka travels to Rajshahi at Rs 800 (9.43$) to Rs 1000 (11.79$).

Non-AC buses like Shyamoli, Hanif, National Travels, Bablu Enterprise, etc., run at a fare of Rs. 400 (4.72$) to Rs. 500 (5.90$).

The SilkCity Express train left Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka at 2.40 pm on 6 days of the week except for Rajshahi. Apart from Tuesday, Padma express train leaves Dhaka for Rajshahi at 11.10 pm every day.

The fare on these trains is Rs. 350 (4.13$), Snigdha 604 (7.12$), AC Seat 725 (8.55$), and AC Berth Tk. 1081 (12.74$).

You can travel from Shahjalal International Airport to Rajshahi by air by Bangladesh Airlines and United Air at Tk. 3500 (41.27$) to Rs. 4500 (53.05$).

Where to stay


There will be different types of rooms between Tk. 1900 (22.40$) and Tk. 4600 (54.23$) in the Bangladesh tourism corporation motel in Rajshahi city. Phone: 0721-775237.

You can also book from the head office of Tourism Corporation in Dhaka if you want. Phone: 02-8833229, 8834600.

Many residential hotels are available for booking for Rs. 500 (5.90$) to Rs. 3000 (35.37$) per room. Such as Hotel Hax Inn, Nice International, Mukta International, Dallas International, Sukran, etc.

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7.Bagha Masjid, Rajshahi/বাঘা মসজিদ

Photo Credit – Obaidul Islam

Located about 40 km from Rajshahi city, the ancient Bagha Masjid (Bagha Mosque) is built of bricks with four domes around it and ten domes in two rows middle.

Several burnt earthen plaques can be seen inside and outside Bagha mosque. Inside the mosque is a prayer room on the high altar.

The north-south walls of the mosque have been closed except for five doors on the eastern side. It is still unknown who or for whom this special prayer room was reserved.

In 1897, a destructive earthquake damaged Bagha Mosque’s roof, which was 23.16 meters long and 12.80 meters wide. Bangladesh Archaeology Department rebuilt Bagha Mosque’s dome and roof.

How to go to Bagha Masjid?


It costs Rs 35 to Rs 40 (0.41$-0.47$) for a person to go to Bagha from Rajshahi Sadar Bus Terminal by bus. You may also visit the Bagha Masjid with CNG rent or reserve.

Dhaka to Rajshahi


There is an option to travel from the capital Dhaka city to Rajshahi by road, rail, and air. The AC bus from Gabtoli, Kalyanpur, Green Line, and Desh Travels travels to Rajshahi from Rs 800 to Rs 1000 (9.43$-11.79$).

Non-AC buses like Shyamoli, Hanif, National Travels, Bablu Enterprise, etc., run at a fare of Rs. 400 to Rs. 500 (4.72$-5.90$).

The SilkCity Express train left Kamlapur railway station in Dhaka at 2.40 pm on 6 days of the week except Sunday for Rajshahi. Except for Tuesday, Padma express train leaves Dhaka for Rajshahi at 11.10 pm every day.

You can fly from the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka to Rajshahi by air with Bangladesh Airlines and United Air at Tk. 3500 (41.27$) to Rs. 4500 (53.05$).

Where to stay


In Rajshahi city, Bangladesh tourism corporation motel will get rooms of different quality from Rs 1900 to Rs 4600 (22.40$-54.23$). Phone: 0721-775237.

You can also book from the head office of Tourism Corporation in Dhaka if you want. Phone: 02-8833229, 8834600.

Among other residential hotels, hotel hax inn (0721-810420), Nice International (0721-776188), Mukta International (0721-771100), Dallas International (0721-811470), Sukran (0721-771817), etc. hotel rooms are available at Rs. 500 (5.90$) to Rs. 3000 (35.37$).

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8.Puthia Rajbari, Rajshahi/পুঠিয়া রাজবাড়ি

Photo Credit – Tariqul Islam

Puthia Rajbari is a unique example of the eye-catching architecture located in Rajshahi. Puthia Rajbari is 30 km from Rajshahi divisional city and just 1 km from Rajshahi-Natore highway.

There is a lion door to the north to enter the two-story Edifice Palace with Puthia multi-room. Zamindars or kings operated their royal affairs from here.

Puthia Rajbari was built in the 19th century in Indo-European architecture. The Puthia palace currently under the supervision of the Archaeology Department. Now is being used as Laskarpur Degree College.

The trenches surrounded by Puthia rajbari have different names. Apart from Shiv Sarovar or Sivasagar, Marachowki, Bekichowki, Gopalchowki, and Govind Sarovar Parikha, a huge pond is called Shyamsagar in Rajbari.

Two palaces and several temples built by zamindars are still standing here with their heads raised.

One of them is the Boro Ahnik temple built in the Dochala system, the Boro Shiva Temple or Bhubaneswar Temple built in 1823, the four-storeyed Puthiya Dol Temple, and the Govindtemple located on the premises of Puthiya Panchani Zamindar House. Puthia Rajbari is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

How to Go To Puthia Rajbari


Dhaka to Rajshahi


There is an option to travel from the capital Dhaka city to Rajshahi by road, rail, and air. The AC bus from Gabtoli, Kalyanpur, Green Line, and Desh Travels travels to Rajshahi from Rs 800 to Rs 1000 (9.43$-11.79$).

Non-AC buses like Shyamoli, Hanif, National Travels, Bablu Enterprise, etc., run at a fare of Rs. 400 to Rs. 500 (4.72$-5.90$).

The SilkCity Express train left Kamlapur railway station in Dhaka at 2.40 pm on 6 days of the week except Sunday for Rajshahi. Except for Tuesday, Padma express train leaves Dhaka for Rajshahi at 11.10 pm every day.

You can fly from the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka to Rajshahi by air with Bangladesh Airlines and United Air at Tk. 3500 (41.27$) to Rs. 4500 (53.05$).

Rajshahi to Puthiya Rajbari


Rajshahi and Natore to Puthia Rajbari by road is 34 km and 18 km, respectively. On any bus to Rajshahi, one can get down to the Puthia bus stand on Rajshahi-Natore highway and go to Rajbari on foot for 5 to 10 minutes. There is also a chance to take a bus from Rajshahi Central Bus Terminal to Natore and Puthia directly.

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Where to stay in Puthiya Rajbari?


The Zilla Parishad has 2 dak bungalows to spend the night in Puthia. Anyone can stay in Bangalow at night by paying the permission and fixed rent of the Zilla Parishad.

Phone number of CEO of Zilla Parishad: 0721-776348. You can also spend the night in a residential hotel near the Puthia bus stand.

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