Best Tourist Places to Visit in Sirajganj, Bangladesh, Asia
Sirajganj is a town located between 24°27′ north latitude and 89°45′E east longitude in Sirajganj District of Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh. It is situated about 151 kms northwest of national capital Dhaka and about 473 kms away from Chittagong city. Sirajganj is positioned at a height of 16 meters above the mean level of sea. The total area of Sirajganj District is 2,497.92 sq. km.
Sirajganj District includes 15 wards and 52 mohallas. Jamuna, Baral, Ichamati, Karatoya and Phuljuri are the major rivers flowing through Sirajganj District. Sirajganj is very famous for jute industries.
Sirajganj District houses numerous best educational institutions namely Ullapara Science College, Fuljore Degree College, Ghorachara High School and Chandaikona M.L High School.
History of Sirajganj:
Sirajganj was a small town of Pabna District during British rule in India when Bangladesh was the part of India. Before the earthquake in 1897, Sirajganj was home to most numbers of jute mills in Bengal Division.
Food and Shopping in Sirajganj:
Sweet items like Ras Malai, Rasgulla and Mishti Doi are very famous in the regions of Sirajganj. The popular non vegetarian dishes of Sirajganj are Bhorta, Biryan and Egg curry. Also the town houses many Indian and Chinese food corners along with several desi food centres.
Sirajganj Town is home to few handicraft product centres and archeological shops. Recently, some modern cloth showrooms, electric and electronic companies have spread all over Sirajganj Town.
Connectivity to Sirajganj:
Sirajganj is well connected with Dhaka and other major cities of the country through road and railway transport. There are plenty of government and private organizations buses available at Sirajganj Town Bus Stand to reach nearby regions.
Jamuna Bridge East Railway Station is important railway station among the surrounding regions of Sirajganj situated about 30 kms away from Sirajganj town centre. The distance between Sirajganj and its nearest airport ‘Shahjalal International Airport’, Dhaka is about 128 km. Taxis, Autos and Jeeps are easily accessible at Sirajganj town to reach airport and railway station at reasonable rent.
Tourist places near Sirajganj:
Jamuna Bridge is one of the prime attractions of Sirajganj. Jamuna River flows with full water during the monsoon season. Watching the heavy water flow of Jamuna River provides great feel to the eyes of tourists.
Varendra Research Museum:
Varendra Research Museum is a historical museum situated in the heart of Rajshahi City. The library of the museum has a collection of 6000 manuscripts in different languages and 22,000 printed books and periodicals. The museum is placed about 124 km away from Sirajganj Town.
Baldha Garden occupies an area of 3.15 acres situated in Wari Region of Dhaka and about 150 km away from Sirajganj. This garden was formed by Narenda Narayan Chawdhury and the garden is home to more than 672 species of plants.
Other tourist attractions near Sirajganj include:
- Hazrat Shah Mokhdum
- Shahid Qumruzzaman Central Park and Zoo
- Fantasy Kingdom Amusement Park
- Dhaka Zoo
- Dhakeshwari Temple
Best time to visit Sirajganj:
From the beginning of November to the end of March is the ideal time to visit Sirajganj, when the weather is completely in favor of tourists.
Accommodation Options near Sirajganj:
Sirajganj houses several budgeted hotels and few star hotels. Due to this one can prefer the best star hotels at Dhaka (150 km from Sirajganj) for quality hospitality services. The prominent hotels in Sirajganj, Dhaka and other nearby regions are:
- Hotel Naz Garden
- Hotel Sies Ta
- Shapla Hotel
- Hotel Saudia
- Janata Hotel
- Taj Hotel
- Bhai Bhai Hotel
- Star Hotel
- Bismillah Hotel
- Shobed Ali Hotel
- Hotel Purbani International Ltd
- Royal Park