July 23, 2008

Rajshahi Division

Rajshahi division is in the northern part of Bangladesh has an area of 34513 sq. km. There are 16 districts and 57 municipalities under Rajshahi. It is famous for archeological and historical sites as it is located near many ancient capitals of Bengal, notably Lakhnoiti or Lokhonaboti and Pundra. Rajshahi is home to many educational institutes, and is often referred to in Bangladesh as the education city. It is famous for pure silk, mango and lichi. Attractive silk products are cheaper in Rajshahi and it is often referred to as silk city. There are also a number of ancient mosques, shrines and temples in and around Rajshahi.

Rajshahi is well known for being the hometown of many well known people including Amir Ali Miah, M.L.A , Muhammad Enamul Hoque, A. H. M. Kamaruzzaman Hena, Bondey Ali Miah, Ramaprasad Chanda, etc. Rajshahi was a centre of attention during the 1971 liberation war and it has the country's largest mass grave.

Main Tourist Spots In Rajshahi Division:

Paharpur Buddhist Monastery
Kantajee’s Temple
Ramshagor Dighi
Choto Sona Mosque
Varendra Research Museum

The whether of Rajshahi is usually humid, marked with a high temperature (especially starting from March till mid July). However, during the winter months the climate is pleasant, and this is ideally the best time for touring this city. But if you want to see the beauty of Padma river then you have to visit in rainy season.

For more information please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajshahi

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