Arpara Munshi Bari

Type: Palace
Contributed By: Nayeem


Arpara Munshi Bari (আড়পাড়া মুন্সীবাড়ী) is located near at Arpara (আড়পাড়া) of Gopalganj district. This is situated beside a man-made straight canal named ‘Beel Route Canal‘. This is mainly a two stored building and not that much older. But due to lack of care (and also the owner shifted to new place) it is a haunted house now a days.

The windows of this house are missing, doors are gone; trees have grown over this building and started covering it. You can hear lot of chirping sounds of birds; but it is actually a hideout for the bats. Thousands of bats you can see hanging upside down from the roof, and lot of them are flying randomly around and making the noise. It looked slight scary, but an amazing thing to watch.

Probably it’s around 50-60 years of old building and built by a rich family having family/surname Minshi (মুন্সী). They are still powerful, and prominent there by status and wealth. There are few other buildings available near this one and people are living there. Possibly they have shifted from here.

How to go

This Arpara Munshi Bari is located at Arpara village which is slight far from the main Gopalganj town. We have gone there through the Nimtoli Mor (23° 2’5.37″N, 89°48’24.12″E) and returned back through another way. It will be better if you visit this place using the path that one we have used for exit. Here we go:

1) Get down from the bus at the place near Arpara on the Dhaka-Gopalganj or Tekerghat-Gopalganj highway. GPS coordinate of the dropping point is (23° 3’3.16″N, 89°49’1.04″E).

2) Cross the river (actually it’s a canal) using the boat. Its 2 taka per person. But the boatman is a handicap guy and if you pay him more, it will be helpful for him.

3) Arpara Munshi Bari is just at the other side of the canal, and GPS coordinate of the house is (23° 3’3.13″N, 89°48’50.81″E).

How To Reach: Gopalganj District

Gopalganj district is located 140 km away from Dhaka via Mawa Ferry Ghat.

1. Modhumoti Paribahan

Gopalganj to Saydabad/Gulistan via Mawa Ferry Ghat
Mobile: 01716019937 (Gopalganj)
01711900619 (Dhaka)

2. Tungipara Express

Gopalganj to Saydabad/Gulistan via Mawa Ferry Ghat
Mobile: 01716479631 (Gopalganj)
01716211642 (Dhaka)

3. dola Paribahan

Gopalganj to Saydabad/Gulistan via Mawa Ferry Ghat
mobile: 01711311756 (Gopalganj)
01199030181 (Dhaka)

4. Comfort Line
Gopalganj to Saydabad/Gulistan via Paturia Ferry Ghat
Mobile: 01716453061

Where to Stay

1. Circuit House, Gopalganj
Contact to: Nejarot ( নেজারত ) Deputy Collector
Phone: 02-6685234 & 02-6685565

2. Zilla Parishad Cottage, Gopalganj
Contact to: Chief Executive Officer, Zila Parishad
Phone: 0668-61204

3. Hotel Modhumoti, Tungipara, Gopalganj
Contact to: Mr. Sheikh Ahmed Hossain Mirza
Phone: 02-6656349
Mobile: 01712-563227

4. Hotel Rana, Chourangi, Gopalganj
Contact to: Mr. Siraj Uddin Ahmed
Phone: 02-6685172

5. Hotel Shohag, Post Office Road, Gopalganj
Contact to: Mr. Shohrab Hossain
Phone: 0668-61740

Eating Facilities

You can find many more hotels and restaurant here to stay and eating. Referred to where to eat in Gopalganj district, click here


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