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Narsingdi is famous for Loom & textile industry. Baburhat (বাবুরহাট), also known as ‘The Manchester of the east’, is situated in this district. Baburhat is one of the traditional and the biggest wholesale point of local fabrics in Bangladesh, Just an hour drive from the capital. The wholesale shops of this Hat, have been witnessing the buzz of buyers. There are about 3000 shops at the market which is situated beside the Dhaka-Sylhet highway. Good communication system, bargain price and quality products are attracting the buyers at the market, from where about 500 trucks leave for other districts daily. On the roadside, porters are busy unloading bundles of clothes from trucks. Wholesalers from different parts of the country come here on the weekly market days(Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Most of the local fabric industries were established in this district where saree and lungi are mainly produced along with other clothings. A trader said, “heavy trading takes place every year particularly centering the two big Islamic festivals, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.” Traders in Baburhat placed orders for clothes with weavers from Pabna, Sirajganj, Shahjadpur, Shivrampur at Dohar & Narsingdi for delivery before Eid. They supply the designs and tell the weavers the numbers of pieces they want, a few months before any occasion.

This market has a great influence on the National Economic growth. Transactions worth crores of taka everyday at Baburhat indicate the strength of the local apparel sector. Thousands of people are employed with the whole process from spinning yarn, dyeing, marketing, transportation and accessories.

You will not be able to even move during the market days as almost every inch of space at Baburhat is filled with business people. Everybody is involved in some kind of business here at the weekly market.

How to go

It is Just a one hour or one and half hour journey from the Gulistan Bus Terminal of Dhaka city. If anybody wants to go there then it would be better to ride on a Gulistan- Narsingdi Bus rather riding on Mohakhali-Narsingdi Bus. While riding on Gulistan-Narsingdi Bus, you will have to keep your eyes opened as it is just a few minutes away from Madhabdi Bus-stand.

How To Reach: Narsingdi District

The communication system of this district is very good. The Dhaka-Sylhet highway, one of the important highways of Bangladesh, passes through Narsingdi. It is only 1/2 hours distance from Dhaka. Inter-district road communication is also better from here.

Water way communication is also very good as lots of river flows through Narsingdi. Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet, two most busiest rail route of the country goes through Narsingdi. People can easily go Narshingdi by boarding this buses.

From Gulistan -Meghalay Luxury, from Sydabad & Gulistan bus terminal – Monohordi Paribahan, Anna Super Service, BRTC Bus. From Mohakhali Bus stand – PPL, Chalan Bil Transport, Arabian Transport, Badsha Paribahan.

Mohakhali, Airport Bus-stand, Abullahpur, Tongi (station road):

Address: BRTC Bus Depo, Kamlapur, Dhaka.
Phone: 9333803, 9002531

2. BRTC AC Bus Service
Route: Roptani-Abdullahpur-Narsingdi-Bhairab

3. Badsha Paribahan (Pvt.) ltd.
Route: Dhaka- Bhairab
Phone: 01710-856066, 01842-526223
Fare: 120-145 BDT

4. Chalanbill Tranport Limited
Route: Dhaka to Bhairab
Phone: 01715-019550
Fare-120-145 BDT

5. PPL Super
Route: Mohakhali – Narsingdi
Phone: 01817074515, 01845950701, 01831343894
Fare: 90-105 BDT

6. Meghalay Luxury
Phone: 01711-609199, 01711-523079
Fare: 80 BDT

The transportation between Dhaka City and Narsingdi district is quite fair. The distance from Dhaka city to Narsingdi dictrict is around 59.4 km. In train, it would take around 1 and half an hour to travel to Narsingdi from Capital city. It has 10 train stations inside the district.

Trains, travelling to Sylhet and Chittagong and only developed train, like Mahanagar usually stop in the Narsingdi rail stations. Where as Titash commuter and Egarsindhur stops in different stations in Narsingdi.

Where to Stay

1) Circuit House, Narsingdi (Government)
Phone: 02-9462083
Mobile: 01735-840294

2) District Council Postal Bungalow (Government)
Postal Bungalow Road, Narsingdi
Phone: 029463765
Mobile 01712-521274

3) Dak bungalows (Government)
Roads and public departments, Narsingdi
phone: 029463222

4) Rest House (Government)
Civil surgeon’s office, Narsingdi
Phone: 029463181

5) Rest House (Government)
LGED Office, Narsingdi
Phone: 029462260

6) Hotel Nirala
Library parti, Narsingdi market, Narsingdi
Phone: 029463393
Mobile: 01711-196699

7) Hotel Al-Arafat
215/1 siendabi Road, busstation, Narsingdi
Phone: 029463393
Mobile: 01712-130139

8) Hotels Mamataj
Patilbari Road, Narsingdi
Mobile: 01711-952120

9) Hotel Aziz
Patilbari Road, Narsingdi
Mobile: 01712070231

10) Hotel Riyaj
Patilbari Road, Narsingdi
Phone: 946 to 516
Mobile: 01712-609045

11) Hotel Tanim
Patilbari Road, Narsingdi
Phone: 9463982
Mobile: 01718-916143

Things to do

  1. A huge market place with an opportunity to buy textile Garments at a lowest rate.
  2. You can bargain with the seller
  3. Experience the huge sells all over the market place
  4. Observe the different qualities of clothes around the place

Eating Facilities

1. Referred to where to eat at Narsingdi, click here. Besides, you will also find some options to eat at local Hotels and Restaurant, where they serve very local cuisine.


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