In 2001, after receiving a fund from the UNESCO, a museum has built by the government at Bagerhat in the UNESCO world heritage site “Shat Gombuj Mosque” complex. It is now being used as a learning center to let people aware about the ancient city named Khalifatabad established by Khan Jahan Ali which is known as Bagerhat today.
It is a one storied building. It has two large galleries to display antiques. Antiques found in Bagerhat are categorized into two parts. One of them are the earthen materials and another is wooden and slate (rock/stone). There is a photo gallery too to display the rare photos of artifacts and ruined architectural structures.
The building is built later but the designers made it with a beauty of ancient structure visibly similar with the mosque because of the dome so that the museum does not look odd in the complex. During the summer time, it is opened from 9 am to 6 pm for the visitors. The entry fee for the complex is 20 taka for Bangladeshi citizens and it is also the ticket of the museum, there is no separate ticket is needed.
The latest collection of this museum is the skin of the alligator (named Kalapahar) of Khan Jahan Ali. After its death, the skin is preserved and being displayed at the museum.
Route 1: From Bagerhat ride any bus going to Khulna or hire an auto and drop down in front of Shat Gonbuj Mosque.
Route 2: From Khulna – Goplaganj – Katakhali – Fakirhat – Mongla you don’t need to go to Bagerhat. On the way to Bagerhat, before bagerhat drop down in front of Shat Gonbuj Mosque.
Bagerhat District is linked with Dhaka and other districts by road and Water. You can use any of those.
Many bus services are available from Dhaka to Bagerhat. Some of them are listed below for your assistance:
1. Meghna Paribahan
Fare: TK 350 (Approx.)
2. Shakura Paribahan
Fare: TK 500 (Approx.)
3. Porjotok Paribahan
Fare: TK 350 (Approx.)
4. Shohag Paribahan
Fare: TK 380 (Approx.)
Every day, from 5pm to 7pm, three Launches and one streamer, drives from Dhaka Sadarghat to Hularhat in Pirojpur by turns. Once you reach Hularhat, you have to take a road transport, preferably a local bus or private car, which will drive you by Pirojpur to Bagerhat. Some of the launch services from Sadarghat, Dhaka to Hularhat, Pirojpur are listed below:
Starting time: 5pm
Reaching time: 9am
Regular: TK 180
Cabin Single: TK 500
Cabin Double: TK 800
Presently, there are no flight services from Dhaka to Bagerhat. However, an airport in Bagerhat is currently under construction and therefore, Flights from Dhaka to Bagerhat may be available in the near future.
There are only a very few hotels in Bagerhat where you may consider staying in. Our recommendation is:
1. Momtaz Hotel
Area: Rail road Bagerhat
It has simple accommodation with limited facilities and moderately good service. However, the place is costly. There are few more comparable hotels nearby the same area.
2. Hotel Jalico
Jalil Tower 77, Lower Jessore Road, Khulna-9100,
Phone: +880-41-283962, 811883, 810933, 725912
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
3. Hotel Al-Prince And Bar
Mongla Port, Bagerhat, khulna, Bangladesh
Enjoy the architectural beauty and style if you are an architectural student.
There are a lot of local restaurants here especially in “Mazar Gate” area.
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Ethnological Museum is a unique treasure house, consisting of variety of tribal culture and heritage of Bangladesh. The Ethnological Museum of Chittagong was established in the first half of nineteen sixties. Inside the museum, there are 4 galleries and a small hall. This is considered as the only ethnology museum in Bangladesh which displays the lifestyles and heritage of 37 ethnic groups and four foreign countries.
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It was the parental Zamidari house of Rabindranath Tagore. It contains belongings of the famous poet such as dishes, bathtubs, hookahs, piano, sofa, metal vessels etc. The musical instruments present there such as piano are damaged and not used now. It is now used as a museum. It is frequently visited by many. There is lack of space and no parking facilities. There are a lot of cracks in the building which might be a source of concern for the tourists.
Shajadpur Rabindra Kachari Bari is a two-storied building situated in Shahjadpur of Sirajgonj district. The building itself is historic structure due to its relation with Novel levrest Rabindra Nath Tagore. A number of objects belonging to Tagor's personal life are now on its display.
Shajadpur Rabindra Kachari Bari is a two-storied building situated in Shahjadpur of Sirajgonj district. The building itself is historic structure due to its relation with Novel leverets Rabindra Nath Tagore. A number of objects belonging to Tagor's personal life are now on its display. Visiting hours for museums: 1st April to 30th September: Tuesday to Saturday: (10 am to 6 pm & Leisure: 1 pm to 1.30 pm) Friday: 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 6pm Monday: 2.30 pm to 6 pm 1st October to 30th March Tuesday to Saturday: (9 am to 5 pm & Leisure: 1 pm to 1.30 pm) Friday: 9 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm Monday: 1.30 pm to 5pm. Source: LGED website) )
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