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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
On 21st February, a rally of students were coming towards Dhaka Medical College during the Language Movement in 1952. The police shoot towards the rally and instantly some of the protesters of the first line were killed immediately. One of them was Shahid Abul Barkat (1927-1952). Few days after, the Central Shaheed Minar was built in here and from 2000, UNESCO declared 21 February as the Mother Language Day.
Previous History: In 1947, Pakistan got independence from India. There was two parts of Pakistan- the east and the west. Eastern Pakistan was green by the bless of river God and populated with a lot of people and on the other hand, the western Pakistan was nothing but a desert, population was also low. Demographic, social and economical lifestyle of these two parts of land were completely different, language was different too. But the capital was established in the west and the rulers ruled the entire country living in the west. From 1947, Urdu was the only state language of Pakistan whereas the students of Dhaka university always wanted to make Bengali as a secondary language. Finally in 1952, after some students were killed in the language movement, the government decided to make Bengali as a second language. Later, the eastern part of Pakistan became an independent country by the liberation war in 1971 named Bangladesh.
Early Life of Abul Barkat: Abul Barkat was a student who came to Dhaka for his higher studies. He was born at Murshidabad, West Bengal (now India). He stayed at his maternal uncle's home during his stay in Dhaka. He was a student of Masters level while he is being killed by the police open fire on 21 February, 1952 (aged 24).The Abul Barkat Memorial Museum: Abul barkat was died in Dhaka Medical College hospital on 21st February after 8:30 PM. Many people were killed on that day. It is strongly believed that, more than 90% of the dead bodies were hidden by the government which did not receive any ritual and never found. Abul Barkats body might be one of them but fortunately his body was found and identified and buried in the Azimpur Graveyard, Dhaka according to proper procedures of Muslim believe. Many stories have written about the killings of 21 February in the Bengali Literature. The Memorial Complex is actually a library, a seminar hall and a gallery of photographs of the language movement. It was built and inaugurated in 2012 in the Palashi, Dhaka University area by the funding of the government. It is actually a language martyr museum not only just for Abul Barkat. It is just named after Abul Barkat. The Museum is open 6 days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM, except Fridays and national holidays (only 21 February & 16 December is an exception). No ticket or entry fee is needed to enter into the two storied memorial complex. From December to March, the institute arranges special video programs for the young students to let them aware of the language movement and the liberation war.
The Language martyr Abul Barkat was honored with the "Ekushee Padak" (the highest non military achievement in Bangladesh) by the Governmnet of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh in 2000. His grave is situated in Azimpur Graveyard in Dhaka.)  => Array ( [name] => Rabindranath Tagore's Kacharibari [post_id] => 3076 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/rabindranath-tagores-kacharibari/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Shajadpur-RabindraKachari-Bari-Sirajgonj2-300x204.jpg [post_content] =>
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)  => Array ( [name] => Museum of Independence [post_id] => 10200 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/museum-of-independence/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Independence-1-300x169.jpg [post_content] => The Museum of Independence in Dhaka depicts the struggle for independence of Bangladesh. It shows the history of the nation since Mughal tenure to independence in 1971. It is the first and only underground museum in the country. The museum is part of a 67 acre complex at Suhrawardy Udyan, the site from where Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave his historic speech declaring the struggle for independence, and where the Pakistani forces surrendered after the War of Liberation. The museum was opened to public on 25th March 2015, the 45th Independence Day of Bangladesh. )  => Array ( [name] => Postal Museum [post_id] => 10135 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/postal-museum/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Postal-Museum-11-300x169.jpg [post_content] => The Postal Museum was inaugurated in 1985 but it was not so popular because it only opens on the weekdays during office hours previously.It is located in the second Floor of the General Post Office (G. P. O.) in Gulistan. Now it is open five days a week (Sunday - Thursday) from 9 AM to 5 PM. No Tickets or Fee is needed to get entrance.There are two galleries, one is reserved for stamps only. This is a Key Point Installations of Bangladesh so photography is prohibited inside the museum. ) )
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