Hemnagar Zamindar Bari

Type: Palace
Contributed By: Nayeem


Hemnagar Zamindar Bari (হেমনগর জমিদার বাড়ি) is a less highlighted edifice from Bangladesh. Not that much tourists use to travel here despite of having everything to become a promising tourist attraction from Bangladesh. Only local people from around use to visit here. It was built by the prominent Hindu Zamindar (জমিদার) from Tangail (টাংগাঈল) district named Hemchandra Choudhury (হেমচন্দ্র চৌধুরী) at 1890.

The Main building at the front side has two small statues of angel at the top. That’s why local people know this as Porir Dalan (পরীর দালান) which means a Palace of Angel. Main building of this Zamindar Bari (জমিদার বাড়ি) is currently using as an administrative building of Hemnagar (হেমনগর) Degree College, but the other buildings at the back side is empty right now. There it has approximately 25 rooms inside.

Front side of the building is having the best styles from the whole premise. It is highly ornate at the walls using colorful glasses. Every inches of the walls, pillars, and the archways are flourished with flowers, vines, stars, etc formed using those colorful glasses.

The Zamindar (জমিদার) was slight cruel and rude on the peasants. They were coerced to follow few rules. For example, if anyone wanted to pass this palace premise, he/she must had to continuously keep vowing and walking backwards with bare feet. Such things must have poured the heart of locals with hatred and grief. That’s why the powerful Zamindar (জমিদার) had to escape from the place during the country’s separation. Along with the buildings, the whole premise was having 7 massive ponds (only few are right now available). Local people say those 7 ponds are for the seven ladies (daughters and sisters of the Zamindar). Dhonbari Zamindar Bari is very near from this place.

How to go

Hemnagar Zamindar Bari (হেমনগর জমিদার বাড়ি) is located at the Hemnagar (হেমনগর) of Bhuapur Upazila (ভুয়াপুর উপজেলা) of Tangail (টাংগাঈল) district of Bangladesh. This Zamindar Bari (জমিদার বাড়ি) has a bookish name as “Angel Palace”, but local people know this as Hemnagar Rajbari (হেমনগর রাজবাড়ী) or Hemnagar Rajbari (হেমনগর রাজবাড়ী) College.

1) There are two ways you can take to come at Tangail (টাংগাঈল) district from Dhaka. Using bus or using Train. From Tangail (টাংগাঈল), just hire any CNG driven auto rickshaw to drop you at Hemnagar (হেমনগর). It will be around 200 taka or less.

2) Another option can be coming at Gopalpur (গোপালপুর) or Bhuapur Thana (ভুয়াপুর থানা) using direct bus from Mohakhali (মহাখালী) Bus Terminal. After that use CNG vehicles to reach near to the palace premise. GPS coordinate of the Hemnagar Zamindar Bari (হেমনগর জমিদার বাড়ি) is (24°33’56.41″N, 89°51’12.50″E).

How To Reach: Tangail District

It would take approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes to go Tangail from Dhaka City, via Kaliakair and Tongi. The distance is around 84.0 km. From Mohakhali (মহাখালী) bus terminal, several buses use to run for this district. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach there. Probably the Nirala (নিরালা) is the best service. After that Jhotila (ঝটিকা), Dhaleswari(ধলেশ্বরী) can be second choice. Also, you can go there by train, but I don’t know much about locomotive services.

1. Nirala Paribahan has the following regular routes from Dhaka: (Only Non-AC chair coach and normal bus services are available)

Dhaka – Tangail – Dhaka
Dhaka Counter of Nirala Paribahan:
Abdullahpur Board Bazar Bus
Counter: 01711-595776

Departure Places in Dhaka:

Transport Fare from Dhaka:
Transport fare from Dhaka to Tangail is Tk. 150 per person (subject to review).

2. Dhalessory Seatting Service
From Dhaka to Tangail
First trip 5:30am – Last trip 9:00pm
Fare: 90/=
Condition: Chair Coach
Address: Mohakhali counter, Mohakhali, Dhaka

3. Al-Rafi Paribahan

Address: Saydabad Counter
Phone: 01195374361, 01711357182

Passengers should to reach at bus stand at least before 10 minutes.
Passengers cannot carry illegal goods with him/her. In case of carrying illegal goods, the authority is not responsible for that.
Smoking is not allowed in bus.
If passengers come late at the bus stand and miss the bus, transport fare will not be given back to them.

Where to Stay

1) Palash house / night gandha residential hotels

Mosque Road, Tangail
phone: 0921-53154

2) Al Faisal Hotel Residential
Mosque Road, Tangail
phone: 0921-53918

3) Hotel Sagor Residential
New makert Road, Tangail
phone: 0921-54308

4) Apharin Hotel
Mosque Road, Tangail
Mobile: 01916782389

5) S.S rest House
akuratakur para, Tangail
phone: 0921-55180

6) Rural Electrification rest House
phone: 0921-53390

7) L.E.G.D rest House (Government)
phone: 0921-54261

8) Sugandha Hotel
Old busstand, Tangail
Mobile -01674-346815

9) Nirala Hotel
Nirala Mor, Tangail
phone: 0921-61363

10) Piyasi Hotel
Nirala Mor, Tangail
phone: 01711-352493

11) Hotel Kicokhon
Nirala Mor, Tangail
phone: 0921-55219

12) Hotel Aditya (residential)
Madhupur, Tangail
Mobile: 01716-796065

13) Hotel drim touch (residential)
Madhupur, Tangail
phone: 01717218799

14) Salban Residential Hotel
Madhupura, Tangail
Mobile: 01713-462103

15) Islamia guest house
Madhupur, Tangail
Mobile: 01917566234

16) Vai Vai guest house
Madhupur, Tangail
Mobile: 01190975539

17) Jamuna Resort Ltd.
syamasaila Vinod luhuriya kalihati, Tangail
Phone: 09239-76032-4
Fax: 09239-760325

18) Elenga Resort Limited residential hotels
Elenga kalihati, Tangail
phone: 02-9884322
Fax: 02-9881290

Things to do

Take pictures of this beautiful Zamindar Bari. You can also search for nearest visiting places.

Eating Facilities

You can find many more restaurant here to eat. For restaurants in Tangail, click here 

Travel Tips

It’s better to travel this Zamindar Bari (জমিদার বাড়ি) during weekends or at government holidays. Otherwise you’ll find this area packed with college students.


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