Horipur Boro Bari

Type: Palace
Contributed By: Nayeem


Horipur Boro Bari, also known as Horipur Zamindar Bari is a mammoth mansion that is located at the Horipur village of Nasirnagar Upazila of Brahmanbaria district. This is exactly adjacent to the bank of the river Titash. From outside it’s hard to get any essence of its antiquity and beauty. This is a capacious mansion having plenty of rooms at the both floor.

From the inscription from a Moth near the area it is found that the owner was Zamindar Krishna Prasad Ray Choudhury (জমিদার কৃষ্ণ প্রসাদ রায় চৌধুরী) who built that around 1343 of Bengali Calendar. At the front side it has a Ghat for taking bath (also may be for taking part in a family gossip during after noon).

Right now, the situation of the building is not good. This is now occupied by lot of poor families (Hindu people from their dress up and religious practice). Due to lack of care, most of the walls are decaying. It’s a two stored building and few portion of the second floor is risky. But still people are living at the ground floor.

The mammoth size, stylish architecture, etc simply implies that how sumptuous the owner was. Though most of the parts are diminished but still there is a portion of a Pasha Ghor exists at the second floor. Probably the owner used to play Pasha with his mates. May be it was a dance floor where the rich Baijee (Dictionary: Dancer) used to perform every night.

Since this is exactly beside the river Titash, lot of people use to visit here with a boat as a part of their picnic. As per the local, this type of picnic party uses to visit frequently during the weekends. And still people from Dhaka know very little about this place. You can explore the river after visiting this old Zamindar Bari. But you may not find any boat for hiring around there. Most of those are the private boats. May be you can request them to use for a while. Just about few hundreds meter apart from the building you’ll find a cremation place which was built by the same owner.

How to go

This Horipur Zamindar Bari is located at the Horipur village of Nasirnagar. But from Madhabpur of Hobiganj this will be nearest for you. You can take the bus of Hobiganj and get down from the bus at Madhabpur bazar, GPS (24° 5’45.90″N, 91°17’25.04″E). From there just take a CNG driven vehicle or any other available public transport to get near the Boro Bari. It’s around 5 kilometer from there. The GPS coordinate of the Boro Bari is (24° 6’29.41″N, 91°15’26.34″E).

How To Reach: Brahmanbaria District

Brahmanbaria is a district under Chittagong division, located at the east central part of Bangladesh. The north of Brahmanbaria is bounded by Kishoreganj District and Habiganj District. On the south of Brahhmanbaria, resides the Comilla district. The district is confined by Habiganj District and the Tripura state of India on the east. On the west side, the district is bounded by the famous Meghna River, district of Kishoreganj, Narsingdi and Narayangonj.

Dhaka and Bahamanbaria is also linked by road. You can take a bus from Komlapur Bus Stand of Dhaka to get to the Brahmanbaria district. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance.

1. Shohag Paribahan
Contact: 04476000561

2. Tisha Paribahan
Contact: 01915-728745

3. Titash Paribahan
Contact: 01675-389776

Where to Stay

Some places of may consider staying in Brahmanbaria have been listed below for your assistance:

1. Nasirnagar Dak Bungalow
Address: Dak Bungalow Ghat, Nasirnagar, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01743930663

2. Zilla Parishad Dak Bungalow
Address: Upazilla Parishad chattar, Shorail, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 0178178394

3. Hotel Ujanvati and Resort
Address: Ashuganj Sonarampur, near the ashuganj Police Station
Contact: 01711561158

4. Hotel Chandrima
Address: Station road, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01720655842

5. Hotel Unichiya
Address: Station Road, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01712529983

6. Hotel Rahman
Address: South Kali Bari Junction, Ghorkon road, Brahmanbaria
Contact: 01670-906113

Things to do

1. Have a facinating view of the Tista River close to the Zamindar Bari.
2. See the belongings in the Zamindar Bari.
3. Click pictures for collection.

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Brahmanbaria, click here


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