House of Poet Jasim Uddin

Type: Museum
Contributed By: Nayeem
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Brief

Jasim Uddin is the famous poet from Bangladesh, especially for his dedication to write poems about the folklore culture. He is the only poet from the country whose poems depicts the beauty of the villages and people of villages. The house of our beloved poet is situated by the river “Kumar”. The river itself is an enchanting for its beauty and environment. Inside the house premise, you’ll find the grave of the poet (actually a family grave for poet’s family).

To enter inside the house premise, you’ll require 5 taka per person. Inside the premise, you can see some used objects of the poet, for example camera, plates, bed, chair, some photos etc. You’ll find lots of quotes from the poet (some from speech, some from poem, and some from story). You’ll love to read those from there. Especially the ones those were at your text book during your childhood education.

At the outside of the house premise, it’s a nice picnic spot. Lots of visitors used to come to this place to pass the afternoon. The river, and the field beside the river is lovely for enjoying the beauty of the sunset. The large field beside the river is now a playing ground for the local people. They used to pass their afternoon using playing football or other local plays there. It’s also a lovely scene where kids are playing. For visitors, there are benches to sit, under sheds.

During the 1st January to 18th January, there used to be a Mela (Fair) at this ground by the name of the Poet. But the Mela unofficially used to extend for another 2 days. So the total duration is 20 days.

How to go

After reaching in Faridpur District, take any local transports to visit that place.

How To Reach: Faridpur District

It would take around 3 hours and 52 minutes to travel Faridpur from Dhaka city via Tongi and Baipayl (বাইপাইল) through crossing the river. The distance is around 138.1 km. Air distance from Dhaka to Faridpur is 56 km.

1. Nabil Paribahan
Address: 15/1, old Gabtoly Mirpur, Dhaka-1218
Phone: 02-9007036, 02-9011143

2. Goldenline & Azmiri Enterprise ( AC Bus Service, Faridpur>Dhaka)
Tel : 0631-66988,
Cell: 01755-522 200, 01733-208 87

3. Zaker Enterprise ( NON AC Bus , Faridpur> Dhaka)
Tel: 01712- 424 134

4. Saudia Paribahan ( Faridpur>Dhaka)
Tel : 0631-63644
Cell: 01916-136 531, 01717-605 576

Where to Stay

1. Hotel Raffell Inn

Gowalchamot (গোয়ালচামট), Faridpur
32 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-61106

2. Hotel Laxury, Resident

Gowalchamot (গোয়ালচামট), Faridpur
65 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-62623

3. Hotel Padma, Resident

Mujib Road, Faridpur
45 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-62685

4. Hotel Park Palace, Resident

38 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 01556327067

5. Hotel Shyamoli, Resident

Mujib Road, Faridpur
13 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-64538

6. Hotel jonaki, Resident

Gowalchamot (গোয়ালচামট), Faridpur
44 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-64168

7. Regional Rice Research Institute, Guest House

Chief Scientific Officer, Regional Rice Research Institute,
Vanga (ভাঙ্গা), Faridpur
Governmental, 100/- for Non-AC
Phone: 06323-56329

8. সুকন্যা ভবন
Address: Faridpur District

9. Jui House
Faridpur – Magura – Jhenaidah – Jessore – Khulna – Mongla Road

Eating Facilities

There are many restaurants in Faridpur district to have food. Referred to where to eat in Faridpur District, click here

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  • Jasimuddin (Bengali: জসীমউদ্দীন; full name Jasimuddin Mollah) was a Bengali poet, songwriter, prose writer, folklore collector and radio personality. He is commonly known in Bangladesh as Polli Kobi (The Rural Poet), for his faithful rendition of Bengali folklore in his works.

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