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Judge Bari and Ukil Bari

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Traveling Nawabganj without paying a visit to Judge Bari and Ukil Bari (জজ বাড়ি এবং উকিল বাড়ি) (formerly known as Brojo Kutir) is nearly incomplete trip. Originally it was built as the residence of a Zamindar over a century ago, the Brojo Niketan was acquired by a judge in 1984, and henceforth became known locally as the judge bari, the residence of the judge.

Next door to the judge bari, on a corner of a sprawling playground made famous by the sheer attendance of Mahatma Gandhi in 1940, is another Zamindar’s house, which has been acquired by a lawyer, and thus taken the new name Ukil Bari.

In a small shrine between these two old palatial houses, one will come across a statue whose head has been knocked down, allegedly by the Pakistan Army during our Liberation War in 1971, supposedly of Gautama Buddha.
A little inside the Ansar controlled areas, one would come across the Brojo Kutir – the older palace of the Zamindar, and yet another palatial house of Kokil Peyari. It has now turned into a local picnic spot.

How to go

It’s just few steps away from Kolakupa Bus stop. It’s southward from the Bus stop. One can reach there by foot or riding on a Rickshaw from Kolakupa Bus stand.

How To Reach: Nawabganj Upazila

Once you are determined to get there at Nawabganj, then it’s not something to plan for a long journey from Gulistan or Sayedabad Bus stop. Just take a Bus moving towards Nawabgaj or Dohar area, You will find yourself reach there within 45-60 minutes after departing, if the traffics is in your favor.

There are several buses moving towards Nawabganj from Dhaka. Among those

N-Mollik and
Jamuna Relax are very popular public buses available all the day long from Gulistan Bus stop.

Where to Stay

There are a couple of options available to stay at Nawabganj. Among those-

1. Shamim Guest House, Kolakopa
2. Kolakhopa Guest House, Kolakopa
3. Nawabganj Residential Hotel, Just at the other side of Jontrail bridge Proprietor: Sayed Mahfuzul Karim
Address: Nawabganj, Dhaka.
Cell: 01798831170

Things to do

This is one of the few places in Nawabganj Upazila belonging enormous beauty as a classical architecture. This palatial house is a very attractive location for tourist. Observe the beauty of this architecture.

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat at Nawabganj, click here

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  1. There are many more things to see at nawab gonj, Like Khelaram Data Bigroho Mandir, RN Shaha house, Painna Bari, Teli Bari Etc.

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  • This article contains the list of old edifices from Kolakopa(কলাকোপা) of Bandura(বান্দুরা). This is located at the Nawabgonj(নবাবগঞ্জ) of Dhaka(ঢাকা). All the listed edifices are added with corresponding GPS coordinate.

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