Lalon Academy and Museum

Type: Museum
Contributed By: ,Nayeem


Lalon Shah is the father of folk music in Bengali and the Emperor of the Baul (বাউল) empire. He was not only a singer and poet but also a great thinker and philosopher. He had knowledge on all religions and people did follow him for his diverse knowledge.

Nobody knows from where Lalon Shah came from. According to locals, in 1774 an honorable Muslim man of locality named Molom Shah found Lalon floating over a river. Lalon was very sick and was going to die almost. But Molom Shah took very well care and gradually Lalon became well. After getting a new life Lalon became a follower of a great thinker and singer Shiraj Shah. But Shiraj Shah found something strange inside of Lalon and he became the follower of Lalon.

Lalon Academy-Museum and The Shrine of Lalon Fakir is two adjacent building. The collection of this Museum is not so rich.

Lalon Academy:

The place where the tomb is situated is very nice. It has been developed now with a VIP Auditorium, an indoor and an outdoor Auditorium, a complex building of Lalon Academy, a car parking area, a market and a museum. There is also a beautifull garden inside of the area.

Lalon Museum:

If a traveler wants to see the tomb only then it’s free of cost. But if someone wants to see the museum then he/she will have to pay 5 taka for the Bangladeshi and 20 taka for foreigners as entry fee. In the gallery of this Museum traveler can discover some utensil being used by Lalon Shah. There are also some paintings of Lalon Shah inside the museum.

How to go

The Shrine of Lalon Fakir and the museum & academy complex is 2 km away from Kushtia railway station. You need to take bus or CNG auto rickshaw and head there from the rail station.

How To Reach: Kushtia District

You can travel to Kushtia from Dhaka by bus. Some of the bus services have been listed below for your assistance:

1. SB Super Deluxe
Gabtoli Counter, Phone: 02-9000627
Fare: TK 600 (AC), TK 450 (Non AC)

2. Shyamoli Paribahan
Gabtoli counter, Phone: 01711-987 028

Where to Stay

There are some hotels in the district where you may consider staying in. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance:

1. Azmiree hotel
Contact: 071-53012

2. Desha Guest house
Contact: 01720510212

3. Hotel Al-Amin
Contact: 071-54193

4. Hotel Gold Star
Contact: 071-61675

5. Hotel River view
Contact: 071-71660

Eating Facilities

You need to search for restaurants nearby, or you can carry foods.

Travel Tips

Do not touch the displayed items.


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