Niyogi House

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Brief

The Niyogi House (নিয়গি বাড়ি) is located at Pukur Para (পুকুর পাড়া) of Singair Upazila. It is a old house built by Ganesh Chandra Niyogi more than 100 years ago. The household comprises of three structures, the principal and largest one is in severe ruins. Not only has the entire roof fallen down, anything that once formed this roof has now disappeared. The large arched doors and windows including their frames too are not to be found anywhere. It had a spacious corridor running the length of the building inside.

Another large building, though too in a dilapidated state is currently being used as the hostel of the local college. The smallest structure that once served as the kitchen has been renovated and is currently being used as accommodation by the Head of the Department of Economics of the same institution. He was there to proudly show us around the premises.

Within the inner compound of the buildings, there is an old well, which shows more waste than water some fifteen feet below. Date inscribed there 1334 Falgun (ফালগুণ) on the wall of this well, declaring this to be at least 87 years old.

How to go

On the way to Singair Bazar from Manikganj, next stop is called Pukur Para. The place is named as because of many ponds once there. ORB team were here to visit the ruins on a house once owned by Ganesh Chandra Niyogee. You may came across a fairly large pond on the way. The Niyogee household is just a few steps away from this pond.

How To Reach: Manikganj District

There are many bus services start from Gabtoli and Gulistan to any places in Manikganj. Those are for example, BRTC Bus Service, Shuvojatra Bus Service, Padma Line etc. The fare is 40/-

Launch Service:

Aricha Launch Ghat, Manikganj to pabna/kajirhat. Fare is 35/-
From Paturia to Rajbari. fare is 30/-

Where to Stay

1. Manikganj residential boarding (Private)
208, Shahid Rafique Road, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Room and bed number:
singel- 16, Double- 10
Phone: 0651-61359

2. Nobin Residential Boarding (Private)
Manikganj basstand, Beside Nobin cinema hall, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Room and bed number:
singel- 15, Double- 7
Phone: 01712611452

3. District Council Board house (Government)
Beside Shahid Miraj Tapan Stadium, Manikganj, Bangladesh
Phone: 0651-61463

Things to do

There is a significant number of old houses and a museum named Shaheed Rafique Sriti Museuem situated in this Upazila. So, You may prepare a Itinerary to visit all these places in a day out trip to Singair Upazila of Manikganj District.

Eating Facilities

There are restaurants nearby to check on.

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