Panam Rajbari

Type: Archaeological Site
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Brief

Poddar bari, or according to the local people, the “Panam Rajbari”. This is a bit eastern side to the panam city. If someone wants to visit the place, then there is no way except passing through the panam city. This is currently a private property, and there is a picnic spot inside the boundary of the place.  The owner of the place used to live at the newly built building beside the old one. But the old one is still empty.

After getting permission you can easily enter the area. Its not known when the building was actually built. But from the structure, and the design, it appears that it was built by some rich merchant during the 1900 AD. The structure and the design is almost identical to the Sonargaon Folk art and craft Museum. Inside the building, the yard is identical to the museum building of sonargaon.

The building comprises of numerous number of rooms. And interestingly you can move from one room to another one easily. There is no window at the rooms, and also no doors, most of those are taken down, or stolen, or something else. Since its a bit darker inside the building, its a hideout for the bats. When camera flashed, we have seen several bats were flying and making noisy sound. Also there nest of other birds which are making continuum sound, but we bet you won’t feel bored by those. Those are really nice to hear. So if you are at sonargaon, please don’t leave the place by only visiting the panam city. It will worth if you visit the place.

How to go

If you are visiting the panam city by foot, then you have to walk until reaching to a T-shaped road, and then take the left side of the road. Few steps from the T-shaped road, a traveler will find this palace. Or you can take a rickshaw from panam city, and it will cost a little for the lift.

How To Reach: Sonargaon Upazila

Frequent bus services to Sonargaon operate from Gulistan, Saidabad and other bus stands in Dhaka. Tickets may be bought on roadside counters. The price of the ticket from Gulistan bus stand is around 35 BDT, and the ride may take about 40 minutes, depending on the unpredictable traffic. Mention your destination as Mograpara. You can reach that place using bus from Dhaka (Gulistan). This will take you around 1 hour to reach at the place. You have to get down from the bus at Mograpara Crossing.From the crossing, you have to take a rickshaw, and have to tell the puller to drop you at Sonargaon. This will require 20 taka for the lift.

There are several Buses moving towards Sonargaon from Dhaka. Some of those are mentioned below-
1.Sonargaon Express
Departing from Gulistan
2.Borak Paribohon

Where to Stay

1. District Parishod Banglo
Sonargaon Upazila Parishad Complex

2.Gono Biddyalay
Ichapara,Sonargaon
Cell: 01712002304

3.Folk & Arts Foundation
Ichapara, Sonargaon
Cell: 027656331

Things to do

We observed only the yard of the building has some light, and other rooms are almost dark. Its hard to move inside the building without a light. So you need to be careful about that.

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat at Sonargaon, click here

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