Rayerkati Zamindar Bari

Type: Palace
Contributed By: Nayeem


Around 300 years ago, a landlord family established this Zamindar bari by their name. Parliament, ball-room, guest house and many Hindu temples were constructed near that landlord house. The number of places were amounting to almost 200. Among them, 40-50 were large. In 1658, Kaali (Hindu God) Mandir or temples were established here and The biggest Shiva Linga is also located here, weight is around 1000 kg.

Though this is a Zamindar Bari, but these days there is nothing left behind. Only few temples around (or probably there were few remnants). These are old temples which are in ruin, probably carrying the mark of 300 years or more. As per the reference, it should have the largest phallus of lord Shiva. There is a newly temple built beside the old ones and few people go there for the prayer. As per their information, it is an Iskon Temple (ইস্কন মন্দির).

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How to go

This is a easy place to access. First you have to come to the Pirojpur district (পিরোজপুর জেলা). From Dhaka there are several ferries (locally known as launch) start for Pirojpur (পিরোজপুর) every night. You can ride any of those. Alternately you can come here using Bus as well. It will be probably through Bagerhat (I am not sure). From the district town, you can take auto rickshaw to come near the place. Just ask local people about the place. For your assistance, the GPS coordinate is (22°35’50.32″N, 89°59’13.13″E).

How To Reach: Pirojpur District

There are direct bus services available from Dhaka to Pirojpur.

1. Dola Paribahan:
Contact: 01739612299,
Fare: Tk450 (Approx.)

2. Sakura Paribahan:
Contact: 01711965181,
Fare: TK 750 (Approx.)

3. Hamim Paribahan:
Contact: 01926876928,
Fare: Tk450 (Approx.)

Some of the launch services available are:

1. Rajdoot
Contact: 01711847110

2. Anchal and Himalaya
Contact: 01714032730

3. Tipu and Farhan
Contact: 01711830570

Steamers from Dhaka to Pirojpur:

1. PS Masud: Operates on Monday/Thursday
2. PS Ostrich: Operates on Sunday/Wednesday
3. PS Lepcha/Tern: Operates on Saturday/Tuesday

Rate for regular seat: Tk 205
Higher class seat: Tk 840
Deluxe rate: Tk 1360

*All fares are subject to approximation and may differ with original rates due to certain factors.

Where to Stay

1. Hotel Rojoni
Contact: 01712562241

2. Hotel Relax
Contact: 046162807

3. Hotel Dallas
Contact: 046262855

4. Hotel Balaka
Contact: 086262710

5. Hotel Royals
Contact: 01712944335

Things to do

• Witness the history of Zamindar Bari.
• Takes pictures for photographic collection.

Eating Facilities

There are a few local restaurants along side the road. But expectations regarding food should not be high.


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  • Rayerkathi (রায়েরকাঠী) is a less visited place that the tourists hardly explore. In fact there wasn't that much information about the place on internet. After visiting the Kirtipasha Jomidar Bari, we were heading towards the Khulna. We had to pass through the Pirojpur district (পিরোজপুর জেলা), and this Rayerkathi Jomidar Bari (রায়েরকাঠী জমিদার বাড়ি) resides in this district.

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