Shilaidaha Kuthibari

Type: Building / Skyscraper
Contributed By: Nayeem
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Brief

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) frequently visited and used to stay in Shilaidaha Kuthibari in connection with the administration of his Zamindari and enriched Bengali literature through his quality writing during that time. He wrote many memorable poems during his stay here. He built it as his residence/office for collecting revenue as a zamindar, from local peasants. It is now a museum under Archaeology department of Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

How to go

As it is located in Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia district. After reaching in Kushtia, take local transport to reach that place.

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

Things to do

It is a beautiful tourist attraction. It is a two-storied building although it does have a room on the roof that was the reading room and also meditation room of the poet. Anybody will be overwhelmed just seeing this room on the roof. Rabindranath himself considered this room as a sacred place where he wrote numerous poems and short stories.

You may also visit Gorai River & Bridge, Jhaudia Shahi Mosque, Christian Cemetery, Jugia Tati Para.

Eating Facilities

There are around 20 good restaurants you can find around the area with reasonable price.

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