Panchagarh’s best tourist point name has come from different remarked in Bengali. Mostly acceptable naming of this district there was five “Garh” named Bhitargarh, Hosaingarh, Mirgarh, Rajangarh, and Devengarh the reason for the name “Panchagarh. Some people believe another popular reason there was a place named “Pancha Nagari” in the kingdom of “Pundu Nagar” Over the time the name “Panchagarh” was derived from “Pancha Nagari”. These popular rivers are Karatoya, Atrai, Teesta, Nagor, Pathraj, Tangon, Dahuk, Bhulli, Talma, Chawai, Mahananda, Kurum, Tirnoi, and Chilka in there are 16 rivers. Boda and Debiganj. Sandy soil composition is, alluvial and bears close affinity with the soil of the old Himalayan basin and located in the northern part of the district there exists an underground layer of pebbles. Panchagarh is some spatial as Banglabandha land port, first plane land tea garden, Gem Jute Limited’ ‘Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation’ (BSFIC), Panchagarh Sugar Mills Ltd.
Panchargarh was a thana under Thakurgaon mahakuma in 1947. At first, On 1 January 1980, it was established as a mahakuma consisting of 5 thanas named Tetulia, Panchagarh Sadar, Atwari. Panchagarh district has many ancient places.
Panchagarh Sadar is famous tourist point in Panchagarh district because of there are many mogul architectural viewpoint namely Maharaja Dighi at Bhitargarh, Bhitrar Shalmara is a notable beel (Lake), Shal forest of Bhitargarh and the government forest on the banks of the ‘Chawai’ and ‘Karatôya’ are notable best tourist point. Besides have During in 1971 Mark of liberation war, the guerrilla fighters demolished the bridge on the Chawai near the Amarkhana camp thereby obstructing the advance of the Pak-army towards the north and At the initial stage of the war, Maqbul Darji & the Badi Howladar (EPR) were killed in an encounter with the Pak army which however lost eighteen of its soldiers. Panchagarh Sadar are highly remarkable place of liberation of war the ‘Shaheed Farooque Ahmad Memorial Monument’ at Dhakka-mara in Panchagarh town is the marks of war of liberation and have the grave of the martyr freedom fighter Sakimuddin at Jagdal-hat in front of the Baital Aman mosque is another Mark . popular pond of beside the 12 Auliar Mazar in Panchagarh Sader.
“The City of Dream” people also known as Tetulia and great hospitality for tourists because of having a “Daak Banglo” situated on the bank of river Mahananda facing Darjeeling, a charming ice city of India. On the first plane, the soil tea garden in Panchagarh .special Tea of Tetulia has an identic quality like tea of Darjeeling. Most popular attractive places for the visitors in Tetulia, for example, The “Kazi & Kazi” tea garden, the “Tetulia Tea” garden, the Banglabandha land port, also Remnants of a fort at a place namely ‘Buraburi’ between Bhajanpur and Tetulia, Bhadreswar temple, Shiva-temple are the two tombstones of the Greek sculpture as well as Bhadreswar Temple, Vitorgarh viewpoint in Tetulia.
Atwari Upazila in Panchagarh district. Three rivers covered in this area like Tangon, Nagor, Pathraj River. It special that has the three-domed mosque bears the relics of Mughal architecture as Mirzapur, Chhaprajhar (Pahar bhanga) and Sardarpara, some notable place which remains of the ruined the “Zamindar Bari” of Aloakhoa, the Bara Awliyar Majar in this upazila. Also traditional and old mosque in here all is Mugul mosque namely Raseya Jame Mosque, Atwari Imambara. It is not only bear mogul architecture but also marks of War of the liberation of 1971 have 2 mass graves, 1 twin grave, and 1 martyr memorial monument
Boda Upazila is famous for ancient temples namely Vadeswari temple and Govinda temple. The Vadeswari mosque is another tourist attraction Boda in the Panchagarh district.
The Revenue office building and old residential house of the raja of Kuch-Bihar, Jagabandhu Thakur-bari and Greek architecture’s Saldanga, Golodham temple, Dakbungalow (Rest house) most attractive viewpoint Debiganj in Panchagarh
Panchagarh’s location extreme northern part of Bangladesh is a district of Rangpur division total with an area of 1404.62 square km. It has three boundaries on sides by 288 km long Indian border, having Darjeeling district on the north, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar Districts on the northeast, West Dinajpur District and Purnea district on the west. South portion of Panchagarh Districts Dinajpur and Thakurgaon and Nilphamari District on the east. The geographical location of Panchagarh latitude 26.2709° N, longitude 88.5952° E and high from the sea level about 150 feet (46 m).
Best tourist point in Panchagarh District:
Banglabandha land port (Zero point) in Panchagarh
Banglabandha land port is the most popular border area Tetulia Upazila in Panchagarh district of the Himalayas Rangpur division Northwestern in Bangladesh and about 5 acres of land adjacent to the banks of the Mahananda river as well as India’s border was built in this place. It is converted powerful land port within Import and export activities three countries included as India, Nepal, Bhutan. The immigration process to India is going to start here very soon. Panchagarh Himalayan daughter district will become tourists point among the many possibilities which started immigration services in February 2016, offers tourists near hassle-free end and entry to Phulbari land port in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal within the Banglabandha Zero Point traveling to Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Dwars will be able to enjoy Banglabandha immigration with ease potential of Banglabandha-Fulbari Land Port The number of land ports between India and Bangladesh of Banglabandha Phulbari land port Nepal is only 5km, only 5km to Bhutan, only 20k to the China border, create Up to 5 friends can be tied to the same formula. many land ports as there are in Bangladesh India is no longer a rich city like Shiliguri city is only 1 km away as Shahi city is only 5 km from Darjeeling port. So, take the opportunity to cheap rate travel to another country.
It is not only a tourist point but also a socio-economic development point Bangladesh economy. The first voyage to the Phulbari land port of India began at Banglabandha Port on 7/1 export and import Various products namely jute, battery soft, Drinkable water, soap, biscuits, chanacur, juice, glass, are exported to Nepal through Bangladesh port and a small number of products including lentils are being exported from Nepal. At first, On January 22, only boulder stones were imported from India under the old S&R, under the bilateral trade introduced with India. Besides some products including Tangail saree, furniture, lotus, paniya, chanacur have already been exported to India through this port. It opportunities very helpful for Bangladeshi people because cheap rates to go to India for treatment within this land port besides tourists, businessmen, including millions of people from the Rangpur Division, will benefit if immigration is introduced at Bangabandha land port. At first start, between Phulbari to Banglabandha border crossing of vehicles was inaugurated in January 2011.
Banglabandha is the major inland port in the northern portion of Bangladesh and exact geographical location northwestern Bangladesh at 26°37′46″N 88°24′45″E. Panchagarh main town to Zero point distance about 57 km (35 mi) north. In this Landport established to provide a trade interlink with India, Nepal, and Bhutan and three nations are separated by 52 km (32 mi) of Indian territory, known as the Siliguri Corridori, Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Siliguri in the Indian state of West Bangla from zero point border area distance about 7 km (4.3 mi), Darjeeling of Indian city is 58 km (36 mi) away to the north, Kankarbhitta is the three-country central point which included India-Nepal border transit point distance about 61 km (38 mi) away and the India-Bhutan border is 68 km (42 mi) away from the Indo-Bangladesh boundary near which Banglabandha zero-point stands.
Bhitargarh in Panchagarh
There is no chronological history book of the ancient fortified city of Bhitargarh was an independent city-state governed by a sovereign administration between the 6th and 13th centuries as well as is emerging as the biggest fortified city in South Asia.1500-year-old ago ruins of this city are so loud and clear that the city’s outlines are visible from space. The genealogy of kings of Cooch Behar included one name “Maharaja Prithu who was the last king of this grand fortified city around the 13th century. Prithu was respected and deified by his subjects would rather let his kingdom go to ruins than see it surrendered to a savage tribe called Kichoks, he could not stand seeing his “purity sullied” by such savages. So he decided to end his life by throwing himself into a water reservoir (Maharaja Dighi covers an area of 53 acres) followed by his guards, so leaving his kingdom to disappointment and abduction. Bhitargarh is located about 16km north of Panchagarh and had a significant role in trade, as its strategic point in the ancient overland and river routes connected it to Tibet, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Cooch Behar and lower valleys of the Ganges. Protected this area by four quadrangle walls made of soil and bricks each maintaining a considerable distance from another and total trench outer walls accompanied by moats surround a 25-square kilometer area in these walls protected the city from flood because flow the two rivers as Tista river 12km on the east and 9km far Kortoa river as well as notorious thugs’ attack. The city builders used bricks with mud to build the first, second and some strategic points of the third quadrangle walls, as those were built before the preface of lime and brick dust ( according to local language surki) for constructions. The fourth one was built with only mud and it’s monuments were built use lime and surki to build structures, as well as walls and temple bricks, were stuck with mud no use of medieval arches and domes. Instead of, Bhitarghar architects used columns, lintels and beams to support the tiled roof. there are also found many items of daily use in our life like pottery, earthen lamps, terracotta beads, and copper and iron objects. Long-time ago there is no irrigation system for this reason they had made stone dams and diverted the Shalmara river-course inside the fortified city to retain water total of ten dighis (pond) or tanks serviced the site in ancient Maharajar Dighi, Kabarguri Dighi, Phulpukuri, Kodal-dhoya Dighi, Bara Malani Dighi, Singari Dighi, Baghpukuri, Jhaljhali Dighi, and Chota Malani Dighi.for households and agricultural use during the dry season talk about this civilization was technologically so advanced that. As archaeologists have unearthed nine new structures in recent years.
Baro Awliyar Majar in Panchagarh
Long-time ago Munshiganj was known as Vikrampur. During that time was Maharajadhiraj Sree Chandra the king of Vikrampur. Mainly Buddhists, Hindus infested by this place because marks the evidence of the prevalence of the Muslim community in Boro Keoar village. Twelve Muslim saints came and start Living for Spread Islam around this area. Now Tetul Tolar Mazar is renowned as “Baro Aouliar Mazar”. There were about 12 graves of these saints divided into two rows. where Muslims used to perform various religious practices such as Milad, Mahfil, Zikr and recitation from the Holy Quran at this place. The Mazar was renovated in 1974 for the stone was discovered at a time create an environment of renovation work and imprint with names of 12 Muslim clerics as well as also marked with “Kalema Tayeba” and “Hizri 421” which means the emboss of the stone dates back to 974 AD.
Included names of Arabic Muslims that were found ingrave on the stone are:
1) Shah Sultan Hossainy (R)
2) Sultan Sabbir Hossain (R)
3) Taqbeer Hashemee (R)
4) Al Hassan (R)
5) Sheikh Hossain (R)
6) Abul Hashem Hossainy (R)
7) Hafez Abu Bakar Siddique (R)
8) Hazrat Yaseen (R)
9) Obayed Ibn Muslim (R)
10) Hazrat Abdul Halim (R)
11) Hazrat Shahadat Hossainy (R)
12) Hazrat Abdul Kahar Al Bagdadi (R)
Baro Auliya Mazar is situated at Baro Auliya mouja, Mirzapur union, Atwari Upazila, Panchagarh district in the Rangpur division. It is covered a total area of 47.73 acres and there have a Madrasah and a house of an orphan for their facilities.
Maharaja Dighi (Pond) at Bhitargarh in Panchagarh
Maharaja Dighi’s large pond near the front of the palace, for this reason, is now called ‘Maharaja tanks known as. “Maharaja Dighi,” a monumental pond. Also, cause of that A big pond dug with the financial assistance of local Zamindar called Maharaja Dighi. Its size is very long approximately 800X400 yards and waters around area 400X200yard as well as height bank 0 ft also local inhabitant believe that the water depth is about 40 feet. There have 10 water reservoirs, with bricks water is very fresh and clear. According to local myth, named Prithu Raja is the holy person who is a king of this city along with his Family and guards committed suicide in this water body when they were cornered by the “unholy” Kichok tribe that had attacked the city. Every year Boishakhi fair held at the bank of Maharaja Dighi and many times the presence of the Indian people also seen. There are many green designs of trees which are very fond of all till now.
Maharaja Dighi is situated at Bhitargarh, Amarkhana union, Away from about 10 miles Panchagarh Sadar, Panchagarh in Rangpur division.
Mirzapur Shahi mosque(400 years old) in Panchagarh
Mirzapur Shahi Mosque bear tradition of Muslim age. Its construction style is the same as the mosque located on the premises of Dhaka High Court, built on the 7th (possible). Dost Mohammed who completed the construction work. Itis believed that construction was completed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam because of a pane on the upper door of the Persian language written about the construction of the mosque. It is very surprising that the language and script of the blade, the wall of the mosque has terracotta flowers and a carved design, in the front of the mosque, the rectangular terracotta knuckles length is 13m width is 5.40m with 3 entry doors on the east and 3 mihrabs on the west wall inside, the middle door and the middle mihrab are bigger than the others, which are of same size and height. There is 2 window in the center of the south and north walls and On the roof, there are four towers four corners of the masjid. The walls outside are now whitewashed and the terracotta plaques are painted red creating a very colorful exterior are a striking feature, the masterpieces of the mosque’s construction style and the fine craft still attract visitors they have no resemblance separately to each other. Shaikh Malik-Uddin in 1252 BS (1831 AD) became reconstruction and reparation. But unknown its actual construction date. The mosque is 5 feet length, 20 feet width, and has three domes and open courtyard (17meter / 14meter) surrounded by a wall in a row. The entrance gate room of the courtyard (4.12m or 2.12m with 0.60m thick wall) is situated on its east middle side. The gate room covered by the sloping four-ways roof. Recently Archaeology Department, Bangladesh takes care of this Masjid. Two ancient graves to the south side of the mosque and north-east side stands an old well in the mosque area.
Mirzapur Shahi Mosque is situated in Mirzapur village of Mirzapur union about six kilometers far away from Atwari Upazila Panchagarh district Rangpur division. The Atwari Upazila bus station is directly connected to the highway road of the capital Dhaka. Mirzapur 5 km from Aotawari by the bus terminal, about 5 km from Mirzapur central union to Mirzapur Shahi Mosque, 3 km far Dinajpur to Kismat (Atwari) railway station from Mirzapur Shahi Mosque.
Golok Dham Temple in Panchagarh
The Golkadham Temple architectural technique is similar to the Greek system. It was built in the 5th century and was established in 1846 as well as a bear a wonderful sign of eighteenth-century architecture.
Golokdham temple located in the village of Shaldanga in the Shaldanga union of Deviganj Upazila of Panchagarh district in the Rangpur division and the northwest about 12 km from the headquarters of the Deiganj Upazila.
Rocks museum (Government Women’s College) Panchagarh
Rocks Museum In the first place of Panchagarh District where have made. It is the first rocks museum of Bangladesh located in Govt. Women’s college in Panchagarh. It has established on March 1, 1997, main dedicator Prof. Nazmul Haque, principal of Panchagarh Govt. Women’s College who has a Ph.D. in Anthropology. The Rocks museum has a collection of archeological and folklore and is separated into two galleries such as external and internal, that have been kept in the Rocks museum for display. in the external gallery, there has a vast number of rocks, in the internal gallery, there are display small size stones from different ages, different sized (by 3-4 inches to 10 feet) different country. There are many important and unique different types of rock include granite, twelve types of sands, fossilized rocks, petrified woods, quartzite shell, limestones Sits, Hard Rock, Basalt, Silica, Nice, clay-rocks several has chronic letters comprise such as Biahmmi and Kharsty written on those. other antiques comprise aged structural designs, ancient iron lamps, drawings, arrows which showcases the ethnic traits of Panchagarh and adjacent areas. The museum has stone monuments that have identic with stones at Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur and also has a hand-made stone axe of the Neolithic period. Regional people used to call those “Bajrakuthar.” “These axes were under the soil for years. People thought that thunder fell from the sky and entered the ground hundreds of years after.” Also, stones preserved at the ‘Museum’ allegedly originated in Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of India. Displays. Some Chinese inscriptions have similarities with Nepalese and old Bangla letters. Such two ancient boats presumed to have been built 500-1000 years back, were found while digging in the Chawain River nearby Amtala village and Karatoa River near Amorkhana village district of Panchagarh in the late ’90s. The bigger wooden boat is 35-feet long and was trace under the Chawain River by some villagers. The smaller one is 25-feet and was found under the riverbed of Karotoa, in Amorkhana village.
Rocks museum is open every day in a week (Sun-Sat ) and open time duration 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There is no need for entry fees.
The “Kazi & Kazi” Tea Garden in Panchagarh
Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate Ltd. is the only internationally-certified organic tea grower of Panchagarh district in Bangladesh. Tea garden to produce high-quality organic teas to meet the growing demands of both local and foreign markets places. Land quality that virgin soil which had never before been used for cultivation. Tea garden plantation began on August 6, 2000, After extensive research and consultation with the Bangladesh Tea Board. This tea garden produces only organic tea that means manufacturing bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides on-site with only natural and organic also the only single-estate premium blend tea available to Bangladeshi consumers, from the first and largest tea garden. At first, entered the local market in 2006 and get esteemed to be one of the highest valued teas in Chittagong tea auction since 2006. Currently available internationally under the Teatulia brand, and in the Bangladesh market under the KK Tea brand and export our varieties of tea across the globe this organic tea.
Kazi Kazi tea garden is situated at Rawshanpur in Tetulia, in the northernmost district of Panchagarh in the Rangpur division, Bangladesh. only 50 km distance south of Darjeeling.
Koratoya Bridge Point in Panchagarh
Karatoya Bridge on adjacent land of China-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge. It is located at the Upazila Sadar in Deviganj. It operates and central point under the supervision of the District Administration and Upazila Administration. Local people from all walks of life travel and remove their leisure here. There are several types of rides and resting places in here.
Asian highway Deviganj Panchagarh
Asian highway is the road from Tetulia to Panchagarh through Deiganj to Saidpur is constructed. On either side of the wide-open field and are rows of trees on either side of it. Asian highway makes joyful journeys because of construction and adjacent natural view.
Mainamati Char Deviganj in Panchagarh
Mainamati Char is One of the beautiful places where has many shades and touches of mind and more lively in the Kol grass of Kartwa river, which is more lively when you see it, numerous types of tree saplings have been planted by the forest department in the area. As the Kartoa river is adjacent, the place has a unique ornament. The 1st National Rovermut and Fifth National Komodka will be held from 25 to 26 January in Mainamati Char. Mainamati Char is located one kilometer south of the Upazila Sadar in Devayanj.
The more interesting viewpoint of Panchagarh district in Rangpur division below:
Old Residential House of the Raja of Kuch-Bihar
Remains of the Ruined the “Zamindar Bari”
Remnants of a Fort at a Place Named Buraburi
Revenue Office Building
Shal Forest of Bhitargarh and the Government Forest
Tetulia Dak Banglo
The “Tetulia Tea” Garden
The Vadeswari Mosque
Tomb of Arif Shah
Panchagarh Sugar mill
Mughali Killah (fort) at Chandan bari
Himalaya Fun Park
Bhitrargarh Shalmara is a notable beel (Lake)