A divisional headquarter of Mymensingh. It is north part of Bangladesh. This place was named after the name of a king (Raja) Man Singh a Navaratnas Great emperor Akbar. Its area is 4,363.48 sq km. This district was established in 1787. Afterwards it was divided into six districts. There are Jamalpur, Mymensingh, Sherpur and Netrokona under this division.
There are 8 municipalities, 12 Upazilas, 146 union Parishads, 84 wards, 206 Mahallas, 2201 Mouzas and 2709 villages. Mymensingha Gitiaka is a great literary resource in Bangla literature of our country.
Tourist spots in Mymensingh are Agricultural University, Bokaynagar Fort, Maharaj Shashikanta house and more. This town is situated on the bank of the Bramhputra River.
Places to visit in Mymensingh:
- Bangladesh Agricultural University
- Bangladesh institute of nuclear agriculture
- Fisheries research institute at Mymensingh Sadar Upazila
- Collection of Joynul Abedin
- Garo Hill tracts (A good place to visit tribe)
- Mymenshing Museum, Bijoypur
- Anandamohan College
- Kobi Nazrul University
- Mymensingh Town Hall
- Nazrul Academy
- Raj Rajeswari Water Tank
- Shambhuganj Rail line Bridge
- Shashi home
- Cadet College
- Archaeological sites and Historical Royal Palaces
- Alexandra Castle and Gospel Church
- Bokaynagar Fort
- Muktagacha Jamidar Bari
- Rajbari of Gauripur and Muktagachha
- Tomb / Dargah / Mosque
- Graveyard of Nizamuddin Aulia
- House of Maharaj Shashikanta
- Hindus Temples and Mondirs
- Durgabari Temple (1867)
- Shiva Temple (nineteenth century)
Mymensingh is Bordered and Bounded By
India and Garo Hill is on the north Gazipur district on the south Netrokona and Kishoreganj districts in the east. Sherpur, Jamalpur and Tangail districts are on the west. Mymensingh has a rich background of Bangladesh history. Kazi Nazrul Islam once visited the place.
Birishiri Tour: Birishiri is a rural area that it is lying at the foot of Garo ( a tribal community) Hills ran through by a beautiful river named Someshwari. It is in Netrokona a district to the north of Dhaka and bordering with India. Here is a hill of white china clay which people use to make ceramics plates. You must like to have a look or climb that hill. Local people know well that hill as (Cheena matir pahar) ceramic hills. Possible to visit either walking through the village or riding a rickshaw to reach that hill.
If you search the beauty among the destinations of Bangladesh, Shusong Durgapur of Birishiri will surely amaze you. It gets the prize of the most photogenic natural look of all. Its scenic beauty is very unique. It makes so charming that is the ceramic mountain, blue water of the mountains valley.
It is not only a bless of charismatic natural beauty but also rich in ethnic culture where there are many ethnic groups like – Hajong, Garo, Achik and Mandi etc. You come here to learn the real ethnic cultures and lifestyle.
The main point attraction of Birishiri is the ceramic hill of Durgapur and its picturesque landscape along the Shomeshwari River which obviously fascinate you. Except rainy season, it is hard to find any water in the river. That’s why the river changes its landscape color in the seasons. Here is also an ethnic museum at Birishiri, you can visit it.
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