Mahasthangarh is one of the oldest ancient monuments in Bangladesh. Its old name is Pundravardhana or Pundranagar. It was the ancient capital of Bengal. There are plenty of signs of Maurya, Gupta, Pala, and Sena Empires here. It is about 13 km away from the city of Bogra. This historical place is situated on the west bank of Korotoya River in Shibganj upazila.
From the middle of the third century BC to the middle of the 15th century BC, the city spread as a prosperous civilization. For several centuries, the kings of different religions ruled this region. These include Sen, Maurya, Gupta, Pala dynasty people. Then the Islamist preachers came here. Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang came to Pundranagar between 639 and 645 AD.
Many ancient artifacts are spread in Mahasthangarh. You will find the mosque of Hazrat Shah Ibrahim Balqi (R) in the gar. On the west side of the gar, there is the residence of historic Kalidah Sagor and Padma devi. Then you may go to Shila devir Ghat.
In the north of the gar, you will find Mahasthangarh Museum. Many archaeological remains of different ages have been preserved in this museum. Statues of black stone carved images, designed bricks and precious stone ornaments in the museum. There are also arms made of various metals, pot, coins and memorabilia kept in the museum. The complete map of Mahasthangarh can be found here too.
Besides this museum, there are two more museums listed in Bogra. There's also thirteen attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Mahasthangarh on the map above.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
October to March (Winter)
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Citizens of SAARC Countries: ৳ 100.00
Other Foreign Citizens: ৳ 200.00
Students(till secondary school): ৳ 5.00
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Visited this place back in 1997. It seemed to be an overcrowded place at that time.