Tourist Attractions in Gopalganj

Gopalganj is a district on the banks of Madhumati River in southwestern Bangladesh. It is one of the 17 districts in the Dhaka division. It is bordered by Madaripur and Barisal districts on the east, Pirojpur, Khulna, and Bagerhat on the south, Narail and Magura on the west, and Faridpur on the north.

In the ancient times, this area belonged to the Bengal region. In the Sultani and Mughal period, the region was ruled by the Hindu kings. During the permanent settlement in 1793, the Muksudpur sub-district of Gopalganj district was part of Jessore, and the remaining part was in the Dhaka-Jalalpur district. 

In 1909, the Gopalganj subdivision was formed after demolishing the Madaripur subdivision. Mukadpur sub-district of Faridpur was included in the newly created Gopalganj sub-division. On 1 February 1984, the Gopalganj subdivision was upgraded to the district.

This district has a glorious history in the field of art and culture of Bangladesh. Gopalganj's "Artist Society" played a significant role in the liberation war in 1971.

Gopalganj is the birthplace of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was born in Tungipara sub-district. He led the revolution for the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. He was assassinated by some army officers in Bangladesh in 1975.    

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Mausoleum Complex is the main attraction of this district. It is located in his birthplace Tungipara sub-district. His graveyard and old house are located inside the compound.

The Court Mosque is another attraction of Gopalganj. It was built in 1949 and inaugurated by the then Governor of East Pakistan Khaja Nazimuddin. The mosque has a distinctive architecture with a beautiful dome and minaret.

Madhumati River bank is also an excellent place to visit in this area which has been developed for tourism recently.  

Some other tourist attractions of this district are – Ulpur Palace, Girish Chandra Sen's Palace in Bhatiapara of Kashiani, and Orakandi Thakur House.

There are 10 tourist attractions found in Gopalganj. This is 5% of all tourist attractions listed in Dhaka Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and nature attractions. Then there is also amusement parks listed in Gopalganj. You may find a list of all categories of Gopalganj attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Gopalganj of that type.

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Directions to Go

Goplaganj can be reached by road from Dhaka directly. Direct buses are available daily from this district to Dhaka and take about 6-7 hours. There is no rail connection in this region yet but setting up rail lines in this area has been approved by the government recently.

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