Tourist Attractions in Jamalpur

Jamalpur is located in the north-central of part Bangladesh. It is a district in Mymensingh division. It was under the Dhaka division till 2015. Located on the west bank of the ancient Brahmaputra River, Jamalpur is an important trade center of Bangladesh for agricultural products. The main crops of this region are rice, jute, sugarcane, mustard seeds, peanuts, and wheat.

According to historical sources, during the reign of Emperor Akbar of Delhi (1556-1605) a preacher from Yemen named Hazrat Shah Jamal (R) came to this region with 200 followers to spread Islam. Later, as a religious leader, he quickly gained prominence. It is believed that this district was named Jamalpur after the name of Shah Jamal

This area got the status of first sub-district of Mymensingh district in 1845. It was declared as the 20th district of Bangladesh on 26 December 1978.

There is the country-wide popularity of different things in Jamalpur district. Among them, Islampur's brassware, finest tobacco, sugar, jute, hand-stitched bed sheets (Nakshi Katha), ceramic, pebble stones, bamboo and cane furniture, and sweetmeats are the most famous. Besides, red sand, white clay, and vegetables in the different areas of Jamalpur help to meet the demands of many districts of Bangladesh.

The main place of interest in this district is the tomb of Hazrat Shah Jamal (R). It is located near the office of the Deputy Commissioner and the Police Super of the district along the banks of river Brahmaputra in Jamalpur town. There is a beautiful mosque adjacent to the tomb, where people come to perform Salat and pray.

Some other Famous Tourist Attractions in Jamalpur District are Jamuna Fertilizer Mills, Lauchapara Paharica Park, the tomb of Shah Kamal, the Agricultural Research Institute, and Narapara Fort.

There are 10 tourist attractions found in Jamalpur. This is 20% of all tourist attractions listed in Mymensingh Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and nature attractions. Then there is also museums listed in Jamalpur. You may find a list of all categories of Jamalpur attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Jamalpur of that type.

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Directions to Go

Jamalpur can be reached directly by road and rail from Dhaka. The distance between from the capital is 192 km and takes about 5-6 hours by bus. Bangladesh Railway operates commuter trains between these destinations daily that take about 5 hours.

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