Tourist Attractions in Kurigram

Kurigram is a border district in Rangpur division in the northern region of Bangladesh. The district has an area of 2255.29 sq km. The district is bounded by Kuch Bihar of India on the north, Gaibandha district on the south, Assam and Meghalaya state of India on the east, Lalmonirhat and Rangpur districts on the west.

Kurigram subdivision was born on April 22, 1875, with eight sub-districts. Then on 23 January 1984 it was upgraded to a district with nine sub-districts. Although it is not exactly known when people started living in this region, there is enough evidence of habitation in this area from the ancient times. Though there are many doctrines about the naming of Kurigram, it is believed that from some twenty families (Kuri means twenty in Bengali), the name Kurigaon, Kuriganj or Kurigram has been derived. 

Kurigram district has its own history, heritage, and uniqueness. Various fairs are often organized in Kurigram district, which includes Chilamari, Ashtamiara, Simduramatira, Madikekhailera, Masanakura, Dinharara, Senarara, Siddhesari, Kali, Shiva, and Gazimela. There are plenty of entertainments in these fairs. Different types of goods are sold here. These fairs are some of the most entertaining events for the locals. The district has spectacular natural beauty. Many rivers run through this district such as Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla, Dudhkumar, Phulkumar, Jingiram, Sonavari, Halhaliya, Kaljani and Shancos.

There are not many mentionable tourist spots in Kurigram. But some potential spots can be developed as places of tourist interest in this district such as Chilmari river port and Bangasonahat Railway Bridge in Bhurungamari. Kurigram Municipality has planned to construct the T-embankment adjacent to Dharla Bridge and its adjoining site as a tourist spot with the help of LGED. 

Some other interesting places for tourism in this district are Panga palace, Joymonihat palace, Zia pond, Chandamari Mosque, Baparipara Shahi Mosque.

There are 12 tourist attractions found in Kurigram. This is 12% of all tourist attractions listed in Rangpur Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and nature attractions. You may find a list of all categories of Kurigram attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Kurigram of that type.

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Directions to Go

Kurigram is located 336 km north of Dhaka that takes 7-8 hours by car/bus to reach. There is no airport in this district. The nearest airport is in Saidpur, and it takes 2-3 hours to reach Kurigram from Saidpur airport.

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