Tourist Attractions in Magura

Magura district is an administrative unit of Khulna division of southwestern Bangladesh. Its neighboring districts are Faridpur, Jhenaidah, Rajbari, Jessore, and Narail.

Magura is a prosperous city in southwest Bangladesh. In 1845, the first subdivision of Jessore district was made to Magura. After the independence of the country, Magura was upgraded from the subdivision to the district in 1984 as part of administrative decentralization.

Magura is popular for some traditional events of Bangladesh, such as Gabtala fair. Gabatala fair was organized in approximately 1900-1901 in Gobtala under the Kuchiyamora Union. Horse competition was organized with the support of local landlords. A few years later the race became popular in the area. A fair started to take place around the race area. By the course of time, this has become a big festival of Magura.

Barabaria horse race is another traditional event of the district. The competition is organized on 28th September at Barabaria village of Mohamdpur sub-district. The tournament is being organized from 1910 onwards. 3 day long fair and cultural shows are also organized here during this competition.

One of the major tourist attractions of this district is Raja Sitaram Ray Palace. The historic Grand Trunk Road is another one that was built by Mughal governor Sher Shah in the 15th century. He named the road 'Sarak E Azam (Azam Road)'. Later the British rulers renamed it Grand Trunk road. This road connected many of the Mughal territories including Delhi (India), Peshawar (Pakistan), Kabul (Afganistan). 

The district's other attractions are Poet Kazi Kader Nawaz's house, Birat king's house, the shrine of Pir Taujuddin, historical pond landing of Chandidas and Rajokini.

There are 11 tourist attractions found in Magura. This is 8% of all tourist attractions listed in Khulna Division. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and nature attractions. You may find a list of all categories of Magura attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Magura of that type.

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Directions to Go

Magura can be reached by road and rail from Dhaka directly. It is also accessible by air via Jessore. Jessore is only 47 km northeast of Magura. By road it takes about 6 hours to arrive Magura from Dhaka.

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