Tourist Attractions in Manikganj

Manikganj is a district under Dhaka division in the central part of Bangladesh. Created by the sediments of the river Padma, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati, this district is a place with stunning natural beauty. The eternal form of the rising sun in the sky on the silver bed of Dhaleshwari is aesthetic and attracts tourists from all over Bangladesh.

The district is bordered by Tangail and Dhaka and separated from Faridpur and Pabna by the river Jamuna and Padma at the south and southeast. Manikganj subdivision was established in May 1845. It has been declared as a district in 1984 which was a sub-district under Dhaka. 

There is a legend that in the first half of the eighteenth century, a Sufi saint called Manik Shah came to Maniknagar village of Singair sub-district and established a mosque and spread the religion of Islam. Subsequently, the settlements are built around this mosque. Probably the name of the district Manikganj derived from his name.

As an old region of Bangladesh, Manikganj has many archaeological sites spotted in the district that is worth visiting. The river banks are also fantastic natural places for tourism.

The key places of interest in this district are:

Baliati Palace in Saturia: This is one of the protected antiquities of Bangladesh. Located in Saturia sub-district Baliati Palace is a majestic palace built between nineteenth and twentieth century by the landlords of Baliati. The Department of Archeology is currently maintaining the sights and palace.

Teota Palace: The two brothers Babu Hemshankar Roy Chowdhury and Babu Joy Shankar Roy Chowdhury Ping was the owner of Teota Palace who was the landlord of Teota region. The palace is about 300 years old and an interesting place for the history buffs.

Some other interesting places of Manikganj are Teota Nabaratna temple, Ramkrishna Mission charity house, the historical mosque of Makhain Village and Ishwar Chandra school.

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

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Directions to Go

Manikganj is only 55 km away from the capital Dhaka and takes about 2 hours by road. Direct buses run daily to and from between these cities. There is no train connection with Manikganj. The nearest airport is located in Dhaka. 

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