Tourist Attractions in Nilphamari

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

Niphamari is a border district in Rangpur division. It is located on the northwestern edge of the country with an area of 1821 sq km.

Geographic Location: Rangpur and Lalmonirhat on the east, Rangpur and Dinajpur on the south, Dinajpur and Panchagarh on the west and Siliguri district of India on the north.

Nilphamari was formed in 1875 as a subdivision of Rangpur district and it was turned into a district in 1984. Among the sub-districts, Nilphamari Sadar is the largest (373.09 sq km) of the six sub-districts, and Saidpur (121.68 sq km) is the smallest.

The historic Tebhaga Movement (Equal distribution of crops) was spread in 1940 from this district. The indigo cultivation in British era was done widely in this district. Saidpur sub-district is well known for its railway workshop from the British period as the biggest railway workshop of this region was set up in Saidpur in 1870. Moreover, Saidpur was the largest city in Bangladesh after Dhaka and Chittagong. The first airport of north Bengal region was built in this district in Saidpur.

Nilphamari is an agriculture based district. 80% of the people of this district are dependent on agriculture. The main industries are weaving, rice, bamboo, cane, etc.

Nilphamari is surrounded by several rivers. It is a land of natural beauty. The district has many tourist sites such as Nilasagar, Uttara EPZ, Teesta Barrage, etc. Recently, under the supervision of the ministry of land and the district administration, a bird sanctuary has been established in this district. Apart from increasing tourism facilities, infrastructural development has also been achieved in Nilphamari.

The major tourist attractions of this district are Nilasagar, Dharmapaler Gor, Chini Mosque, Teesta Barrage and irrigation project, Kundupukur Shrine, Hazrat Shah Kolondor tomb, Harishchandra's Palace, Mainamati's fortress, Syedpur railway workshop, Darwani textile mill, Uttara EPZ, Saidpur Airport, Dimla Palace, Balapara Mass graveyard.

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Directions to Go

The fastest way to reach Nilphamari from Dhaka is by air. Saidpur airport is the landing port for this district which is an only 45-minute drive from the district headquarters. Flight duration between Dhaka and Saidpur is approximately 50 minutes. 

There are also direct road connections between Dhaka and Nilphamari that take about 8-9 hours.

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