Tourist Attractions in Thakurgaon

Thakurgaon is an administrative district in the northwestern part of Bangladesh in Rangpur division. 

Geographic Location: Panchagarh district on the north, Dinajpur and West Bengal of India on the south, Dinajpur district on the east and West Bengal of India on the west.

In 1793, Thakuragram was established as the Thana of undivided Dinajpur district. In 1860 it was declared as a subdivision with six sub-districts. It was rearranged in 1981 removing Atoari sub-district from it. It has been declared as a district in 1984.

By the initiative of a Thakur family of this town, a police station was established in a place near the present municipality area. According to the name of this family the police station was called Thakurgaon (Thakur's village) and later the area got the name.

This ancient town has many valuable resources of ancient civilization. Various regions of Thakurgaon has numerous ancient monuments of Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim civilizations. Long before the arrival of Aryans, this area was inhabited including Dinajpur with civilized people. The sign of many ancient establishments has been found in this district. Archaeological sites are carrying testimony to the glorious history of Thakurgaon district.

There are two protected archaeological sites by the department of archeology in this district - Dholhat Temple and Jamalpur Jami Mosque.  

The major attractions and the points of interest of this district are 

Baliadangi Surjapuri mango tree (about 200 years old) in the village of Harin Mari, Baliadangi, Fun City Amusement Park, Rajvita, Raja Tankanath khanath palace, Haripur palace, Jagdal palace, Signs of ancient capital in Ranisankail, Nekmarad tomb, Maheshpur Mahalbari and Bishbash tomb, Songaon Mosque, Fatehpur Mosque, Gedura Mosque, Goraksanath Temple and wells, Gobindnagar Temple, Malduar fort, Garhgram fort, Bangla Garh.

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

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Directions to Go

The district has a distance of 390 km from Dhaka and takes about 9-10 hours by car/bus. The district is directly connected by road with the capital and other nearby districts. Nearby airport is in Saidpur which is about 75 km away.

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