One day in Kishoreganj in search of tradition.

The day before, I explored Brahmanbaria and took a bus from Bhairab to Katiadi at night. I left a hotel near Katiadi bus stop early in the morning for Kishoreganj Explore. As always, this time to I took a motorized rickshaw from Katiadi bus station with reserve. I reached Gopinath temple in 15 minutes. After visiting the temple in the morning, I went to Sukumar Roy’s house in the same rickshaw to see the ancestral home of Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray. After seeing this dilapidated house, I went to Mashua Bazar in the same rickshaw. I rented a local CNG from the market and went to Ganj’s Hat for Tk 30 per person. I bought Chitai pitha and hot tea for Tk 15 for breakfast. The area was famous as Ganj’s Hat as it was considered as an excellent place for business, trade, and residence.



As the hut is at the confluence of 11 rivers, the locals named 11 rivers Sindu and named the place Egarsindur from Ganj Hat. After breakfast, I took a motor rickshaw with a reserve again. I saw 4 installations in this historic village which are about 400 years old. First I went to the magnificent mosque. Sheikh Saadi Mosque and Mahmud Shah Mosque. After seeing the historical site of Egarasindu (destroyed) I went to Bebud Rajar Dighi excavated in 1596 AD. After resting for a while, I went to Thana Ghat bus stop. I rented a bus and got off at the old jail bus stop in Kishoreganj Sadar. I took an easy bike to Belly Bridge in 3 minutes. From there I got on an easy bike to go to Gangatia Zamindar’s house. But he will go straight so he has to go down here.



I paid 15 TK per person and got down. From there I took a rickshaw for 1 km. I reached the distant zamindar’s house in a short time. After seeing the strangely beautiful zamindar’s house, I came back to the same rickshaw, rent 40TK. I got the easy bike from where the easy bike was dropped off. Money. I had a light breakfast after seeing the three-domed aesthetic mosque. Then I visited Gurudayal College, Watch Tower (the gate was not closed on Friday afternoon as the gate was closed), and the historic Shahidi Mosque. It was time for Jumu’ah prayers. I rented 20 taka and went to Sholakia Eidgah ground, the largest Eidgah in the country. Although I wanted to offer Friday prayers at Eidgah Mosque, I went there and saw that Friday prayers are not taught at Eidgah Mosque. Then I collected another Juma next to it. Boulai Zamindar Bari (locally known as Saheb Bari). It is good to know that this is the house of Moniruddin Yusuf, the Bengali translator of the epic Shahnama. I finished the meal in the morning.




I ate at a local hut type hotel for only 120 TK. I have 2 cups of tea for this money. I took a rickshaw again, the destination is Isha Khan’s Jangalbari fort and Jangalbari mosque. I reached in 20 minutes, the rent is 40 TK. Isha Khan defeated Raja Lakshan Hajra and Ram Hazra in 1565 and occupied the fort. He built a three-domed mosque next to it and dug a huge lake. From there I went to Dewanganj Bazar. From there I rented an autorickshaw for 20 TK per person. With an autorickshaw reserve for 200 TK, I first went to visit the house and temple of Chandrabati, the first female poet of Bengali literature. There are now a few poor families living in this abandoned house. There are 3 huge Shiva temples in front of the house. After spending some time here, I went to the Taljanga zamindar’s house in the neighboring Union Taljanga. This house is also abandoned, but the extraordinary construction style of the buildings will fascinate you.



I quickly got on the CNG and went to Tarail at a fare of 15 TK per person. I left Tarail with a motor rickshaw reserve at 120 TK for Dhala. This century-old giant zamindar’s house has 6 beautiful aesthetic buildings. It was evening when I was returning from Tarail in the same rickshaw after enjoying a game of football in the inner part of the house. The last picture of this album was taken at that time. As we moved forward in the gentle cool air, the tired body seemed to find inexhaustible peace. It felt good to think that I was able to go to all the possible historical places of Isha Khan’s Kishoreganj. I took CNG from Tarail and went to Kishoreganj for 60 TK per person. I had already booked a ticket with ‘Rail Seba’ app. I went to the station and ate and drank for 130 TK. I waited. The fare from Kishoreganj to Chittagong is 260TK



We have had to make a lot of journeys throughout the day. The most important thing to explore in this way is your mental fortitude. If you use the whole time of the day properly is important to start your journey from Jodai. From Katiadi to Feni, the total cost of the two was 2310 TK which is 1155 TK per person.


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