Travel to Tajhat Zamindar Bari, Rangpur.
This zamindar house was built by Maharaja Gopal Lal Roy. Maharaja Gopal Roy was a Hindu and a goldsmith by profession. It is said that this area is called Tajhat because of its charming ‘Taj’ or crown.
From 1984 to 1991, the palace was used as a branch or bench of the Rangpur High Court, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. In 1995, the Department of Archeology of the Government of Bangladesh declared the palace as a protected structure and architecture. The Government of Bangladesh, realizing the historical significance of this architecture, moved the Rangpur Museum to the second floor of the palace in 2005.
As soon as you climb the marble stairs to the museum, there are several exhibition rooms with terracotta works of the tenth and eleventh centuries. There are several ancient manuscripts written in Sanskrit and Arabic. These include the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, along with the Qur’an from the time of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. In the backroom, there are several black stone portraits of the Hindu god Vishnu. But there is a ban on taking pictures inside the museum.
The palace courtyard has a large empty field, rows of trees and two ponds on either side of the palace. The museum can be accessed by paying a fixed entry fee. If you want to enter the palace premises by car, you have to pay a certain fee for the car.
Sunday is a public holiday and Mondays are open from 2:00 p.m. The museum is also closed on any special official day.
How to get there: Get on the Rangpur bus from anywhere and get off at the Rangpur bus terminal.
A rickshaw can be rented from the bus terminal to the gate of the museum for 30 TK.
We have a responsibility to keep the country clean and tidy so we will not throw garbage anywhere we go around !!