Mirzapur Shahi Mosque A Historical Mosque At Panchagar
Mirzapur Shahi Mosque is located in Mirzapur village of Mirzapur union of Atwari Upazila. It is believed that the style of construction of the Mirzapur Shahi Mosque is similar to that of the mosque located in the premises of Dhaka High Court built in 1679 AD. As a result, many believe that the construction of the Mirzapur Shahi Mosque was completed in the contemporary period of the mosque located in the premises of the Dhaka High Court. According to some sources, a man named Dost Mohammad completed the construction work. There is a plaque on the top of the middle door written in Persian about the construction of the mosque. According to the language and script of the plaque, it is believed that its construction was completed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam. Terracotta flower and herb designs are engraved on the walls of the mosque. The remarkable feature of the rectangular terracotta designs on the front of the mosque is that there is no resemblance between one and the other, each individual.
The rectangular mosque, built during the Mughal period, is 40 feet long and 24 feet wide. There are three domes in a row and three entrances. The year-date is written in Persian script on a black plaque at the top of the middle entrance. The whole front is decorated with terracotta plaques. Draw flowers and herbs on the plaque. The archeology department takes care of the mosque. The masterpieces and eye-catching craftsmanship of the mosque’s construction style still attract visitors.
The Way To Go To Panchagar
If you want to go directly to Panchagarh, you can go to Hanif or Nabil Paribahan. The rent will be between 400-500 Tk. You can go by bus. If you want to go by AC bus then you have Green Line, Arrival, T-R Travels buses. The rent will be around 750-800 Tk. But the problem is that these buses go to Rangpur. You have to take a separate transport from Rangpur to Panchagarh. It is better to rent a car or microbus from Panchagarh city to visit different places here. The reserve car fare for visiting these places for the whole day will be 2000-2500 Tk and the microbus fare will be 2500-3500 Tk. These rental cars will be available at Panchagarh Central Bus Station and Chowrangi intersection of the city.
By bus from Panchagarh to Tentulia all day, the fare will be 40 to 50 Tk. In addition, Hanif and Babul Paribahan buses run directly from Dhaka to Tentulia, with a fare of Tk. 500. There is no AC bus on the way to Panchagarh or Tentulia. It is better to rent a scooter to go down to Tentulia and visit Banglabandha land port, tea garden, or surrounding areas.
If you want to go by train
If you want to go by train, you can get off at Panchagarh directly from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station by Panchagarh Express, Ekta, or Drutayan Express. 8 to 10 hours on the journey. The Panchagarh Express train will leave Dhaka at 10:45 pm every day and reach Panchagarh at 08:50 am the next day. The train will leave Panchagarh at 1:15 pm and reach Dhaka at 10:35 pm. This train from Panchagarh to Dhaka will stop only at Parbatipur, Dinajpur, and Thakurgaon stations. The fare of Panchagarh Express has been fixed – Shovon 550 Tk, AC Chair 1053 (Snigdha), first berth 1942 Tk.
As there is no residential hotel in Tentulia, the old post bungalow built under the supervision of the district council and the Tentulia Picnic Corner on the other side are the only means of spending the night. Although there is a Bonbit bungalow next to it, it is not being used due to various problems. You will have to pay Tk 200 per room in the picnic corner and Tk 400 for the district council post bungalow to spend the night. If you want to spend the night in these bungalows, you have to apply to the District Council Secretary, Panchagarh, or Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tentulia during office hours and make a booking a few days in advance. But most of the time these bungalows have two bookings so tourists are in trouble. Despite the strong desire of the tourists to spend the night, it is not possible to stay for a long time due to the non-receipt of bookings. As a result, tourists have to go back to the residential hotel in Panchagarh district town to spend the night.
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