Tajhat Zamidar Bari A Historical Place At Rangpur
The Tajhat zamindar’s house is located in the village of Tajhat, about six kilometers from Rangpur city. Mannalal, a jeweler, was the founder of the Tajhat zamindari. He came to Mahiganj in Rangpur at the end of the eighteenth century for business reasons and started building a building. His building was destroyed in an earthquake in 1897, and he was injured and later died. After his adopted son Gopal Lal Roy Bahadur took charge of the zamindari, he built a zamindar house in the middle of the twentieth century with the help of about 2,000 masons. That zamindar house is now well known as Tajhat zamindar house. The construction of the house cost about one and a half crore rupees. The building was completed in 1917. The palace courtyard has a large empty field, rows of trees and two ponds on either side of the palace. The house is surrounded by natural beauty, flower gardens, kamini, mahogany, jackfruit, and mango orchards in the north and south.
On the third and fourth floors of this zamindar’s house, which looks like Ahsan Manzil in Dhaka, there are various things used by Raja Gopal. The Tajhat zamindar house is made of red brick, white stone, and limestone. Inside this four-storey zamindar’s house, there are innumerable rooms, bathrooms, and guest bedrooms. The palace is about 210 feet wide and four storeys high. Its structure is thought to have been inspired by ancient Mughal architecture, as evidenced by a huge dome in the center and a mosque with its scattered buildings on either side. However, the staircase of Rajbari is different from all other palaces in Bangladesh. There are a total of 31 stairs, each of which is made of Italian marble. The whole floor from the stairs to the museum is made of the same stone. There is a secret staircase at the back of the palace.
The secret staircase is connected to a tunnel that is directly connected to the Ghaghat river, but the staircase has now been closed for security reasons. The beautiful fountain of the palace is white marble and its greenish design is a bit dull in the evolution of time, but its splendor is still understandable. It is said that it was built especially for the queen. Before 2005, the zamindar’s house was known as Tajhat Rajbari. The interior of the zamindar’s house In 1995, the Archaeological Department of the Government of Bangladesh declared the palace as a protected structure and architecture. The government of Bangladesh realized the historical significance of this architecture and moved the Rangpur Museum to the second floor of the palace in 2005. There are several exhibition rooms with terracotta artifacts of the 10th and 11th 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. This museum has three hundred valuable specimens. If you go to visit our season, you will make a big mistake if you do not return to Rangpur without eating the famous Haribhanga Mango.
The summer schedule of the Rangpur Museum (April-September) is from 10 pm to 6 pm. Sometimes there is a one to a thirty-minute lunch break. And the winter (October-March) schedule is from 9 am to 5 pm. Break from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The museum is closed on all public holidays, including Sunday full day and Monday half day.
There is a ticket counter next to the gate of the museum, tickets cost Tk 20 per person, but tickets are not required for any child below five years. However, the entrance fee for secondary level children and adolescents has been fixed at 5 Tk. The ticket price for SAARC foreign visitors is one hundred Tk and for other foreign visitors, it is two hundred Tk. If you want to enter the palace premises by car, you have to pay a certain fee for the car.
How to get there
From Gabtali, Kalyanpur, and Mohakhali bus terminals in Dhaka, passenger buses of different modes leave daily for different destinations in Rangpur. Buses from Gabtali, Kalyanpur, and Mohakhali terminals travel to Rangpur via Savar, across the Bangabandhu Bridge. The rent will be 550-900 Tk.
If you take a bus from Dhaka to Kurigram, you can get off in front of the Rangpur Museum. Moreover, rickshaws can be rented from the Rangpur bus stand to the gate of the museum for 20 Tk.
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Where to stay in Rangpur
- There are several hotels/motels to stay in Rangpur.
- Tourist Hotel 052162111
- Narthabhiu hotel 052155405, 55406
- Hotel kasapiyah + 88052161111, 01977227742
- Hotel Golden tower + 88052165920
- The Park hotel +88052165920
- Hotel tilottamah + 88052163482, 01718938424
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