Rajshahi Division is a region in Bangladesh.
Old Hindu mansions, along with the ancient capital of Mahasthangarh
A booming agricultural industry of sugar and jute and potato
Home to the ancient Buddhist wonder at Paharpur
Stunning rajbari mansions and palaces
Contains the intriguing mosque city of Gaud
Site of many rajbaris and Hindu temples
Location of the divisional capital, a major university and the Puthia complex of temples
The landing for one of Bangladesh's greatest infrastructure feats, the Jamuna Bridge
- 1 Puthia - a complex of ancient Hindu temples
- Gaud - a historical center with lot's of important mosques
- Paharpur - a small village 5 km. west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas, Somapura Mahavihara, has been excavated. This 7th century archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27acres of land. The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900 ft. externally on each side, has high enclosure- walls about 16 ft. in thickness and from 12 ft. to 15 ft. height. With elaborate gateway complex on the north, there are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The architecture of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of South-East Asia, especially Myanmar and Java.
Rajshahi Division was split in half on 25 January 2010, with the northern eight districts becoming part of the new Rangpur Division.
Bengali is spoken widely. English is spoken by many in the larger towns and cities.
- 1 Naz Garden Hotel, Silimpur, ☏ . Very good 4* hotel outside of city centre. Has swimming pool and gym. There is a small boating lake behind the building. The restaurant serves reasonably priced food. Approximately 20 minutes by CNG autorickshaw from the main city. from Tk3100.
- 2 Hotel Momo Inn, Nawdapara, Rangpur Road, ☏ , , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3 Chez Razzak, Padma Housing Estate, Rajshahi, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. $45-65.