The beloved poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam, when he was in class 7, spent a part of his childhood in Mymensingh. The places where he spent his childhood are Kazir Shimla and Darirampur.
AT A GLANCE
Name: Nazrul Memorial Center Location: Nazrul Memorial Center, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Destination: Dhaka to Mymenshing Transport: Shoukhin Paribhan, Ena Paribhan, SEPL Paribhan bus Service from Uttara, Moakhali Bus Stand etc. Fair: BDT 250 to 350 (Bus) Time: 3.5 - 4 Hours (Bus) Explore: Nazrul Memorial Center, Mymenshing ,Bangladesh. Distance: 127 kilometers of Chittagong. Cost: Depend to coverage tourists spots. Accommodation: Hotels available. Food: Available. Advice: Keep dry foods, water, medicines, saline, glucose, extra money, and kits.
Nazrul stayed at Namapara and Kazir Shimla, but he mostly remained at Namapara as his school was near from the place. The Nazrul memorabilia is symbolized by two memorial centers which are situated in both the village of Namapara and Kazir Shimla. Nazrul Memorabilia contains many voice records of Nazrul’s recitation of poetry and prose, a library of books authored by Nazrul and other books of literary critics on Nazrul. There are also some manuscripts of his work in Bengali, Urdu, and English.
Both the memorial center is very well designed and maintained, and they capture and have preserved the essence of Nazrul. Just a few steps inside the memorabilia there is the living place of Kazi Nazrul Islam which is a tin shed house. This house is located inside the memorabilia of both centers. Often tourists skip by walking past the house without even noticing the tin shade house within which once lived one of the mightiest and greatest poets of Bangladesh.
Near about 1 kilometer from the campus tourists will discover the green campus of “Kazi Nazrul University.” At the university campus, there are a few eating meals and snacks. Tourists can eat something light from here before starting their tour of the Nazrul Memorial Center.
Besides, there are restaurants and hotels in Trishap Bus Stop in Mymensingh town where tourists will find many things to eat at a reasonable price at many restaurants.
Hotels in Mymensingh
- Hotel Hera
Address: 36/B S. K. Maharaja Road
Phone: +8801711167880, +8801714414212
24 hours internet facility at the lobbey of the Hotel Hera. The Internet is free for the people staying at the hotel.
- Hotel Amir International
Address: Palika Shopping Centre, 46 Station Rd Mymensingh
Phone: 01711167948, 09151500
- Hotel Mustafiz International
Address: 6/B Gangadas Guha Rd, Mymensingh
- Nirala Rest House
Address: 67 Chotto Bazar Mymensingh
Phone: 091 67384
How to reach Nazrul Memorial Center
To reach the Nazrul Memorial Center, it is easier if tourists visit Mymensingh. Tourists can take buses which directly go to the Trishal Bus Stand from where tourists can take a rickshaw or auto rickshaw to visit the Memorial Center of the two villages. Tourists will have to say to the rickshaw puller or auto rickshaw driver that they want to visit the Nazrul Memorial Center.
To reach to Mymensingh from Dhaka, there are various buses such as Shoukhin Paribahan, Ena Paribahan, SEPL Paribahan, etc. Maximum of the buses leave from Mymensingh from Moakhali Bus Stand from where tourists will find various other coaches as well which departs from Mymensingh . The price of tickets would range from 250 to 350 taka per person. There are several train services from Dhaka to Mymensingh. It takes almost 3 hours to reach Mymensingh from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. You can get on from the Dhaka Airport, or you could go to the main train station-Komlapur Rail Station.
Some of the other tourist’s spots in Mymenshing are
- Fulbaria Upazila
- Anai Bazar Dighi,
- Bibir Ghar at the Putijana Union.
- Bhaluka Upazila
- Ruins of Neelkuthi at Birunia,
- Neshaiganj Mosque,
- Mosque at Bhaluka Bazar on the bank of river Khiru.
- Nandail Upazila
- Muazzamabad Mosque (1493-1519)
- Tomb and khanqa of Jahangir Shah at Jahangirpur village
- Dhobaura Upazila
- Mughal Mosque and Pathar Kata Dighi at village Darsha,
- Kamaksha Mandir at village Ghoshgaon,
- Vishnu statue of black basalt weighing 40 kg 500 gm (in the museum)
- Dharma Shah Dighi at village Langal Jora.
- Jami Mosque at Darirampur (Mughal period)
- Rajbari at village Sankibhanga in Mokshapur union
- Gauripur Upazila
- Mud-built defense wall of the capital of Umar Khan (seventeenth century),
- Tomb of heroin Sakina at Maoha (seventeenth century),
- Kellah Bokainagar Shahi Mosque (built by Khwaja Usman Gani during the reign of Emperor Alamgir)
- Single domed Isulia Jami Mosque (Mughal era)
- Muhuria Jami Mosque (Mughal period),
- Mosque at village Kumrigram (built by Dewan Umar Khan).
- Muktagachha Upazila
- Bhuiyanbari Mosque
- Gopal and Shiva Mandir at the Atani Zamindar Bari (18th century)
- Anandamoyee Kali and Shiva Mandir
- Lakshmikhola Shiva Mandir
- Tomb of Kutub Shah at Kutubpur
- Joyen Shah tomb at Rasulpur
- Tomb of Kali Shah Dewan.
- Muktagacha Jamidar Bari
- Rajbaris of Gauripur
- Ishwarganj Upazila
- Bhulsoma Jami Mosque (1600)
- Naluapara Jami Mosque (1625)
- Gaffargaon Upazila
- Tomb and Dighi of Kalu Shah,
- Dui Satiner Dighi (Dighi of two fellow wives),
- Dighir Par Mosque (1392 AD),
- Lakshmi Narayan Jeu Mandir (1335 BS),
- Kali Mandir at Shibganj (Sultanate period)