Khulna Division

Khulna

Khulna Division Map,Khulna Division with an area of 22273.21 sq km, is bounded by rajshahi division on the north, bay of  bengal on the south, Dhaka and Barisal divisions on the east, West Bengal on the west. Main rivers: ganges, gorai-madhumati, ichamati, kobadak, shibsa, kumar, rupsa-pasur, bhairab, chitra, Raymangal and Mathabhanga The sundarbans is located in this division covering parts of Satkhira, Bagerhat and Khulna districts. Khulna (Town) consists of 38 wards and 183 mahallas. The area of the town is 20.60 sq km. It has a population of 1227239; male 52.79%, female 47.21%; density of population is 59574 sq km. The literacy rate among the town people is 59.1%. Public Hall 2, Community Centre 26, Slum 55, Bazar 24, Automatic Traffic Signal 16.

Khulna Administration Khulna Division with an area of 22273.21 sq km, is bounded by rajshahi division on the north, bay of  bengal on the south, Administration Khulna division consists of one city corporation, 10 districts, 28 municipalities, 5 thanas, 59 upazilas, 569 union parishads, 6093 mouzas, 256 wards, 709 mahallas and 9277 villages. The districts are khulna, satkhira, bagerhat, jessore, jhenaidaha, magura, narail, kushtia, chuadanga, meherpur.

Tourist attractions

Sundarbans

The Sundarban is the largest littoral mangrove belt in the worldThe Sundarban is the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80km (50mi) into the Bangladeshi hinterland from the coast. The forests aren’t just mangrove swamps though; they include some of the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles which once covered the Gangetic plain. The Sundarban covers an area of 38,500 sq km, of which about one-third is covered in water. Since 1966 the Sundarban has been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are now 400 Royal Bengal tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area. Sundarban is the home to many different species of  birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and fishes. Over 120 species of fishes and over 260 species of  birds have been recorded in the Sundarban. The Gangetic River Dolphin (Platanista gangeticus) is common in the rivers. No less than 50 species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians are known to occur. The Sundarban now supports the only population of the Estuarine, or Salt-Water Crocodile (Crocodylus parasus) in Bangladesh, and that population is estimated at less than two hundred individuals. Its beauty lies in its unique natural surrounding. Thousands of meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries have enhanced its charm. Sundarban is the natural habitat of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, theses monkey and an innumerable variety of beautiful birds. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, golpatta (round-leaf), fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarban.

General Information

AREA: Nearly 2400 sq. miles or 6000 sq. km. FOREST LIMITS: North-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts : South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Perojpur, Barisal district, and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India. MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Wildlife photography including photography of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, wildlife viewing, boating inside the forest will call recordings, nature study, meeting fishermen, wood-cutters and honey-collectors, peace and tranquility in the wilderness, seeing the world’s largest mangrove forest and the riverine beauty. FAMOUS SPOTS: Hiron Point (Nilkamal) for tiger, deer, monkey, crocodiles, birds and natural beauty. Katka for deer, tiger, crocodiles, varieties of birds and monkey, morning and evening symphony of wild fowls. Vast expanse of grassy meadows running from Katka to Kachikhali (Tiger Point) provide opportunities for wild tracking. Tin Kona Island for tiger and deer. Dublar Char (Island) for fishermen. It is a beautiful island where herds of spotted deer are often seen to graze.

Sixty Domed Mosque

The Sixty Dome Mosque  more commonly known as Shait Gambuj Mosque or Saith Gunbad Masjid  is a mosque in BangladeshThe Sixty Dome Mosque  more commonly known as Shait Gambuj Mosque or Saith Gunbad Masjid  is a mosque in Bangladesh, the largest in that country from the Sultanate period. It has been described as “the most impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian subcontinent.”In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the unfriendly mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the coastline in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saint-General, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the center of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah, then known as ‘Khalifalabad’. Khan Jahan aborned his city with numerous mosques, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multidomed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shait-Gumbad Masjid (160’×108′). The construction of the mosque was started in 1442 and it was completed in 1459.The mosque was used for prayer purposes. It was also used as a madrasha and assembly hall.

Nine Domed Mosque

Nine-Dome Mosque is located on the western bank of the ThakurdighiNine-Dome Mosque is located on the western bank of the Thakurdighi, less than half a km southwest to the tomb-complex of Khan Jahan. The mosque is now a protected monument of the Department of Archaeology, Bangladesh.This 16th Century mosque is a brick-built square structure measuring about 16.76m externally and 12.19m internally. The 2.44m thick walls on the north, south and east sides are pierced with three arched-openings on each side; the central one, set within a rectangular frame, is larger than the flanking ones.

Tomb of Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali (R:)

Khan Jahan Ali is a local ruler and celebrated sufi saintTomb of the Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali is a local ruler and celebrated sufi saint, who seems to have come to Bengal just after the sack of Delhi (1398) by Timur. He acquired the forest area of the Sundarbans as jagir (fief) from the sultan of Delhi and subsequently from the sultan of Bengal. He was a great builder. He founded some townships, built mosques, madrasahs and sarais, roads, highways and bridges, dug a large number of dighis in the districts of greater Jessore and Khulna.This Saint Ruler died in 1459 and was buried in the tomb built by himself. He is revered by people and numerous people visit his tomb. An annual fair is held on the tomb premises in the first half of April every year.

House of Great Poet Michael Madhusudhan Dutt

This is another tourist spot, which is in Jessore district, under Khulna DivisionHome of Poet Miceal Madhusudhan DuttThis is another tourist spot, which is in Jessore district, under Khulna Division. Sagordari is famous for the residence of Great poet Michael Modhusudon Datta, famous for his wonderful composition of sonnets. He was born in the year 1824 and died in 1873. This two-storied residence, which is known as Michel Modhusudon museum, is now under the custody of Bangladesh Archeological Department, where you can see the daily usage materials of the great poet. Every year from 25-30 January a great mela (exhibition) is organized here, which is called Modhumela need after our beloved poet. A huge crowd comes to Shagordari every year for the occasion of this mela.

Shilaidaha Khuti Bari (Kustia)

Shilaidaha Thakur Bari was made by the forth father-in-law Prince Darkanath Tagore of great poet Robindranath TagoreShilaidaha Thakur Bari was made by the forth father-in-law Prince Darkanath Tagore of great poet Robindranath Tagore. Now it is a museum where you can see the daily usage materials of Tagore family.      

Shrine of Lalon Shah (Kustia)

Shrine of Lalan ShahShrine of Baul Samrat, Lalon Shah you can visit which is in Kustia also. The great folk singer of Bangladesh. His folk songs are popularly known as Lalan Giti.  You can also visit to the Mujib Nagar. Mujib Nagar Smriti Shoudh is built by 23 Stambha at 20 acrs areas of land. At the time of liberation war in 1971 Mujib Nagar was the temporary capital of Bangladesh. Back to Deetinattions