Mymensingh Division

Mymensingh Division

DhakaMymensingh Division is one of the eight administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It has an area of 10,485 km² and a population of 11,370,000 as of the 2011 census. It was created in 2015. Its headquarters are in Mymensingh city.The Greater Mymensingh region (Mymensingh District along with six other neighbouring districts) was created as a Mymensingh district by the British Indian government in 1787. Later it was reorganized in two phases into six districts: Mymensingh, Kishoreganj, Netrakona,Jamalpur and Sherpur.This division is famous for renowned traditional folk culture, rural ballad called Mymensingh Geetika, handcrafted duvet called Nakshikantha, Brahmaputra River, and the beauty of green paddy fields, Tribal villages Birisiri, Haluaghat, Gojni, Langura and Garo pahar (hill) also known for educational institutions like Bangladesh Agricultural University and many others notable educational institutes Other landmark institutions include Shilpacharjyo Jainul Abedin Shongrohoshala and Mymensingh Army Cantonment. Also it is related with old Brahmaputra River, handcrafted duvet called Nakshikantha and a rural ballad called Moimonsingho Geetika. There are many tourist spots and sites of cultural, natural and historical interest in and around Mymensingh. Most important sites around in the greater Mymensingh area area.

Main Tourist attractions

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) the premier seat of higher agricultural education and research in the country. Its activities cover all the domains of agricultural sciences having direct bearing on terrestrial and aquatic productivity. The university was established in 1961 on the basis of the recommendations made by the Commission on National Education and the Food and Agriculture Commission in 1959 under the East Pakistan Agricultural University Ordinance, 1961. The Prime Minister of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of the university and the Vice-chancellor is the executive head.

Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin MuseumShilpacharya Zainul Abedin Museum a centre for collection and preservation of Zainul Abedin’s art As per government order for a nation-wide preservation of the artist’s paintings and works, the museum was established in 1975. The site selected was at the north end of Mymensingh, the hometown of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, by the nature surrounded shadowy banks of the old Brahmaputra. The concept of an archive was first conceptualized by the Shilpacharya who, in mid nineteen fifties, spearheaded the movement of collecting neglected pieces of invaluable works of art scattered all over rural Bangladesh.

Anandamohan CollegeAnandamohan College one of the largest colleges in Bangladesh, was established at Mymensingh in 1901. Ananda Mohan bose established the Mymensingh Institution in 1883 in his own family residence at Rambabu Road of Mymensingh town. The institution was later renamed City Collegiate School. On 18 July 1901, it introduced a college branch as an affiliate of the Calcutta City College established by the Brahmo Samaj.

Boro Kali Bari oldest templesBoro Kali Bari is one of the oldest temples in the city of Mymensingh, Bangladesh. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Kali. The main festival is Kali Puja which is celebrated every year. The temple is located 10 minute rickshaw pull from the center of the city. A temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva in Mymensingh district of Bangladesh. The temple is noteworthy for its pagoda like architecture.

Ethnic Hajong VillageHajong, the ethnic group living in the hilly parts of Mymensingh district some of them live in the sherpur, sylhet and netrokona regions. Their main settlements are in sreebardi, haluaghat, nalitabari, Susong durgapur, kalmakanda and Birishiri areas. In terms of ethnicity, they are descendents of the Kachhari people of the Mongoloid race.

Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam UniversityJatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University is a government financed public university of Bangladesh. It is also known as JKKNIU. It is located at Nama para Battala, 1.5 kilometers from Trishal Upazila, some 22 kilometers from Mymensingh district and 100 kilometers from Dhaka

Muktagachha ZamindarsThe Muktagachha zamindars of Mymensingh were well known in this sub-continent for the various work they did and luxurious lives. People of the district remember them with respect for their contributions, especially to the education sector. Muktagachha is now a merely an upazila sadar, though at one stage 16 of the zamindar inheritors controlled their administration from this place. History says that Sree Krishna Acharya Chowdhury of Bogra was the first to establish Zamindari here.

Garo PaharValley of Garo pahar is the area covered by Jamalpur and sherpur districts. Both of them are located at the adjacent side of Mymensingh of india. Sherpur stands on the bank of the Mirgi. Old Brahmaputra is the major river in this district. Madhutila Eco Park is one of the wildlife sanctuaries of Bangladesh. This wildlife sanctuary has some hills with some rare collections of wild birds and animals. Garo Pahar, Bali jhuri, Sherpur was taken on 09 December 2008 and published over Panoramio. Garo Pahar, Bali jhuri, Sherpur is next to Chakrapur and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Birishiri, Netrokona district, MymensinghShusong Durgapur of Birishiri is located at Netrokona district about 200 km north from Dhaka. It’s not only blessed by charismatic natural beauty, is also reach in ethnic culture as there are many ethnic groups like – Hajong, Garo, Achik and Mandi etc lives here. Many people around the world come here to learn the ethnic culture and livings.

Birishiri is a remote place as it is situated at the Bangladesh India border .The main attraction of Birishiri is the ceramic hill of Durgapur and the picturesque landscape along the Shomeshwari River. Except the rainy season it’s hard to find any water in the river and that’s why the river changes its landscape color with the seasons. There is also an ethnic museum at Birishiri. It’s a must place to visit while you are in Birishiri.

Bokainagar FortBokainagar Fort situated 12 miles east of Mymensingh town on the eastern bank of the Balua River (a branch of the Brahmaputra), is now in ruins. A connecting stream of the Balua flowed east to west through the fort. No historical evidence regarding the origin of Bokainagar fort has been found. The legend is that a Koch chief named Bokai constructed the fort when the ancient kingdom of Kamarupa began to disintegrate in the 15th century.

Tajpur FortTajpur Fort locally known as Killa Tajpur, is situated some six miles northeast of bokainagar fort. According to local traditions, the fort was built by Majlish Khan Humayun, a general of Sultan Saifuddin Firuz Shah II (1488-1490), during his campaign against kamarupa. During the heydays of the bara-bhuiyans towards the end of the 16th century, the fort was under the command of Nasir Khan and Daria Khan, allies of Osman Khan. In 1611, Nasir Khan and Daria Khan surrendered to the Mughals

Brahmaputra River, MymensinghBrahmaputra River one of the largest rivers in the world, with its basin covering areas in Tibet China, India and Bangladesh It originates in the Chemayung-Dung glacier, approximately at some 145 km from Parkha, an important trade centre between lake Manassarowar and Mount Kailas. It has a long course through the dry and flat region of southern Tibet before it breaks through the himalayas near the Namcha Barwa peak at about 7,755m. Its chief tributaries in India are the Amochu, Raidak, Sankosh, Mans, Bhareli, Dibang and Luhit.

Bangshi RiverBangshi River familiar as Banshi or Bangshi, an important tributary of the dhaleshwari River. It originates from the foot of the madhupur tract. The river flows through the eastern part of mymensingh district and travels southwards to fall into the Dhaleshwari after entering Dhaka district near the junction of savar and kaliakair upazilas. In its northern reaches the river joins with the old brahmaputra and ultimately turns into an offshoot of the Old Brahmaputra.Back to Destinations