Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Narayanganj: Murapara Jomidar Palace


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Wednesday, 28th July 2010



Murapara Palace, also known as "Murapara Jomidar Bari" is located at the Rupganj of Narayanganj. Its not far from the Dhaka. One can make a single day trip and visit the place easily. If you are from dhaka, you have to use the Rupganj road from the Dhaka Chittagong highway. When you are at the bulta(or Bhulta) bazar, just ask for the Murapara college, and local people will show you the path.



This palace was built during 1890 by Ramratan Banarjee. He was a trusted person of a British Indigo Planter during the British Colonial period. When the indigo planter leaved the country after the death of his daughter, he gifted plenty of golds and money to Ramratan. Using those, he built this mammoth palace.



During the war 1971, many ornate portion of the palace was plundered by people. I came to know that there were two status of lions at the gate of the palace boundary, and both of them stolen that time. After the war, this palace was used as a refuge camp for the non-bengali people.



After the war, local people established a college using the building. This building was renovated several times, and now a days, it just lost all it's heritage. But still you can visit the palace for your weekend or any other holidays.



There are two large ponds I found at the palace premise. One at the front side and another one at the back side. You can take your sit at the bench made from stone(once upon a time, now no stone, only brick) to get some fresh air.



Also there is an old temple available inside the palace premise. Its just in front of the pond of the front. This palace is just beside the highway, and after that you can easily see the river Sitalakkha(some people said its river Rupshi).

8 comments:

  1. thanks a lot! im going tomorrow!

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  2. Is it open for all time ??? Any ticketing system or Clse on govt. Hoidays??? Etc etc conditions !!

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    1. It is open (means doesn't have boundary). It is better to visit during weekends or holidays as other days may have class going on! Doesn't require tickets.

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  3. how i travel to there from casara, narayangonj?

    or please send to me the local how I reached to there?

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    1. My suggestion will be to go to the Dhaka-Comilla highway from your place. And from there ask anyone, I believe they can guide you further.

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  4. Which bus will be better from Gulisthan to Murapara? Is there any direct bus to Rupgang? Please advice.... ahsan_ul11@yahoo.com

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    1. I don't have that information. First time I went there using car and second time I went there by walking from Dhaka. Didn't use public bus.

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