Dubolhati Jomidar Bari(দুবলহাটি জমিদার বাড়ী) is located at the Dubolhati(দুবলহাটি) union of Naogaon(নওগাঁ) district. This is around a 200 years of old building. Compare to the other Jomidar Bari(জমিদার বাড়ী) from Bangladesh, this one is a massive one. But unfortunately the condition of this once upon luxurious compound is very poor. The dilapidated condition of this palace gave me a feelings of a war torn building that can collapse in any moment.
Dubolhati Jomidari(দুবলহাটি জমিদারী) was established by the Jomidar Kirshnanath(জমিদার কৃষ্ণনাথ) from the East India Company(the British ruler of this region). The Jomidar(জমিদার) of Dubolhati(দুবলহাটি) was very cruel for the peasants. Similar to the other Jomidar(জমিদার) of Bangladesh, people couldn't cross this Jomidar bari(জমিদার বাড়ী) premise by wearing any shoes or using umbrella. That's why suffering local people revolted against the Jomidar(জমিদার).
The Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh has taken the custody of this building, but later they didn't do anything to preserve this(may be they have forgotten about it). Now a days its a perfect place for the drug addicts and similar people. Though they do not do any harm to the visitors, but still it hinders the free movement of a traveler for sure.
The doors and windows from all the buildings are missing. even people started to removing the bricks from the walls too. These poor buildings can collapse in any day if the shake of an earthquake is mild enough. Climbing to the second floor of the buildings are very much risky.
I have found several yards inside the Dobolhati Jomidar Bari(দুবলহাটি জমিদার বাড়ী) compound. Most of the buildings are built in a group and also in different times. At the corner of the premise I have found a water well(কুয়া) that used to serve the need of drinking water.
How to Go:
Dubolhati Jomidar Bari(দুবলহাটি জমিদার বাড়ী) is located at the Dubolhati(দুবলহাটি) union of Naogaon Sodor Upazela(নওগাঁ সদর উপজেলা). We have gone there after visiting the Bolihar Jomidar Bari. and returned back using another way. So basically there are two routes to visit the Jomidar Bari(জমিদার বাড়ী). One is shortest route, and other one is the longest route. Either one will be useful for you.
1) From the Naoga(নওগাঁ সদর) town take a Van or Battery driven vehicle to come at the Dubolhati bazaar(দুবলহাটি বাজার). For a van its 20/25 taka per person. And for the battery driven vehicle its 15 taka per person. Battery driven vehicle requires around 20 minutes to reach the Dubolhati bazaar(দুবলহাটি বাজার).
This one will be helpful for you if you come here after visiting the Kushumba mosque or Bolihar Jomidar Bari.
1) Come to the Hapania Bazaar(হাপানিয়া বাজার) first. Its on the Manda-Naogao(মান্দা-নওগাঁ) highway. GPS Coordinate of the Hapania bazaar(হাপানিয়া বাজার) is (24°51'18.26"N, 88°53'11.92"E).
2) Take a local Votvoti(ভটভটি), a very noisy local vehicle to come to the Dubolhati(দুবলহাটি) Bazaar. It is 15 taka per person and around 20-25 minutes of ride.
From the bazaar, just start walking to reach the Jomidar Bari(জমিদার বাড়ী). Its around a minute of walking distance. Ask local people if you find any difficulties to locate it. GPS Coordinate of the Dubolhati Jomidar Bari(দুবলহাটি জমিদার বাড়ী) is (24°47'12.26"N, 88°52'59.37"E).
I have used the longest route to reach near the Dubolhati(দুবলহাটি), and return back to the Naoga(নওগাঁ সদর) town using the shortest route.
Dubolhati Jomidar Bari(দুবলহাটি জমিদার বাড়ী),
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