Welcome to Narayanganj, a bustling city in central Bangladesh with a rich history and vibrant culture. Located just 16 km southeast of the capital city of Dhaka, Narayanganj is known for its thriving business and industry, particularly in the jute and textile sectors. With a population of 2 million, it is the 6th largest city in Bangladesh, and is often referred to as the Dundee of Bangladesh due to its many jute mills.
The city got its name from Bicon Lal Pandey, a Hindu religious leader who leased the area from the British East India Company in 1766 following the Battle of Plassey. Today, Narayanganj is home to many historic sites and landmarks, including the tomb of Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah, the Sultan of Bengal from 1390 to 1411.
If you’re a history buff, be sure to visit the Narayanganj Victoria Hospital, established in 1885, and the Langalbandh Fort, a historic fort and tourist spot situated on the bank of the Shitalakshya River. For those looking to experience the local culture, Narayanganj offers a variety of culinary delights, including traditional Bengali dishes like bhorta, shorshe ilish, and doi bora.
For nature lovers, the nearby Bhawal National Park offers opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. And if you’re looking for a unique souvenir to take home, Narayanganj is famous for its handcrafted jute products, including bags, mats, and wall hangings.
Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, Narayanganj has something for everyone. Come explore this hidden gem of Bangladesh and discover the beauty and charm of this vibrant city.
– ‘Narayanganj.’ Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Aug. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayanganj.
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