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Mahasthangarh

Mahasthangarh, dating back over 2000 years. The oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh is on the western bank of river Karatoa 18 km. north of Bogra town beside Bogra-Rangpur Road.

The spectacular site is imposing landmarks in the area having a fortified, oblong enclosure measuring 5000 ft. by 4500 ft. with an average height of 15-ft. form the surrounding paddy fields. Beyond the fortified area, other ancient ruins find out within a semicircle of about five miles radius. Several isolated mounds, the local names of which are Govinda Bhita Temple, Khodai Pathar Mound, Mankalir Kunda, Parasuramer Bedi, Jiyat Kunda etc. surround the fortified City.

This 3rd century archaeological site is still held to be of great sanctity by the Hindus.

Every year (mid-April) and once in every 12 years (December) thousands of Hindu devotees join the bathing ceremony on the bank of river Karatoa. A visit to the Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for you wide variety of antiquities, ranging from terracotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site.
How To Go
From Bogura, take a bus to Mahasthan (approximately 11 km). From Mahathan take a rickshaw or a three wheeler to get to the sights (approximately 1.7 km).
Bus
Service Provider Departure Destination Contact
Hanif Enterprise Dhaka Bogura 02-9120116, 8114442  
Shyamoli Paribahan Dhaka Bogura 02-9333803  
Train
Service Provider Departure Destination Contact
Bangladesh Railway Dhaka Bogura 02-9358634, 8315857 Details
For Foreigner
At first arrive Bangladesh and then pick one way for your destination
Accommodation
You can stay at Archeological department rest house; the three rooms having a fan and bathroom. And there is also a small dinning room.
Hotel of Bogura
Service Provider Address
Parjatan Motel Phone: 88-051-67024-7, Fax: 88-051-66753 -
Safe Way Motel Phone: 88-051-66087 -
Hotel Al-Amin Phone: 88-051-72937 -
Akboria Abasir Phone: 88-051-65765 -
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