Rajshahi (রাজশাহী) is the capital city of the Rajshahi Division in Bangladesh. The city is situated in the north west of the country on the northern banks of the Padma river. Rajshahi was formerly known as Rampur Boalia. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 650 thousand people, making Rajshahi the 4th largest city in the country.
Rajshahi is often referred to as Silk City and Education City, of course with sense able reasons. The city’s economy is mainly running on the famous Rajshahi silk trade, which are fine and quality products exported worldwide. As well it’s home to renowned education institutions covering any professional and cultural fields available in Bangladesh. Rasjhahi is also well known for its fruits, with as specialty Mango and Lychee. But more important than silk, education and fruits, Rasjhahi is an important yet interesting travel destination because of the number of ancient temples, mosques and other historical and cultural sightseeing’s within city limits.
When visiting the city, you must see through it’s chaotic traffic, the people and noises on the street. The city has a lot of hidden beauty, that most most cannot see just walking through. The city counts countless of small travel agencies knowing where to go, for reasonable prices with private guides. Of course here’s some recommendations on sightseeing’s; Shrine of Hazrat Shah Mokhdum, Varendra Research Museum, Bangladesh Railway, Bangladesh Betar and Central Park and Zoo.
Fine and cheap silk products of Rajshahi have earned it the nickname Silk City. Rajshahi is also well known for its fruits, especially for Mango and Lychee. Besides the beautiful Mango Orchards and river beaches, it is home to renowned educational institutions covering almost all of professional and cultural fields available within the country. This is why Rajshahi is sometimes referred to as Education City in Bangladesh. Rajshahi is an important tourist destination because of a number of ancient mosques, shrines and temples in and around the city.
United States citizens do not need a visa, you will receive a three months visa upon arrival after showing your valid passport and return ticket at immigration. In case you would need a visa for your country there’s visa on arrival offices available throughout the Dhaka International Airport for 30-day up to 90-days stay.