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Narayanganj is in Dhaka Division.


With approximately 2 million people, Narayanganj is a congested city like many in Bangladesh. It is known as the Dundee of Bangladesh on account of its significant jute mill industry and trade, based on the similar history of Dundee, England. Narayanganj was named after a Hindu religious leader.

Get in[edit]

Due to its proximity to Dhaka, it should be not to hard to access from there.

  • 1 Narayanganj railway station. Narayanganj Rail Junction (Q30640895) on Wikidata Narayanganj railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Narayanganj


If you want to get away from the bustle, there are many ghats along the Shitalakshya River to watch the world go by.

  • 1 Hajiganj Fort (হাজীগঞ্জ দূর্গ), in Godenail district of Narayanganj. This bit of a forlorn but expansive fort along the Shitalakshya River founded around time of Dhaka's establishment as Mughal capital, in the early 17th century, as protection against pirates. It offers some solitude away from the street chaos, but you might run into some characters here, so could be best to come during the day. Hajiganj_Fort on Wikipedia
  • 2 Sonakanda Fort, Kadamrasul area of Narayanganj. Another Mughal empire fort, this one kind of in shambles, built around 1574 AD by General Munim Khan after the defeat of Daud Khan Karrani.
  • 3 Bandar Shahi Mosque, Engineer Zobayer Hashan Commercial Road, Bandar. A historic mosque from 1481 that coincides with settlement of the Bandar area of Narayanganj and nearby Sonargaon.
  • 4 Baba Saleh Tomb & Masjid, 124 Babupara Rd, Bandar (Kadamrasul area of Narayanganj, north of Sonakanda Fort). The resting place of the Sufi Muslim Baba Saleh who helped spread Islam to the area, and accompanying mosque, from 1504.


  • 5 Banglar Taj Mahal (বাংলার তাজমহল). 09:00-19:00. This is known as Taj Mahal Bangladesh; it's like a carbon copy of the renowned one in Agra, India. It can be kind of pricey. Taj Mahal Bangladesh (Q1282259) on Wikidata Taj Mahal Bangladesh on Wikipedia
Idrakpur Fort
  • 6 Idrakpur Fort, AVJM Girls High School, Moddho Courtgaon Road, Munshiganj (in downtown Munshiganj). A mughal fort established in 1660 CE to defend Dhaka from pirates and other enemies. A few blocks away on Jubilee Road is the thriving Munshiganj bazar. Idrakpur Fort (Q13057196) on Wikidata Idrakpur Fort on Wikipedia




  • New Bose Cabin, historic dining venue serving since 1922 or the time of the Indian liberation war, with tea and chicken cutlet being the signature items, but not without parathas, etc also. Kind of a messy environment though. 9, Sanatan Pal Lane, Sahid Suhrwardi Sarak. Daily 7AM-10PM. +880 1911-396245



  • 1 Sonargaon Royal Resort (সোনারগাঁও রয়েল রিসোর্ট), Sonargaon Rd (across from Sonargaon Museum), +880 1709371680. Resort with Mughal-type architecture with indoor pool, hot tub, gym, WiFi, free breakfast, restaurant, for while you are checking out the historic city of Sonargaon.


Go next[edit]

If you are traveling on to Chittagong, you'll have a chance to witness the watery milieu of Bangladesh and a substantial shipyard operation while going over the Meghna Bridge.

  • Sonargaon - Historic capital of Bangladesh, with many attractive historical sights.
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