Bhawal Rajbari (ভাওয়াল রাজবাড়ী) is a historical tourist place. It is at Joydebpur of Gazipur district. It is the largest Zamindari estate in Bangladesh.
History of Bhawal Rajbari
The Bhawal Rajbari has an area of 579 square miles. It covers 2,274 villages with the population of around 500000. The capital of estate was Choira Meah Bari. The Zamindar Fazal Gazi lived here. He was one of the Baro-Bhuyans. The large mansion has around 350 rooms. The construction of the buildings follows modern design. At present, the government uses the buildings for official purpose. The site has historical importance. Hence, the government needs to take efforts to protect the estate from being occupied by local musclemen.
How to Go
Bhawal Rajbari is very near Rani Rashmoni School. There is a Naglingam tree in front of the gate. It is 52 km away from Saidabad bus station. You will need 1 hour and 42 minutes to reach the site. From Gabtoli bus terminal the distance is 34 km only. Hence, it will take 1 and a half an hour to reach the place.
The distance from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is 22 km. Hence, it may require 50 minutes to reach the site. You will get the bus services from all parts of Dhaka. You have to reach Joydebpur bus stand. From there, you will get autos to come to the site.
Nearby Tourist Spots
There are many tourist attractions in Gazipur. They are:
- Bangabandhu Safari Park
- Nuhas Palli
- Jagroto Chorongi
- Raniganj Neelkuthi
- Jora Dighi
In conclusion, it is one of the famous historical sites in Bangladesh that needs preservation. Moreover, I hope that the discussion is this write-up will help you visit the site comfortably.