Hazrat Shahjalal Mazar is located in Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is famous for the grave of one of the famous Muslim saints in the region.
History of Hazrat Shahjalal Mazar Sharif
Shahajalal was born in 1341 AD in Yemen. He was one of the famous Sufis in the Indian Subcontinent. The full name of the famous saint is Jalal Kuniat Mujdarat. He came to the region to preach Islam when he was 32 years old. He had many followers at that time, and his followers also spread out in various parts of the subcontinent to preach Islam. At present, there are about 360 graves from different saints in Sylhet. For this reason, the city is called Pobitro Nogori or Blessed land.
Major Tourist Attractions of Hazrat Shahjalal Mazar
You will find separate prayer rooms for both male and female visitors. The site has a majestic main gate. The main entrance is called the Dargah Gate. The Mazar is a living place for many pigeons. People who come here do not forget to feed them. When you enter the Mazar, you will find a very ancient mosque on your left-hand side. The mosque is about 1400 years old. The mosque was rebuilt in the year 1744. You will find a graveyard beside the grave of Hazrat Shahjalal. The cemetery contains the grave of many of his followers.
How to Get to the Spot
The Mazar is about 238 kilometers away from Dhaka. It may take about 5 hours to reach the place through Sylhet Highway. From the main city of Sylhet, the spot is about 1 kilometer away from the Sylhet central town, and it may require 10 to 12 minutes to reach there.
If you take a bus from Dhaka, you will have to get down to Kadamtoli bus station in Sylhet. From the bus station, you will find all kinds of vehicles to reach the spot.
Place / Location / Area / Other Important Notes
- District -Sylhet
- Dargah Mahalla
- Within 3 km from Sylhet Sadar City
- 246 km northeast of Dhaka
- Transportation=Travel from Dhaka bus, train, and private car
- Accommodation= In hotel, bungalow, govt. rest house
- Postal code Sylhet-3100
Accommodation and Food
Unlike the Mazar of Shahaporan, there are many hotels and restaurants in the nearby areas of the Mazar of Shahajalal. You will find all kinds of local and foreign foods in these restaurants.
You may consider the following nearby hotel and restaurants:
Hotel Urmi- Dargah Gate Road
Anupam Hotel – Dargah Gate Road
Hotel Ajmer- Rajar Golli Road
Nearby Tourist Spots
There are many tourist attractions which you may visit at the same time. They are as follows:
- Sri Chaitanya Dev Temple
- Shahi Eidgah
- Gour Gobinda Fort
- Jointapur’s Rajbari etc
Every year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to visit this holy place. This spot will surely fascinate you.