Mahasthangarh

Mahasthangarh, Bogra

Mahasthangarh
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Historic Walking Areas

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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,443 contributions
Scattered Ruins
Dec 2019
Although not much remains of the Citadel, the extensiveness of the walls are amazing. You can still see a land gate, a well, and several temples. It's worth a few hours to wander around. Make sure that you also visit the Mazhar of Shah Sultan Balhki in town.
Written January 5, 2020
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RothburyLady
Rothbury, UK100 contributions
Ancient ruin and worth a visit
Dec 2019
Such an idyll away from the crowds, green and clean air. We like nature, so it was special to be somewhere you could see birds. Some reviews mention this being disappointing - perhaps if there were information boards around the ruins explaining what was found, probably hypothesising. We were fortunate to meet a european archeological team who told us about their work. Probably they were hoping to find treasures but over the years this area has been explored and re-covered which is a shame. The lead project manager, Coleen, is a charming French lady whom I think our tour guide was probably fond of. You know who you are!
Worth a visit and it supports the preservation of an important monument.
Written December 31, 2019
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Ghulam Faruq Hamim
4 contributions
The ancient Bangladesh
Dec 2019 • Solo
Only a 20 minutes drive from Bogra town, this place will indeed gives you an exposure to ancient history of Bangladesh. The museum nearby will truly unravel this history! A great place to visit!
Written December 3, 2019
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Gyan Fernando
Exeter, UK6,594 contributions
Foundations only
Oct 2019
A Buddhist archaeological site but only the foundations can be seen. A rather over-rated attraction only of interest if you are an archaeologist.
Written November 1, 2019
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Tapanmc
Dhaka City, Bangladesh296 contributions
Ancient Historical Site of Bangladesh
Oct 2018
Mohasthangarh means fort of great place .. It is located 23 KM away from Bogra City Centre connected by all weather metal road .Archaeological artifacts suggests that it was the cap[ital of Pundranagor established in 3rd century BC and remained functional till 18th century.There is a small museum . It has got terracitta coin s ,black stone statues of 8-12 centuries . It is closed on Saturday and all govt holidays . Usually functions from 9-5 Pm.The museum invites you through a walking path through a well maintained lawn and garden.There is a motel near museum from tourism department of Govt.Actual entry to garh (fort) is 500 yards short of museum. Ruind of walls are seen all around . The area is about 8 SQKM .Amoung other interesting points there are Jeot Kundo ( well of auspiscious water),Bairagir cala ( Cottage of female devotee) House of Porshuram (Historic personality),Shah Sultan Mazar and Khodar Pathor Vita (Place of God`s Stone). Unless one can manage a learned local it is very difficult to find the spots.
Written October 21, 2018
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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,463 contributions
archaeological delight
Sep 2018 • Friends
it's like 30 mins drive from the city. a famous archaeological site. mostly an ancient Buddhist monastery site. there is a museum also colocated here. however, things could have been maintained and kept in a better form. must visit place for the history buffs.
Written September 14, 2018
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Saurabh R
99 contributions
Must visit for the museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
Some archaeologist has places a bottle of old monk rum in the museum display thinking it is a 7th century artifact. Must visit for just that alone! :D
Written August 23, 2018
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Karatoa Tours & Travels
Bogra, Bangladesh4 contributions
Mahastangarh an ancient historical place.
Jan 2018
An Excellent Historical Place. There is a Museum too where ancient collection of different mud made things like statue and so on are stored.
Written June 23, 2018
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Fariduzzaman R
Dhaka City, Bangladesh233 contributions
Ancient Witness of Glorious History of Bangladesh
Jun 2017 • Family
Ancient name of Mahasthangarh was Pundravardhana. The place was the capital of this territory. In present time the excavation of Mahasthangarh open the ancient city again. Its a must visit place to know more about the history of this area and Imagine how developed this area in ancient time.
Written May 30, 2018
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FaruqFaisel
Geneva, Switzerland102 contributions
Old Capital of Paundra
May 2018 • Friends
According to Wikipedia: Pundravardhana (Bengali: পুন্ড্রবর্ধন Punḍrôbôrdhôn, Sanskrit: Punḍravardhana), was an ancient kingdom during the Classical period on the Indian subcontinent; the territory located in North Bengal in ancient times, home of the Pundra, a group of people not speaking languages of the Indo-Aryan family.
Today this place is known as Mahastangarh
Written May 29, 2018
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