Jahajghata Naval Fort at Satkhira

Jahajghata Naval fort is an ancient building at Moutola, Satkhira which was made in 1567. But the building as very fine decoration it still looks so young that you can’t say that it was made in 1567.

The decoration of the fine art of the wall will take you to your dream world. The extraordinary beauty will make you feel more than just being surprised.

Getting Around:

The fine natural beauty has also enriched the beauty of the total things. The big trees beside it say the age of the nature. Mainly seeing that you will not feel to leave the place! I am not just saying. I am saying because of my personal experience.

Getting In:

Satkhira is situated in Khulna division. It is bordered to the north by Jessore District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Khulna District, and to the west by Pargana District of West Bengal.

The main rivers are Morichap River, Kholpotua River, Betna River, Raimangal River, Hariabhanga River, Ichamati River, Betrabati River and Kalindi-Jamuna River. If you want to go there from Dhaka then you may use bus.

It will take mostly 7 hours to reach the place from Dhaka. The journey will not bother you as the road system is too much good. So don’t be tensed. Not only that you can also go there from Khulna or Rajshahi. It will take a little bit more to go from Rajshahi than from Khulna.

After your reaching you have to make a short trip to reach there. But one thing that I can say from personal point of view that is you will not feel bad to complete the journey.

Hotels are not a matter of headache of there. The decorative area has so many hotels that you can stay. So it’s up to you which one you select. The hotel management is very good here.

You can get different types of hotels here. If you want less priced hotel then you will get it & if you want good hotels then there is also no problem. Some of the hotels name is included here-

Hotel Jatra at Beside Bus Stand

Hotel Refat at Main Road

You will get different type of foods there within a reasonable price! Not only that, the quality of that food is not that bad. It will help you a lot to enjoy the beauty with great food.

It won’t be a great problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat. The foods are also very delicious. You can get foods also from the resident hotel where you are staying. I think to taste different food items of different restaurant will be a good idea. I am telling from my prospective view that you will enjoy the food.

The transportation medium in the town is Rickshaw. You can also get van there. The quantity of this type of transportation medium is high in the city. So you don’t have to wait to get that. The rent of them is also not that high so with cheap rate you can travel a bit.

The area will give you a lot of pleasure. You will not feel to leave the city. Believe me it will remove the monotonous type of life & will give you a fresh life. So I think it will good not to delay & make a trip there as soon as possible & make you feel lot better than you were feeling before visiting the place.

My Journey to Idrakpur Fort, Munshiganj

I went to visit the Idrakpur Fort of Munshiganj last November.

It was a wonderful experience of feeling the history as it was architecture of Mughal Empire. I would like to describe my observation and experience in this article to my readers.

You must be eager to know the historical background of the fort. Here it is for you. The Idrakpur Fort was established in 1660A.C. at the regime of General Mir Jumla to protect the along side locality of Dhaka and Narayanganj from Mug dacoits and Portuguese attack. It was announced as a unique creature of Mughal Empire in 1909 A.C. The fort was located beside the river Dholeshwari

and inside Munshiganj Sadar Upazila. It was easy for me to find it out as I discussed the location before from a local person. You would definitely enjoy the river view and breeze while passing by the road beside the river. When I entered into the fort first thing I noticed was the design and strength of the establishment. A huge area was surrounded by heavy wall with small window-like holes throughout the wall. The soldiers used to stand there and keep their eagle eye for enemy. Inside the circle, you would find there was a big round-shaped building where reserved army used to stay. The main gate to get out from this fort was also in this building. So when the soldiers had to confront the enemies they had to come from upper side of the building to downside through a tunnel and stairs which was very interesting to observe.

You would be heard of a common myth about the fort when you are there. The rumor or the myth was that the Idrakpur Fort was connected to the Lalbagh Fort through a secret tunnel. It would make you think and you would try to find some logic or evidence behind the rumor. Finally you would also discover like me that the rumor can not be true. I observed the fort and took necessary notes, so that I could write a profound article for my readers. I would like to share a personal feeling of mine with you all. Sometimes I just closed my eyes and began to think that I was a soldier standing behind a window. Suddenly the danger siren rang and I had to fight against the enemies to save the people of my locality. It was a strange feeling and you would also like to explore the fort that way. I opened my eyes, touched the bricks and the thought came to my mind was-yes, the history of human civilization was really the history of conflicts. We need to go a long way still.

Other places to get around:

I stayed approximately two hours there. Then I decided to go to see the born place of Atish Dipongkor which is in Bajrajogini which was also enjoyable.

How to get in:

Munshiganj is not so far from Dhaka. If you are willing to travel and explore you can think of visiting Idrakpur Fort. I personally would like to recommend my readers to make a journey.

I am including a short description about how you can go there. There are some bus services like Dighirpaar Transport and Dhaka Transport going to Munshiganj from Gulisthan Bus Stand. Your destination should be of a place named Muktarpur. After getting down from the bus all you need is to catch a rickshaw to Idrakpur Fort. It will take maximum two and half hours to reach Mutarpur and then twenty minutes from there to the fort. After visiting the fort it would be clever of you to visit the village of Atish Dipongkor which is a way of

only one hour from the fort. There is a monument established at Bajrajogini to preserve the memory of this great Buddhist. The monument is named Ponditer Bhitaa. Atish Dipongor was borne in 982 A.C at Bajrajogini,Munshiganj and died in 1053 A.C. At the age of nineteen he converted to a Buddhist and went China to spread the truth of Buddhism.

It is created with the co-operation of Chinese Government.

It will be a great pleasure for you to know about this international figure who was borne in this small village of Munshiganj and share the experience with others.

My journey of visiting Idrakpur Fort and Ponditer Bhitaa was genuinely an interesting and informative one. I came to know a lot about the places and related history. The whole experience had just inspired and encouraged me a lot to explore other places of Bangladesh. I have tried to express my feeling in this article and hope you will like it.

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I went to visit the Idrakpur Fort of Munshiganj last November. It was a wonderful experience of feeling the history as it was an architecture of Mughal Empire. I would like to describe my observation and experience in this article to my readers.

You must be eager to know the historical background of the fort. Here it is for you. The Idrakpur Fort was established in 1660A.C. at the regime of General Mir Jumla to protect the along side locality of Dhaka and Narayanganj from Mug dacoits and Portuguese attack. It was announced as a unique creature of Mughal Empire in 1909A.C. The fort was located beside the river Dholeshwari and inside Munshiganj Sadar Upazila. It was easy for me to find it out as I discussed the location before from a local person. You would definitely enjoy the river view and breeze while passing by the road beside the river. When I entered into the fort first thing I noticed was the design and strength of the establishment. A huge area was surrounded by heavy wall with small window-like holes throughout the wall. The soldiers used to stand there and keep their eagle eye for enemy. Inside the circle, you would find there was a big round-shaped building where reserved army used to stay. The main gate to get out from this fort was also in this building. So when the soldiers had to confront the enemies they had to come from upper side of the building to downside through a tunnel and stairs which was very interesting to observe.

You would be heard of a common myth about the fort when you are there. The rumor or the myth was that the Idrakpur Fort was connected to the Lalbagh Fort through a secret tunnel. It would make you think and you would try to find some logic or evidence behind the rumor. Finally you would also discover like me that the rumor can not be true. I observed the fort and took necessary notes, so that I could write a profound article for my readers. I would like to share a personal feeling of mine with you all. Sometimes I just closed my eyes and began to think that I was a soldier standing behind a window. Suddenly the danger siren rang and I had to fight against the enemies to save the people of my locality. It was a strange feeling and you would also like to explore the fort that way. I opened my eyes, touched the bricks and the thought came to my mind was-yes, the history of human civilization was really the history of conflicts. We need to go a long way still. I stayed approximately two hours there. Then I decided to go to see the born place of Atish Dipongkor which is in Bajrajogini which was also enjoyable. Munshiganj is not so far from Dhaka. If you are willing to travel and explore you can think of visiting Idrakpur Fort. I personally would like to recommend my readers to make a journey.

I am including a short description about how you can go there. There are some bus services like Dighirpaar Transport and Dhaka Transport going to Munshiganj from Gulisthan Bus Stand. Your destination should be of a place named Muktarpur. After getting down from the bus all you need is to catch a rickshaw to Idrakpur Fort. It will take maximum two and half hours to reach Mutarpur and then twenty minutes from there to the fort. After visiting the fort it would be clever of you to visit the village of Atish Dipongkor which is a way of only one hour from the fort. There is a monument established at Bajrajogini to preserve the memory of this great Buddhist. The monument is named Ponditer Bhitaa. Atish Dipongor was borne in 982 A.C at Bajrajogini,Munshiganj and died in 1053A.C. At the age of nineteen he converted to a Buddhist and went China to spread the truth of Buddhism.

It is created with the co-operation of Chinese Government. It will be a great pleasure for you to know about this international figure who was borne in this small village of Munshiganj and share the experience with others.

My journey of visiting Idrakpur Fort and Ponditer Bhitaa was genuinely an interesting and informative one. I came to know a lot about the places and related history. The whole experience had just inspired and encouraged me a lot to explore other places of Bangladesh. I have tried to express my feeling in this article and hope you will like it.