About Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Rajshahi is a commune and metropolitan city located on the northern bank of Padma River in Bangladesh. The city serves as the industrial nerve centre and commercial hub of North Bengal. It is the administrative centre of Rajshahi District and Rajshahi Division.
Rajshahi is located near the Bangledesh-Indian border. It is home to the Varendra Research Museum, the Rajshahi Agricultural Development Bank, the North Bengal branch of the Bangladesh Bank and the University of Rajshahi, one of the oldest and largest universities in the country.
Rajshahi relies economically on agriculture, crops like wheat, lentils, potatoes, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, watermelons and lichies. The city is home to the industries manufacturing Rajshahi Silk, several textile and jute mills, sugar and mango based industries.
Transportation in Rajshahi
Rajshahi is connected to other parts of the country via air, rail and road. The city is linked to Khulna, Dhaka and Port of Mongla by rail. Autorikshaw and rikshaw are available for transportation within the city and to neighbouring towns. Horse ridden carts are used as an alternate means for transportation in the city, public buses and taxis are also popular. The city of Rajshahi is served by the Shah Makhdum Airport.
Attractions in Rajshahi
Some of the main attractions in Rajshahi includes; Shahid Qumruzzaman central park and zoo. There are other parks in the city such as Bhubon Mohon park, Shahid Zia Park for children, Captain Monsur and Ali park. Other points of interest in Rajshahi are the bank of the Padma River, a very popular destination for recreation, Varendra Research Museum, Ghoramara, the oldest part of Rajshahi city, Borokuthi and the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Makhdum.
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