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|About||This beautiful resort is situated on the Modhupur–Jamalpur highway at the well known Dhanbari Municipality of Tangail district in Bangladesh.|
This beautiful resort is situated on the Modhupur–Jamalpur highway at the well known Dhanbari Municipality of Tangail district in Bangladesh. From Dhaka the distance is 80 miles on a newly built highway with several bypasses for safe driving and it takes 3 hours to cover the distance. At Elenga, Tangail, turn right to go towards the famous Modhupur forest. At the Modhupur roundabout turn left to proceed towards Dhanbari which is only 7 miles from this point. Direct buses leave Mahakhali bus stand at Dhaka for Dhanbari every 15 minutes. The closest railway station from this resort is 18 miles away at Jamalpur which is a district headquarter where buses, cars and microbuses are available on rent.
This sprawling complex belongs to the well known Dhanbari Nawabs who have set up a large number of educational institutions including the Dhaka University co-founded by Nawab Bahadur Syed Nawab Ali Choudhury, the first Muslim minister from undivided Bengal during the British rule. His forefathers from Baghdad were mystic saints who managed the Dhanbari zamindary estate. The original 700 years old grand Nawab Masjid (mosque) along with the over 100 years old extensions with imposing minarets, domes, crazy china and mosaic works inlaid with beautiful stones beside a huge pond are a masterpiece. The magnificent Palace, Manzil, Villa and Cottage have the original design and have been maintained well. Some of these structures are 100 to 200 years old. There are large dighis (ponds) for boating and fishing. Some horses are available. For outdoor games, there are two huge playgrounds. In the sprawling gardens there are badminton courts and facilities for indoor games.