Explore Beautiful Jessore city and find out the most notable places to visit when you're there
Are you looking forward to making a Jashore tour? It is a wonderful destination for travel. It will give you the chance to dwell on some untrodden paths & places which are mostly yet to become mainstream destinations! For this reason, Jessore is quite popular among tourists who prefer less crowded and rare places over mainstream tourist attractions. Hidden attractions have their appeal to seasoned tourists.
Jessore is a district in the southwest corner of Bangladesh. This is the plain and low land in Bangladesh. Kopotakkho and the Buri Bhodra are the prominent rivers in this district. The famous poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta was born in this district. In addition, Godkhali of Jessore is known as the flower kingdom of Bangladesh as the farmers use to cultivate plenty of flowers there. Jessore has several Baor (oxbow lakes) which are excellent to explore. There are several archaeological edifices available in Jessore too.
Recently the government has changed its name to Jashore from Jessore. So do not get confused if you see both names. Basically, they refer to the same place. In this travel guide, we will provide you with a complete guide to explore the best tourist spots in Jashore.
But first, let's answer all the important questions that you need to know before making a travel plan for this beautiful city.
* How to visit Jashore?
* When is the best time to visit Jashore?
* What are the top tourist destinations of Jashore?
* How to book your flights to Jashore?
How to visit Jessore?
The distance between Dhaka and Jashore is around 218 Kilometres. Usually, it takes around 8 to 10 hours drive to reach Jashore from Dhaka. However, the excessive traffic on the road, especially during vacation and long weekends, makes the journey more than 12 hours. Of course, it is not recommended to waste a whole day on a journey especially if you are on a short visit with your friends and family. For such convenience, flights are the best option to travel to Jashore. The flight duration is usually 50-55 minutes. The fare is very reasonable too and you can find the right flights anytime as there are multiple daily flights flying to Jashore regularly.
When is the best time to visit Jessore?
Jessore is a kind of a place which you can visit all over the year. But if you are flexible with your times and looking for the best time to visit then we would suggest making a tour plan around from November to February. The temperature is usually lower during these times. You can enjoy the mild sun during the day & comfortable temperature at night.
Best Tourist Attractions of Jessore
Now let us discuss the top tourist spots of Jessore you should really check out during your visit
ModhuPolli of Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta
Famous Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta is the pioneer of the Bangla sonnet (a special & notable type of poetry composition, necessarily Octave). The birthplace of this famous poet is Jessore.
His house is known as Modhupolli. It is a famous place among all literature lovers. Every year people from different regions visit this place. Due to its growing popularity among tourists the government has built a gallery that contains the items used by Michael Madhusudan Dutta and his family. This place is historically famous. Currently, it is under the jurisdiction of the Cultural Ministry of the Bangladesh Government & considered a notable archaeological site of Jessore.
Chachra Shiva Temple
Chachra Shiva Temple is a 17th century built Hindu temple that is located at Chachra in the Jessore district. This Hindu temple is really attractive. It has stylish terracotta on the outer wall of it.
From the inscription of the temple, it has been found that the Temple was built by someone named Monohor Ray in 1696. Being located beside the main road makes the temple easy to access by the visitors.
Jhapa Baor is a wonderful arc-shaped lake. It would be a nice experience to spend some time around this beautiful, large & oval-shaped Baor.
The water is calm and a boat ride will be something truly enjoyable, especially during the evening when the heat decreases and waves become less rough.
You can also try some fishing here. The Baor’s natural habitat is still unaffected by the pollution. If you are lucky enough, you can fish some rare freshwater fishes.
Shekhpura mosque is located in the village Shekhpura. The mosque was built in 1600 by a Muslim saint named Moulvi Syed Biraztullah.
In 2000, the government undertook projects to renovate the mosque so that people can keep using it as a place for regular prayers.
This mosque has both religious and historical value. The architectural influence of the Mughal period is pretty evident.
This place is also associated with poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta. He used to learn Farsi here during his childhood.
Mirzanogor Hammamkhana is a strange architecture which will create much curiosity in you. It might appear strange to you since the only edifice is existing. Rest of them have been destroyed along with time.
Basically, It was a giant bathroom where people can take showers. In past, when the establishment was new, it allowed the users to enjoy hot showers in cold seasons. Right now it is an ancient structure which still creates much appeal to the visitors and researchers.
Imambara of Haji Muhammad Mohsin
An old establishment named Haji Muhammad Mohsin Imambara is located in Jessore town.
We are all more or less heard about Haji Muhammad Mohsin who was one of the greatest magnanimous, philanthropist, and munificent person during his time.
He was one of the most generous donors of all time. He inherited a lot of wealth from his family. But unlike other noble of his time who wasted a lot of wealth through enjoyment, Hazi Mohsin decided to spend all of them for the welfare of mankind, regardless of their religion or race.
This old house was built by her stepsister named Munnujan Khanom who also was a wealthy woman.
Khajura Baor is located near the Trimohoni Bazaar of Keshobpur Upazila. This is another oxbow lake from Jessore district, but smaller in size. Unlike Jhapa Baor, its water level decreases drastically during the dry season and people cultivate paddies and other seasonal crops here at that time.
But during the rainy season, it is full of water and looks like a river. Anyone can enjoy some fishing along with boat riding. Or you can also have a picnic party just beside the Baor.
You will find an all-natural atmosphere right here which is yet to be polluted & corrupted by the industrial aggression or frequent visits of the tourists. So if you are the kind of tourist who wants to experience something out of the box, these places are for you!
How to book your flights from Dhaka to Jessore?
You can book your air tickets from Dhaka to Jessore through the best online travel agency in Bangladesh.
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Also if you prefer booking through apps, then they are undoubtedly the best among the Bangladeshi travel apps. That will also unlock great additional discounts.
For more details, travelers can also contact them in other ways and the details are listed below.
So here are the top 5 places you want to visit when you are in Jessore. There are many other places and attractions about which we will keep talking about in future blogs.
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