Kantaji Temple (কান্তজীউ মন্দির) : A Late-Medieval Hindu Temple in DinajpurPosted By Off


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Kantajew Temple or Kantaji Temple also known as Kantanagar Temple at Kantanagar is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. It is the most magnificent religious edifices of 18th century. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Krishna and his wife Rukmini. Built by Maharaja Pran Nath, its construction started in 1704 CE and ended in the reign of his son Raja Ramnath in 1722 CE. It is the best example on terracotta architecture in Bangladesh. The temple was built before the devastation caused by the earthquake of 1897 in navaratna style. The typical features of the creations are the four centered and wide multi-cusped arches, the plastered surface of the walls having huge rectangular and square panelings. wiki

How to go

There are three ways to reach Kantaji Temple, if you are traveling from Dhaka, first you need to come to Dinajpur district. To come Dhaka to Dinajpur you can travel by various bus company such as Shyamoli Paribahan, Hanif Enterprise etc, also you can travel by train ( Bangladesh Railway). If you are hurry enough, you can fly Dhaka to Sayedpur Domestic Airport by Biman Bangladesh Airlines or US-Bangla Airlines.

Where to Stay

There are several hotels built in Dinajpur City where you can stay comfortably. You will find some hotel names and phone numbers to book rooms over over phone.

Parjatan Motel Dinajpur

Phone: 0531-64718

Hotel Mrigoya Premium

Phone: 01848-105720

Dinajpur Circuit House

RK Mission Road, Dinajpur.
Phone: 0531-63112, 63377

Where to Eat

You will get many local and Chinese restaurants within Dinajpur city. Please find below some popular restaurants names, address and contact numbers.

a) Promod Tori Floating Restaurant

Phone: 01617-774499

b) Khana Khazana

Kalitola
Phone: 01745-683569

a) Martin Chinese Restaurant

Phone: 01710-944635

b) Daawat Restaurant

Phone: 01715-412321

b) Masum Hotel & Restaurant

Phone: 0531-63927

Places to Visit

Kantaji Temple

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