Rajshahi - Hotel Information -

Rajshahi is easy city to go around.
There aren't fancy hotels, but you don't come to stay at 5 star hotel to Bangladesh, do you?
Then, information below will do.

<Hotel Nice International>
I am only not sure who decided the name of this hotel.
It is colorful building located in the center of the city.
I explained my job and asked for showing rooms as always.
What pop and cute design!?
This room is for 1,700tk.

This is 2,800tk.

I want to bring this sofa back to my home since I haven't bought sofa yet....
(But actually I like this table much more than sofa.)
Anyway, your stay will be comfortable in the hotel.
Hotel Nice International
Address:Gorak Para, Rajshahi
<Parjatan Motel>
Parjatan Motel is located west edge of the city.

I wondered why Parjatan Motels are always located far from the center of city.
I asked, then answer was
"If people come for business purpose, convenient location is priority.
Here, tourist can stay calm place with large garden, getting away from noise of city"
Ummm.....surely they have big garden, or even walking path on their property.
Unexpectedly, stylish corridor!

This is AC twin room for 2200tk.
Bathroom is somehow pretty. 
The only problem is "hot shower" was actually "warm shower".
However, overall my stay was confortable. 
They also have suvenior store for silk sally.
Parjatan Motel
Address:Abdul Majid Rd., Rajshahi

<Hotel City Plus>
Rajshahi has morden rail staion.
It also has accomodation on the 3rd floor.
You can't really see in the picture, but room is big.
So big that you can dance or play boxing in the room.
The room is 2000tk.
Unfortunately, hot water isn't available.
It is good, but feels a little expensive than the quality of room.
If you take train in the early morning or arrive late at night, it's a choice.
Hotel City Plus
Address:Remodeling Rajshahi Railway Station(3rd Floor), Seroiel

<Red Castle>
It locates opposite of Rajshahi College.
I like the corridor very much though tourists don't stay in corridor.....
Room is......so so.
All the rooms are equippied with AC, and rate includes breakfast.
Hot shower is available.
Red Castle
Address :Serushar para, Rajshahi College Rd, Boalia, Rajshahi
Budget:Single (1,350tk/1,600tk) Double(2,000tk/2,500tk)
<Hotel Sukarna International>
The hotel is along crowded street near city center.
2nd floor of the building is front desk.
Room is usual Bangladeshi room.
AC Twin is 3 kinds, 1,000tk/1,400tk/1,600tk.
AC Single is 800tk/900tk。
WIthout AC, Twin is 600tk and SIngle is 400tk.

Hotel Sukarna International
Address :Co-operative Market, Malopara, Rajshahi


Rajshahi - Silk Factory -

Rajshahi is so famous for silk that the city is called "Silk city".
(though I haven't heard anyone calls so)
There is area where many silk factories gather.
I visited one of them and asked if they can show me inside.
A staff kindly took me tour inside.
So, let see the process to make silk sally.
Of course, start from silk worm.
He took some and brought close to me......which made me run away.
Cocoon in silkworm net.
Then, cocoons are boied.
A woman takes silk from boied coccoons.
Silk was taken to machine with help of women.
Any idea what it is?
This big bobbin is for weaving machine.

This process is coloring.
Silk is going to be dyed.
on the roof

A staff has hearing disability.
He seems working like others with weaving machine.
In the factory, anyway you can't hear anything.
I was happy to see one example that person with disability works.

After factory visit, get suvenior? 
In the store, colorful sally, sally, sally.......
Silk sally is over my budget, but my friend got one for 5000tk.
It was very beautiful.

Staff may not speak English, but will kindly show you in the factory.
Each factory has their shop, so you can also go around for shopping.
I personally enjoyed a lot to see inside the factory......except the worm!!



A week has passed since I started writing about this Bogra-Rajshahi trip.
We reached Rajshahi!
It locates 3 aways from Bogra by bus.

The first thing to surprise me is clean and paved road.
 It doesn't seem Bangladesh!!
Though you find Rickshaw on the road.

As we arrived at Rajshahi, we went to see Podda river(Ganges river).
Along the river, snack stands and chairs are found.
But surprisingly, garbage isn't found.

I eat garbage!!

It was a little early for sunset, but we took a boat.
I was afraid that we would be demanded crazy price, but it was 50tk for each.
(Though first price was 150tk for 2 persons)
 Feeling wind on the boat was good.
When we turn to back the garden, sky was gaining color.

It was about 10 minutes ride, but enough to enjoy a short boat trip.
We shared the boat with 3 more Bengali boys.
There would be more people before sunset.
If you prefer quiet boat trip, you may reserve the boat for yourself.
My friend succeeded in taking 1 hour trip for 200tk.(depends on your bargaining skill!)

After boat ride, went to "Coffee Bar" in Podda Garden.
Have a cup of black coffee on the third floor.
I hadn't had drink without sugar(except water) on the trip.
My friend ordered Lassi.
Coffee was 30tk and Lassi was 50tk.
Lassi in Bangladesh tastes totally Doi(yogurt)!
I like it, of course.
If you go west along the river, you will find one more cafe "Master Shef".
Next day I ordered Lassi there, but unfortunately didn't get to see outside well.
Only, Lassi was 10tk cheaper than "Coffee bar".

Many people rally to riverside in the evening.
Seeing sunset seems their reisure.
People stay, talk and eat snacks even late at night.
I can't do that, so went to restaurant for dinner around 6.
(which is still "snack time" for Bengali people)

What is surprising for this Air-Conditioned restaurant?
They have English menu!!
It helps foreign tourists a lot.

My co-worker reccomended fishes in Rajshahi from Podda river.
So, I ordered Irish fish (National fish).
Irish fish is expensive fish, but cheaper than one in Dhaka.
It costed 120tk.
Yes, tasty....only if small born doesn't attack me.

I stop writing here. 
Next time, I will introduce silk factory. 


Bogra -Hotel Information (2) -

Hotel information No.2 starts with our Parjatan Motel.

<Parjatan Motel>
Parjatan Motel was CUTER than I expected.
It was more colorful than I expected.
But actually, it was better than I expected!

Corrider was painted by blue and yellow.

Room is pastel emerald green.

AC TWIN (2200tk)
By the way, front desk was pastel pink.
Though my reservation wasn't made because of miscommunication between head office, I am quite satisfied with my stay there.

Parjatan Motel
Address:Sherpur Road, Banani, Bogra
Budget :1600tk~

<Akboria Hotel>
I asked Bengali where to eat.
He told a restaurant, Akboria.
They also have a hotel, so I dropped by.

GREEN front desk.

PINK doors.....

Room looks......quite normal.

AC Twin room is available for 1000tk.

I ate in Akboria restaurant.
Nann, vegetable curry, Harim and a small cup of yogurt.

I liked the taste though I can't explain the difference.
It costed 100tk.

At night, they share food with poor people in the area.

Akboria Hotel
Address :Kabi Nazrul Islam Rd, Bogra
TEL:051-66997,65732, 65765

<Amir Guest House>
Look for budget hotel?
The room is quite clean.

The hotel located in walking distance to 7mata.
If you look for a place to sleep, it is a choice.
Amir Guest House
Address :Patti, Bogra
TEL:051-51025, 01721-92583


Bogra -Hotel Information (1) -

Bogra hotel information, let me start with high ranked hotel.
<Naz Garden>
This is the highest ranked hotel in Bogra.
There is a pond where you can do fishing and ride a boat(with charge).
This is cafe along the bond.
Terrace seats look nice even though only Bengal fast food is available.
A bar stands a little away from the hotel building.
Yes, this is Muslim country.
Beer is 380tk, a bottle wine is 2600tk.
Let's take a look at rooms.
Standard single room ($35)

Super Delux room ($80)

This is living room for "Presidential sweet room" which costs $200!
The hotel has business center, suvenior shop and so on.
Your stay will be comfortable.
Naz Garden
Address :Silimpur, Bogra-5800
Webpage :
Budget :$35(Single)/$50(Twin)~

<Hotel SIESTA> 
As we walked on road with nothing on our right and left......
Unique design building suddenly appeared.
There were statues of crocodile and dolphin in pond without water.
(Water will be supplied only for events)
Lobby is decorated with bronze statue of horse, spears, portrait of someone...
There were clocks at front desk to show times in the world.
(But somewhy.....the second hands point different ways.) 

2nd floor with modern desgn chairs
I wondered the concept of this hotel....but anyway!
Here are rooms.
Standard room ($35)

Exective sweet ($80)

They brought in Jacuzzi for the first time in Northern Bangladesh as a staff told.
There are pools (for adult and kids)  on the roof.
It must feel good to swim and take a rest on the bench in sunny day.
Excercise machine is availabe if you want to work out during your stay. 
Forgot to tell, all rooms include breakfast.
Hotel lobby looks a little wierd, but staffs are nice (and served tea...),
facility is new since it opened in 2009.

Address :Fuldighi, Banani, Bogra
Webpage :
Budget :$30(Single)/$35(Twin)~