Rangpur -Hotel Information-

This time, I will tell Rangpur hotel information.
<Parjatan Motel>
Parjatan Motel has expansive grounds with grass and tree. (There are Mango tree, too)
Huge space for reception.
I found a mattress which is famous in Rangpur.
Room seems a little old.

Matress was too soft, water smelled a bit iron.... but it will be OK unless you look for fancy place.
My friend who stayed another room said he enjoyed room.
He prefers modern room to old room with atmosphere.
I had litchi from Dinajpur with me....and one told me to hang litchi to keep it good.
So, tried.
On the wall.
Litchi survived, good.
By the way....I came from Dinajpur and could get off just in front of Parjatan Motel.
You may need to wait for a while, but you can also get on bus in front of Motel's gate. Convenient.
Parjatan Motel
Address :  R.K. Road
TEL : 0521-63681
Budget : AC/2,500, NonAC/1,900

<RDRS Guest House>
This guest house run by NGO has good reputation.
Room is well mantained.
Not only room, but also conference room is available.
The organization works for the rural poor.
Guest will find some information about this NGO in lobby or corridor.
There is a showroom besides the guest room.
These are products rural people made with help of RDRS.
If you are interested, you can learn about the NGO and their activities.
However, be careful. 
Gate will be closed by 11pm.
Guest has to come back/check in before 11pm.
RDRS Guest House
Address : Jail Road, Radhaballv, Rangpur
TEL : 0521-62893,62767
E-mail : gh@rdsrangpur.org/gh.rdrs@gmail.com
Webpage : 
Room Rate :Standard(W)-1,999, (S)1,499
Deluxe(W)-2,560, (S)2,090
Extra mattress- 604

<Hotel North View> 
The hotel is recently opened.
"5 star hotel in Rangpur" is a volunteer who lives there told me.
I couldn't take pictures of room because there was no empty room at that time.
So instead, view from balcony next to lobby.

Even though you don't stay there, restaurant can be nice for dinner.
Hotel North View
Address : Central Point, 97/1 Central Road, Paira Chattar, Rangpur
TEL : 0521-55405,6
E-mail :

<Hotel Golden Tower>
Japanese guidebook says entrance is difficult to find.
Yes, it was.
Good luck, I found......so let's take a look at a room.
 This room AC room for 2 people.
Thinking price and quality, it has balance.
I think it is good as a middle class hotel.

Hotel Golden Tower
Address : Heart of the town Station Road, Rangpur
TEL : 0521-65920,61169
Budget : AC/W -1,200, S-800 NonAC/W-500-600, S-250

<Hotel Royal>
The last one is budget guesthouse which is located along Station Rd.
 Room is.......as you see.
 Bathroom is maintained clearn.
What's important is it is super cheap.
If you only need place to sleep, it is one of your choices.

Hotel Royal
Address : 3/4th floor, Monshol Bhobon, Station Road, Rangpur
TEL : 0521-63699
Budget : W-200, S-100/150


Rangpur(1) -Satranjee Palli-

After Dinajpur, I moved to Rangpur.
It was about 2 hour journey by bus via Saidpur.
There are many buses going, so it isn't difficult to get one.(find bus with yellow flag!)

What is famous in Rangpur?
Carpet/mattress called Strangee.

So, let's check it out!
A factory is about 15 minutes from Rangpur city.
I was supposed to take auto from bus station near Parjatan Motel.
I went to bus station, asked
"How to go to Shapnapuri?" instead of "Satranjee".
Oh.....I should have realized when a staff said 72tk for the ticket.
It shouldn't cost that much.

Anyway I took wrong bus, rode almost 1 hour.
The bus ran in middle of nowhere.......field, field......
Something wrong.
"How long will it take more......?"
"You are going to go to the last stop, still some way."
Then I realized.

To go to Satranjee, I had to go back to the bus station again and start from there.
It was totally different way.
However, I couldn't get off bus in middle of nowhere.
Everyone tried to help me, talked to me in Bengali, in Arabic, in strange English.
Bus staffs stopped the bus coming from otherside, led me get on.
Then, he told to the driver to take me to right place and even told I didn't have to pay for bus ticket to the way back.
As I arrived at bus station, people got Rikshaw for me to go to Stranjee.

I was tired.....but that people made me so happy.
All the people were trying to help a lost foreigner.

So I finally came to Stranjee Para by Rikshaw.
(what's so sorry....Rikshaw requested to pay me more when we arrived. I was happy with that bus people, and the feeling has gone.....I fought hard against the Rikshaw)

Factory is next to show room.
A man rolling up strings.
Strings are so colorful and vivid.

Girls weaving small mattress.
 She is weaving the bigger mattress.

They are so friendly.
It is unfortunate for those who doesn't speak Bengali that workers don't speak English well....but they welcomed me and led me walk around in the factory.

This is show room next to the factory.

Bag, bathmat, place mat..... e.t.c...
These look good, don't it??
Satranjee is easy access from Rangpur(no need to take bus for 1 hour).
Visiting factory will be interesting expereience.

Satranjee Palli
Address:Stranjee Para, Nishbetgonj, Rnagpur
Tel : 01755574555/01713993757
E-mail :
Webpage : http://www.satranjeepalli.com/