Sir J.C. Bose Complex

Published:  12:00 AM, 07 January 2017

An extraordinary place for travel

An extraordinary place for travel
Sir J.C. Bose Complex is located at Rarikhal, Dhaka-Dohar Highway, Sreenagar, Munshiganj. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (30 November 1858 - 23 November 1937) was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made very significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundation of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent. He is sometimes considered the father of Bengali science fiction.

He was born in Munshiganj, Bengal Presidency, (present-day Bangladesh). His early life started in Kolkata, but his paternal house is still there in Rarikhal, Sreenagar, Munshiganj. Now, his birthplace has turned into a park-like memorial complex. It is a perfect place for a day out with your family.  If you want to go there it would be better to ride on a bus moving towards Mawa to Sreenagar. On the way to Sreenagar make sure that you confirm the helper of your bus to slow down at Rarikhal Bus Stop.

There are several modes of transport available from Dhaka to Munshiganj. The bus services are "Nayan Paribahan", "Dighir par Paribahan" and "Dhaka Transport", all of the buses starts from "Gulistan" of Dhaka. It will cost you 60-80 taka, and will require 1 hrs to 2 hrs bus journey depending upon the road traffic. Also, you can hire CNG auto rickshaw from the "Postogola", and it will take 250-350 taka to reach Muktarpur Bridge. Remember, if you are hiring CNG, make sure who will provide the toll of the bridge. For your information, the toll fee is 20 taka. So, negotiate with the driver of CNG about who will provide the toll.

Though the district is just beside Dhaka, still it's hard to find a suitable hotel in the district. This is the reason may be people from Dhaka come here for a single day trip. But anyway, if you need to stay at Munshiganj town, you can stay at "Hotel Comfort" this place is one of the best in the town and another one is "Hotel Three star International".  There are so many local restaurants available around this place. Therefore, one can have food at a reasonable price.

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