The history of Dakshin Dinajpur dates back to the Sen and Pal dynasties of North Bengal. It shares rich legacies and a rich heritage.
Highly developed civilizations flourished here since archeological excavations have been quite familiar in Dakshin Dinajpur.
The people in this district are heavily dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The four rivers, namely Atreyee, Brahmani, Tangon, and Punarbha, flow through this district and thus is a source of livelihood for a large community of fishermen.
In this article, you will get to know about the following places to visit in Dakshin (South) Dinajpur,
- Dargah of Shah Ata
- Mahipal Dighi Resort
- Dogacha and Danga
- Kaldighi Park
- Angina Bird Sanctuary
Let’s see each of these places in detail.
The historical site of Bangarh is situated in Gangarampur in the Dakshin Dinajpur district.
The ancient city of Bangarh served as the territorial division’s administrative hub and was previously known as Devikota and Kotivarasa. It was a part of the larger Pundravardhana Bhukti administrative region, with Mahasthangarh as its capital during the Chandra, Varman, and Sena eras.
The archeological site of Bangarh reflects the early history of Bengal in the pre-Mauryan period.
Several antique items were found during the excavation of the ruins, like terracotta plaque, bastions and citadels, the basalt head of Buddha, and artifacts from the Shauivaite form of Hinduism from the Pala period.
Recent evidence has found traces of pottery, copper objects, wattle, black and red ware, and daub houses.
2. Dargah of Shah Ata
There is a historical structure called the Dargah of Shah Ata in Gangarampur, close to Dhaldighi Lake.
The structure is a brick and roofless stone mausoleum that serves as Mollah Atar-Uddin or Shah Ata’s final resting place.
The mosque has niches and inscriptions, and the lower portion is built of stone. It stands in the middle of the green field.
3. Mahipal Dighi Resort
Mahipal resort is an eco-resort located near the Mahipal Dighi. The resort has mini houses built on an elevated platform.
The resorts offer you stunning views of the Dighi. From the balconies, you can have a beautiful view of the surrounding.
Local birds often visit the place. If you love photography, you can capture adorable pictures of the lakefront.
The resort staff is very amicable, and the services are fast and reliable. Since the area is pollution free, you can have a great time relaxing amidst the peaceful atmosphere.
As this place is not so crowded, it is perfect for couples to stay and have a good time. It is also a good location for paid fishing.
4. Dogacha and Danga
The forest of Dogacha and Danga is one of the prominent natural attractions of South Dinajpur and is shaded by tall trees.
Through the dense forests, narrow lanes cross, which lead to the main villages and towns. You can stroll through these lanes lazily and also click photos of nature. You can spot many animals and birds in this forest too.
You can also arrange a picnic in the interiors of the forests. The calm atmosphere of the forest and the green shades are ideal for relaxing all day long.
5. Kaldighi Park
Kaldighi Park is one of the lovely tourist spots in South Dinajpur. The park is surrounded by a peaceful ambiance of green trees and has a lake.
Some well-maintained gardens and pavements allow the visitors to stroll around and soak in the natural vibes of the park.
You can sit for hours and witness the serene Kaldighi lake. There are many areas to sit back and relax. There are also rides for children. Undoubtedly, people of all ages can come here and spend a good time here.
6. Angina Bird Sanctuary
Angina Bird Sanctuary, situated under the Kumarganj block of the South Dinajpur district, attracts thousands of tourists.
Many species of migratory birds come every year to Angina wetland during the emergence of winter and delight the visitors.
According to the South Dinajpur tourism department, the Angina Bird Sanctuary attracts innumerable tourists during the peak season. For this reason, the department has also taken many initiatives to implement facilities.
Tourists come from neighboring districts like Malda and Raiganj of North Dinajpur. Picnic parties throng the area, particularly from December to January.
These are some of the famous places to visit in Dakshin Dinajpur.
This district boasts rich cultural, historical, and natural attractions. These are peaceful tourist destinations and weekend getaways for visitors.
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