Rajshahi one of the administrative divisions of Bangladesh and is popularly known as ‘Silk City’. It is one of the seven metropolitan cities of Bangladesh. Rajshahi is located on the banks of Padma River in Western Bangladesh, sharing its border with India. A part of ancient region of Pundravardhana, the city of Rajshahi was founded in the year 1634. Since centuries, this city has been ruled by Rajas, Maharajas and Zamindars. During the British Raj, Rajshahi was also known as Beuleah and was the administrative headquarter of eastern Bengal.
Rajshahi is famous for its sweetmeat that is sold only in this city in whole country. Rajshahi is also the most enthusiastic city of Bangladesh in terms of sports as it has maximum number of stadiums in the country. Rajshahi is named Silk city because the silk and silk products of this city are acknowledged worldwide for its quality. The types of silk produced in Rajshahi are eri silk, mulberry silk and tassar silk. Apart from silk, it is also famous for many tourist attractions. Some of the tourist attractions of Rajshahi are:
· Varendra Research Museum, the oldest museum of Bangladesh
· Shrine of Hazrat Shah Mokhdum
· Borokuthi compound
· Horagram bazaar
· Shaheb Bazar which includes shopping malls, markets, business offices etc
· Puthia Temple Complex, featuring ancient Hindu temples