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Introducing Rangpur

Always a major transit point for the northern half of the old Rajshahi division, Rangpur became the capital of the newly created Rangpur division in 2010. The small city houses lovely central streets, but opens up into a quieter, spread-out area, dotted with Raj-era architecture, including the splendid Carmichael College and Tajhat Palace.

It’s possible to visit some of Bangladesh’s fascinating chars from here. The beautiful Kantanagar Temple is also within range, and Rangpur is the closest major town to the Indian border at Burimari.