Thakurgaon is one of the more pleasant towns in northern Bangladesh, with beautiful scenery and few motor vehicles. Very few foreign tourists visit as there are no attractions as such, but for some this very dearth of visitors will be the attraction.
If you’re interested in seeing what local NGOs are doing, visit the office of the Humanitarian Agency for Development Services (HADS) and its farm on the southwestern edge of town. To arrange a visit drop by the HADS Guesthouse (which we don’t recommend you stay in). There’s also a Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Services Project (RDRS) office here.