Welcome to Rajshahi
The Padma's riverbank affords pleasant views. In the late afternoon, a carnival-like atmosphere pervades with people strolling and chatting, children playing and vendors selling tea, ice cream and other snacks.
Looking across the vast flood plain, you will see India (the border is about 2km beyond the opposite bank), where the river is called the Ganges. In the dry season, it's sometimes possible to walk across the riverbed, which aids the thriving smuggling trade along the border. Boats will take you for a river ride (Tk 20), but it's advisable not to set foot on the other bank (Sona Masjid is the nearest official border crossing).