Rabindranath Tagore’s memorial Shilaidah
Rabindranath Tagore’s memorial Shilaidah. The memorial house of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore is known as Rabindra Kuthibari located in Khorshedpur village of Shilaidah Union of Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia. It is only 15 km from Kushtia city. The main building with an area of about 33 bighas has been constructed on two and a half bighas of land. Kuthibari of Rabindranath Tagore with 18 rooms and three floors.
There are many stories about the naming of Kushtia. The name Kushtia is derived from the local Kosta word as jute was once grown in this district. According to Hamilton’s Gazette, the name Kushtia was derived from the local people calling it Kushti. According to many, Kushtia derives its name from the French word ‘kushtah’. The word ‘Kushtah’ means ash island.
It is said that the city of Kushtia originated during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan around Kushti Port. Since 1958, Kuthibari in Shilaidah is under the supervision of the Directorate of Archaeology. Currently it is being used as Shilaidah Rabindra Kuthibari Museum. The museum houses pictures of poet Rabindranath Tagore from different periods, useful items.
Dhaka to Kushtia
If you want to go from Dhaka, you can go by bus or train. If you go by bus, you have to get off at Kushtia Majampur Gate by New SB Super Deluxe, Shyamoli, Hanif bus. Bus fare is Tk 450 to Tk 500 for Non AC and Tk 600 to Tk 650 for AC.
If you want to go by train, you have to take Sundarban Express or Chitra Express. Sundarban Express in the morning and Chitra Express in the evening leave from Kamalapur Railway Station. If you go by train, you have to get down at Poradah and Bheramara stations. Then take CNG to Kushtia city.
way to go
Shilaidah Rabindra Kuthibari is easily accessible from Kushtia by autorickshaw, easybike or other transport.
Kuthibari Museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm during summer. Open daily from 9am to 5pm during winter. However, the museum is temporarily closed from 1 pm to 1.30 pm every day. The museum is closed every Sunday of the week and open from 2 pm on Monday.
where will you stay
There are several good quality residential hotels within the city of Kushtia. Some of the better quality hotels include Hotel Noor International, Hotel River View.
where to eat
There are several good quality restaurants for dining. Jahangir Hotel, Shilpi Hotel are quite good. And Kushtia’s famous sesame khwaja and kulfi malai must be eaten.