Uttara Ganabhaban reopens for visitors

The Uttara Ganabhaban in Natore has been opened again for the visitors after eight months of break. Entrance to there remained suspended for visitors due to Covid-19 situation. 

Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Natore Md Shahriaz formally opened the Uttara Ganabhaban for visitors at 11:00 am on Monday. 

The District Administration imposed a ban on the entrance of visitors inside the Uttara Ganabhaban from March 19 due to detection of Coronavirus in the country. From now on, any person would be able to visit there against purchasing of tickets. Deputy Commissioner Md Shahriaz said that the visitors must enter the Uttara Ganabhaban maintaining social distance and wearing facemasks. 

The Uttara Ganabhaban is located at Dighapatia beside the Natore-Bogra highway, some 2.4 kilometers off Natore district town. It is also known as Dighapatia Rajbari.

Raja Doyaram Roy, who was the Dewan of Rani Bhavanee, first built the palace there. 

Later, Raja Pramada Nath Roy rebuilt the whole palace complex.

The Dighapatia Palace was made Dighapatia Governor House on July 24 in 1967 by the governor of erstwhile East Pakistan. After the independence, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the Dighapatia Governor House as Uttara Gonobhaban on February 9 in 1972.