Location of Mahasthangarh
Mahasthangarh archaeological tourist destination is in Shibganj upazila of Bogura district. It is located 13 km north of the city of Bogura, beside the Bogura-Dhaka highway. Beside it is a small stream of the Karatoya river flowing. There are buses direct from Dhaka and it takes about four and a half hours to reach via Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge across the Jamuna River. Buses are also available from Bogura and there are rickshaws for local travel. Apart from this, rental cars are also available from Dhaka or Bogura. Traveling on a rental car can be re-routed, or if you want, you can visit Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Naogaon.
How to go
From Dhaka to Bogura by bus
Buses to get to Bogura are available from the capital Dhaka, Gabtali, Mohakhali, Shyamoli, Abdullahpur, Kalyanpur. Among them, Shyamoli Paribahan (02-900331), SR Travels (01711-394801), Hanif Enterprise (01713-402671), Ekota Paribahan (01712-287730), Babul Enterprise, SA Paribahan (01916-712614), Shah Fateh Ali Paribahan are notable.
From Dhaka to Bogura by train
From Dhaka, Lalmoni and Rangpur Express trains go through Bogura. So, you can ride on these trains to go to Bogura. Rangpur Express train leaves Dhaka at 9 am daily and Lalmoni Express at 10:10 pm. Rangpur and Lalmoni Express trains are closed on Sundays and Fridays respectively.
From Bogura city, you can easily get to Mahasthangarh with a bus or CNG-generated autorickshaw.
Where to stay
There are various quality hotels and motels for nightly stay in Bogura. Among the good quality hotels are Porzoton Motel, Naz Garden, Northway Motel, Safeway Motel, Motel Castle MH, Century Motel, Hotel Sista, Hotel Akbaria, Redchilles Chinese Restaurant and Residential Hotel.
General quality hotels include Hotel Al-Amin, Hotel Royal Palace, Hotel Sun View, Hotel Rajamani, Hotel Honey Day, Hotel Aziz.