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Shilaidah has the typical enchanting natural beauty of a typical countryside of Bangladesh. The grand Padma has added to its beauty. Shilaidah was a part of the Tagore Zamindari for centuries. The old Kuthi Bari was built by the grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore. But when the river Padma threatens its existence Kuthi Bari was dismantled and another Kuthi Bari was built by Rabindranath’s grandfather Darokanath’s direction which is now a tourist attraction. It’s a three storied terraced bunglow built by brick, timber, corrugated tin sheets and Raniganj tiles most of which came from the old Kuthi Bari. It was decorated nicely and its design & decoration carried out that times cultural development.

Rabindranath Tagore spent most of is adolescences here in Shilaidah’s Kuthi Bari. When he took the responsibility of looking after the Zamindari, he came here frequently. He was very much touched by the scenic beauty of the place and that is why his most famous work is written here like: - the songs of Gitanjali, Gitimalya, Soner Tori, Chitra, Kotha O Kahini, Chokher Bali etc. To see and to feel the richness of Bengali literature one should pay a visit to Shilaidah and they will realize that why our literature is so bind up with our land, culture and people.

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