Drive from the hotel to the Damra River Terminal. Embark on the boat. Have three hour's cruise on the river Shitalakhya. Make a stop at a place called Murapara to visit the Jamindar Palace. Have little refreshment or lunch on board. Get back to the terminal to get on the bus for your way back to the hotel.
Shitalakshya River originates from the Old Brahmaputra and bifurcates into two courses at Toke in Gazipur district. One of the courses named the Banar flows southwest and at Lakpur is renamed as the Shitalakshya. It then flows east of Narayanganj town. The Shitalakshya falls into the Dhaleshwari near Kalagachhiya. The length of the river is about 110 km and the width near Narayanganj is about 300 m but reduces to about 100 m in the upper reach.
Murapara Jamindar’s Palace
Situated in a very calm and tranquil area on the bank of Buriganga River, this double storied palace is a 20th Century structure. Local tax collectors were called ‘Jamindars’ and since the palace was built by the Jamindar, it is commonly known as the Murapara Jamindar’s Palace. Currently this building is being used as the premise for local degree college.