If you want to understand and explore what life is like in Bangladesh, Bogra is the place for you. This is where travellers mostly stop when they are enroute to other holiday spots in Bangladesh. The oldest river settlement can be found around Bogra and it's an hour's journey from the main center.
You may find Bogra a little crowded and chaotic and though there is not much to see here, it's one of the most significant cities in Bangladesh. Mahasthangarh and Paharpur are two essential tourist spots that are located in close proximity to Bogra, where Paharpur is home a Buddhist monastery, which is the biggest in the country. If history and architecture are on your mind, you must visit these two cities.
There are tons of hotels in Bogra, and you should have no trouble picking one that fits your budget.