Gaud, pronounced Gour is a site of historical importance located in the India-Bangladesh border was a medieval kingdom that great heights in Pre-Muslim and Muslim eras from the 12th-14th centuries. It was the capital of the whole Bengal on the time of the Buddhist Pala dynasty during the 7th-12th century. The Hindu Senas established their capital here, after which the Khiljis from Turkistan took control for three centuries, to be followed in the late 15th century by the Afghans. Under the Afghans, Gaud became a prosperous city, surrounded by fortified castle and a trench. Affluent with temples, mosques, and palaces, the city was visited by traders and merchants from all over Central Asia, Arabia, Persia, and China. This is a rich place to visit for history lovers.
Location: Chapai Nawabganj, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Time in the history: 7th-15th century.
Rulling: Sena Dynasty, Pala Dynasty, Mughal, Afgan.
Attractions: Chota Sona Mosque, Darasbari Mosque, Chamchika or Khania Dhigi Mosque, Tahkhana Complex, Dhunichak Mosque etc.