This dataset consists of images and annotations in Bengali. The images are human annotated in Bengali by two adult native Bengali speakers. All popular image captioning datasets have a predominant western cultural bias with the annotations done in English. Using such datasets to train an image captioning system assumes that a good English to target language translation system exists and that the original dataset had elements of the target culture. Both these assumptions are false, leading to the need of a culturally relevant dataset in Bengali, to generate appropriate image captions of images relevant to the Bangladeshi and wider subcontinental context. The dataset presented consists of 9,154 images.