Bangladesh Geography Travel

The Top 31+ Beautiful Places to Visit in Bangladesh

September 25, 2016
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Bangladesh is a land of flora and fauna rivers and rivulets, villages and hamlets, hills and hillocks, silvery sea-shores and blessed with six seasons. It’s a beautiful country to explore. But due to lack of knowledge, many people don’t choose this country for backpacking. I hope you’ll  love to visit in Bangladesh after reading the description below. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of nature of Bangladesh disguised and concealed for so long.

Sundarbans

The Sundarbans, declared as a  UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest mangrove forest in the world. It comprises of the southern part of Bangladesh and a part of India where the most part is in Bangladesh.

sundarbans

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Tourist attractions:

  • It’s the only abode of world famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Besides, it has a mob of spotted deer, monkeys, different colorful birds, etc. to enjoy.
  • To have the full thrill of adventure in Sundarban spent 3-4 days here. Enter to the deep forest and walk through the road of Tiger where you can get panic seeing the footprint of the tiger. But hardly you’ve a chance to meet with the the Tiger.
  • Stay in the hotel for accommodation but when you are in the forest, people usually stay in the launch.

Keokradong

The fifth highest mountain (1230 meters) of Bangladesh, Keokaradong is located in 30km away from the Ruma sadar Upazilla in Bandarban.

keokaradang

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Tourist attractions:

  • This place is full of beauty where you can see big and small mountains and hills. The area is enriched with dense forest, birds, and animals.
  • You’ll be charmed by the dazzling green hill, zigzag path, cool fountains, hide and seek game of the clouds,hilly roads side on the top of the hill.
  • White clouds covered all around  during the rain and golden ray at the evening is the best moment in keokradong.It’s not possible to describe the sun rise and the night of the Keokradong if you never see it. The night is very cold, you’ll need double blanket.

You’ve to walk 14km to reach the highest peak. You’ll find a tiny village named darjeeling para 1km away from the highest peak. When you’ll reach the highest peak, you’ll feel a great achievement.

It’s a laborious job, so you need to have patience all the way long walking. Bring sufficient amount of saline water and first aid. Finally, behave properly with the local people then you’ll have great help at the time of need.

Sreemangal

Or Srimangal a picturesque hilly area, 75km south of Sylhet is the tea center of Bangladesh. This part of the land where you see leading tea estates forming a perennially green carpet on the sloping hills. You’ll find out the magnificent dense Lowacherra Forest, 8km east of the small town. Don’t miss these: Rainforest and Madhabpur Tea Gardens Lake and other tea estates across this hilly region. Recently Grand Sultan hotel, a 5-star category destination has been built along the hilly tea estates. It’s truly awesome. ShreeMongal is widely traveled through Rail network.

Ratargul, Sylhet

Ratargul, the only swamp forest in Bangladesh is located in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet. The beauty is bloomed mainly in rainy season.

In gwainghat hire boat and heads towards island like place from where again hire a small boat for ratargul forest. Here it will cost BDT 200-500 for exploring ratargul forest. It’s better to hire traditional boat instead of engine boat where it’s shakiness will give you real experience of the boat riding.

ratargul

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Tourist attractions:

  • Most of the trees here are ‘koroch’ trees, a spot of attraction for the botanist. The reflection of the koroch tree on the crystal clear water of Chengir Khal creates mesmerizing ambiance.
  • Freshwater swamp forest is a good source of local fishes during rainy season. Besides, monkeys, lizards, birds insects, green spiders, birds etc are available to offer you flavor of Amazon forest.
  • Ratargul will provide you very adventurous and scary feeling. During boat riding the low hanging branches will hit you slightly and again you may stuck in the narrow gap between the trees what make your ride more daring.
  • Monsoon, in the month of July and August is the best time for visiting ratargul which gets submerged under 20 to 30 feet water in some part and rest of the year the water level is 10 feet.

Report and take permission from the forest office for exploring Ratargul and they’ll manage boat for you. Don’t hire from outside as there might be the possibility of be hijacked. Don’t throw anything here and there and don’t destroy the nature.

Sada Pathor, Bholaganj

sada pathor, bholaganj

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Sada pathor (zero point) is a  picturesque canvas located at Bholagonj in Sylhet. Sada pathor means ‘white stone’.

Tourist attraction:

  • Crystal clear water, mesmerizing ambiance and the the whiteness of the stones is definitely going to bewitch you. You can also take your shower here with cold and soothing water. But if you can’t swim then avoid swimming here.
  • You’ll astonish to see the bonding of the hills, clouds, white stones and the depth of the river.
  • Cold melodious sound of water flow, sunrise, sunset and moonlit night will soothe your body and mind and make you lively and fresh.

Take CNG from Amberkhana, Sylhet towards Doyar bazar. Then heads towards sadapathor in Bholaganj by boat.

As Bholaganj is still an unknown place so don’t take any kind of risk during the journey.

Tinpa Saiter

The adventurous waterfall, Tinpa Saiter is for the most daring tourist who love to travel in the steep path for seeking the beauty of nature. It’s located at Royangchori in Bandarban. Saiter means waterfall. You need to walk 40km to reach the destination.

At first come to Bandarban and heads towards Royangchori. From there you will go to small Upazilla town. Now the walking starts. You’ll love the the jhiri path during the whole journey of walking.

After climbing hills, walking along zigzag path and embracing the clouds you’ll reach ‘poikkhong para’. After taking rest and having meal, start walking again for Ronin para.

At Ronin para you can enjoy the accommodation and meal at the house of the tribes.

Again the journey starts and climb up one hill to another hill and and a short break at Debachora para.

Again the Jhiri path to hills to finally the main destination Tinpa Soitar.

So you can see it’s a long journey and a lot of places to pass for reaching the destination.

Tourist attractions:

  • You’ll love the Jhiripath all the way during the journey.
  • Climbing up hills, hospitality of the tribes, hiking, crossing daring canals, holding the clouds in your grip all are very adventurous and risky in some cases, which is only for the adventurous people.
  • The boulders in front of the waterfall give a unique panoramic view of the waterfall. The stream is fierce and flows terribly.
  • After the long laborious and hopeless journey, the waterfall is a mesmerizing view. It’ll bring peace inside you and refill your mind with new hope and aspiration.

You must ake permission from the army. Bring saline water and dry food with you for long 40km hiking and take malaria medicine before starting your journey.

Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban

An architectural masterpiece, Jatiyo Sangsad bhaban is designed by an American architect and Yale University Professor, Louis I. Kahn. It’s the Parliament of Bangladesh located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.

Though its construction started in 1964 but ends after the Liberation war in 1982.

national_assembly_of_bangladesh

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Tourist attractions:

  • The architectural design gives the sense of modernism. The natural light reflects in the form of triangles, circle, and rectangle due to the geometrical windows. It’s simply majestic!
  • As it’s a Parliament, so you can guess there’ll be a tight security. So take permission to have access.
  • But outside view is also great! Must have a look from the Lake Road where the reflection of the moat is guaranteed! It looks beautiful at night when it’s adorned with colorful lightings.

Nijhum deep

If you are looking for any calm and peaceful environment for healing your heart or want to get rid of boredom which seems incurable, surely you can choose Nijhum deep for exploring. It means island of serenity, island of tranquility. It’s an offshore island raised on the estuary of the Meghna channel in the mouth of the Bay of Bengal, 2 km southwest of Hatia under Noakhali district.

nijum dip

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Tourist attractions:

  • The island covered with small grasses looks like a green carpet island.
  • The mangrove forest, a  mob of spotted deer, monkeys and snakes and 35 species of birds, are mainly the attractions of the tour.
  • You can start the journey from Sadarghat launch terminal in the afternoon so that you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the rivers in the moonlight. After reaching there, you can have silent boat trip through narrowed creeks to observe wildlife including deer and honey collection.

Sajek valley

We explore different beautiful valleys of the world spending lots of money and time. But the fact is we also possess beautiful valley named Sajek Valley, which is a must to go place for visiting.

Imagine you are floating on the cloud and again you are embracing the cloud. How is it?Yes, you must visit here to have this experience in reality.

It’s situated in Rangamati district at Upazilla baghaichari. It’s the largest Union in Bangladesh. Though it’s location is in Rangamati but it’s easy to travel from Khagrachari. So people start their journey from khagrachari.

sajek

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Tourist attractions:

  • Floating on the cloud, lying on her lap, touching, again embracing, you won’t get this delightful moment unless you visit here. Its view is more soothing in the evening.
  • Its intimacy with the people is increasing day by day. But once it was the visiting place for only adventurous people as it was insecure and risky place. Now Bangladesh Army has established their camp. So many people are now coming to visit here. You can also have some nice clicks on the helipad.
  • You can also watch Lusai hill of India from here which is the origin of Karnafuli River.
  • On the way to the Sajek from “Khagrachari“, you’ll get New Zealand Para“, the only farmland in this hilly region.

St. Martin Island

St Martin’s Island is the marine paradise of Bangladesh. Want to get rid of maddening and suffocating life? Come here to visit this stunning island in the weekend with your friends and family.

It’s the only coral Island located in the northern part of the Bay of Bengal, 9km south of the Cox’s Bazar-teknaf mainland.

saint martin island

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Tourist attractions:

  • It’s called ‘Narikel Jinjira’ by the local people as it’s surrounded by coconut trees. Again, some call it ‘Daruchini Dip’ for the mesmerizing island and illusive blue crystal water of the Bay of Bengal.
  • It’s the blending of sea, sun and palm trees.Travelers love white beaches bordered by tall coconut tree and illusive crystal water that creep onto the sand. You can enjoy speed boat and engine boat here.  
  • If you are heading from Cox’s Bazar, hire bus, micro or ‘Chander gari’ for the destination. But if you’re from Dhaka, hire Teknaf going bus like- Hanif, Unique paribahan, Saint martin Paribahan etc. and reach the island by ship.
  • For food, you can get lots of green coconut at the cheapest rate. Again it’s famous for ‘shutki’. Besides, fish like crab, lobster are popular. You can get Rupchanda, prawn, koral fry etc. People lots of pickles for their friends and family.
  • It has an isolated deep called chera deep which is another attraction of the tour. The word ‘chera’ denotes broken. It got divided from the main island during tide. You can see lots of colorful living and dead corals which you’ll find interesting to collect.

Nafakhum

Nafakhum is the largest waterfall in Bangladesh. Wide open sky over the head, roaring sound of the waterfall, hide and seek of the shades and lights make the place blissful!

It’s situated in Sangu River at remote place Remakri of Thanchi Upazilla in Bandarban.

‘Khum’ in Marma language means waterfall. In Remakri river, fish named ‘nafa’ is available. Its specialty is to move against the wave. So when they try to reach the waterfall, they jump against the wave and caught by the fisherman at the moment.

nafakhum

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Tourist attractions:

  • If you want to reach nafakhum, come to Bandarban first. Next, drive to Tindu for 3 hours and then head towards remakri by boat for 3 hours. Finally, you’ll get nafakhum by walking 3 hours from Remakri.
  • Hills and mountains, stony lake, rivers all these combinations will give a feeling of an imaginary scene in your dream. You’re sure to get lost for a moment listening to the melody of the waterfall.
  • In the month of September-October, you can see the real beauty of the waterfall. Water falling from the height forcefully and strike the downward calm water creating a dense fog all around which you can’t feel without watching!

Old Dhaka:

The Old Dhaka is the heart of Dhaka, beginning with Mughal dynasty throughout  the English regime.The old monuments speak of its history and the lifestyle of the then Mughal and British period. Again the temple and mosques tell about the spiritual side.

Here the life flows from the boats on the Buriganga River to evergreen and fresh green park and university campuses.

A few destinations of Old dhaka are given below:

        Ahsan Manzil Museum

Massive and elegant building built by Nawab Abdul Gani is located at Kurmitola. He was the rich landlord in the city. Once it was the official residential Palace of the Dhaka Nawab Family.

ahsan manzil

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Tourist attractions

  • You can explore here 23 galleries exhibiting household articles, portraits, furniture and utensils                              used by the  Nawabs.
  • It has long staircase at the front, for the entrance, surrounded by green field and trees which have                          become the place of picnic and get together.

       

       Dhakeshwari Temple 

Dhakeshwari Temple is the center of Hindu religion build by Ballalasena. It’s state-owned Temple located near Bakshi Bazar at Dhakeshwari road, Dhaka. It’s a heritage place which is considered as National Temple. ‘Dhakeshwari’ means ‘Goddess of Dhaka.dhakeshwari temple photo credit: Google Royalty free          

It’s open for all and people from different religion can visit here. The largest celebration of Hindus, known as  Durga Puja is held in this temple.

One thing you need to remember is that, if you are from different religion, don’t  touch worshippers or their  food as they consider it wasted.

       Chawk Bazaar

The age-old Chawk Bazaar becomes the center of meeting place of the Muslim community during Ramadan. It turns into iftar hub where hundreds of people come to collect iftar for breaking their fast.

chawk bazar

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You can get Iftar items like- suti kabab, boro baper pola, mutton kabab, fried pigeon, doi bora etc.

It’s located in old Dhaka but during Ramadan people from all around Dhaka and sometimes outside people come here to buy iftar.

       Sonargaon

 Sonargaon is a historic place located near industrial river port of Narayanganj, Dhaka.

 It’s the oldest capital of Bengal also known as ‘the city of Panam’.

Sonargaon

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You can find here folk arts and the craft museum for exploring where you can have the flavor of the past time.  It’s an excellent representation of old museum and Mughal Palace.

       Lalbagh Fort

An incomplete, 17th-century fort, located in Old Dhaka is built by Prince Mohammad Azam. It’s situated on the bank of Buriganga river.

lalbagh fort

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            Tourist attractions:

  • The monuments are the Lalbagh Mosque, Audience Hall, the tomb of Pori Bibi, Hammam of Nawab Shaista Khan.
  • It was the scene of bloody battle in 1857 A.D, during the 1st war of independence.

           So visit here and have knowledge in history and culture of old times

Hatir Jheel

It’s a combination of lake, park, and bridge, inaugurated in 2013. When the Dhaka city was getting dead due to environment pollution, it came as a breath of fresh air.

hatijheel

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Tourist attractions:

  • It’s at the centre of Dhaka surrounded by Tejgaon, Badda, Banasree, Magbazar, Niketon, Gulshan making the perfect transportation system in Dhaka.
  • Thousands of people come here especially at night to view the wonderful lighting and its reflection on the water gives an elegant view of the lake. You’ll start clicking unknowingly for such a stunning view even if you are not a photographer.

Sadarghat River Port

Sadarghat River Port is the largest river port in the world. This dynamic and busy port is located on the Buriganga River.

sadarghat

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Tourist attractions:

  • You’ll see people and cargo loaded and unloaded in the ghat and people and passengers; all are rushing from here to there all the time.
  • In the ghat, you’ll notice many kids picking the plastics and hawkers selling their things to meet the poverty.
  • You can also ride a boat awaiting for the passengers in the ghat. It’ll cost 5 tk each.

Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach

Cox’s Bazar, the longest sea beach (120 km long) in the world, is located in the eastern coastline of Bangladesh. It’s declared as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

coxs bazar sea beach

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Tourist attractions:

  • The vast sky and sea merge to let you know about their unity. You can enjoy the fiery sun rising from the sea and again sinking  under the sea in the evening. The beach sparkles like the pearl when light falls on the sand.
  • You’ll get markets near the shore selling jewellery, show-piece etc. made of shells and again you can get stitched and unstitched clothes.
  • Walking along the sea beach at moonlit night, soft light of the moon over the head, the roar of the waves and cold touch of the wind, will make you nostalgic.

Kuakata

Kuakata is famous for its panoramic view of the sea beach. The word Kuakata originates from English word ‘well’ dug on the sea shore for collecting drinking water by Rakhine people. It’s located in the south-west coastal area 70 km away from district headquarters of Patuakhali. The sea beach is about 6 km wide and 30 km long.

It’s an excellent combination of incredible natural beauty, blue sky, sandy beach, evergreen forest and a huge expanse of water of the Bay.

kuakata

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Tourist attractions:

  • It has become a unique place for enjoying the full rising and setting of the crimson sun in the peaceful and calm environment.
  • In ‘Rash Purnima’ and ‘Maghi Purnima’ Hindu and Buddhist devotee come here for the celebration. It’s the place of Pilgrimage of the Hindus and Buddhist followers.
  • Kuakata is an abode of the winter migratory  birds. So it becomes the meeting place for bird watchers and bird lovers who eagerly await for this season to come.
  • Forest, series of coconuts bordering the beach, surfing waves, boat plying with colorful sails, towering cliff, everything touches the mind of the tourists.
  • Time  comes to stand still when you are going to have clicks. So you can expect to have some nice clicks!
  • There can be a good opportunity to have fishing trip if you can offer some money to the fisherman in the boat. So you can buy undoubtedly fresh fish from the sea.
  • You can visit Buddhist Temple nearby where contains an idol of Gautam Buddha. You can find 200-year-old wells in that place.
  • The Gangamati Reserved Forest is the small mangrove forest you can see there and it’s the portion of the Sundarbans.

Safari Park, Gazipur

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur is one of the best latest tourist additions in the country. You will get the taste of visiting wild Africa there. It is close to Gazipur city, and one can go for a day trip if visiting from Dhaka.

Visiting Time: It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur is the new tourist attraction where you can have the flavor of exploring wild Africa. You can have one day trip if visiting from Dhaka.

the difference between zoo and safari park is, in zoo animals are confined where in the safari park jungles are maintained. People visit all around the jungle by bus inside.

Entry fees for adult cost 50tk where for kids above 2 years is 20tk. Tuesday is a government holiday. Otherwise, it’s open from 8 am- 5 pm.

For food, you have to buy from restaurants inside the park which are little bit expensive.

safari park, gazipur

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Positive thing:

  • Large area with a fresh and clean environment.
  • Fish aquarium, crocodiles, monkey and foreign birds
  • 9D cinema studio
  • A small lake
  • Adventure trip to watch Lion and Tiger
  • Riding facility on elephant

Negative things:

  • Bad transportation from highway to park gate
  • Not enough animals
  • No tent for visitors in case of bad weather
  • Poor AC condition in the bus
  • No security guard in the bus

Shat Gombuj Mosque

Shat Gombuj Mosque, built by Khan Jahan Ali in 1459 is the largest and magnificent mosque in the country. You may get confused with the name ‘Shat Gambuj’ which means 60 domes but actually it has 60 pillars with 81 domes in all total of the mosque. It can be said that the architectural influence is from Turkish. Though exterior and interior mosque gives rather a plain architecture but the interior western wall is beautified with terracotta flowers and foliage.

shat_gambuj_mosque

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Beside the prayer hall, it was used as a court of khan Jahan Ali.The appearance of the mosque is simple but impressive in design.

Mohasthanghar

The archeological and historical site, Mahasthan Garh was the capital of the kingdom the Mourjo, the Sen Dynasty and the Gupta. It’s on the bank of the river Korotoa,13km north of Bogra town.

‘Mohasthan’ means sacred place and ‘garh’ means fort. The largest and entire city of Bengal is fortified successfully by mud and brick wall.

You can go to Mahasthan Garh from Bogra town.

mahasthangarh

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Tourist attractions:

 

  • The area is rich in Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim sites. Every year and once in 12 years, Hindu devotees come here for the bathing ceremony on the river Korotoa.
  • While visiting Mohasthan Garh, don’t forget to visit Masthan Garh Museum where you can find antiques like- terracotta objects, gold ornaments, and coins.
  • Mohasthan Buddhist Stambho is another source of attraction which is called Behula’s Basar locally.

Paharpur Buddha Bihar

Paharpur Buddha Bihar also known as Soumpur Moha Bihar is the archeological spot and largest known monastery which was discovered by excavation. It was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1985.

It’s located at Paharpur, in the northern district Naogaon. The main mandir is in the center of this monastery.

paharpur-buddha-bihar

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Tourist attraction:

 

  • It’s known for its unique architectural design. Exclusive plaques of the then musicians, snake charmer and animals are the main views. Again the outside walls are inscribed with the lifestyle plaques of the general people of hundreds of years.
  • It has a full historical flavor of 7th century. Different Buddha monks used to gather here to learn on different disciplines along with Buddhism religion. The monks were from China, Japan, India and other Asian countries. With learning, there was the exchange of their own views, culture and politics etc.
  • Don’t forget to visit Paharpur museum accommodating 3 galleries and hundreds of object taken from paharpur Monastery. It’s closed only on Sunday.

 

You can visit Paharpur Bihar from Dhaka by bus or train easily because of easy highway communication. Again you can start your journey from Bogra and visit Mahasthan Garh first and heads towards Paharpur via Joypurhat or Naogaon.

Mainamati, Comilla

The archeological site, Mainamati is located 8 miles from Comilla town. There are a series of hillocks where the northern part is called Mainamati; the southern part is called Lalmai and at the mid of this part contains Shalbon Bihar established by the King Buddha Dev in the 8th century.

shalbon-vihara

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Tourist attraction:

  • Shalbon Bihar consists of 115 cells with large courtyard room with a cruciform temple at the center. It was Vihara means educational centre with residential facilities.
  • Kotila Mura is 5km north of Shalban Bihar where three stupas are found representing Buddhist ‘Trinity’ which means three Jewels- Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
  • Charpatra Mura, an isolated small oblong shrine is located about 2.5 km northwest of Kotila Mura.
  • Visit Mainamati Museum which is enriched with collections of copper plates, 86 bronze objects, gold and silver coins, etc. You’ll find there 150 bronze statues restored from bronze stupas, monastic cells and stone sculptures.

Kaptai lake

Kaptai is the largest artificial lake created in 1960 for a hydroelectric project. It’s extended not only in Bangladesh but also in the South East Asia. This lake is located in the Rangamati region, 77 km away from the city of Chittagong.

kaptai lake

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Tourist Attractions:

 

  • It’s surrounded by magnificent hills and favorite tourist attraction. Here, either you can swim in the clear water or hire a boat. You can explore the small Island. Again you’ll find here tribal village where they are the follower of Buddhism. The village is more colorful during Buddhist festival.
  • You’ll find the green field and hills.
  • Fabrics made by tribal people are available here at the shop which you’ll love to buy.
  • It is primarily created for a hydroelectric project. So you can visit the project field also.

Bichanakandi

Did you ever see colors playing with different shades of its own and again altering from one color to another color? Yes to have this view come to visit Bichanakandi, falls in the Goainghat Upazila of  Sylhet, the new travel spot in Bangladesh.

bichanakandi sylhet

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Tourist Attractions:

  • Transition is from green to blue, from greenfield to blue mountains, darker shades of green to lighter shades of blue. You’ll find there lovely little waterfall which feeds the stream and run through bichanakandi. It’s surely a breathtaking view; you should never miss while visiting Bangladesh.
  • You’ll find water clean and cool while meandering your way. You might have a view of oxen bathing and undaunted kids swimming while going by the motor-boat towards bichanakandi from Hadar Paar of Goainghat. The more you come nearer to the mountains, the more you’ll be impressed to see the real painting of the mountains.
  • The difficult part is walking over the rocks in Bichanakandi. It leads to shallow water where you can sit or even lie down as in it’s the bathtub of rocks.
  • You’ll see Indian’s waterfall few yards away where red flag is marked as the border of India.
  • You’ll see there many kids collecting stone which is their mean of livelihood.

It’s another name of serenity where water flows through rocky lake, creek and hills and give you peace of mind.

Tanguar haor

If you’re in search of vast water bodies to make you calm and peace in your mind, definitely come to Tanguar haor. Here the time stands still and colorful sky with majestic strokes of paint brush will bring you to your dreamland.

Tanguar haor, most probably the second largest haor in Bangladesh is located in the Dharmapasha and Tahirpur upazilas of Sunamganj . The main haor  with water is 28sq km and the rest are villages and farmland. It’s also known as ‘Noi Kuru Kandar Choi Kuri Beel’  locally.

 

The haor comprises of 120 beels of various sizes. It’s the motherland of fishes. It’s an abode of 200 species of aquatic plants, 140 species of fishes, 100 species of migratory bird, 11 species of amphibian, 208 indigenous bird species. The haor is waterland having unique ecosystem.

 

You’ll love the cruising of the clear water with Meghalaya view , stopping at the village and hospitality of the Garo village there.Most of the people living there are either landless or marginal farmer.

The haor is cyclone prone zone and hailstorm also occur there. So check the weather before visiting Tanguar hawor.

tanguar haor

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Tourist Attractions:

  • Long day journey by boat. When you’ll enter to the haor, you’ll see the water reigning the whole places to make you lost in kingdom of water.
  • Reaching the shore you can get warm reception at the boatman’s house where his wife will cook food for you, for rest of the journey if you can collect them food.
  • You can enjoy swimming in the water  below the watch tower. The cold and clear water will soothe your body.
  • You can go to tekerghat lake. Blue water, lake and green nature will make you bewitched. The lake and borderlined hilly areas are main spot of attraction here.
  • You can also visit Barikkatila and Zadukata nodi which are borderline of India.

Inani Beach

A fine golden sandy beach is the part of Cox’s bazar, located about 32km south of it. It’s famous for coral boulders and uniquely shaped Rock.

inani beach

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Tourist attractions:

  • Lush green Hills are rising from the east and sea stretching endlessly at the west. Edged tall palm trees sways gently along with the breeze. You can peddle in the Calm lagoon. Warm wave washing the shore is going to give you therapeutic experience.
  • Collecting seashells of different size and shape is the popular activity of the visitors.
  • Shark free and clean blue water is the good place for bathing.
  • It’s not established that much to have hotels or clubs. So you can enjoy the peace, calmness and the mesmerizing view.

 

While visiting the beach capture the nice moment like sun setting over the beach which turns into melting pot of shades of gold and copper, a really bewitching moment!

Jamuna bridge

Jamuna bridge, constructed over river Jamuna is the largest bridge in Bangladesh and 11th largest in the world. The bridge costs $962 million.

On rainy season, the jamuna river is transformed into sea and at night the sodium lamp on the bridge create different environment to make you nostalgic.

bangabandhu bridge jamuna multi-purpose bridge

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Tourist attractions:

  • You’ll see beautiful resorts near the bridge to welcome tourist in this area.
  • The bridge  is a strategic link between western and eastern parts of Bangladesh.
  • The picturesque of the bridge and natural beauty along the riversides is definitely going to attract you.
  • You can enjoy the fishing of the fisherman from the bridge

Komoldoho cascade

komoldoho cascade

photo credit: Rocky Amdad (using without permission)

The panoramic waterfall view of Komoldoho cascade always welcomes the tourist especially the adventurous tourist. It’s located at Sitakundo in Chittagong. It’s a kind of unknown trail where you’ve the possibility to discover new trail from here.

In order to reach here first you have go to Borodarogarhat in Mirshorai. From there you will find this cascade passing rail line beside brick kiln.

 

Tourist attractions:

  • The journey starts with bus and end with walking 20mins to reach the cascade. You will find medium to big cascades at the upstream of the komoldoho cascade.
  • The upstream of the big cascade is very risky at the rainy season. So it’s better to go there at the end of rainy season.

If you are a waterfall lover, surely visit this place to enjoy the big , medium and small cascades.

Dhuppani

dhuppani jhorna

source: adar bepari

Dhuppani waterfall is the place to get bewitched and make you feel tiny seeing the enormity of the waterfall. It’s the place to get peace in your mind.

It’s located at Bilachori in Rangamati. Whenever you’ll visit rangamati, make a plan to visit this waterfall.

Tourist attractions:

  • You’ll observe the buddhist monk who are meditating there for many years. Due to meditation you need to maintain some rules and regulations. But only on Sunday there is no restriction as the monk leaves the places for meal.
  • Enjoy the cold water of the waterfall that can make you calm and quiet and amazed by the serenity of the environment.

 

From Dhaka, hire a bus that goes to Jetty Ghat of kaptai and from there  heads towards Bilaichori. At the south of Bilaichori, you’ll reach Dhuppani waterfall passing the Uru Chori.

What I can suggest is, go to this place on Sunday to enjoy more. Don’t spoil  the environment as this is the place of mediation of the buddhist monk.

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Mehrin September 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

    A fascinating and wonderful piece of writing!

  • Reply Jannat October 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    You have done an amazing work, best wishes for u,keep it up….

  • Reply Tahera November 2, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Really wonderful post. Glad if I’ve foot in these places. Bangladesh is really a lovely place, has so many locations i need to go through!

    • Reply Nusrat Yasmin November 3, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      thank you 🙂 you can make a list and complete it one by one. Surely you’ll enjoy exploring the beautiful land of Bangladesh. 🙂

  • Reply Raw Hasan November 4, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Nice article on the traveling places of Bangladesh. Some hidden treasures are on this, which is great! Would be nice if you can add the photos for the lists where photos are not available.

    Interested readers can also have a look at this list of the 13 best places to visit in Bangladesh: http://nijhoom.com/best-places-to-visit-in-bangladesh/

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