Most famous tourist areas:
Location: Located at a distance of 152 km. south of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar is connected both by air and road from Dhaka and Chittagong Visit to the fascinating picnic spots at Himchari and Teknaf, the Buddhist Temple at Ramu and nearby islands of Sonadia and St. Martin’s, Inani Beach and Moheshkhali are certain to become unforgettable experiences for every visitor.
Ph: 880-341-64703, 880-341-62223
St. Martin Island
Forty-eight kilometers from Teknaf, St. Martin’s is the country’s only coral island and an unspoilt paradise. Named Narikel Jinjira (Coconut Island) by the locals,
The Patenga beach at Chittagong is one of the most popular beaches of Bangladesh, stretching for miles near at the meeting place of the Bay of Bengal and the river Karnaphuli. Nature lovers come around here to enjoy the scenic sunrise and sunset Accommodation, sightseeing and car hire services organized by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) may be booked at Tourist Information Centre,
Motel Shaikat, Railway Station, Retiring Room Chittagong.
Phone: (880 – 31) 611046-7
Parki beach is situated in Gahira, Anwara thana under southern Chittagong region. The beach lies about 28 km. away from Chittagong city Parki beach lies at Karnaphuli river channel, which is about 8 km. from Anwara thana and 28 km. away in the southern part of Chittagong city Booking may be made at the Tourist Information Centre, Cox’ Bazar
Phone: (880 341) 64202, 63274, 63211, 64246
Royal Bengal Tigers and Mangrove Forests
Water transport is the only means of communication within the Sundarbans from Khulna or Mongla port. Private motor launches, speedboats, country boats as well as mechanized vessels of Mongla Port Authority offer regular services on these routes. From Dhaka to Khulna the most pleasant journey is by paddle steamer (Rocket) that offers visitors a picturesque panorama of rural Bangladesh. Day and night coach services by road are also available. The quickest mode is of course by air from Dhaka to Jessore and then to Khulna by road.
Permission from the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Khulna is required to visit the forest. It is advised that cholera vaccines are taken well in advance. Tourists are also advised to carry supplies of anti-malarial and anti-diarrhoeal medicines, insectrepellent cream, drinking water, green coconut, medical kit, light tropical dress and thick rubber soled boots. It will be wise to take the help of an experienced guide for a truly enjoyable journey
Mainamati The seat of lost dynasties
About eight km to the west of Comilla town and 114 km South-east of Dhaka lies the low hills known as Mainamati-Lalmai ridge an extensive centre of Buddhist culture Museum is open Sunday-Friday and closed on Saturday
The oldest archaeological site Located at a distance of 18 km north of Bogra town, Mahasthanragh is the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh on the western bank of river Karatoa
The largest Buddhist seat of learning Paharpur is a small village 5 km west of Jamalganj railway station in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery
Chandranath Hindu Temple It is approximately 37 km far from Chittagong city. This is famous for Chandranath Hindu Temple
Sri Chaitanya Temple
About 500 years old famous temple of Sri Chaitanya Dev is located at Dhaka Dakshin nearly 45 km. south-east from Sylhet town. The place is revered for being the ancestral home of the famous Vaishnava saint. Yearly fair is organized on the full moon day of the bangla month Falgun. Hundreds and thousand of devotees from home and abroad attend this colorful fair.
A rare scenic spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh in Patuakhali district Kuakata has a wide sandy beach from where one can see both the sunrise and sunset. Kuakata is located at a distance of
70 km. from the district headquarters of Patuakhali.
Shat-Gambuj Mosque, Bagerhat
In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the inhospitable mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the seacoast in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saint-general, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torchbearer of Islam in the South who laid the nucleus of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1442-59), the city was known as ‘Khalifatabad’ (present Bagerhat).
The most ornate among the late medieval Hindu temples of Bangladesh Kantaji temple is situated near Dinajpur town There is a Parjatan motel in Dinajpur, offers good accommodation and food and warm hospitality. Ph: 880-531-64718.
Shilaidaha Kuthibari, Kushtia
It is located at a distance of about 20 km. from Kushtia town The beautiful mansion carries memory of nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) who made frequent visit to this place and used to stay here, in connection with administration of his Zamindari and enriched Bengali literature through his writtings during that time.
The birth place of the celebrated poet Micheal Modhusudan Dutta. By most accounts the first modern poet of Bangla Literature. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation has built a rest-house and other tourist facilities in the place.
Natore – Dighapatiya Rajbari (Palace)
Natore lies about 40 km. from Rajshahi and is an old seat of the Maharajah of Dighapatiya, now serving as the Uttara Ganabhaban (The Official northern region residance of the President of the Republic). The palace has large, spacious grounds and is surrounded by a fine moat. The palace has well-equipped guest-house, an imposing gateway and a fine garden decorated with statues of white marble.
Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur. The beautiful memorial dedicated to the first provisional revolutionary government of Bangladesh that was declared here on 14 April 1971 during the liberation war.
It is the place where innumerable boyhood memories of our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam are found around. It is situated 20 km. away from Mymensingh town. Nazrul was a student of Darrirumpur High School under Trisal police station. Here a cultural organization styled as Nazrul
Academy has been established in memory of the great poet. Rebel poet Kazi Nazrul, the shelley of Bangladesh is in eternal sleep besides Dhaka University Central Mosque.
Situated about 23 km. north-west of Choumuhani town and 2 km. east of Chatkhil at Jayag in Noakhali district. This asram was established in the memory of historic visit of the Mahatma Gandhi to Noakhali and devoted to his ideology. In 1946-47 Mahatma the protagonist of Ahimsa ideology visited this region with a view to preach peace. Historical Charka and other valuables used by Mahatma are preserved in this asram and those evoke deep respect to the unique memories of the great soul
About 75 km. from Pabna town. It is also a historical place connected with the frequent visits of poet Rabindranath Tagore
VARENDRA RESEARCH MUSEUM
Situated at Rajshahi, this museum has a rich collection of objects from Mohenjodaro and also from 16th to 19th centuries. The museum is devoted to the study of ancient history and culture. Its rich collection contains interesting objects of Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim heritage. The museum is maintained by Rajshahi University.
An island off the coast of Cox’s Bazar. Moheskhsli has an area of 268 square km. The center of the island and along the eastern coastline a range of low hills (about 300 feet high) runs through, but the coast to the west and north is low-lying treat, fringed by mangrove forests. On Moinak hill on the coast lies the old temple of Adinath, dedicated to Shiva. By its side on the same hill lies a Buddhist pagoda.