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We are proud to be a Bangladeshi not only historical & cultural wealth but also our natural panorama. But many of us didn’t get the opportunity to see the beauty even not known about the traveling places of our country. Before going to Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore or India, you must first see the beauty of your own country and realize the treasure spread all over Bangladesh. We would have to know the place or places vividly and try to give recent information of the places. If you feel inspire to go to the place, we will be successful.

Well, what we've tried to do here is to take a trip from Tetulia, the north-west point of Bangladesh to St Martin, the south-east point, and explore this vast cornucopia of natural delights that is Bangladesh. For traveling we’ll use road and river way. Now pack your bags, and let's start a virtual journey from Tetulia.
Rajshahi Division
Tetulia is situated in the district Panchagar, at the North West boundary of Bangladesh near the India border, the zero point namely ‘banglabandha’. Indian’s Shiliguri or Nepal area is near on the border point. From Dhaka to Tetulaia is 510 km and Tetulia to Dinajpur is 78 km. In Tetulia, you can see the beautiful river ‘Mahananda’ which is very much tidal and take rest or stay at night on the “Dakbanglo” as permission from UNO. The Banglo is govt. rest house which has a monument of Independence. The border area clearly shows men and vehicles of India from the veranda of the rest house. From Tetulia we would take the Asian Highway Route A-2 (yes, the one that connects a lot of Asian countries) to Dinajpur. On the way we’ll passes Thakurgaon district and find the Kantajees Temple (before 12 km from Dinajpur town), one of the great archeological beauty. Kantajee's Temple (construction started 1722 and finished 1752 AD) is one of the oldest temples among late medieval Hindu temples of Bangladesh is situated at Kantanagar village. You can see a miniature of the temple in the Heritage park of Concord (Jamtola, Savar, Dhaka), but actual beauty of the temple is extraordinary which can only be realize by standing on the front of that. To reach at Dinajpur town you can stay at Parjatan Motel, Hotel Diamond or residential facility of NGO “Pallishree”. Dinajpur is one of the big district and very much calm and quite. The Rajbari, Maharaja's palace with relics of the past centuries and local museum are worth a visit. You can also see the Dinajur Govt. College, Hazi Danesh Science & Technological University, Wheat Reasearch Center, Ramsagar Dighi and Boropukuria Coal Mining. In these, Ramsagar (great sea) lake is special one, not only historical places but also a natural tourist spot. A park including artificial zoo is on beside the lake. Dinajpur is famous for Litchis, special rice like katarivogh & kaligira and dry rice Chira. On the way from Dinajpur to Joypurhat we’ll see the ‘Sapnawpuri’, the most beautiful artificial tourist spots in North Bengal & ‘Sitakot’, the archeological site. From Dinajpur town we’ll go to Rangpur.

On the way from Dinajpur to Rangpur (about 80 km), we’ll first cross Syedpur or Nilphamari. In Sayedpur there is the northest airport of Bangladesh. Rangpur is one of the largest districts in north Bengal famous for ‘bhaoya song’. The town is known as Green town for its beautiful garden and Green Park throughout the town. Recently established ‘Bhinna jagat’ is one of the main attractions of tourist. The ‘Pairabondh’ village, half an hour drive away from Rangpur city, is famous for the birth place of Begum Rokeya, the torch bearer of women literacy. In ‘Pairabondh’ a museum and women's training center was established. Apart from Tajhat Rajbari Museum there is another museum at the heart of the town. The Rangpur Zoo, Carmichel College area and Rangpur Zilla School (est.1832) also can be visited. For shopping, Rangpur has two large shopping complexes; one is the older "Super Market", a three-storied building and another is modern Jahaj Company Moore Shopping Complex which has Rangpur's only escalator. Karupannya is another store on Station Road which sells Rangpur's famous ‘Satranji’ handloom carpets, which have earned acclaim for their extraordinary aesthetic appeal. ‘Burimari’ in Lalmonirhat & ‘Raumari’ in Kurigram district are two land ports. Jalpaiguri of India is near on the border of ‘Burimari’.

Then we’ll go to the Buddist Bihar area of Naogaon through the district Gaibangha & Joypurhat. In Naogaon you should see the Paharpur Buddist bihar situated in Paharpur village including a Temple of 8th Century A.D. and Museum. We can also visit some Buddhist bihar like Jagaddal Bihar, Holud Bihar, as historical place. From Naogaon only 50 km road journey to Bogra where we’ll see the oldest archeological site of Bangladesh i.e Mahastangar (established in 2500 BC). Mahastangar is located at 18 km north from Bogra town on the western bank of river korotoa where we see the Gobinda Vita Temple, Gobinda Medh, Parasuramer Bedi, Jiyan Kunda, Behula’s basar ghar etc. The site museum and the shrine of Shah Balkhi Mahisawer are also tourist attraction. In Bogra town we’ll taste famous ‘bagura’s doi’ and visit Shahnewaj Park, Nabab Bari etc. From Bogra we’ll go to Rajshahi, a divisional town.
Rajshahi is situated on the bank of River Padma, famous for pure silk, mangoes and litchis. There are also a number of ancient mosques, shrines and temples in and around of Rajshahi. In monsoon the great Padma is in full spate with its tides and waves whereas in winter it dwindles and you will feel the desert by the side of river. But in evening time walking on the side of the river Padma gives you memorable pleasure (specially in winter). At the bank of Padma the Shrine of Shah Mokhdum (RA) is situated, you can pray for the salvation of the soul of the great saint. A visit to Borendra Research Museum (est.1910), at the heart of the city would be most rewarding to see the excellent antiques & archeological collection of Paharpur, Mohasthangar and Mohenjodaro. You can also visit Rajshahi University area and enjoy the green field, innumerable trees, statue, Shahid Smriti Sangraha Shala etc. Patisar is about a few kilometers from Rajshahi, a place with the memory of Rabindranath. You can also visit to Puthia which has the largest number of historically important Hindu structures; the most amazing one is the Govinda Temple.

Then Chapai Nawabganj, famous for Garden of Mango Trees. If you go there in the summer (May-July), excellent mango will be available there and any other seasons the mango trees seen Kilometers after Kilometers on side of the highway. Sona Masjid, the prototype of the Chotosonamasjid in Gour, is also an attraction of tourist in border area. The Graveyard of Birsheshtra Capt. Mahiuddin Jahangir on the yard of the mosque. Then we can go to the Shrine of Shah Niamat Ullah (RA) and adjacent beautiful mosque and near on the ‘Tohakhana’ built by Shah Suja besides the dighi is also a tourist spot. Then the border point ‘Sonamasjid’ and we can see the Maldaha of India. About 40 km. from Rajshahi by roads is Natore, we’ll see the Dighapatia Palace which is a beautiful palace now serving as the Uttara Gonobhaban. You can also see the Rani Bhabani’s Palace or try to find out Natorer Banalata Sen. From Natore we’ll go to Pabna (about 70 km) to see the 100 years old Mental Hospital, once it was the only mental treatment house in this sub continent. In the town, you can visit Edward College (1856) & Railway colony area. These areas have many trees, which are over 100 years old. Beside the colony the river Padma and the Hardinge Bridge is attractive areas for visiting. Uttara EPZ has already started. If we go to Kustia by road or by railway, we’ll pass the Pakshee Bridge or Hardinge Bridge (1.8 km long), the second largest railway bridge in Bangladesh, connected Paksey (Pabna) and Bheramara (Kustia) stations. The environment and natural site of Pakshee is very nice. Another bridge named Lalon Shah Bridge (1.84 km long), second longest bridge in road way beside the Harding's Bridge has recently been constructed. But we don’t pass over the bridges. From Pabna we’ll go to Shahjadpur Rabindra kuthibari in Sirajgonj district (about 75 km from Pabna Town). There is two storied building now converted as a museum; you can see the daily usage material of ‘kabi Guru’. The back on the kuthibari you’ll see the Isamati river. The Pabna & Sirajganj area are now famous for Dairies and fisheries. Many healthy cows you’re looking on the field and big lake of fisheries are available in these areas. After complete traveling the 16 districts of Rajshahi Division we’ll go to Dhaka division by crossing the river Jamuna on the Bangabandhu (Jamuna) bridge (4.81 km long), the 11th longest bridge in the world.
Dhaka Division
By crossing Jamuna River we enter Tangail, a district of Dhaka division; can stay in Jamuna Resort and see the night view of Jamuna Bridge. Tangail is famous for porabari’s chamcham and tangail Sharee. You should go to the ‘tant palli’ (village of handloom workers) and also visit to Karatia Sadat College, Maulana Bhasani University of Science & Technology, Kagmari M.M. Ali College established by Maulana Bhasani. The Atia Masjid (1610) situated at Atia village under Delduar Thana is also a tourist attraction. Then we’ll go to the Modhupur National Park to see the wild life beauty which is 34 km from Tangail town. From Tangail we’ll go to Jamalpur, famous town for boutiques Work. Maximum house of the town you can see the signboard of boutique shop. After buy the boutique items like panjabi, fatua, nakshee katha etc we can go to Sherpur district and visit Gazni Abakash centre under Jhinaigati thana. The artificial amusement park, traveling by boat on the lake, climbing on the Watching tower to see the area of India’s Meghalay is so enjoyable. Then we’ll go to Netrokona and visit to Susang durgapur, a tourist attraction. The Garo Hill, tribal life of the border area will give some exceptional experience. But moving in this area is real troublesome due to the location and communication problem. It is advisable only to go there in winter season. Then reached to Mymensing, visit Muktaghasa to taste ‘muktagasa’s monda’, the famous sweet. World famous painter Zainul Abedin's Art Gallery at Mymensingh town is worth visiting. We also visit krishi University, a nice place with scenic beauty. From town 20 km journey to Kazir Shimla and Trishal, memorial place of Kazi Nazrul Islam, our national poet. Then we’ll go to Kishoreganj and visit Shah Muhammad Mosque (1680) at Egarasindhur under Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj district, less than half a kilometre to the east of the Sadi Mosque (1652). We can also visit bajitpur medical college and adjacent dairy firm. Then we’ll go to Gazi pur district, famous for shalban and picnic spot. The Bhawaler gar is very special place for bhaoal Raja’s palace and related myths. Bhawal National Park is a vast (1,600 acres) national recreational forest with Picnic spots; jangles of Gajari trees surrounded by a beautiful lake. Joydebpur, Chandra’s Shalban (the forest of ‘Shal’ tree), Shafipur Ansar Academy adjacent Industrial area, all are beautiful place to visit and recreation or picnic. Nandan Park, near the Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) and Fantasy Kingdom, Water Kingdom and Heritage Park, all these artificial amusement park are situated in Savar. The ‘Shritisoudha’ (National Martyr’s Memorial) are at Nabinagar, fantastic place to memorize our national heroes. The Jahangir Nagar University area is a place with scenic beauty. Then Dhaka town, famous as capital city of Bangladesh, having a sweet blending of the old and new architectural trends, has been developing fast as a modern city. Now we first choose to travel the tourist spot and attractive historical and archeological place of Dhaka town and then cover Munshiganj, Narayangnaj and Norsingdi.

Dhaka is almost the center of Bangladesh. It is rich in historical place and cultural activities. Dhaka is one of the oldest city of age 400 years. You can find a lot of things to see… there is no end to it. The following lists few of the possible major areas…. Ahsan Monjil, standing on the river Buriganga, stately offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka, now houses a splendid museum. Lalbagh Fort is also in the old town, has many hidden passages and a mosque of massive structures with Tomb of Pari Bibi (Fairy lady) and Hummam Khana (bathing place) of Nawab Shaista Khan, now housing a museum. Boro Katra (enclosed quadrangle building) and Choto Katra are also situated in old town on the bank of Buriganga. Dhaka, the city of mosques, can boast of having hundreds of splendid, beauteous houses of Allah (SWT) built by rulers, Islam-preaching saints and individuals. Star Mosques and Baitul Mukarram National Mosque are very special. Dhakesswari Temple, JoyKali Mandir, Buddhist Temple, Armenian Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral and Guruduara Nanak Shahi Shikh Temple are the prayer houses of other religious followers. We can visit National Museum to see an excellent collection of our history and get information of our country. Recently a lot of Museums are available for visitors like Muktijuddha Jadughar (Freedom Fighters Museum), Science Museum, Postal Museum, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Museum, Nazrul Museum, Ekattorer Dinguli, Bangali Samagra etc. The garden or natural park such as Botanical Garden, Baladha Garden, Ramna Park, Sorowardi Uddan all are famous for greenish place with collection of varieties of trees, plants and arcades. The Dhaka University area, having a blending of education, heritage, history and beauty with a large green field, a lot of trees, Library, Class room including Curjon Hall, monument and Statues such as Aparajeya Bangla, Raju Sculpture, shoparjito shadhinata etc. The area also include Central Shahid Minar, the Graveyard of Three leaders, Shishu Academy with a museum, DUCSU collection, Shrine of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, the Institute of Arts and Crafts with its representative collection of folk art and paintings, handicraft shops.. can’t possible to complete. The National Parliament, Bangabhaban, Nagarbhaban, Bangladesh Bank, Kamlapur Railway Station have some exceptional architectural beauty. For Kids visiting places are Shishu Park, Gulshan Wonderland, Shaymolee Shishumela can be mentioned. National Zoo is the collection of varieties of animal & birds and Novotheater are the first planetarium of Bangladesh.

The famous Bikrampur are mainly the place at present name is Munshiganj. In the ancient period (beginning of 10th to 13th Century AD) Bikrampur was undoubtedly the most important political center in the Banga janapada. The name of Bikramapur survived in the name of a pargana in the Mughal period. The world famous scientist, politician, writer, businessman are born in this area. The famous tourist places are Idrakpur fort (1660), Panditer vita (birth place of Atish Dipankar Srigan) at Bajrayogini village, Baba Adam's Mosque, Dighi of Raja Haris chandra, home stead of Raja Ballal Sen, home stead of Raja Sreenath at Rampal, Rampal Dighi; the residence of the world famous scientist Jagadish Chandra basu and writer Humayun Azad at Rarikhal village under Sreenagar thana; archaeological heritage Shyamsiddhir Math, Sholaghar Math and Bhagyakul Rajbari. In Narayanganj district Sonargaon (about 29 km from Dhaka) is also one of the oldest capitals of Bengal. It was the seat of Deva Dynasty until the 13th century and from that century onward till the advent of the Mughals, Sonargaon was the subsidiary capital of the Sultanate of Bengal. Now, the tourist attractions are the buildings of the old dynasties, Goaldia Mosque and the Folklore Museum. Recently some picnic spot developed in Rupganj area namely Russel Park, Zinda Park, Tajmahal all are artificial and natural beautiful place. Uery Botesshar, an archeological place of ancient civilization of Bangladesh is found in Belabo thana in Narsingdi district.

When we travel to Khulna division we will passes the district Manikganj, Faridpur, Rajbari, Gopalganj, Madaripur & Shariatpur and described the tourist place of that districts. We’ll now go to Sylhet division.
Sylhet Division
In Sylhet division we can start from Sylhet town, first go to the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal which is situated at the center point of town, and pray for the salvation of the soul of famous Muslim saint Hazrat Shah Jalal (RA), the great torch bearer of Islam to this region. Then we can go to the Shrine of Hazrat Shah Paran about 8 km east of Sylhet on the highway to Jaintapur. The Rajbari of Jaintapur and Gourgobindo fort also the common traveling place. But the natural beauty can be seen on the way to Jaflong. A lot of ‘Jharna’ or Hill top small water falls can be given pleasure any body. If you go there in the rainy seasons you will see the cloud movement on the hilly top of Meghalay (really ‘the home of cloud’). On the ‘Tamabil’ border point you can see the locality of Shilong of India. The fantastic river with rolling stone from hill can be seen in Jaflong. Srimongal, about 80 km from Sylhet, is famous for the largest tea gardens of world by lush green carpet. Tea Research Institute is also open to visitors. The other main attraction is the Lowacherra National Park, a wild and mysterious patch of tropical semi-evergreen forest (part of Bhanugach Reserve Forest) which is only few kilometers away from Srimongal. The great Madhab-kunda Waterfall is situated at Borolekha Upzilla under the Moulvibazar district. There is a lot of gas field are available in the whole sylhet division like Haripur, beanibazar, kailashtila, Habiganj, Fenchuganj etc. The Sylhet valley is formed by a beautiful, winding pair of rivers named the Surma and the Kushiara both of which are fed by innumerable hill streams from the north and the south.

Sunamganj which is about 70 km far from Sylhet, linked by road and river way is famous as ‘Haor-baor-er-desh’ and place of Hasan Raja & Durbin Shah, two popular folk poets. You can visit Hasan Raja’s bhaban and Durbin Shah’s Village to memorize their famous lyrics. If you go in winter you’ll see verities of migratory birds in Haor. Sylhet is well known for its wide variety of exquisite handicrafts, the special cane products and the exquisitely designed fine ‘Sital Pati’ (a kind of mattress having natural cooling effect) are colorful souvenirs.

Khulna Division
After traveling of 4 districts of Sylhet we will go to all the south area of Bangladesh. First we go through the some districts of Dhaka division, then South west area that are all the districts of Khulna division, then Barisal and lastly we’ll go to Chittagong division, the south east area of Bangladesh. On the way from Dhaka to Khulna we will cross the district of Manikganj, Rajbari & Faridpur of Dhaka Division and Magura, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Kustia, Jhenidaha & Jessore of Khulna division. We’ll travel some more area like Gopalganj, Madaripur and Shariatpur of Dhaka Division before reached to Barisal.

On the road way to Khulna we’ll passes Manikganj and can visit Teota Rajbari, Navaratna temple (Teota), Baliati & Dhankora Zamindar Bari. After Crossing Manikganj town to Aricha we’ll passes Tora Bridge on the River Kaliganga, one of the largest bridge of Bangladesh. The Teota Rajbari is under shibaloy Thana where Aricha or Paturia Ferry ghat is also in the same thana but the last point of the road way to Padma. After crossing the river by Launch or Ferry we’ll reached at Rajbari and within 1 hour reached at Faridpur town. Faridpur has glorious history … Hazi Shariatullah started the Farayzi movement in the early 1800s against the British rulers and the movement against the British enforcement of Indigo cultivation was also initiated from Faridpur under the leadership of Dudu Miah. The Chamcham, special sweet available in Rajbari & Faridpur area not like the chamcham of porabari’s of Tangail. The town had a prison since 1825 and the Zilla School there was founded in 1840 - making it one of the oldest schools of the country. River Research Institute, a Govt research organization is also an interesting place. Ambika babu’s Lake and field are named by the famous politician Ambika Charan Majumder. The college area of Baitul Aman, extension of Govt. Rajendra College has natural beauty. The dargah of Aatrashi pir is situated at Sadarpur Thana. Baisrashi Babu Bari, Kobi Jasimuddin's house is also famous tourist spot.

Magura 20 km from Faridpur (165 km from Dhaka), have some notable archaeological heritage and relics like Ghat of Nader Chand, tomb of Pir Mokerram Ali, tomb of Garib Shah, remnants of the Rajbari of Raja Sitaram Roy at Sreepur. We’ll passes on the Jhenidah to reach the Chuadanga, stands on the bank of Mathabhanga River and near border point on the Nadia district of west bengal of India. From Chuadanga to Meherpur only 25 km journey by road we’ll go to the Kuthibari which has memories of English East India Co’s activity, an indigo tree is still in there. Mujibnagar Located at a distance of about 7km. from the town of Meherpur. In 1971, April 17 First provisional revolutionary Government of Bangladesh was declared and took oath in the Mango garden of Meherpur, the place now called Mujibnagar. A beautiful monument is build and the total complex is designed and developed with the memory of freedom fights of Bangladesh. From Meherpur to Kustia, about 60 Km road way to reach the town, but we first go to Shilaidaha Rabindra kuthibari. Prince Darkanath Tagore, father-in-law of great poet Robindranath Tagore, was made this Thakur bari. Now it is a museum where you can see the daily usage materials of Tagore family. In Kustia town we’ll visit the Shrine of Lalan Shah, the great folk singer of Bangladesh. His folk songs are popularly known as Lalan Geeti, if you can enjoy that from the ‘baul’ of that Akhra it will simply unforgettable. Then Kustia to Jessore via Jhenidah, reached the Jessore town we’ll taste the Jamtola’s Rosogolla, a famous local Sweet. Jessore, belongs to the ancient Samatat Janapada is also famous for handicraft specially Nakhsi katha. We can collect that as a souvenir and go to Sagardari, the place of Great poet Michael Modhusudon Datta, famous for his wonderful composition of sonnets. You can see the Michel Modhusudon museum, where the daily usage materials of the great poet are keep in organized way. From the complex area statue of poet, the birth place is identified. From there you can visit Kopotakkhaya Nod, the favourite river of the great poet ‘satata he nod tumi poro mor mone’. ‘Benapole’ border area is on Jessore to entrance the west Bengal or Calcutta of India. Then we will go to Norail, situated on the bank of River Chitra, the place of famous artist S.M Sultan. His art are placed besides the world famous Picaso, Matis & others painting in the same self in the Museum of England. You can visit the house of this great artist, his organization Shishu palli and the bazra. From Norail we come back to Jessore and then go to Khulna. In Khulna town you can visit Khulna Museum and Zoo. From khulna we will go to Mongla, the second largest seaport of Bangladesh. On the way we will across the Khan Jahan Ali Bridge (1.36 km), the 4th longest bridge in Bangladesh, on the Rupsha River. There are a good number of prawn hatcheries, cement factory and EPZ in Mongla. From Mongla we can hire a speedboat or traveling launch with guide to visit the Sundarban forest area. There is two points in Khulna division, one Mongla and another is Sharankhola of Bagerhat district can be used to entrance in the Sundarban. The south area of Sathkhira is also Sundarban and hires a boat you can go to the Uttar Talpotty, an island of south west point with beautiful natural scenery.

Sundarban means the forest of Sundari trees. Its beauty lies in its unique natural surrounding, number of unexplored natural beaches, innumerable rivers, canals and creeks in the forest area, one third of which is water body making the waterways as the only means to enter the forest. Sundarbans is the natural habitat of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, monkey and an innumerable variety of beautiful birds. To feel the beauty of Sundarban you will have to go inside Sundarban & visit at least the most common tourist spots of Sundarban, specially the four-heritage side of Katka, Kachikhali tiger point, Hiron point (Nilkamal) & Mandarbaria. It will require minimum two nights stay in Sundarban to visit these spots. Dublar Char, Putni Island, Boar Point and Jefford point are also identified as tourist spot.

After visiting Sundarban we will go to visit the Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali and the Shat Gambuj Mosque at Bagerhat. Khan Jahan Ali, the monarch without crown, was the earliest torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the nucleus of an affluent city known as 'Khalifalabad' (present Bagerhat). He adorned his city with numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multi-domed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shat-Gambuj Masjid (Sixty domed Mosque) (160'X108'). This is one of the most beautiful archeological and historical Mosques in Bangladesh made by red burn mud. Besides the Mosque a beautiful dighi and an archeological museum is there. Shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali is only 3 km ahead from the Shat Gambuj Mosque. You can go there to pray for salvation the soul of this great man and enjoy the beauty of another dighi, adjacent the shrine, try to find out the crocodiles in the Dighi. Besides this Dighi a Nine Gambuj Mosque is an attraction also for the tourists.

Before going to Barisal we’ll go to Gopalganj by road and visit Tungipara Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex, the graveyard of great Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the father of our nation who was killed in the year 1975, 15th August. Then Madaripur, named after Badruddin Shah Madar (15th century) sufi saint, Shah Madar's dargah or tomb on the bank of the Arial Khan is visited every year by countless people seeking the blessings of the saint. The Madaripur Lake also has a great view. In Shariatpur, the tourist places are Fatehjongpur Fort, Kedarbari, Burir Hat Mosque, Rathindra Kanto Ghatak Chowdhury's Home, Haturia and Kartikpur Zamindar bari and Mahishar dighi.
Barisal Division
For going to Barisal you should go to the journey by Launch and enjoy the beauty of river. From Sadarghat of Dhaka there is a lot of beautiful luxury & big launch available to go to Barisal, Patuakhali or Bhola. On the river way you’ll cross the river Buriganga, Dhalesshwari, Meghna, Padma, and kirtankhola and see the fishing boat, paltola boat, birds etc. We can also go to Barisal on the road way from Dhaka via Madaripur. Barisal town is situated on the bank of Kirtonkhola, famous for Jibananda das, ruposhi banglar poet; Shere-e-bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, famous politician & governor of East Pakistan; Aroj Ali Matubbor, philosopher. You can see B. M. College area, Durgapur dighi, Chakhar, the village of Fazlul Haque and dhansiri river of Jibanananda. If you go to Jhalokathi, Pirojpur or Barguna road connection is available but better way is river. From Barguna you can go Horinghata forest, a place where deer roaming around and sometimes the Royal Bengal Tiger is also seen. On the road to Kuakata under Patuakhali district you will passes on (five) ferry to across the river.

Kuakata is a rare place where both sun rise and sun set have seen. The coconut trees increase the scenic beauty of this seashore. You can visit Buddhist Temple where you can see one of the highest statue of Goutom Buddha and two wells of 200 years old. Local name of the well is ‘Kua’ and ‘Kata’ is a local name of digging a well; so was the name Kuakata. You can also visit the life style of tribe Rakhains & Fisherman village and enjoy their lifestyle.

Now we can go to Bhola, the largest island of Bangladesh. Hatia, Monpura, Char Kukrimukri’ and Nijhum dwip are the beautiful island or locally called ‘char’ of the Bay of Bengal. In these areas a special ‘doi’ is found which prepared from buffalo’s milk gives different taste. The natural scenery, wildlife and varieties of birds can be seen in these areas.
Chittagong Division
Finally we’ll go to Chittagong division start from Comilla just 48 Km from Dhaka. Shalbon Buddist Bihar at Moinamoti, adjacent museum, Lalmai Hillock, Comilla University area all have fantastic historical and greenish place. Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) & Commonwealth War cemetery Memorial will also give pleasure anybody. You can buy famous ‘khadi’ products from here. Brahmanbaria, a part of Samatata Janapada of the ancient Bengal, was the first and temporary capital of Isa Khan was at Sarail, located at 10 km north of Brahmanbaria Town, famous also for Sarail Dog. Agartola is the Indian area near the border point. Some mosques & temples are also available in which Arifil Mosques in Sarail Thana with adjacent Sagardighi is attractive most. Chandpur and Feni are not famous for tourist spot. Noakhali, ancient name Bhulua, was excavated a canal running from the Dakatia River through Ramganj, Sonaimudi and Chaumuhani to divert water flow to the junction of the rivers Meghna & Feni and was renamed "Noakhali" after "Noa" (new) "khal" (canal) in 1668. The Gandhi Asram is situated about 23 km. north-west of Choumuhani town and 2 km. east of Chatkhil at Jayag in Noakhail district. This asram was established in the memory of historic visit of the Mahatma Gandhi to Noakhali in 1946 and devoted to his ideology. Before going to Chittagong town we will see the Chandranath Temple and Buddist Temple are in Sitakunda, 37 km from Chittagong town. The temple has a footprint of Buddha; consider the hilltop as a sacred place to the Buddhist follower. There is a salt water spring 5km to the north of Sitakunda, known as Labanakhya. Chittagong town is the second largest city, namely port city of Bangladesh with a picturesque hinterland of large hill forests and lakes. In the city main tourist spots are Fayez Lake, War Cemetery, Circuit house, Shrine of Bayezid Bostami and Patenga Sea Beach. Before going to Cox’s Bazar we can go to the hill district of Chittagong.

The hill tracts are divided into three districts, namely Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban. This area is covered with a deep evergreen and deciduous forest which is a habital of many wildlife species. First we go to Rupomoi Rangamati and see both the Kaptai Dam and Kaptai Lake. The Kaptai Lake formed when the Karnaphuli river dam was built for the purpose of hydroelectric power project at Kaptail. The Rangamati town is built on the hilly area and visit on the hilly way you can hear “Rangamatir pathelo madol baje baje baser bashi” on your heart. Traveling on the kaptai lake by ‘sampan’ or troller and enjoy the subholong waterfalls and visit the subholong market, king palace will give you a special memory. Rangamati is the only place to visit through out the year. It expresses her full beauty in rainy season. Trees becoming greener, waterfalls are in full tide, the river Karnaphuli in her full wave in this season. In khagrachari we can see the Tribal life of Chakma, marma etc. You can also visit Alutila hill which has approximately 100 meters long and very dark Cave with mysterious beauty. The Bandarban town is built on the hills and by its side flows the Shangu or Shankha River. You can enjoy the journey to Chimbuk Hill, the third highest mountain in Bangladesh, by jig jag hilly roads. A little distance from town is the tourist spot “Meghla” and 8 km away is the “Shilpropat”. There is a spring at braili Bridge. Jadi Pagoda (locally called Khiyang, buddist religious structure) with its marvelous architectural beauty adds to the scenic view of the Chittagong hill tracts in Bangladesh. Keokradong, the longest mountain range is 60 km away from town; real name is “Bijoy”. The deep forest has varieties of wild life such as the Asian Elephant, White Duck, Cheetah, Cobra, Banrui, Banchagal, Shajaru and endangered species. Dulhazra Safari Park in Chokoria is about 56 km from Ctg. town on the highway to Cox’s bazaar. Ramu is a typical Buddist village about 16 km from Cox’s Bazar on the main road to Chittagong. There are monasteries, khyang and pagodas containing images of Buddha in gold, bronze and other metals in lay with precious stones. Then we’ll reach the last south east district of Bangladesh.

Cox’s Bazar … Wow!! Miles of golden sand, towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes, delightful sea food - this is Cox's Bazar, the tourist capital of Bangladesh. Having the world's longest (120 kilometers) beach sloping gently down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, Cox's Bazar is one of the most attractive tourist spots in the country. Cox's Bazar is almost near the end of Bangladesh… and still here you can find a lot of things to see… there is no end to it. The following lists few of the possible major areas…. Himchari is about 32 km. South of Cox's Bazar along the beach, a nice place with the famous "Broken Hills" and waterfalls are rare sights. Inani beach is about only half an hour's drive from Cox's Bazar, with the sea to the west and a background of steep hills to the east. Maheskhali is an island off the coast of Cox's Bazar, the hills on the coast is built the shrine of Adinath, long stairs to go there and its side on the same hill is Buddhist Pagoda. Sonadia Island is about seven kilometer of Cox's Bazar, different kinds of shells are found on the beach. Off the northern part of the island, there are beds of windowpane oysters. Finally Teknaf, situated on the Naaf River and just at the end of the hilly regions of the district. You can enjoy shopping in the local market called Burmese Market where you will find all the Burmese & tribal hand made materials. Don’t forget to see the Well of Ma-Thin – which tells a sad love story of a tribal girl with a police man, Dhiraj Bhattacharya (who is famous next time as an actor of India in Silent age of Cinema). You can journey on the river and also can look into Mayanmar, being on the opposite bank of Naaf River. Wide sandy beach in the backdrop of high hills with green forests is an enchanting scene never to be forgotten. If you driving on the beach to the last point of Land you’ll get Shah Pari’s Island, a beautiful place with silent beach and from here you can see the St. Martin Island. From Teknaf, ferries or big launch run daily to the Island or you can also hire a speedboat or troller to go there. The total distance from Dhaka to the island is 510 km and takes only three hour to reach there. While going there, the most amazing part is where the clear water of Naaf River meets the salty water of the Bay of Bengal. It's possible to walk around the island in a day because it measures only 8 km, shrinking to about 5 km during high tide. You can drink the water of green coconut, bath on the beach or go to ‘Sera-dwip’ by boat and see the water in separate layers and different colors, its simple amazing!!!

Dear Friends, The journey from Tetulia to St. Martin is a great journey to touch all the district of Bangladesh not only for you but also for me. You probably realize wherever you go there are some ancient mosques, temples or various structures with archeological beauty and glorious history (which all can’t be mentioned here). Actually we have rich culture and heritage of thousands years. It is also true Bangladesh has fantastic natural beauty which is change due to the change of seasons. If you are a traveler, you feel how marvelous nature is here with lot of historical place which still didn’t get the caring from our tourist department. I like traveling to see the natural beauty of Bangladesh and still I didn’t get opportunity to see the entire country. I want to go again most of the place which I have visited earlier. We here try to give details of the district wise link (mentioned also side on the page). A lot of people help me to share their experience of traveling which I’ve just try to summarized. I try to mention all the name and source of my data at the end of this page. I also invite more experience or provide any data of the place which will present the information correctly and attractively. Please share your experience by mentioning your contact address and mobile no.

Actually I don’t show anything personally. I also want to know the traveling place of Bangladesh. I always be a traveler on the aile (soil made way) of any village, bank of a river or pitch making road of any district. When you’ll get any opportunity to go to a beautiful place in Bangladesh, hope I’ll beside with you from next time.

Compiled by : Saiful H. Shafeen

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