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Bangladesh honeymoon

Bangladesh, home to the world's longest unbroken sandy beach, religious sites, exotic wildlife and mangrove forests.

Beaches

A conglomeration of miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples and tribes, delightful seafood - this is Cox's Bazar, the tourist capital of Bangladesh, having the world's longest (120 km) unbroken, sandy, shark-free beach sloping down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal against the picturesque background of a chain of hills covered with deep forests. Some other attractive beaches like Kuakata Beach, St. Martin's Beach, Parki Beach, Patenga Beach etc. are remarkable. 

Historical Places

Mausoleum of Father of The Nation

Tungipara, a remote village surrounded by rivers & canals with lush green & densely built homestead on the banks where the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born. Incidentally in 1975 Bangabandhu was assassinated with his beloved family members after three & half years of the nation's independence and buried at the courtyard of his village home.

The surrounding dense neighborhood created a scarcity of land in the graveyard to accommodate the people coming to pay respect for his departed soul.

 

National Memorial

Located at Savar, about 35 km from Dhaka, the national memorial was designed by architect Moinul Hossain. It is dedicated to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of the war of liberation in 1971.

 

 

Central Shahid Minar

Symbol of Bengali nationalism, this monument was built to commemorate the martyrs of the historic language movement on February 21, 1952. The day is also now observed as International Mother Language Day across the world. Hundreds and thousands of barefooted people with floral wreaths and bouquets gather at this monument from the first hour of February 21 every year to pay homage to the martyrs.

 

Martyred Intellectual Memorial

Located at Mirpur, the memorial was built to commemorate the intellectuals who were killed in 1971 by the Pakistan's occupation forces just two days ahead of the Victory Day.

 

 

National Poet's Grave

Revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam died on August 29, 1976 and was buried here.The graveyard is adjacent to the Dhaka University Central Mosque.

 

Bahadurshah park

Located at old city opposite the Jagannath University formerly Victoria Park this memorial place of 1857 was built to commemorate the martyr's of the first liberation war in the years of 1857-59 against British Rule. This is the place where the revolting sepoys and their civil compatriots were cowardly hanged. The ancient name of the place was "Antagor Maidan".

 

Curzon Hall

In the wake of the first partition of Bengal in 1905, a group of architecturally homogeneous buildings was erected in Dhaka illustrating a happy blending of the Mughal and European tastes. Massive in appearance these buildings were characterized by a symmetrical composition of their component part and a great variety of eye-catching external detail. The foundation stone of Curzon Hall was laid by Lord Curzon on February 14, 1904. Its elegant facade with its central projecting bay and wide arched horse shoe shaped portals with windows avobe, has a attractively variegated by a series of panels, bracketed eaves and kiosks crowning the roof, whilst the corners are relieved with miners.

 


Baldha Garden

Established in 1904, by the late Narendra Narayan Roy, the garden is located in Wari (opposite to the Christian cemetery). This garden boasts a rich collection of indigenous and exotic plants. Open: Saturday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday closed. Entry tickets are available on the gate. 

Suhrawardy Uddayan

At a stone throw distance from Dhaka Sheraton Hotel and stretching out Dhaka University campus and Bangla Academy, the Suhrawardy Uddyan, formerly known as the race course, is a testament to our great historical achievement. It is here that the clarion call of independence of Bangladesh was declared on March 7, 1971 by Father of the Nation the great national leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and it is again here that the commander of the Pakistani Occupation forces surrendered on December 16, 1971 to the joint command.

Old High Court Building

Originally built as the residence of the British Governor, the High Court Building illustrates a fine blend of European and Mughal architecture. The building is situated north of the Curzon Hall of Dhaka University.

 

 

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 residence of the President of the Republic). The palace has large, spacious grounds and is surrounded by a fine moat. The palace has a well-equipped guest-house, an imposing gateway and a fine garden decorated with statues of white marble.

Hills and islands

Rangamati - the lake district

Rangamati, located 77 km away from Chittagong, is a favorite holiday resort because of its beautiful landscape, lake, numerous colourful tribes, hanging bridge, homespun textile products, ivory jewelry, tribal museum and so on. For tourists the attractions are fishing, speedboat cruising, water skiing, bathing and much more. It is a rare spot for ecotourism. The township is located on the western bank of Kaptai Lake.


Kaptai - The lake town

A pleasant and picturesque drive of 64 km from Chittagong brings you to a huge expanse of emerald and blue water ringed by tropical forests. It is the famous man-made Kaptai Lake (680 sq. km). From Kaptai along the Chittagong road, lies the ancient Chit Morang Buddhist temple having beautiful Buddhist statues.

 

Bandarban - The roof of Bangladesh

Bandarban, the district headquarters of the Bandarban Hill District, is situated ninety-two km from Chittagong. Bandarban is the hometown of the Bhomang chief who is the head of the Mogh tribe. The simple and hospitable Moghs are of Myanmar origin and Buddhists by religion, jovial and carefree by nature. Bandarban is also the home of the Murangs who are famous for their music and dances. Several other tribes of great interest live in the remote areas of the district. The highest peak of Bangladesh-Tahjin dong (4632 ft) is located in the Bandarban district.

Khagrachhari - the hilltop town

Khagrachhari is the district headquarters of Khagrachhari Hill District. A drive of 112 km from Chittagong, by an all-weather metalled road through the green forest up hills down dales into the solitude of nature.

Forest and Jungle

SUNDARBAN
Royal Bengal Tiger and Mangrove Forest

Located about 320 km south-west of Dhaka and spread over an area of about 60,000 sq, km of deltaic swamps along the coastal belt of Khulna, the Sundarbans is the world's biggest mangrove forest - the home of the Royal Bengal tiger. These dense mangrove forests are criss-crossed by a network of rivers and creeks.

Here, tourists find tides flowing in two directions in the same creek and often tigers swimming across a river or huge crocodiles basking in the sun. Other wildlife of the region include the cheetahs, spotted deer, monkeys, pythons, wild bears and hyenas. The forest is accessible by river from Khulna or Mongla. There are rest-houses for visitors to stay and enjoy the unspoiled beauty and splendor of the forest.

UNESCO has declared the Sundarban a world heritage site that offers splendid opportunities for tourism.

The main tourist spots inside the Sundarban include Hiron Point (Nilkamal), Katka and Tin Kona island. These places offer the best vantage points for watching tigers, deer, monkeys, crocodiles and birds. Another major attraction inside the Sundarban is Dublachar (island), a fishing village. Herds of spotted deer often come to graze here.

Communication

Water transport is the only means of communication within the Sundarban 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.

Requirements

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-diarrheal medicines, insect repellent 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.

Archaeological Sites

Bangladesh is a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth, especially of the medieval period both during the Muslim and pre-Muslim rules, though most of it is still unexplored and unknown. In archaeological fieldwork and research this area was very much neglected for a long time for various reasons, not the least of which are its difficult geography and climate and remoteness from the main centers of the subcontinent. With the independence of Bangladesh in 1971 the Government has undertaken a number of field projects including a comprehensive survey and exploration of the hitherto unexplored areas and a fairly ambitious scheme of excavations on selected sites. Though work at present is carried out on a limited scale, the discoveries already made have been significant. while new information and fresh evidence are coming out gradually. These fresh explorations are likely to add substantially to our knowledge of the history and chronology of ancient Bangladesh and various aspects of her life and culture. The earlier history of Bangladesh reveals that Buddhism received royal patronage from some important ruling dynasties like the great Pala rulers. the Chandras and the Deva Kings. Under their royal patronage numerous well-organized, self-contained monasteries sprang up all over the country.

Religious Places

Mashjid (mosques)

Islam is the largest religion of Bangladesh, the Muslim population is over 130 million (the fourth-largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia, India and Pakistan), and constitute nearly 88% of the total population, based on the 2001 Census. Religion has always been a strong part of identity, but this has varied at different times. A survey in late 2003 confirmed that religion is the first choice by a citizen for self-identification; atheism is extremely rare. Islam is the official religion of The People's Republic, as stated in the Constitution of Article 2A (inserted by the Constitution Eighth Amendment Act, 1988). The United Nations has recognized the country as mainly moderate Muslim democratic country

Hindu Temples

Hinduism is the second largest religious affiliation in Bangladesh, covering more than 13% of the population, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. In terms of population, Bangladesh is the third largest Hindu state in the world after India and Nepal.

In nature, Bangladeshi Hinduism closely resembles the forms and customs of Hinduism practiced in the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal, with which Bangladesh (at one time known as East Bengal) was united until the partition of India in 1947.

Buddhist Temples

Buddhism is the third largest religion in Bangladesh with about 0.7% of population adhering to Theravada Buddhism. Most of the practitioners are from the south-eastern district of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Most of the followers of Buddhism in Bangladesh live in the south-eastern region, especially in the Chittagong and Comilla district. The leader was said to be Engr. Tarun Barua (Tipu), Rangamati, a promising, understanding, caring human being. There are also people of Arakanese descent living in the subtropical Chittagong Hill Tracts. Most of these people belong to the Chakma, Chak, Marma, Tenchungya and the Khyang, who since time immemorial have practiced Buddhism. Other tribals, notably those who practice Animism, have come under some Buddhist influence, and this is true in the case of the Khumi and the Mru, and to a lesser extent on the other tribes.

Churches

Christianity arrived in what is now Bangladesh during the late sixteenth to early seventeenth century AD, through the Portuguese traders and missionaries. Christians account for approximately 0.3% of the total population.

Source: www.parjatan.gov.bd

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