Bangladesh is a beautiful small country in South Asia bordering India and Myanmar is yet to be developed in tourism. There are many beautiful places here to visit, it is one of the least tourist destinations in the world. The people of Bangladesh are very friendly and hospitable. They welcome tourists everywhere and try to help them. Here we post a Travel Guide and a top list of the Best Places to Visit in Bangladesh.
1) Cox’s Bazar
Cox’s Bazar is the prime beach and tourist town in Bangladesh, situated alongside the beach of the Bay of Bengal, besides the Indian Ocean, The beach in Cox’s Bazar is the main attraction of the town with an unbroken length of 150 km (93 mi) also termed the “longest natural unbroken sea beach” in the world. Cox’s Bazar consists of miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, colorful pagodas, Buddhist temples, and tribes.
2) St Martin’s Island
St Martin’s Island is a small island in the northeast of the bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf peninsular tip and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh.
St. Martin’s Island, also known as Narikel Jinjira (an island of coconut) and Daruchinir Deep (an island of cinnamon), is one of the most visited tourist spots in Bangladesh. The only coral island in Bangladesh is about 8 km in length and rarely more than 1km wide. It is about 10 km (6mi) southwest of the southern tip of Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf peninsula.
A unique eco-tourism destination, the Sundarbans, is the largest Mangrove Forest on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It stretches about 80km into the Bangladeshi and Indian mainland from the coast of the Bay of Bengal. 60% of this mist-shrouded forest is located in Bangladesh. Though this 10,500km2 forest area is surrounded by two of the most densely populated country on three sides, it remains remote, inhospitable, and largely uninhabited by people.
4) Lalbagh For
During the height of the Mughal Empire, in 1677, Prince Muhammad Azam commissioned the construction of the Lalbagh Fort, but the project was never completed. Soon after construction began, Prince Muhammad Azam left Dhaka to join his father, Emperor Aurangzeb, in Delhi. Three main sections of the fort are complete, namely the Mausoleum of Pari Bibi, Diwan-i-Aam (the Hall of Audience), and Quilla Mosque. The Mausoleum of Pari Bibi consists of a white marble room with the tomb in the center. Access to the room is restricted. Lalbag Fort is one of the Best Places To Visit in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
5) Paharpur Bihar
Sompur Mahabihar or Paharpur Bihar is one of the largest well-known Buddhist Bihars in the Indian Subcontinent and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. This very important archaeological site was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The Bihar is located at Paharpur village, Badalgachhi Upazila in Naogaon District.
This Buddhist Monastery is famous for its unparalleled architectural design. The wonderful terracotta plaques of the then musicians, snake charmers, and different types of animals are the key attractions to see. The outer walls of the temple are decorated with the lifestyle plaques of ordinary folks for hundreds of years.
6) Rema Kalenga
Rema Kalenga is the largest natural forest after the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. A sanctuary for wild animals, this dry forest has been declared a ‘Reserve Forest’ by the government. Though Rema and Kalenga are two different forests, they are closely connected.
Srimongol is the tea capital of Bangladesh, located in the northeastern part of the country. This is one of the place few places in the country where if you look around, you may not find any other people anywhere except you. A really nice and calm place. Cycling through the trails inside the tea Plantations here could be one of the best things you can do in Bangladesh. Also worth visiting is the lawachhara National Park, and the trek to Hamham waterfalls. Srimangal is one of the Best Places To Visit in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
8) Tangoar Haor
At the foot of the Meghalaya ranges in the middle of Tahirpur and Dharmapasha Upazilla under Sunamgonj district in north-east Sylhet is a vast swampland popularly known as Tangoar Haor that spans over an area of nearly 100 square kilometers. Cascading from the Meghalaya about 30 waterfalls flow into this large water body engendering a charm that is truly rare.
9) Kaptai Lake
The largest artificial lake which was built in 1960 for hydroelectricity, is the most popular for local tourist who comes here to enjoy its crystal water of it. A fascinating boat trip for a full day on this lake is worth.
A tragic history behind this lake that there were 100,000 tribes, mostly Chakma, were displaced for the creation of this today’s lake, and about 40% of the land they cultivated underwater forever. another one of the most beautiful and Best Places To Visit in Bangladesh.
10) Sajek Valley
Sajek is a union at Baghaichari Upazila in the Rangamati districts. Basically it is name of a river that separates Bangladesh from India. The river flows into the Karnafuli River in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Sajek Valley is situated in the North angle of Rangamati, near the Mizoram border boundary area. The valley is 1,800 ft high form sea level. Many small rivers flow through the hills among them Kachalong and Machalong are famous. The main ethnic minorities on the valley are Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Pankua, Lushai. The place is known as hill queen for its natural beauty and roof of Rangamati. Marishsha is a name of a place near Sajek Valley, most of the houses are made with bamboo. There is another place near Sajek, it is Kanlak, and it is famous for its orange orchard.
11) Bandarban Hill District
Bandarban Hill District is the most remote and least populated district in Bangladesh. It is one of the three hill districts of Bangladesh and a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the others being Rangamati District and Khagrachhari District. There are many tourist spots available in Bandarban. Nilgiri, Nilachal, Chimbuk Hill, Shoilo Propat, Nafakhum, Meghla, Thanchi, Prantik Lake, Boga Lake, Buddhist Temple, Keokradong, Tajingdong and the waterfalls- Baklai, Chinri Jhiri, Faipi, Patang Jhiri, Jadipai and Amiakhum- All are beautiful.
Known as Sagar Kannya or the Daughter of the sea, A beautiful beach with sunrise and sunset views. Kuakata is famous for its panoramic sea beach Tourist Attraction in Bangladesh. Kuakata beach is the leading Tourist Attraction in Barisal Division. It is one of the two sea beaches in South Asia where both Sunrise and sunset at sea can be observed.