Best places to visit in Bangladesh

When you travel to Bangladesh, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Bangladesh, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Bangladesh to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Bangladesh things to do can include exploring Bangladesh attractions and visiting the places of interest. Plan a trip and don’t forget to get yourself the Best Travel Insurance for Asia at Thomas Cook.

On the banks of river Buriganga, at Kumartoli in Dhaka, this magnificent piece of Indo – Saracenic Revival architecture stands. Ahsan Manzil was built in 1869. This palace was once the official residence of Nawabs or Royals of Dhaka.

Lalbag Fort is also known as Aurangabad Fort. Mughal Emperor Muhammad Azam Shah and son of Emperor Aurangzeb stared to build this fort when he was Subahdar or Viceroy of Bengal. This Monument houses, Diwan-i-Aam, Tomb of Bibi Pari and Lalbag Fort Mosque.

M. M. Dutta was a famous Bengali litterateur, his ancestral house build by his father in 19th century. This house is now transformed into a museum which displays some belongings from the Datta family and is located in a village Sagardari near the city of Jessore.

The National Museum of Bangladesh is located in Ahsan Manzil. This is a must visit the venue and gives perfect glimpse of past history of Bangladesh.

The National Botanical Garden is also called Bangladesh National Herbarium is located at Mirpur in Dhaka. The garden is a place to see and study more than 56,000 individual varieties plants and trees; it also has a huge collection of aquatic plants. Many species found here are rare and exotic.

If one is lucky he or she can even spot a Leopard, Tiger, Elephant, Black Panther, Sambar Deer, Clouded Leopard, Monkey, Python, Porcupine, lizard, ox and Peacock in their natural habitat. Jungle safari, Boating and Horse riding are some of the activities here.

Royal Bengal Tiger, Javan Rhinoceros, Water Buffalo, Wild Boar, can be seen in their natural habitat.

Foy’s Lake is a large manmade lake dug in 1924. It is named after railways engineer Foy. Foy’s Lake Resort and amusement park are built here, which offers comfortable hotel rooms. Exciting Rides at Amusement World (dry park) and Sea World (water park) are popular with kids and adults alike. Various cultural events, concerts and live performances by local artists are held here. Barbeque nights and boat rides on a lake are hit with tourists here.

Cox’s Bazaar is fishing port and town. It has very long unbroken and sandy beach which is quite wide with a gentle slope. Surfing is main adventure sports activity here, besides sunbathing, relaxing and building sand castles for those who are not so adventurous.

Inani or Enani beach is about 18 kilometers long and very broad. This beach is best known for its rock and coral boulders. Here one can see lush green hills on one side and the vast Bay of Bengal on another. Unusual shaped rock and coral boulders, which appear green and live during the months of summer and in a rainy season, lie in the beach and through the sea like an endless line of scattered beads fallen from a necklace. Tall palm trees, waves washing up the shore, calm lagoon and gentle sea breeze make it a perfect place to relax in an extremely therapeutic atmosphere.

Haji Biryani: Serves mouth watering mutton biryani and it is their specialty.

Dhaka Roti House: They serve beef-seekh kebab which is famous around the place.

El-Toro: The only Mexican Restaurant in Bangladesh and one of the best in the sub-continent.

Jute and jute products like bags of jute made handicrafts are available here at a fair price as Bangladesh is the largest producer of natural jute in the world. Pink pearls, silver filigree, and gold & silver ornaments are good choice to carry back home. Brass and copperware, contemporary paintings, woodworks, Shital pati (mattress having cooling effect), bamboo decoration pieces, cane and conch shell products, cotton, silk, gold, reed, bangles, embroidered quilts, jamdani and silk fabrics, traditional dolls and leather goods are produce of handicraft and cottage industry in Bangladesh.

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