Bangladesh is a beautiful country to explore. Yeah not a heaven Really, But we have some amazing places that tourists love. Some hours ago, one of us started to blog about A great place to visit in Bangladesh, but we were confuse, which is the best one ? So We collected all information’s about some Great tourist spots in Bangladesh. Here we go………..
Cox’s Bazar Beach: Cox’s Bazar sea beach is located about 150 kilometer from Chittagong town. Visitors can go from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar by bus, air and launch. Cox’s Bazar is a district of Chittagong division of Bangladesh. There are many tribal people living in Cox’s Bazar district those who have their own tradition and life style. There are many attractive religious and historical events make the city colorful and joyous to tourists.
Many hotels, guest house and motels are available in Cox’s Bazar for local visitors and foreigners. Five star hotels, four star hotels and three start hotel are available nearby cox’s bazar sea beach.
Tourists can buy Oyster, Snails, Pearl and other ornaments from seaside or shopping center nearby Cox’s Bazar sea beach. This kind of cheaf shopping is also another attraction of Cox’s Bazar sea beach.
There is a domestic airport in Cox’s Bazar named “Cox’s Bazar Airport”. Foreigners can go Chittagong Airport from any destination of the world then they can go Cox’s Bazar by domestic flight.
Cox’s bazar directly connected with Dhaka city by road. Visitors can go Cox’s bazar by bus from Dhaka and other places of Bangladesh, bus stations are in Saydabad, Arambagh, Mohakhali, Santinagar, Gabtoli, Komlapur of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Cox’s Bazar weather is mostly tropical monsoon, high temperature, heavy rainfall, humidity and general seasons variations. The climate of Cox’s bazaar sea beach area is similar to any other part of Bangladesh. As a costal city some time its affected by bad weather but the administration gives awareness locally. Cox’s Bazar and sea beach area rain fall is about 4.258 mm and maximum temperature is 34.8 degree c. and minimum is 16.1 degree Celsius.
Cox bazar sea beach
Cox’s bazar beach is not only hot tourist spot to Bangladeshi people but world wide tourist spot also. Cox bazar beach as a longest and sandy beach attracts tourists from home and abroad. During word cup cricket in Bangladesh the government promoted cox’s bazar sea beach video and cox’s bazar sea beach photos world wide through media, it was a positive initiative to highlight image of cox’s bazar sea beach. Local and foreign investors can invest to build different facilities near cox’s bazar sea beach to have more beautiful cox bazar sea beach.
The local name of the coconut is Narikel and the original name of this Island is Narikel Jinjira is derived from that. Accommodation in St. Martins Island is limited, so it is advisable to book accommodation before you plan to go to this Island. Motel Nijhum is one of the best hotels in St. Martins Island. To book in Motel Nijhum, confirm you reservation from Dhaka. You will hardly get a chance to stay in this hotel if you are a sudden visitor of St. Martins Island. The other good hotels are Prashad Paradise & Sraboni Bilash.Booking of these hotels are also possible from Dhaka. All these three hotels are situated adjacent to Seashore. From these hotels lobby or veranda, you can enjoy the Sea. There are some other motels and hotels established in St. Martins Island. Overnight staying in St. Martins Island is really an exotic feeling where you will feel and listen the sound of Sea. If you are lucky enough then you can spend the exotic moonlit night at St. Martins Island.
The beauty of Full moon in St. Martins Island cannot be expressed, if you are not there at that time. Cheera-dwip is a part of St. Martins Island but divided during tides. You can go to Cheera-dwip by walking. About two and a half hours walk from St. Martins Island or you can go there also by local motorboat or tourist boat. In that Island you will find the Corals – living and dead all over the Island. A small bush is there which in the only green part of Cheera-dwip, enhancing the beauty of this island. People do not live in this Island, so advisable for the tourists to go there early and come back by afternoon.
Rangamati has lots of hill tracks to explore. Rangamati is situated in the district of Chittagong. In Rangamati you can hire a boat to explore kaptai lake and there are lots of water falls will attract you.
If you don?t visit Rangamati you will not discover a big portion of natural beauties of Bangladesh. From Chittagong a 77 km. road amidst green fields and winding hills will take you to Rangamati. It is also connected by waterway from Kaptai.This is the only place to visit through out the year. Rangamati 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. If you already visited Rangamati in winter, we advice to go there again in monsoon; you will feel the difference of nature yourself. Parjatan holiday complex is the best place to stay in Rangamati. There are other hotels in Rangamati where you can stay. Boating is the prime attraction in Rangamati. You can go to Kaptai and also by Karnaphuli River you can go deep in side the hill areas where on the way you will find lots of natural waterfalls. If you wish you can take shower in the waterfall or you can swim in the river. By boat you can visit the tribal villages, King Chakma’s (tribal) Palace that is called Chakma Rajbari, Rajbonbihar pagoda, Tribal museum etc. You can also enjoy the tribal handmaid crafts if you go for shopping in the local market.
Khagrachhari is the natural wild beauty of Bangladesh. Here you can visit the tribal lifestyle of Chakmas? in Khagrachari. You can also visit Alutila hill. Approximately 100 meters long a very dark Cave is the mysterious beauty of Alutila hill.
Nilgiri hills Bandarban:
Nilgiri is most beautiful place ib Bangladesh. If you visit there you will feel that you are not in Bangladesh. Nilgiri has lots of a things.
Lots of hills and hilly areas, waterfalls, River Sangu, Lakes and the tribal culture are the main attraction of Bandarban .You can go to Bandarban from Chittagong by road. Chimbuk hill is one of the major attractions of Bandarban. You can enjoy the journey to Chimbuk Hill by jig jag hilly roads. It’s the third highest mountain in Bangladesh of approx. 3000 ft height. Reach Chimbuk by jeep or microbus from Rangamati. A beautiful Rest house is there on the top of Chimbuk hill. If you are lucky then you can feel the clouds touching your whole body. If you take the prior permission from Roads and Highway Department you can spent a night in the rest house on the top of Chimbuk hill. If you stay there a night, you will remember your stay for your whole life with the calmness of nature hearing sometimes the wild animals squalling.
Potenga sea beach is the main attaction of chittagong. Chittagong Division is located at southern part of the country has an area of 33771 sq. km and a population of 23.99. It has 11 districts and 38 municipalities.
Chittagong is the biggest seaport and second largest town in Bangladesh situated near the Bay of Bengal. It is 264 km away east of Dhaka, famous for hill areas, natural beauty and for the seashore. Chittagong is also known of the town of Aulias (Muslim saints).
Its green hills and forests, its broad sandy beaches and its fine cool climate always attract the holiday-markers. Described by the Chinese traveler poet, Huen Tsang (7th century A.D) as “a sleeping beauty emerging from mists and water” and given the title of “Porto Grande” by the 16th century Portuguese seafarers.
Chittagong combines remains true to both the descriptions even today. It combines the busy hum of an active seaport with the shooting quiet of a charming hill town.
The Shahi Jama-e-Masjid and Qadam Mubarak Mosque are two of the most impressive buildings in the city. It is also worth visiting the Ethnological Museum in the Modern City, which has interesting displays on Bangladesh’s tribal peoples. There are good views and cooling breezes from Fairy Hill in the British City in the northwestern sector of the city.
Chittagong is the country’s chief port and is the main site for the establishment of heavy, medium and light industries. Bangladesh’s only steel mill and oil refinery are also located in Chittagong.
Sundarban Mangrove Forest:
Sundarbans of Bangladesh is the largest mangrove forest in the world. It situated on the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta at the point where river merges with the Bay of Bengal. Sundarbans is the natural history for its array of trees and wildlife. There are about 200 islands in Sundarbans, separated by about 400 inter-connected tidal rivers, creeks & canals. About 200 years ago, the Sundarbans was about 16,700 square kilometers. The size of Sundarbans is now about 4,110 square kilometers, of which about 1,700 square kilometers is occupied by waterbodies.
The forest lies under two forest divisions, & four administrative ranges viz Chandpai, Sarankhola, Khulna & Burigoalini & it has 16 forest stations. The forest is divided into 55 compartments & 9 blocks.
The Sundarbans was declared as a Reserve Forest in the year 1875. About 32,400 hectares of the Sundarbans have been declared as three wildlife sanctuaries, & it was recongnized by as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
As the forest is situated on the south of the Tropic of Cancer & bounded by the northern limits of the Bay of Bengal, so the forest is classified as tropical moist forest. The temperatures in the Sundarbans are fairly equable than those of the adjacent areas. The average annual maximum & minimum temperatures vary between 30º & 21ºCelcius. High temperatures occur from mid-March to mid-June & low in December & January. The mean maximum temperature for the hottest months has been recorded as 32.4ºC at Patuakhali, in the east of the Sundarbans.
In the Sundarbans the saltwater forest is situated in the south-western part where Gewa, Goran Keora Ora PassurDhundul , Bain & other rhizophores, & Hantal dominate. The typical mangrove species dominate the central part of the forest. The moderate saltwater forest covers most of the southern parts of Khulna & Bagerhat districts where Sundari is the dominant species.
There is a thick mat of the nipa palm or ‘Golpata’ by the side of almost all the canals. The moderately freshwater zone results from the large amount of water, which flows down the Passur, Haringhata & Burisher, maintaining the surface water at a lower level of salinity.
The Sundarbans hosts a large variety of animals. It is the last stronghold of the bengal tiger (Panthera tigris). Within the forest habitats there are about 50 species of mammals, about 320 species of inl& & migratory birds, about 50 species of reptiles, 8 species of amphibians, & about 400 species of fish.
Royal Bengal Tiger is the spectacular of Sundarbans, the other notable mammalian fauna are Spotted deer, Barking deer, Rhesus macaque, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, the Indian porcupine, Otter, wild boar deer, wild boar constitute the main prey for the tiger. Some species including the Bengal tiger are rare in the World.
The ecological variety of the Sundarbans supports large different kinds of birds. Among the total number of species recorded, most are resident. Over 50 species are known to be migratory & are mostly represented by the waterfowls. The egrets, storks, herons, bitterns, curlew, numerous other waders are seen along the muddy banks. There are much class of gulls & terns, especially along the seacoast & the larger waterways. Accipitridae (kites, eagles, vulture, harrier etc) is represented by about 22 species. Nine species of kingfishers are available in the forest. The rich avifaunas of the forest include species of woodpeckers, barbets, owls, bee-eaters, bulbul, shrikes, drongos, starlings, mynas, babblers, thrush, oriole, flycatchers, & many others.
Of about 50 classes of reptiles the largest member in the Sundarbans is the Estuarine crocodile some of which may attain a length of about seven metres. Although once they were abundant in this mangrove habitat, their total number is now estimated to be around 250. Species of lizards, including the Monitor Lizards Varanus, turtles, & snakes are well-represented. Among the snakes, the King Cobra, Russell’s Viper, Rock python & several classes of sea snakes are notable.
Only eight species of amphibians have been reported from the Sundarbans. The green frog is mostly available in the mangrove forest. The other forest amphibians include the Skipper frog, Cricket frog , Tree frog & the common toad.
Economical value, tourism & forest dwellers
The most important value of the Sundarbans lies in its protecting role. It helps hold coastlines, reclaim coastal & settle the silt carried by the rivers. The estuary is a good breeding centre for many fishes. Several plant-based industries have been developed here. The most important economical value are the newsprint & hardboard mills in Khulna. The raw material of the Mills for the former is gewa & for the latter sundari. Other important plant based industries are match factories & boat building. The forest is a good source of fuel, tannins, thatching, wooden articles, medicinal plants, & fodder. The forest is also a major source of honey & bee wax.
Tourist are mostly visit Katka, Hiron Point, Dubhar Char and Tiger Point in the Sundarbans. Katka attracts tourists for its wildlife. There is a forest rest house here & a overlooking tower. Hiron Point also has a rest house & an observation tower. Dublar Char is an island with a beautiful beach. The other attraction of the island is the fishing activities that take place every year between mid-October & mid-February. Fishermen from other places of Bangladesh, especially from Chittagong, assemble here during the period to catch fish & dry them on the sunny beach. The honey collectors go into the forests during April-May.
Salinity of the area apparently influences the regeneration density which decreases with increasing level of salinity. Salinity appears to have little manipulated on these variations. Variation in seedling employment among the three salinity zones seems to be significant. Seedling recruitment for H. fomes, E. agallocha, & other species shows highly variable values over the years. Such variation might be due to the existence of periodicity in the seed production of some species.