(Tourist Places in Bangladesh) Bangladesh has so much to see and do that you could visit it every year and never see everything there is to offer. From the ancient cities of Old Dhaka, Gaur, and Sonargaon to the untouched wilderness of the Sunderban National Park, there’s no shortage of things to experience during your trip. So which sights should you visit while in Bangladesh? Here’s the list of the top 10 places you can’t miss when visiting Bangladesh.
1) Cox’s Bazar (Tourist Places in Bangladesh)
Cox’s Bazar is a small coastal town on the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the two main tourist destinations in Bangladesh and an important seaport.
Cox’s Bazar can be reached by direct flight from Dhaka or Chittagong, and then a short journey overland to Cox’s Bazar. Some beaches are also safe for swimming which makes them a great place for families. The best time to visit Cox’s Bazar is between November and March when the weather conditions are better.
Rangamati is the gateway to the world-famous Royal Bengal tiger reserves of Bandhavgarh, Melghat, and Kanha. The town is also home to some very interesting wildlife species such as the long-tailed grey crow and the wild boar. Rangamati is a tourist spot for birdwatchers with over 450 different types of birds living in its forests. It’s a small scenic place with a great number of places that are worth visiting including Lake Borokutty, Tiger Point and Udhagadhi Lake which has one of the best viewpoints in South East Asia.
Bandarban is a district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bandarban is adjacent to the Indian state of Tripura and shares a border with Burma (Myanmar) to the east. The district has an area of 8,019 sq. kilometres and an average elevation of 1,500 meters. Bandarban town is located on the banks of the Kaptai Lake which offers views of nearby waterfalls and wooded hillsides.
It is the largest mangrove forest in the world and home to Bengal tigers spotted deer, pythons and over 400 species of birds. There are two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Sundarbans-the Sunderban Tiger Reserve and the Sundarban National Park. The best time to visit this place is during winter as it’s a bit cooler during that time. The other site you can visit is Kutubdia Island which is one of the most popular spots in this area.
5) Srimangal (Tourist Places in Bangladesh)
Srimangal is a city and a municipality of Pabna District in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh. It was established as an Upazila (sub-district) on 1 January 2000. It consists of 4 union parishads, 9 wards, and 18 mahallas. The Srimangal municipality includes the town and nine rural villages. The word Srimangal means monastery because this area was famous for its many monasteries during the Mughal period. In one of those monasteries at Manirampur, there is a holy pond where Muslims take a ritual bath before going to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage
Sylhet is a beautiful city situated on the banks of the Surma River in Bangladesh. The river divides the city into two parts, with the eastern side being residential and commercial and the western side being more agricultural. Sylhet was once a part of Assam until 1949 when it became a part of Pakistan. It became an independent country in 1971 and has since grown into a thriving centre of trade, commerce and education.
Chittagong is the second largest city and commercial hub of Bangladesh. The city also has a long history and was established in 1666 as a port town. It’s a great place to shop for Bengali textiles. Dhaka: If you are visiting Bangladesh, it would be criminal not to visit this captivating city that holds some of the country’s most important landmarks.
Kuakata is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bangladesh, as it offers a serene and relaxing environment. Kuakata is a village situated near the Bay of Bengal with a population of around 2,000. This peaceful village has been attracting tourists since the mid-1960s. The only form of public transportation available to reach this destination is rickshaws that operate within the local villages or to different nearby towns. The best time to visit Kuakata is during winter when you can enjoy water activities such as fishing, boating, and snorkelling.
Rajshahi is the fourth-largest city in Bangladesh, and one of the major tourist attractions. It is situated on the banks of the Padma River, which flows from India to Bangladesh. Rajshahi is also called ‘the city of 100 mosques’. Other tourist destinations near Rajshahi include Paharpur, Shat Gombuj Mosque, Rangamati Hill Station, Harinama Dham and Natore Jain Temple.
10) Paharpur (Tourist Places in Bangladesh)
Paharpur is one of the most important Buddhist sites in Bangladesh. It was initially a large monastery, but it has now been converted into an archaeological museum. People come to visit this site because they are interested in learning more about Buddhism and the culture that surrounded it. There are some beautiful examples of religious art on display, including some amazing sculptures.