Bandarban:

 
Hill Districts Bandarban
The nature setting of this little township rich is tribal heritage. Its flora and fauna, bamboo cottages its ethnic peoples and their life style have made this picturesque hilly resort a popular destination of tourist. Here has the unique privilage of having two hight peaks of the country, the Keokaradang (4000feet) and the Tazingdang (4632feet).

Chimbuk hill is a unique and different kind of tourist attraction in Banderban. It is called the Darjeeling of Bangal. It is 2000feet high from the sea level. It is 25km. away to the south of Bandarban town with zigzag road and view of Sangu river. The visitor can touch the cloud by hand. Another attraction of Bandarban are Bagakain lake, Prantik lake, beauty of Sangu river, Rijuk waterfall, Rajbihar, Tribaql museum, Meghla tourist spot Etc.

Historical events are The British rulers declared Bandarban as a forest zone because of its vast forest area devoid of human settlement. The Arakanese were permanently settled in Bandarban after the British ascendancy in Arakan. Bandarban is the district headquarters of the Bandarban Hill District. Bandarban is the home town of the Bohmong Chief who is the head of the Mogh tribe. The Moghs are of Myanmar origin and Buddhists by religion. Jovial and carefree by nature, the Moghs are simple and hospitable people. Bandarban is also the home of the Murangs who are famous for their music and dance. Fat into the interior there are several other tribes of great interest for anyone who cares to make the journey. Meghla Tourist Spot, Nilachal, Golden Temple, Water falls, prantic lake, Tribal life, Jhum Cultivation, Sangu River, Mountain Tajindang, Second Kewkradang, Boga Lake 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. Nilgiri: More than 3000 feet from the sea level. Located 26
 

Mainamati:

 
Seat of Lost Dynasties About 08 (eight) km. to the west of Comilla town which is situated 114 km south east of Dhaka lies a range of low hills known as Mainamati-Lalmai ridge, an extensive centre of Buddhist culture. On the slopes of these hills lie scattered a treasure of information about the early Buddhist cMlization (7th-12th Centure A.D.). At Salban in the middle of the ridge, excavations laid bare a large Buddhist Vihara (monastery) and imposing central sharine. It has revealed valuable information about the rule of the Chandra and Deva dynasties which flourished here from the 7th to 12th century. The whole range of hillocks run for about 18 km. and is studded with more than 50 sites. A site museum houses the archaeological finds which include terra cotta plaques, bronze statues and casket, coins, jewellery, utensils, pottery and votive stupas embossed with Buddhist inscriptions. Museum is open Sunday-Friday and closed on Saturday. Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) established nearby in 1959 is known for its pioneering role in co-operative movement. For details please contact: Manager (Tours), Elite Tours & Travel Head Office, email: manager@elitecarbd.com
 

Sylhet:

 
Next to the Hill Tracts, Sylhet is the widely hilly district in the country. Nestled in the picturesque Surma valley amidst scenic tea plantations and lush green tropical forest, it is a prime attraction for all tourists. Its terraced tea gardens, eye catching orange groves and pineapple plantations and hills covered with tropical forests form a beautiful landscape. the Sylhet valley has a good number of haors which are big natural wetlands. During winter these haors are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season they turn into a turbulent sea. These haors provide sanctuary to the million of migratory birds who fly from Siberia across the Himalayas to avoid the severe cold. Srimangal in Sylhet, known as the tea capital of Bangladesh, is the main tea centre of the area. For miles and miles around, the visitor can see the tea gardens spread like green carpet over the plain land or on the sloping hills. A visit to the tea plantation in Sythet is a memorable experience Sylhet the tea granary of Bangladesh , not only has over 150 tea gardens but also proudly possesses the tree largest tea gardens in the world both in area and production. Sylhet is also known as the land of the famous Muslim saint Hazrat Shah Halal the great torch bearer of Islam to the region. The Shrine of this great saint is located at Sylhet town. Colourful Monipuri, Khasia and Garo tribes live in Sylhet. Monipuri tribal maidens are famous for their dance. Sylhet is also well known for its wide variety of exquisite handicrafts of cane and bamboo. Sylhet is linked with Dhaka by rail road and air. Source: www.travelbd.com 1 Tamabil - Jaflong Situated amidst splendid panorama, Tamabil is a border out post on Sylhet- shilong Road, about 55 km away from Sylhet town. Besides enchanting views of the area one can also have a glimpse of the waterfalls across the border from Tamabil. Jaflong is also a scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and rare beauty of rolling stones from hills. Other places of tourist attraction in Sylhet include Moulvibazar, Janitipur, Madhabakunda and Haripur gas field. Source: www.travelbd.com
 

PAHARPUR:

The Largest Buddhist Seat of Learning
 
Paharpur is a small village 5 km. west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayas has been excavated. This 7th century archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land. The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular cout, measuring more than 900 ft. and from 12 ft. to 15th. in height. With elaborate gateway complex on the north there are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The architecture of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of South - East Asia, especially Myanmar and Java. It had taken its name from a high mound, which looked like pahar or hillock. A site museum built recently houses the representative collection of objects recovered from the area. The excavated findings have also been preserved at the Varendra Research Museum at Rajshahi. The antiquities of the museum include terra-cotta plaques, images of different goods and goddesses, potteries, coin inscriptions, ornamental bricks and other minor clay objects. Interest tourists may avail "Palace & Archeological Tour Dhaka - Natore - Rajshahi- paharpur - Mahasthangarh - Bogra - Natore - Dhaka" offered by Elite Tours & Travel, For details please contact: Manager (Tours), Elite Tours & Travel Head Office, email: manager@elitecarbd.com
 

MAHASTHANGARH:

 
The Oldest Archaeological Site
Located at a distance of 18 km north of Bogra town. Mahasthangarh is the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh on the western bank of river Karatoa. The spectacular site is an imposing landmark in the area having a fortified long enclosure. Beyond the fortified area, other ancient ruins fan out within a semicircle of about 8 km radius. Several isolated mounds, the local names of which are Govinda Bhita Temple, Khodia Pathar Mound, Mankalir Kunda, Parasuramer Bedi, Jiyat Kunda etc. surround the fortified city. This 3rd century B.C. archaeological site is still held to be of great sancitity by the Hindus. Every year (mid - April) and once in every 12 years (December) thousands of Hindu devotees join the bathing ceremony on the bank of river Karatoa. A visit to the Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for one a wide variety of antiquities, ranging form terra-cotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site. Also noteworthy are the shrine of Shah Sultan Bulki Mahisawary and Gokul Moth in the neighbourhood of Mahasthangarh. *Guided Tours in Mahasthangarh TRAVEL BANGLADESH (TRAVELBD) arranges guided package tours for groups of 2 to 8 and above from Dhaka to Mahasthangarh.For details please contact: Manager (Tours), Elite Tours & Travel Head Office, email: manager@elitecarbd.com
 

SAINT MARTIN:

 
St. Martin is the countries only coral island named after a British Provincial Governor and called Narikel Jinjira (Coconut island) by the locals. It is one of the best places in Bangladesh . The island has two lagoons that support thick mangrove forests. A rocky platform surrounds the island and extends into the sea, the crystal clear water will allow you to see about 20 feet deep into the sea. Attractions are beaches around the island, crystal stones, coconut groves, sea crabs, turtle shells and pearls.

About 2.5 hours journey by sea truck and ships from Teknaf and you can see Myanmar border on your way to St. Martin . Location of the hotels over looking the water is marvelous and every morning you'll wake up to a view of the sun rising over the mountains of Myanmar.

Only coral small Island about 9 K.m south of Teknaf. It is about 8 K.m west of North wet of Myanmar at the mouth of the Naf river. The local people called it Narikel Jinjira. It is almost flat and 3.6 meters above the main sea level. The 9.7 K.m wide canals between the main land and the Island is much shallower than the open sea South West of the Island.

The Island is 7.32 K.m long and 3.5 K.m wide. It is only 30 kms from Tecknaf. One can go to do this Island either from Dhaka, Chittagong & Cox's Bazar.Sea truck, Tourist, Vessel and country boats ply between the Island and Teknaf regularly. The population is about 5000 of them are fishermen belonging to 550 families. This Island is very famous for tourist to see the wild life and living corals. Tourism to the Northern part of Island exists during 4 months November to February. The main vegetation is coconut, betelnut and bamboo.

Chera - Dwip (Mini Island): Chere -Dwip is the part of St. Martin's Island but divided during tides. One can go to Chera - Dwip by walking during low tide. About two and half hours walk from St. Martin or one can go there also by local or tourist boat. One will find the coral over the Island. A small bush is there which is the only green part of Chera - Dwip, enhancing the beauty of this Island. People do not live in this Island.
For details please contact: Manager (Tours), Elite Tours & Travel Head Office, email: manager@elitecarbd.com
 
 
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