Bangladesh is a beautiful and unique country in the northeast of the Indian subcontinent. It shares borders with India to the west, north, and east. India has borders on all four sides except for a small border with Burma in the southeast and the Bay of Bengal in the south. Bangladesh is a small country, but it has a lot of interesting places to visit, like old temples and mosques, beautiful beaches, and lush tropical forests.
Bangladesh has become more popular with tourists from all over the world in the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. Visitors can experience the country’s unique mix of cultures, religions, and landscapes for themselves. Bangladesh has something for everyone, whether you want to look at the old ruins in Dhaka or enjoy the natural beauty of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. If you are thinking about going to Bangladesh, here is a list of some of the most interesting places to visit in this mysterious and foreign country.
Firstly, a Little Bit of Introduction to Bangladesh’s History:
India was split into two countries, India and Pakistan when it was split up in 1947. Pakistan was split into two territories that did not touch each other. Both were mostly Muslim, but their languages, ethnicities, and cultures differed. West Pakistan was mainly comprised of Muslims, but Urdu was the country’s official language. East Pakistan was also mostly made up of Muslims, but most of the people there spoke Bengali. Also, the culture of West Pakistan is very different from the culture of East Pakistan.
The government of Pakistan disregarded and discriminated against the people of East Pakistan. They were not accorded the same status or opportunity as their counterparts in West Pakistan, which contributed to the animosity between the two regions. For this reason, the people of East Pakistan began a nine-month-long liberation war in 1971. Eventually, on December 16, 1971, Bangladesh achieved its independence. Since then, Bangladesh has seen political unrest and economic adversity, but the nation is gradually regaining stability and prosperity. Bangladesh is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization for Islamic Cooperation, and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
Let’s Quickly Talk About Bangladesh’s Country:
Bangladesh is a sovereign state located in South Asia. The official name of the country is “The People’s Republic of Bangladesh”. Bangladesh has a population of over 165 million and an area of 147,570 square kilometres, making it the eighth most populous country in the world. The geography of Bangladesh is dominated by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, one of the largest river deltas in the world. The delta is formed by the confluence of two great rivers, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra, and their tributaries. The country is in the tropical monsoon region and experiences heavy rainfall, high humidity, and marked seasonal variations. The geography of Bangladesh also includes several small islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Four significant regions, eight administrative and two proposed divisions make up the country. The two divisions of Bangladesh that make up Northern Bengal is Rajshahi and Rangpur. The area is well-known for its beautiful lakes and rivers, fruit trees, and verdant scenery. Tigers, elephants, and rhinoceroses are just some of the fascinating animals that call this region home. On the other hand, Eastern Bengal is where you’ll find the region’s bustling megalopolises and dense urban centres. Chittagong and Sylhet divisions in this area, with the Comilla division being considered for the future. Finally, the Mymensingh Division and the Dhaka Division comprise the Central Bengal region. In addition to its rich history, the area is known for its thriving cultural scene. The planned new division of Faridpur will join the existing Barisal and Khulna divisions to form Southern Bengal. This area is well-known for its stunning beaches and verdant tropical vegetation.
The majority of Bangladesh’s population is Muslim, with Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians constituting a small minority. Bangladesh’s official religion is Islam. Bangladesh’s official language is Bengali, and the country’s capital is Dhaka. Bengali belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family and is closely linked to Hindi and Urdu. English is also widely spoken in Bangladesh, particularly among the educated elite. Bangladesh’s currency is the Bangladeshi Taka (BDT). The Taka consists of 100 paise. The available denominations for coins are 0.01, 0.05, 0.25, and 0.50. The available banknote denominations are 0.50, 0.100, 0.500, and 1000. Bangladesh’s primary exports are textiles and garments, jute and jute products, leather goods, frozen fish and seafood, ceramic products, and pharmaceuticals. The country’s most important imports are petroleum products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, food grains, and fertiliser.
Bangladeshi’s traditional food is rice and fish. This is because the country has a lot of rivers. Bangladeshis also like chicken, mutton, and beef, among other kinds of meat. Bangladesh’s Muslim heritage also affects its food, and many dishes are made with spices like ginger, garlic, cumin, and chilli peppers. Bangladeshis dress conservatively, and both men and women usually wear loose-fitting clothes. Men in Bangladesh wear traditional clothes like the lungi, which is a type of sarong, or the sherwani (a long coat). The sari is what most women wear. It is a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body. Bangladeshis also wear clothes that look like they came from the west, like jeans and shirts.
In the next few months, I will take you to some of the most exotic places around the country through my writing, so don’t forget to read my columns and share with your family and friends. And please visit those places the next time you go to Bangladesh.
Get Ready to Explore One of Bangladesh’s Top Tourist Attractions, the City of Sylhet:
Imagine yourself surrounded by greenery with mountains as a backdrop in the middle of a tranquil heavenly place. To make this dream come to life, all you have to do is visit Sylhet in Bangladesh. This city is one of the top tourist destinations in Bangladesh, and for a good reason too!
Sylhet is located in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh and is known for its picturesque landscape and lovely tea plantations. On the Surma River bank, Sylhet is a city of contrasts, where ancient traditions and modernity meet. This city is home to several interesting tourist attractions; let’s explore some of the top ones:
Before I take you to any resources or exotic locations, I’d like to tell you about two major locations essential to Sylhet. In reality, he was the originator of the word Sylhet and the reason Sylhet existed. He is known as Hazrat Shah Jalal. The attractions are “Haztar Shajal Mazar” and “Hazrat Shah Paran Mazar,” his nephew.
Hazrat Shah Jalal’s Mazar:
One of the top tourist attractions in Sylhet is Hazrat Shah Jalal’s Mazar. This Mazar (or shrine) is dedicated to Hazrat Shah Jalal, a Muslim saint who played an important role in the spread of Islam in Bangladesh. The shrine is located in a neighbourhood now known as Dargah Mahalla and is a place of great religious importance for Bengali Muslims. Visitors can offer prayers and flowers at the Mazar.
Mazar er Photo jabe
Shah Paran Mazar:
This imposing mausoleum is the final resting place of Saint Shah Paran, a highly revered religious figure in Bangladesh. The tomb is situated on top of a hill in the town of Sylhet and can be reached by climbing a long flight of stairs. Once at the top, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors can also explore the many rooms and chambers of the tomb, which contain a wealth of information about Saint Shah Paran and his life. Undoubtedly, it’s a great place to learn about the history and culture of Bangladesh.
Mazar er photo jabe
The Ratargul Swamp Forest is one of Bangladesh’s few freshwater swamp forests and a fascinating place to visit. The forest covers 504 acres of land and connects with the Govan river and Chengir lake. It is home to a large number of plant and animal species. The best time to visit the Ratargul Swamp forest is during the monsoon season when the water level is high and the trees are submerged. Then it looks like an underwater forest! What’s more? The marvellous greenery and chirping of the birds make it a perfect place to unwind and relax.
Jaflong is a beautiful hill station located in the Sylhet district. It is famous for its stone quarrying industry and lovely scenery. Jaflong is situated on the banks of the Piyain River and is surrounded by tea gardens, rubber plantations, and evergreen forests. It is a popular picnic spot among locals and tourists alike. The best time to visit Jaflong is between October and March when the weather is cool and pleasant.
If you are crazy about boat journeys and want to experience the beauty of nature, then Bisnakandi is the place for you! It is located in Sylhet district, falls under the Rustompur union, and is about 12 kilometres away from Jaflong. The place is known for its natural beauty and lovely landscapes. While flowing from mountain streams, the huge rocks in the area have been carved out by the river, which makes for stunning scenery. During your boat journey, the boat will travel across the Piyain river, flanked by green mountains, forests, and fields. This is an experience you will never forget!
Lalakhal is a small village located in Sylhet district. It is situated at the foot of the Jaintia hills and is surrounded by dense forests. The distance from Sylhet city to Lalakhal is about 35 kilometres. The place is known for its natural beauty and lovely scenery. Lalakhal is a perfect place to unwind and relax in nature’s lap. If you want to spend your vacation in a quiet and peaceful place, where green water bodies, forests, and mountains abound, then Lalakhal is the ideal destination! The Sharee river flows through the village and is a great place to take a refreshing dip.
The Manipuri Rajbari is an old palace in the district of Sylhet. King of Manipur Maharaja Bhimsen built it in the 18th century. The palace is a beautiful example of traditional Manipuri architecture, and beautiful gardens surround it. The Manipuri Rajbari is now a museum where Manipuri artefacts are kept. It is a popular place for tourists and a must-see for history fans. The Manipuri Rajbari is the perfect place for you if you like old buildings and want to learn about Manipuri culture.
Sylhet is famous for its tea plantations, and Malnicherra Tea Garden is one of the most popular ones. As far as your eyes can see, the Tea Garden is blanketed in a sea of green under a blue sky. It is a beautiful sight! The Tea Garden covers an area of 3200 acres and produces high-quality tea. If you are a tea lover, visit the Malnicherra Tea Garden and sample some delicious tea.
These are just some of the many tourist attractions in Sylhet district. If you are planning to visit Bangladesh, be sure to add these places to your itinerary!