Tourism in Bangladesh

June 3, 2021

Bangladesh is one of the few countries in South Asia, which remains to be explored. Bangladesh has a delicate and distinctive attraction of its own to offer. It has a land of enormous beauty, such as, hundreds of serpentine rivers, crystal clear water lakes surrounded by evergreen hills, luxuriant tropical rain forests, beautiful cascades of green tea gardens, world’s largest mangrove forest preserved as World Heritage, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger and the wild lives, warbling of birds in green trees, wind in the paddy fields, the abundance of sunshine, world’s longest natural sea beach, etc. This country shares a border with India on all sides, leaving a small portion, which it shares with Myanmar. The main rivers flowing through this country are the Ganges and Padma, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. Bangladesh is known around the world because of its wetlands, dense forests, mangroves, and other recognized places. Here you can find a great variety of flora and fauna. Royal Bengal tigers. 

The country’s population is almost evenly distributed throughout its 64 districts except for the three Hill Tracts districts which are rather sparsely inhabited. On average, a district has a population of about 1.8 million, a 230,000 police station, a union of 25,000, and a village of 2,000. There are 4 metropolitan cities and 119 municipalities in the country. The capital city of Dhaka has an estimated population of 8.58 million.

Map of Bangladesh

Chittagong: In the south-eastern part, which is the Chittagong Division, there are natural and hilly areas like the Chittagong Hill Tracts, along with sandy sea beaches. The second-largest city is known for its picturesque landscape. The charm and excitement of the city winning the hearts of many travelers. The attractions are the tomb of Sultan Bayazid Bostami Cemetery of the Second World War Shrine of Shah Amanat, The Museum, and the Merchant Marine Academy Juldia.

Coxsbazar: The city is a contender for the title of longest unbroken sandy sea beach (i.e. 150 km long) in the world.One of the important tourist destinations in Bangladesh is Cox’s Bazar. It is famous among tourists for being the longest unbroken beach in the world tracks. The soft golden sand beaches, majestic cliffs, the green vegetation, colorful pagodas, and shrines of Cox Bazar, make it an idyllic holiday destination.

Khulna: In the south-western part, mainly the Khulna Division, there is the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest of the world with royal Bengal tiger and spotted deer. The historically and architecturally important sixty domed mosques in Bagerhat is a notable site.

Patuakhali: Kuakata, locally known as the Daughter of the Sea, is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. It has an excellent combination of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beach, huge expanse of water of the Bay and the evergreen forest is eye-catching.

SylhetSylhet is known for its exotic beauty. The flora and fauna, tea plantations, tropical forests. The attractions are Madhabkunda, Tamabil-Jaflong, and the shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal. Natural reserved forests are great attractions. Migratory birds in winter, particularly in the haor areas, are also very attractive in this area. The Wonderland of Sylhet is one of the major tourist attractions in Bangladesh. It has also a very interesting and rich history.

Dhaka: Dhaka has great natural treasures. The architectural beauty and natural wonders of the capital city of Bangladesh have attracted tourists for decades. These are the many attractions of the city. These include mosques, Hindu temples, Dhakeshwari, the Armenian Church, the Cathedral of St. Mary in Ramna, and the Holy Rosary Church Teigaon, the Lalbagh Fort, the 1857 Memorial, and the National Memorial. The visitors also love to see the cultural and architectural displays in museums. Explore the resorts and explore the city and its surrounding parts. Do not forget to buy some of the beautiful crafts that are sold in traditional markets of the city.

Rajshahi: Rajshahi, located on the side of river Padma is one of the most favored tourist places in Bangladesh. Visitors can see the different mosques, shrines, temples.

Beauties of the animal kingdom: Bangladesh is home to several well-known mammals including the Bengal tiger, the Asian elephant, the hoolock gibbon, and the Asian black bear. The saltwater crocodile found in Sunderban is the largest of all living reptiles. The Sundarbans also has the king cobra – the world’s longest venomous snake and the reticulated python – longest among all snakes. The country has roughly 53 species of amphibians, 19 species of marine reptiles, 139 species of reptiles, 380 species of birds, 116 species of mammals, and 5 species of marine mammals. In addition to the large bird count, a further 310 species of migratory birds swell bird numbers each year. Notable animal species that have disappeared from Bangladesh are the one- and two-horned rhinoceros, the gaur, the banteng, swamp deer, nilgai, Indian wolf, wild water buffalo, marsh crocodile, and common peafowl.

Climate: The weather in Bangladesh is adaptable and makes it a favorable destination for tourists from around the world. The weather in Bangladesh is a tropical season. The weather in Bangladesh is tropical with a mild winter from October to March. Still hot with humidity increases during the summer from March to June. A warm and humid monsoon season runs from June to October and provides most of the rainfall in the country. During the monsoon season, heavy rains occur in Bangladesh, and sometimes a major flood. This comes mainly from rainfall during the monsoon season which covers the months of June to September.

Bangladesh has geographical diversity, which resulted in varieties of nature tourism. No one can deny that Bangladesh is a matchless beauty spot in the world. However, it is a matter of great concern that we are cruelly destroying this beauty. Besides, as a result of climate change, Bangladesh is facing the threat of extinction of many valuable species of her flora and fauna. It is high time we took concerted efforts to preserve our natural beauty.

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