The Bangladeshi nation are an ever smiling people, warm-hearted, welcoming & hospitable; this is a most amazing thing and rare to be seen in this world. There are many different types of people living in Bangladesh, including 39 individual Indigenous communities. It is estimated that the majority of our population is Muslim. Many Hindus, Buddhists and Christians also live here.
To know a country is to know its people. Just imagine eating, living and cooking with them. It is truly wonderful to experience these warm welcoming feelings, and it will make you a Bangladeshi for few moments, perhaps to teach you a different meaning of life and where happiness lies
“Religion is yours but festival is ours” is what is said by the people of Bangladesh. This is because there are different religions and so many festivals to celebrate. Muslims have Eid festivals twice a year. Hindus have about 13 festivals year, among which the Durga Puja is the most famous. For Buddhist people it’s Buddha Purnima and for Christians it is Christmas. In addition to those, the people of Bengal also celebrate Bengali New Year and other seasonal festivals. So, you can see why the people say “Religion is yours but festival is ours”.
A ‘must do’ in Bangladesh.
When riding in a rickshaw it will feel like you are going through a moving art gallery.
Rickshaws originally came from Japan through Singapore & India, reaching Bangladesh in the 1930s. Gradually their original shape has changed to form today’s Bengali look. The beautiful paintings all round a rickshaw make them most colorful.
Cruise with Rocket Steamer
The best way to get into the heart of the country is to take a cruise on the Legendary “Rocket“ Paddle Steamer. This unique vessel, built by the British about 100 years ago still runs in style, paddling through the greatest delta country in the world.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of tea whilst admiring the beauty of the river delta.
This UNESCO world heritage site is the largest single block mangrove forest in the world. The 6000sq km area is the home of 400 types of fish, 30 types of reptile, 40 types of mammal, 70 types of bird and the biggest cat on the planet – the Royal Bengal Tiger. About 110,000 people are directly dependent on the forest for their livelihood. Ecological support from the forest on our environment is really stabilising. Moreover the beauty of the forest and the charming adventure attract thousands of local and foreign tourists. The forest’s calmness and birdsong, and its history of ever-changing geography, the forest dependent people who live there, the myth of Banobibi and The Royal Bengal Tiger, all make this forest a really interesting tourist attraction, different from any other place in the world.
And it was also the candidate for the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.
The country offers with different types of forests as mangrove, Swamp, Hilly and Rain forest. The vegetation of these forests are completely different from each other. The single largest mangrove UNESCO World Heritage Site Sundarbans lies here. Not forgetting the breathtaking views of Hilly forest in the southeast. The country possesses a small patch of Rain Forest and a small Swamp Forest also.
The Longest Sea Beach in the world
This 120 km long unbroken sea beach is 100 metres wide, and a treasure of natural beauty in Bangladesh. Some small islands including the St. Martin Island, have a sandy beach and enjoyable breezes that will take you to a heavenly feeling of relaxation.
National Parliament Building
The Bangladesh National Parliament Building is located at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the Capital city, Dhaka. The building is designed by architect Louis I Kahn and is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world, comprising 200 acres (800,000sqm). The exterior of the building is striking in its simplicity, with huge walls deeply recessed by porticoes and large openings of regular geometric shapes. The building consists of nine individual blocks: the eight peripheral blocks rise to a height of 110’ while the central octagonal block rises to a height of 155’. An artificial lake surrounds three sides of the main building to portray the riverine beauty of Bangladesh.
Cruise on Kaptai Lake
Kaptai Lake is the largest man-made lake in Bangladesh located in the Kaptai and Rangamati area. Embarking on a breathtaking cruise through the lake by the hilltop tribal villages takes you to a different dimension.
A wonderful Sunset from the lake will complete your day. Kaptai Lake has become the home of migratory birds and one of the best tourist attractions in the country.
Almost everywhere in Bangladesh you can travel by train. It’s a wonderful experience to travel with the locals. Try it to believe it! If you are looking for an adventure take a ride on the rooftop, or travel sitting right in front of the engine.
Fuska is a roadside food attraction. Everyone loves to sit by the roadside enjoying a plate of Fuska with tamarind sauce; this mouth-watering snackwith its secret recipe is stuffed with potatoes and chick peas. Make a little time to treat yourself.