Liberation War Museum situated at Segun Bagicha, the museum contains rare photographs of the Liberation War and items used by the freedom fighters during the period. It commemorates the heroic struggle of the Bengali nation for their democratic and national rights. The struggle turned into an armed conflict following the genocide unleashed by the military rulers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and culminated with the emergence of Bangladesh as a secular, democratic state in December 1971.
National park situated at Bhawal,40 kilometers north of Dhaka on Trisal-Mymensingh highway. The National Park spreads on 1,600 acers with national recreational forests and animals,including small tigers, leopards, small bears, monkeys, porcupines and foxes.There are 20 picnic spots and 6 rest-houses, which can be looked in advance at the Divisional forest office, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
This natural mighty waterfall is situated at Ruma, 65 km southeast from Bandarban town. The water continuously falls into the River Sangu from about 300 ft. high hill dazzling like pearl particles in the space creating and nonparallel beauty of the nature.
This lake is surrounded by many kinds of plant and under wood. You can go there any time but during the rainy season the most attractive views of this fall can be seen. This awesome place will make you the most naturalistic and very close to your heart.
You have to make a trip from Bandarban to Ruma by “Chander Gari” (public jeep) or a private vehicle and from Ruma bazar to Rijuk fall you can hire propelled boat. This boat is known as “Reeshongshong” in local dialect. Fare of boat is 800 taka or subject to change.
Boga Lake is a natural lake in the hill district Bandarban. It is located on one of the peaks of the Politai Mountain Range in Naitong mauza of Ruma Upazila, about 29 km east of the river Shankha. The lake isrectangular. It is bounded for a nature loverno other place can be more alluring than Boga Lake. A natural lake spread over 15 acres of land and at a height of 3700 ft. is symply boggling. It is 65 km from Bandarban town and 20 km from Ruma Upazila. Many folktales herad about the formation Boga Lake. Some people assumes it might be creator of a dead volcano.
The lake is bounded on three sidesby mountain peaks covered with thick bamboo bushes. The lake is a table land of height between 457 meter and 610 meter above the see level and 38 meter deep.It is a closed lake and there is asmall spring named Bagachara, which is 153 meter deep. There is no outlet for draining and spring seepage. The water is the lake is usedby the local tribal people as drinking water but sometimes it changes color and looks turbid.
Hillside Resort organizes a trip to the beautiful, tree-lined Boga Lake, which is very popular, although depending on the current permit situation you can usually reach the lake on your own via Ruma Bazar. There is basic accommodation by the lake.
Declared as a National Park, the beautiful breathtaking Lawachara forest is located-at Moulavibazar, northen district of Bangladesh.The forest is about 160 km.far from Dhaka and one km. from Srimangal. The forest is filled with trees, trunks. The famous and rare Chlorform tree is there in the forest. The trees shooting out at least 150 feet into the sky. A canopy of trees covers the forest. Birds of every kind are all around. Among the wild life, the Ullus, gibbons abound the forest.These are the only apes found in Bangladesh and there are only around 200 left in the country, sixty of which make there home here.
You can get here from Srimangal by bus (Taka 10), CNG (Taka 100) or bicycle (about 45 minutes; ride straight along the Srimangal-Bhanughch Rd). You could even jump off a moving train from Sylhet as they pass right do the park! (Don’t actually do that.)
Shaheed Minar: This Monument is the symbol of Bengali Nationalism. It was built to commemorate the martyrs of historic Language Movement of 1952. Although this Movement was apparently for the recognition of Bangla as one of the state languages of the then Pakistan, it was in fact, the first outburst of popular movement against the Pakistani regime. All subsequent movements in Bangladesh leading to her independence in 1971 owe their origin to this movement and therefore, this monument has become a place of pilgrimage for millions of Bangladeshis.
National Martyrs’ Memorial situated at savar, about 36 km north-west of Dhaka symbolizes the valour and sacrifice of the Martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the libaration of Bangladesh. The main monument is composed of seven isosceles triamgular planes each varying in size in its height and base. The highest one has the smallest base while the broadest base has the lowest height. The planes are folded at the middle and placed one after another. The highest point of the structure reaches 150 feet. This unique arrangement of the planes has created a structure that seems to change its configuration when viewed from different angles.(Sources: Tourism in Bangladesh)
Tara Masjid (Star Mosque): Tara Mosjid situated on Abul Khairat Road, Armanitola, in the old Dhaka city. It was originally built in the typical Mughal style, with four corner towers. Around 50 years ago a local busyness man financed its redecoration with Japanese and English china tiles, and the addition of a new Veranda. It was known as mosque of Mirza Gulam Pir who built the Mosque in the early part of the 18th century. The new decorations, in which Sitara plays an important part, have led to the modern name Sitara Mosque (Tara Masjid). The Mosque, both inside and outside , is decorated with mosaic, Flower-vases, flower branches, cosset, star and Arabic calligraphic writings have been used in the decoration of the mosque.
Kaptai Lake, which is wonderfully decorated beauty. This artificial lake of 256 square miles of southern Asia is one of the attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. High-low Mountains, mountainous streams, zigzag mountain roads, ocean water and greenery, dark green forests, tree-flowers, and tribal lifestyle are one of the characteristics of Kaptai Lake. The lake is a precious animal of various species of fish and biodiversity.
The Lake is the diverse variety of natural beauty, mountains, streams, sculpted high-low mountains, ominous water and green complexes all around. It is one of the largest artificial lakes in South Asia situated in the hill district of Rangamati. A lot of fish and biodiversity combinations in the lake water. On the mountains, fruits, forests, and medicinal plants and vegetables are available. In all, Kaptai Lake has an extensive conservation of tourism, livestock, and biodiversity.
This freshwater lake, located in the greater Chattogram Hill Tracts, is about 68,800 hectares. As a square mile, its area is 266 square miles, which is 32 percent of the country’s total ponds and about 19 percent of the internal water body.
Location: The Kaptai dam is located 56.31 kilometers north-east of Chattogram city and 68 km from the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The reservoir is about 58,300 hectares, which stands at 68,800 hectares in the rainy season. Its average depth is 9 meters, and the maximum depth is 36 meters. The difference in the season is 8: 14m. Kaptai Lake is very similar to the English H character in shape.
With the combined flow of Miney and the Kassalong canal, the main Karnaphuli river flow in the lower part of the lake creates a long and broad section on the right side of the lake. Rangamati-Kaptai part of the left is formed as a result of the flow of the stream from the Chengi river coming from the north, along with the movement of the Raingkhiong or the Ringkong river from south-east of the lower part. This enormous reservoir of the lake is connected by the narrow and arid Shuvalong Channel (formerly the Karnaphuli river flow) between the two.
On the other hand, the mountains of hill and telegraphy are relatively light weeds, red and sandy or sultry. Most of the highlands in the lake area are used in zoom cultivation, and forestry and comparatively lower and floating land are used for agriculture only.
The purpose of creating this lake is primarily hydropower production. Besides, the use of the flood control in greater Chattogram, opportunities for agriculture and irrigation, acquisition of forest resources, opportunities to navigate in remote areas, and the development of fisheries and tourism industry was also its purpose. Due to the situation of the flood control of the hill districts, this lake has been significant since the beginning.
You have to go to Rangamati to see Kaptai Lake. To enter Rangamati, beautiful scenes in dense green forests surrounded by high mountains, high mountains, and mountains, captured the mind of everyone.
Those who do not have the habit of traveling on these roads will be scared. Greater Chattogram district on the west of Rangamati, just 70 kilometers away from Chattogram, in the state of Mizoram in India, on the hill Khagrachari in the north and the hill Bandarban district on the south.
How to go Rangamati? Rangamati has many means of transport from Dhaka like Sohag, Saudia, Shyamoli, Hanif, Eagle, etc. You can leave from Kalyanpur, Kalabagan or Sayedabad. Rent NON AC 600-650 taka, AC 800-1000 taka. You can visit the lake by renting a boat/speedboat from the reserve market in Rangamati. It is a treaty with the boat to see the places of the lake. They’ll take you to those locations.
Where to stay? Rangamati has many private and privately owned hotels and guesthouses to stay. Below are some hotel descriptions:
Parjatan Holiday Complex, they have 12 AC rooms, rent are 1800-2000 taka. Seven non AC rooms and rent are 800-1000 Taka.
Contact / Phone: 0351-63126 (Office)
Hotel Sufia, they have 27 AC rooms, rent is 1000-1500 Taka, and 35 non AC rooms and rent is 700-800 Taka.
Contact / Phone: 0351-62145, 61174, 01553409149
Hotel Green Castle, they have 7 AC rooms and rent is 1200-1800 Taka. 16 non AC rooms and rent is 700-1600 Taka.
Bangabandhu Safari Park, formerly known as Dulahazra Safari Park is situated at Hargoza-Dulahazra union of Chokoria upozila in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. It is at the north of Cox’s Bazar on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway.
Abitat, Flora & Fauna
The Park houses variety of animals including the Bengal Tiger, Lion, Deer (Samber, Spotted and Hog), Goyal, Bear, Elephant and Crocodiles. It has huge varieties of trees, shrubby plants, bamboo, climbers and a large orchid house with colorful collection of orchids. It is a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife and migrating guest birds in Bangladesh.
Visitor information center & a natural history museum.
A large orchid house.
Observation tower and minibus ride through the Park.
Nature Interpretation Center is another attractive attraction of this park. You may enjoy the excitement of an artificial dense forest if you go into it.
There are few murals at the entrance of this Park. A gigantic dinosaur is one of them that may jog your memory of the Ancient times of the world.
Road communications are good from both Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar City. Around 2.5 hours is required to go there from Chattogram and around 1.5 hours from Cox’s Bazar. You may avail local buses or you may rent microbus to get there.
AC & Non-AC bus services as well as Air services are available from Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar. You also may avail train service from Dhaka to Chattogram.
Places to stay and Eat
The Park has good accommodation for visitors to stay at night, although prior permission is required. Excellent lodging and food facilities are also available in Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram.