Bangladesh is the great embodiment of artistic architectures, eye-catching scenery, and food tourism. This small, south Asian country is always open to foreign travelers. Any travel thirsty adventurous soul will feel totally immersed in the many facets of the beautiful Bangladesh.
Various UNESCO world heritages sites add to the charm of Bangladesh. Various types of tourisms make Bangladesh outstanding from other smaller countries like eco-tourism, archaeological tourism, religious tourism, historical tourism, cultural tourism, and so on. There are numerous archaeological sites, pristine beaches, bustling markets and ancient mosques to explore in this developing land of growing economy.
The Bangladeshi government has taken several initiatives to increase the number of foreign tourists. In fact, Bangladesh government has announced this current year 2016 as the “year of tourism”. The minister of tourism and civil aviation has set a grand goal to develop and increase the international tourists’ arrival by 70% to 1 million in 2016.
The government is rapidly developing tourism hotspots, travel maps, and guidebooks, along with plans for the development of excellent luxury hotels and motels throughout the country for the ease of the international tourists. The government is planning on investing 26 million US dollars for this cause.
Major Attractions of Bangladesh
Bangladesh has more than 100 touristy spots. Most of the cities have casinos, modern bars, and in some cases nearby airports. Biman Bangladesh Airlines plans to increase the schedules and routes of help foreign tourists to visit Bangladesh easily.
Cox’s Bazaar: World largest (almost never-ending), a 130 kilometers sandy sea beach, various fishes, and coral rock Saint Martin Island.
Khulna: Indo-Bengali cultures, UNESCO World heritage site Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world weather, Weather, Sea, and River Transport.
Rangamati: Sun, Morning, Rangamati hill track, Hills, Nature, Tribal Festival and Weather.
Khagrachari and Bandar ban: Sea, Nature, Sun, Tribal Festivals, and Culture.
Chittagong: Parks, Fay’s lake and sea port, Hills, Tribal festivals.
Rajshahi: Arts and Culture, Oldest Research Museum, River.
City of Dhaka: The colonial period, Pakistani era, National Museum, National Liberation War Museum, Mosques, Sea, National Children park, National garden, Cultural Society, Libraries, Panam city, Muslin silk, Folk Art & Craft foundation.
Bogra: UNESCO world heritage site Mahasthangarh, Culture, Oldest Capital, Festivals.
Royal Bengal Tiger
Ecotourism sites are also being processed for Sundarbans (UNESCO World heritage Site) where tourist can catch a glimpse of the royal Bengal tiger.
Culture and Food
Bangladesh is full of various cultures and social festivals and those social factors, cultures and festivals are really outstanding like Pohela Boishakh (first day of Bengali year), Eid festival, and Durga puja.
By and large, Bangladesh gears up speedily to develop the art of tourism with a view to putting the country firmly on the international tourists’ radars. Travel is not only for fun but it is also the great way to be socially aware, be knowledgeable, and increase one’s mental broadness.
The gap between rich and poor is increasingly obvious and the middle-class is fast-shrinking, as in the rest of Asia, especially in cities such as Dhaka and Chittagong as you move around between the working class old city and affluent neighborhoods like Gulshan and Baridhara.
This post was written by Salil Jha