Bangladesh has so much to offer from green hills and azure blue water of its rivers and sea to the terracotta plaques of its famous archaeological site. The country that is mostly known for its history of independence has so many beautiful tourist places. But most international tourists are unaware of the beautiful tourist places in Bangladesh.
With an area of only 148,460 square kilometres, this small country has mesmerizing sea beaches, forests, green hills, and so much more to leave a stunning experience in every tourist’s mind. The country might be small, but still, there are numerous tourist places in Bangladesh, some known, and perhaps most are yet to be discovered.
Now let me not beat around the bush and introduce you to the 12 best tourist places in Bangladesh that you must visit in 2022.
The 12 Best Tourist Places in Bangladesh
1. Cox’s Bazar
The fresh seafood, long natural beaches, local hospitality, and the nearby attractions are the notable reasons why Coxs’ Bazar is famous to both local and international tourists. It is the longest natural sea beach globally, with several beachside hotels making it easier for people to spend time at the beach. Near Cox’s Bazar town, other than the Cox’s Bazar Sea beach, several tourist attractions attract travellers all around the year.
At the east of Coxs Bazar town, Himchari National Park has around 117 tree species, 286 bird species, and 26 mammal species. Then there is Ramu, a Buddhist village selling local handicrafts in their markets. The first Safari Park of the country, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, is also located nearby. The only aquarium in Bangladesh, the Radiant Fish World, is also located in Cox’s Bazar.
Things To Do in Cox’s Bazar
There are so many exciting things to do in Cox’s Bazar. You can do parasailing, horse riding, beach biking, water biking and visit all the tourist attractions nearby. You can also enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the beautiful beach. Before trying out any risky adventure in Cox’s Bazar, make sure that you have travel insurance.
Best Time To Visit Cox’s Bazar
Tourists visit Cox’s Bazar throughout the year. But November-December is the best time to visit the sea beach. During these months, it is the Winter season in Bangladesh. The prices of hotels are lower. You will see young tourists mainly during this time in Cox’s Bazar as the prices are affordable to them.
How To Reach Cox’s Bazar
You can go to Cox’s Bazar by flight, train, or bus from Dhaka. Novo Air and U.S. Bangla Airlines have daily flights to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka. I think flights are the best way to go to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka as they require the shortest time, which is around 1 hour.
If you are looking for an exciting journey to Cox’s Bazar, you can get on a train. Direct train journeys aren’t available from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. But you can get on a train to Chittagong and then go to Cox’s Bazar by bus.
Both AC and non-AC bus services are also available from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar. If you choose to go to Cox’s Bazar by bus, you will most probably reach your destination within 10-12 hours. You can also drive directly to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka, which will require around the same time.
Where To Stay in Cox’s Bazar
There are many beautiful hotels and resorts to stay in Cox’s Bazar. You can also get mesmerizing views of the sea from some of these hotel and resort rooms. My favourite hotels to stay in Cox’s Bazar within a budget are-
- Hotel Asia | Check prices and availability
- Hotel Sea Shine | Check prices and availability
- Laguna Beach Hotel & Resort | Check prices and availability
- Long Beach Hotel | Check prices and availability
- Best Western Heritage | Check prices and availability
2. St. Martin’s Island
The only coral island in Bangladesh is St. Martin’s Island. Due to the excessive coconut trees on the island, this island is known as “Narikel Zinzira” in Bengali, which means ‘Coconut Island’. The island is 9 km south of Coxs Bazar.
Some rare species of corals can be found only on St. Martin’s Island. There are some resort hotels on the island for tourists.
Things To Do in St. Martin’s Island
Walking over the clean beaches and swimming in the clean water are enjoyable. You can enjoy a boat ride to the Chera Dwip, a small island near St. Martin’s. Chera Dwip was detached from St. Martin due to high tides.
Scuba diving is a must when you are in St. Martin. You can also try the delicious local food, buy some souvenirs at low prices from the local market, and click some great pictures.
Best Time To Visit St. Martin’s Island
November-February is the best time to visit the island. There are chances of cyclones during March-July, so it isn’t safe to visit then.
How To Reach St. Martin
To reach St. Martin, first, you need to go to Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar district. So, either you can go to Teknaf directly from Dhaka, or you can go to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka, then to Teknaf and, lastly to St. Martin.
From Dhaka, you can take a bus to Teknaf, which will require around 10-12 hours to reach. Then from Teknaf, you have to get on a ship to reach St. Martin. Ships are only available for the months November-April.
Ships leave the J.T. Ghat every day at 9.00 am and return from St Martin at 3.00 pm. So, if you miss the timing, you have to take a boat which is risky. Ships take around 2-3 hours to reach St. Martin from Teknaf.
Trawlers and speedboats from Teknaf to St. Martin are available throughout the year, but they are extremely risky to get on. Moreover, during the summer season, the seawater remains hot, so it’s not safe to travel over the sea during this time.
Where To Stay in St. Martin
Some of the best hotels and resorts to stay in St. Martin are-
- Blue Marine Resort | Contact: +880 17272 66077
- Shamudra Bilash Ananda Ashram | Contact: +880 19119 20666
- Music Eco Resort | Contact: +880 16133 39696
- Coral Blue Resort | Contact: +880 18441 70350
The green tea fields make Srimangal a famous tourist place in Bangladesh. It is located in the Moulvi Bazar District of Sylhet Division. It is the tea capital of Bangladesh due to a large number of tree plantations and the origin of the seven coloured tea.
Madhobpur Lake and Baikka Beel are two notable reasons for the popularity of Srimangal. Madhobpur Lake is the only confirmed site in Bangladesh where the great white-bellied heron is found. Baikka Beel is a small wetland that is home to the large-billed reed warbler.
Other than Madhobpur Lake and Baikka Beel, Srimangal is also popular for Lawachara Rain Forest, Hum Hum waterfall, and Reama Kalenga Reserve Forest located nearby.
Things To Do in Srimangal
While you are in Srimangal, trying out the seven-coloured tea is a must. You can walk around the tea gardens and click on some good photographs. You can take boat rides in Madhobpur Lake and Baikka Beel.
Bathing under the Hum Hum waterfall will be a really exciting thing to do. You can also walk around the two reserve forests, Lawachara Rain Forest and Reama Kalenga Reserve Forest.
Best Time To Visit Srimangal
You can visit Rangamati during the monsoon, that is, during March-May. As the main attraction of Srimangal is the tea garden, so to enjoy the best scenic beauty of the garden, it is better to visit the place during this time. And the nearby forests and lakes are also in the best state during the monsoon, which makes this season the best time to visit Srimangal.
How To Reach Srimangal
You can go to Srimangal from Dhaka by plane, bus, taxi or train. If you are an international traveller, you can directly take the flight to Sylhet Airport from your country and go to Srimangal by hiring a taxi.
But if your flight lands in Dhaka Airport, you can take a flight from Dhaka Airport to Sylhet Airport. You will reach Sylhet within 40 minutes by flight. Then you can hire a taxi and head to Srimangal, which will take you around 1 and half hours to reach your desired destination.
If you are looking for a cheap transportation method from Dhaka to Srimangal, you can get on a Dhaka-Sylhet train or Dhaka-Sylhet bus. If you go by train, you will reach Sylhet within 6-7 hours, and if you go by bus, you will reach there within 10-12 hours. From Sylhet Railway Station or Sylhet Bus Station, you have to take a taxi to reach Srimangal.
Where To Stay in Srimangal
There are many cheap hotels in Srimangal where you can stay. Some of them are-
- Grand Selim Resort & Tour | Check prices and availability
- Hotel Ishaqi Amos | Check prices and availability
- Shanti Bari Resort | Check prices and availability
- Cha luxury Hotel & Restaurant | Check prices and availability
- TONY’S PLACE | Check prices and availability
The wide canal, Lalakhal, is located in Jaintiapur of Sylhet District. The bluish-green water is the main reason why people visit this place.
Things To Do in Lalakhal
A boat ride is the only thing to do in Lalakhal. But the combination of the green hills and beautiful water of the canal will definitely blow your mind off. Sunsets have a different beauty in Lalakhal.
There are no restaurants nearby, so you have to take food and water along if you are on a day trip. But there are some resorts where you can stay and have your meal.
Best Time To Visit Lalakhal
November-February is the best time to visit Lalakhal. During these months, the water of the canal is in its best form. It means that the colour of the water is clearly visible. If you are lucky enough, you might also see some migratory birds in Lalakhal. During other times of the year, especially during the rainy season, the water loses its clarity.
How To Reach Lalakhal
To reach Lalakhal, you can take a flight from Dhaka Airport to Sylhet Airport. Novo Air and Biman Bangladesh Airlines offer around 6-7 flights from Dhaka to Sylhet daily. After reaching Sylhet Airport, you have to head to Osmani Shishu Park in the city. You can go there by rickshaw or CNG within 20 minutes.
Microbus and bus leave from the gate of Osmani Shishu Park towards Sarighat. After reaching Sarighat, you have to take a CNG to Lalakhal. If you want a different kind of experience, you can go to Lalakhal by the river. From Sarighat, you can hire a boat and head to Lalakhal.
You can also go to Sylhet by train or bus and then leave for Sarighat from Osmani Shishu Park. Or, if you find the entire process hectic, you can hire a taxi from Sylhet Airport/Sylhet Railway Station/Sylhet Bus Station and head directly to Lalakhal.
If you hire a taxi, the cost will be more, but you won’t have to get down at different points and change your transportation. After reaching Sylhet, you will reach Lalakhal within 2-3 hours, no matter whichever transportation method you choose.
Where To Stay in Lalakhal
There aren’t many resorts and hotels in Lalakhal to stay in. There is only one resort in Lalakhal, which is a bit expensive-
- Nazimgarh Wilderness Resort | View website
You can stay in a hotel or resort in Sylhet city. Then you can go to Lalkhal by bus or taxi. Some budget-friendly hotels and resorts in Sylhet are-
- The Grand Hotel B.D. | Check prices and availability
- Hotel Mira Garden | Check prices and availability
- Bottomhill Palace Hotel | Check prices and availability
- Hotel Supreme | Check prices and availability
- Grand Surma Hotel | Check prices and availability
Sundarban is home to some of the globally endangered species like- the Royal Bengal Tiger, river terrapin, estuarine crocodiles, and Ganges-Irawadi dolphins, which makes this mangrove forest one of the most famous tourist places of Bangladesh.
Sundarban is the largest mangrove forest globally, located in the Khulna Division of Bangladesh. About 60% of the total area of Sundarban is in Bangladesh, and the rest, 40%, is in India.
In Sundarban, there are 334 plant species, 150 species of commercially imported fish, 270 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 35 reptiles and 8 amphibian species. There are around 180 Bengal tigers in Sundarban.
Things To Do in Sundarban
You can visit a wildlife sanctuary in Sundarban as there are around 4-5 sanctuaries. Many estuaries and canals are flowing through the forest. A boat ride through these in the morning can be an exhilarating adventure. You can walk on the peaceful and serene beach located inside Sundarban, which is Jamtola Beach. Tourists are mainly attracted by the Coxs Bazar sea beach, due to which the Jamtola beach remains empty, clean and quiet.
Best Time To Visit Sundarban
October-March is the best time to have a trip to Sundarban. The lovely weather and moderate temperature below 30 degrees Celcius make these months the perfect time to visit Sundarban. During summer the hot weather is intolerable to tourists and during monsoon the heavy rains won’t let you enjoy the beauty of the forest.
How To Reach Sundarban
There are many ways to go to Sundarban from Dhaka. You can fly from Dhaka to Khulna by Novo Air or Biman Bangladesh Airlines flights. They have daily flights from Dhaka to Saidpur. You will reach Khulna within an hour, and then you can get on a launch to Sundarban.
You can also get on a bus or train from Dhaka to Khulna. After reaching Khulna, you can get on a launch to reach Sundarban. Launches leave from Mongla Port and Khulna Steamer Port. But firstly, you need to buy a launch ticket from any travel agency. You will reach Sundarban within 2 hours by launch.
Where To Stay in Sundarban
As Sundarban is a forest, there’s no way for you to stay there. But there are some hotels in Khulna where you can stay to make the most out of your Sundarban trip-
- Tiger Garden Int Hotel | Check prices and availability
- Jatra Flagship Khulna City Centre | Check prices and availability
In the past few years, Bandarban has gained extreme popularity as one of the beautiful tourist places in Bangladesh. Bandarban is a hill district of Chittagong Division. It is mainly famous for the exotic tourist attractions like- Boga Lake, Nilachol, Meghla Hanging Bridge, Keokradong peak, several Buddhist temples and many waterfalls.
Located in the Ruma Upazila of Bandarban, Boga Lake is a natural deep lake filled with sweet water. It is not allowed to swim in the lake because many deaths have been caused due to it. At the further east of the lake, Keokradong peak is the 5th highest peak in Bangladesh. The most famous waterfalls in Bandarban are Jadipai, Nafakhum, and Amiakhum. Out of numerous Buddhist temples of Bandarban, the Theravada Buddhist temple is the most popular to tourists.
Things To Do in Bandarban
As I said, there are numerous tourist attractions in Bandarban, so there are also many exciting things to do. You can have a boat ride in Boga Lake, hike in Keokradong, and sightsee the waterfalls. As Bandarban is a hilly area, so to enjoy most of the tourist attractions, you have to do a lot of hiking and trekking.
Best Time To Visit Bandarban
Most tourists visit Bandarban during Winter, that is during November-February as this is the busiest season in Bandarban, the prices rocket. During other months, especially during monsoon, the prices are lower, and the place is less crowded with tourists. But due to rain, there are great chances of landslides which is extremely risky and causes transportation problems.
How To Reach Bandarban
You can fly from Dhaka to Chittagong and then head for Bandarban by bus or taxi. Novo Air and Biman Bangladesh Airlines have daily flights from Dhaka to Chittagong. U.S. Bangla Airlines have flights from Dhaka to Chittagong on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Each of these airlines has 10-12 flights from Dhaka to Chittagong per day, and you will reach Chittagong within 45 minutes. When you reach Chittagong, you can get on an A.C. or non-AC bus and expect to reach your destination within 2-3 hours. You can also hire a taxi from Chittagong to Bandarban.
Bus and train services are also available from Dhaka to Chittagong. If you choose to go to Chittagong by train, you will need 7-8 hours to reach your destination. And if you go to Chittagong by bus, you will need 10-12 hours.
And if you want to reach Bandarban directly from Dhaka, you can rent a car or drive by yourself. If you do so, you will reach Bandarban within 14-15 hours from Dhaka.
Where To Stay in Bandarban
Two great budget-friendly hotels to stay in Bandarban are-
7. Somapura Mahavihara
Somapura Mahavihara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Paharpur of Naogaon district. It is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Bangladesh.
The architecture of the monastery consists of a quadrangular structure consisting of 177 cells and a traditional Buddhist stupa in the centre. The monks used the cells for their accommodation and meditation. The carved decoration, terracotta plaques, inscriptions etc., make this monastery a must-place to visit for those who love to know about history and culture.
Things To Do in Somapura Mahavihara
It might take you an entire day to check out the beautiful architecture of the monastery. So, you can join a guided tour to get a better understanding of this archaeological site. The good thing is that there aren’t many tourists here due to its remote location, so you will have an uninterrupted experience.
Best Time To Visit Somapura Mahavihara
As Somapura Mahavihara is an archaeological site, there is no need to worry about the weather; you can visit it any time of the year. The place remains uncrowded round the year, so you also don’t need to worry about that and pay a visit anytime.
How To Reach Somapura Mahavihara
To reach Somapura Mahavihara, you can either fly to Rajshahi or Saidpur from Dhaka and then take a taxi to Somapura Mahavihara. Novo Air and Biman Bangladesh Airline have daily flights from Dhaka Airport to Rajshahi Airport or Saidpur Airport.
You will reach Rajshahi or Saidpur from Dhaka within 50 minutes to 1 hour. After reaching Rajshahi or Saidpur, you can take a taxi and reach Somapura Mahavihara within one and a half hours.
However, taking a bus from Dhaka to Natore is the cheapest way to reach Somapura Mahavihara. Buses leave from Uttara to Natore every 4 hours. It also takes four hours to reach Natore from Dhaka. After reaching Natore, you can get on a taxi and expect to reach your destination within 2 hours.
You can also rent a taxi or drive directly from Dhaka to Somapura Mahavihara. In both these cases, you will reach Somapura Mahavihara within 4-5 hours.
Where To Stay in Somapura Mahavihara
You won’t find any hotels and resorts very near to Somapura Mahavihara. But there are some hotels which are within a few minutes driving distance from this place. They are-
- Momo Inn | Check prices and availability
- Annex Suites | Check prices and availability
- Red Chillies Restaurant and Guesthouse | Check prices and availability
Bagerhat, also known as the Mosque City, is located in the southwestern part of Bangladesh. There are around 360 mosques in the city. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1973.
Khan Jahan’s mausoleum, Nine-Domed Mosque, Sixty-Domed Mosque, Chunakhola Mosque and Singair Mosque are the most popular attractions in Bagerhat.
Things To Do in Bagerhat
When you are in Bagerhat, you can walk throughout the historic city and visit the famous tourist attractions. As it’s not possible to check out 360 mosques, you can visit Sixty-Domed Mosque, Chunakhola Mosque, Nine-Domed Mosque, and Singair Mosque. By visiting these mosques, you will get an idea of the Muslim architecture of the 15th century.
Best Time To Visit Bagerhat
Winter is a great time to visit Bagerhat. Due to the cool weather, you will have a comfortable experience walking around the city. But if you visit Bagerhat during the rainy season, your experience might be hindered due to rain and mud. And summer in Bangladesh is extremely uncomfortable for any sort of travelling.
How To Reach Bagerhat
There are many ways to reach Bagerhat from Dhaka. You can go there by plane, bus, taxi or car. If you choose to drive yourself to Bagerhat, it will take you around 10 hours to reach the place.
Novo Air and Biman Bangladesh Airlines have Dhaka to Barisal or Dhaka to Jessore flights. You will reach Barishal or Jessore within 40-50 minutes from Dhaka. Once you reach Barisal or Jessore, you can take a taxi to Bagerhat and reach there within 2-3 hours.
Buses leave from Gabtoli and Dhaka Technical to Jhalkathi every 4 hours and reach there within 7 hours. After reaching Jhalkathi, you can hire a taxi to Bagerhat, which will take you around 2-3 hours to reach your destination.
Where To Stay in Bagerhat
Some great hotels to stay near Bagerhat are-
- Hotel Grand Park Barishal | Check prices and availability
- Tiger Garden Int Hotel | Check prices and availability
- Zabeer Hotel International | Check prices and availability
The city of lake, Rangamati is a famous tourist place in Bangladesh, mainly known for its waterfalls, lakes, parks, and highlands. Just like Bandarban, it is another hill district located in Chittagong Division.
The largest lake of Bangladesh, Kaptai Lake, is situated in the Kaptai Upazila of the Rangamati district. The lake has an average depth of 30m and a maximum depth of 150 m. Other than this lake, Rangamati is also popular for Shuvolong Waterfall, Hanging Bridge, Sheikh Rasel Eco Park, Rajban Bihar Pagoda and many other tourist attractions nearby.
Read more All You Need To Know About Rangamati
Things To Do in Rangamati
Kayaking in Kaptai Lake is a must when you are in Rangamati. There is Lakeshore Resort near the lake, which has a swimming pool with a wide view of the lake. So, you will have a great experience swimming there. You can also take the cable ride in Sheikh Rasel Eco Park, sightsee Rajban Bihar Pagoda, enjoy the scenic beauty of Shuvolong waterfall, etc.
Best Time To Visit Rangamati
Just like every other tourist spot in Bangladesh on this list, the best time to visit Rangamati is November-February. Due to the cool weather, it is comfortable to visit Rangamati during this time. As Rangamati is a hilly area, landslides frequently occur during monsoons blocking the local transportation systems and making it risky for travellers.
How To Reach Rangamati
There is no way to go to Ragamati from Dhaka directly. At first, you have to go to Chittagong from Dhaka. There are two ways to reach Chittagong from Dhaka- one is by flight, and another one is by bus.
US-Bangla, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, and Novo Air offer flights to Chittagong Airport from Dhaka Airport. It will take you around 1 hour to reach Chittagong by flight.
If you want to reach Chittagong from Dhaka at a cheap price, you can board a bus. Bus from Dhaka to Chittagong leaves every 15 minutes and will take you to Chittagong within 7-8 hours.
After reaching Chittagong, you can hire a taxi to Rangamati. Bus services are also available from Chittagong to Rangamati. Whether you take a taxi or decide to go by bus, you will reach Rangamati within an hour.
Where To Stay in Rangamati
You will find some really good hotels to stay in Rangamati within your budget. Some of these hotels are-
- Hotel Prince | Check prices and availability
- Moti Mahal | Check prices and availability
- Hotel Green Castle | Check prices and availability
Kuakata, known as Daughter of The Sea, is one of Bangladesh’s most scenic tourist places. This panoramic sea beach is located in the southern part of Bangladesh. The beach is around 18 kilometres in length and 3 kilometres in width.
The most beautiful thing about Kuakata is that you can get an unhindered view of both sunset and sunrise from the beach. Kuakata is home to some other tourist attractions like- Mishri Para Buddhist Monastery, Well of Kuakata, Keranipara Rakhaine settlement, Alipur Port, Fatra forest, Kuakata Eco Park, Kuakata National Park, etc.
Things To Do in Kuakata
As I said earlier, the Kuakata sea beach offers a mesmerizing view of unobstructed sunset and sunrise. So, you must check out the beautiful sunset and sunrise when you are in Kuakata. You can visit the nearby tourist attractions that I mentioned above to make the most out of your travel experience.
Best Time To Visit Kuakata
Kuakata can be visited all around the year. But Winter is a good choice compared to the other seasons. During summer and monsoon, the sea waves crash the beach roughly. So, if you want to enjoy the calmness of Kuakata, you should plan your trip to Kuakata during Winter.
How To Reach Kuakata
You can head to Kuakata from Dhaka either by launch or by bus. A direct BRTC bus service leaves for Kuakata from the Sayedabad Bus terminal at night. It will take you around 12 hours to reach Kuakata by bus.
If you want a different kind of journey, you can go to Patuakhali by a launch that leaves for Patuakhali from Sadarghat terminal. The launches depart from Sadarghat from 4 pm to 7 pm. So, you will reach Patuakhali at around 6-7 am. Then, from Patuakhali you have to take a bus to Kuakata, and you will reach there within 3-4 hours.
Where To Stay in Kuakata
Some of the best hotels to stay in Kuakata within a reasonable price are-
- Hotel Graver Inn International | Check prices and availability
- Hotel Khan Palace | Check prices and availability
- Sawpnorajjo Park & Resort | Check prices and availability
11. Sajek Valley
Sajek Valley is one of the most exotic tourist places in Bangladesh. The valley is located in Baghaichhari Upazila of Rangamati District. The floating clouds, green hills, and calming natural beauty make this place attractive to both local and international tourists.
There are many notable tourist attractions in Sajek Valley like- Konglak Pahar, Risang Waterfall, Alutila Cave, Lushai Heritage Village, Ruilui Para etc. You can read more about them here.
Things To Do in Sajek Valley
As Sajek Valley is a mountainous area, you can do a lot of hiking and trekking here. You can trek through the Risang waterfall or bath below it. You can take a look inside the mysterious Alutila Cave. You can hike up to Konglak Pahar to get the most mesmerizing view from the top of the mountain. You can also have a walk around the neighbourhoods to get an idea about the lifestyle of ethnic people living there.
Best Time To Visit Sajek Valley
During Winter, the prices of resorts are low. So, if you are planning a budget trip to Sajek, you should go there during Winter, especially during mid-November. During other seasons, the prices rocket.
No matter in which season you visit Sajek Valley, you can always enjoy the scenic beauty of the floating clouds. The place is crowded in almost every season so you can’t avoid that.
How To Reach Sajek Valley
After reaching the Dhaka Airport, you have to take a bus to Khagrachari District. You will find many A.C. and non-AC buses for going to Khagrachari. It will take around 7-8 hours to reach Khagrachari from Dhaka by bus.
The road to Sajek Valley from Khagrachari is immensely beautiful. You have to board on a Chander Gari(local vehicle of Sajek Valley) from Khagrachari. Chander Gari can accommodate around 10-12 people, and it will be with you the entire time you are in Sajek Valley.
The group of people you will be travelling with can be chosen by you or the Khagrachari Jeep Owners Association office. But you can also hire the entire vehicle for yourself if you aren’t comfortable travelling with strangers. The fare will be higher if you hire the entire vehicle for yourself. But if you travel with a group, the fare will be divided equally among the tourists.
The vehicles only leave for Sajek Valley between 10 am and 3 pm, escorted by armies for safety. So, you can’t miss the timing. Foreigners need to take permission from the Deputy Commissioner of Rangamati to travel to Sajek Valley. You will reach Sajek Valley from Khagrachari within 2-3 hours.
Where To Stay in Sajek Valley
There are many resorts in Sajek Valley. Some of them are cheap, some are mid-range, and the rest are luxury. I’m naming some resorts in Sajek Valley below along with their contact numbers-
- Ruilui Resort | Contact: +880 16320 30000
- Sajek Army Resort | Contact: +880 17693 02370
- TGB Lushai Cottage | Contact: +880 16341 98005
- Sampari Resort | Contact: +880 18498 89055
- Alo Resort | Contact: +880 18223 56303
12. Lalbagh Fort
The Lalbagh fort is famous as one of the historical tourist places in Bangladesh due to its beautiful Mughal architecture. It is located in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. The fort is divided into three main parts- the Tomb of Pari Bibi, Diwan-i-Aam, and Quilla Mosque.
The tomb of Pari Bibi was constructed in memory of Pari Bibi, the daughter of Shaista Khan. The tomb is a white marble room in the middle of the fort. There are eight rooms surrounding this central room.
The Diwan-i-Aam is a two-storied residence located on the east side of the fort. Out of seven bathhouses of the Diwan-i-Aam, only one Hamam Khana(bathhouse) still exists in the southern part of the fort. The bathhouses had underground water boiling rooms, and water was supplied to the Hammamkhana through terracotta pipes.
The Quilla Mosque, also known as Lalbagh fort mosque, has three domes with a water tank for ablutions in front. The mosque is divided from the fort with a fence so that people can enter the mosque and pray without any ticket.
Things To Do in Lalbagh Fort
It might take you an entire day to explore Lalbagh Fort. Walking around the fort and exploring the Mughal architecture of the fort is a great thing to do in Lalbagh Fort.
Best Time To Visit Lalbagh Fort
As Lalbagh Fort is a historical landmark, you can visit the place at any time of the year. However, the fort remains closed during Sundays, government holidays, and Eid holidays. So, keep an eye on the calendar before planning your trip to Lalbagh fort.
How To Reach Lalbagh Fort
After reaching Dhaka Airport, you can take a taxi to reach the Lalbagh Fort. There are three routes from Dhaka Airport to Lalbagh Fort- Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Mouchak Moghbazar Flyover-Moghbazar Rd, and Central Shahid Minar Rd-Dhakeshwari Road to Lalbagh Road.
Continuing along the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, you can reach the fort within 5-10 minutes. This is the shortest route from Dhaka Airport to the fort. It also takes the shortest time to reach Lalbagh fort by this route.
Where To Stay in Lalbagh Fort
There are many hotels near the Lalbagh Fort where you can stay. I am mentioning some of the best hotels near Lalbagh Fort below.
- Hotel 71 | Check prices and availability
- Priyo Nibash Stylish Residential Hotel | Check prices and availability
- InterContinental Dhaka | Check prices and availability
- Asia Hotel & Resorts | Check prices and availability
- FARS Hotel & Resorts | Check prices and availability
Tourist places in Bangladesh are definitely not limited to these twelve. Just like every other country on the globe, Bangladesh also has some scenic wonders to offer to travellers. And it is also one of the cheapest countries to travel to. I hope that you will have a great time checking out the best 12 tourist places in Bangladesh.