Dhaka: Amari Dhaka Days 2 - 4
Resting on the eastern bank of the Buriganga River, the sprawling city of Dhaka serves as the bustling capital of Bangladesh. Known as one of the largest and most populated cities in the world, this vibrant, colourful and restless city is home to a population of over 15 million. This fast-growing modern metropolis is the economic, political and cultural centre of Bangladesh. Dhaka is the heart of Bengali culture boasting a wide range of thriving restaurants serving up mouthwatering local cuisine, a bubbling art scene and numerous green spaces dotting the gloriously chaotic city blocks. Dhaka has its origins in the 17th century with many well-preserved mosques, temples, and palaces still intact. Visitors can explore the Old Town, which features architecture from the Mughal Empire and British Colonial era, or catch a lift in one of over 400 000 cycle-rickshaws, the highest number in any city in the world.
Barisal Day 4
Resting on the western bank of the Kirtankhola River in southcentral Bangladesh, Barisal is the largest city and serves as the capital of the Barisal District. Barisal is one of the oldest ports in the country and is the gateway to Bangladesh’s extensive network of waterways. The city itself is dotted with numerous picturesque ponds, impressive Raj-era buildings, and hosts a renowned floating market in the nearby Bhimruli village.
Barisal: Hotel Grand Park Barisal Days 5 - 7
Sundarban National Park Days 7 - 8
The Sundarbans ecosystem is a unique natural wonder of south Asia and the globe. The delta is spread over India and Bangladesh with an area of approximately 10,000 square kilometres and is enjoying the status of being largest halophytic mangrove forest in the world. It is a delta of the two great Indian River The Ganga and The Brahamputra which converges on the Bengal basin. The whole area is a kingdom of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers.
The Sundarban National Park is a tiger and biosphere reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the state of West Bengal (India). The Sundarbans is named after the Sundari trees which are found in bulk in this area. The park was established as a national park on 4th May 1984 as earlier it was created as a wildlife sanctuary in 1977, designated as the core area of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve.
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Pabna: Pakshi Resort Days 9 - 10
Resting on the northern bank of the Pabna River, the city of Pabna serves as the capital of the district and is an industry hub as it is home to several mills used for the processing of cotton, jute, rice, flour, paper, oil, and sugar. Visitors can look forward to visiting a number of local attractions including: the 19th-century Hindu temple of Jor Bangla, one of the main historical monuments of Pabna showcasing ancient architecture, the Jubilee tank, an old water reservoir; and the once-stately Tarash Palace known for its architectural heritage.
Bogra: Hotel NAZ Garden Days 10 - 12
Resting on the western bank of the Karatoya River, in northwestern Bangladesh, the city of Bogra serves as the commercial centre of the region. Known as the oldest city in Bengal, it is home to centuries-old Bengalese palaces, Buddhist stupas, sacred Hindu temples as well as a host of ancient archaeological sites. Visitors to Bogra can sample an array of delicious traditional Bengalese cuisine including a wide selection of desserts, such as ‘Mishti Doi’, a delicious sweet yoghurt. Visitors can look forward to an array of activities in the area including: exploring the ancient archaeological site of Gokul Medh, dating back to 7th century AD; and visiting the fascinating Mohammed Ali Palace Museum and Park, displaying numerous historical sites dotted with colourful mannequins for display purposes.
Dhaka: Le Meridien Dhaka Days 12 - 13
Srimangal: DuSai Resort and Spa Days 13 - 14
Located in the Sylhet Division in the Moulvibazar District, Bangladesh, the town of Srimangal and its spectacularly scenic surrounding area is a popular tourist attraction. Renowned for its tea plantations, Srimangal produces some of the highest quality tea in the world. Srimangal is known as the heart of Bangladesh’s tea industry. The town is surrounded by incredibly picturesque hilly terrain featuring dense woodlands dotted with traditional villages and lush undulating hills blanketed in terraced tea plantations. Srimangal has some of the heaviest rainfall in Bangladesh hence, it has been dubbed the ‘Land of the Rains’. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities including: cycling, hiking, wildlife viewing, jungle trekking, village tours, bird watching and not to mention, tea-drinking.
Comilla: Vita World Days 14 - 15
Situated in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh, the city of Comilla is conveniently set along the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway. Ancient Comilla is said to be one of the three oldest cities in Bangladesh and serves as the administrative centre of the area. Visitors can look forward to exploring the Mainimati Ruins, one of the most famous Buddhist archaeological sites in Bangladesh as well as viewing Dharmo Sagor, a large lake covering almost 10 hectares in the heart of Comilla. Surrounding the city are other historic attractions including a historic Second World War cemetery and the beautiful stone Shah Shuja Mosque.
Chittagong: Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View Days 15 - 16
Situated in southeastern Bangladesh, Chittagong is the country’s second-largest city and home to the largest port in the nation. This city is the perfect blend of quiet hill town charm and buzzing port activity. It serves as a gateway to the magnificent Cox Bazar, the world’s longest beach; St. Martin’s Island, the country’s only coral island, and the spectacularly scenic Chittagong Hill Tracts, the main attraction of Chittagong. Known as a popular tourist destination and one of the most beautiful areas in Bangladesh, the Chittagong Hill Tracts feature undulating hills, lush valleys, dense jungle, dramatic cliffs, and impressive waterfalls. Visitors can explore the city’s treasures including the impressive Shahi Jama-e-Masjid and Qadam Mubarak Mosques, discover the beautiful Sitakunda Eco Park and Botanical Garden, and learn about the local Bangladeshi cultural heritage at Chittagong's Ethnological Museum.
Cox's Bazar: Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort Days 16 - 18
Located in beautiful Bangladesh, the city of Cox Bazar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It hosts a bustling fishing port, but is most famous for its long stretch of beach along Bangldesh's eastern coast. Cox Bazar Beach is a vast stretch of over 125 kilometres of magnificent sandy beach and holds the title of the longest beach in the world. Visitors can enjoy the serenity of seaside-holiday living and look forward to a variety of laidback activities including: lazing on sun loungers all day and enjoying the sea breeze, taking relaxed strolls along the beach and soaking up the spectacular sunset over Bengal Bay. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Cox Bazar landmark lighthouse, located on a hilltop which is dotted by ancient Buddhist stupas.
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Bandarban: Sairu Hill Resort Days 18 - 20
Situated in southeastern Bangladesh, the town of Bandarban is located in its eponymous district, which is one of three districts that make up the famous Chittagong Hill Tracts. The town of Bandarban serves as an excellent base from which to explore the unspoilt surroundings. The Bandarban hill district is home to Bangladesh’s three highest mountains: Keokradong, Mowdok Mual and the highest, Tahjindong, standing at an impressive 1280 metres. Bandarban is the least populated district in Bangladesh and attracts visitors looking to immerse themselves in untouched natural beauty. Popular activities include: jungle trekking through unspoilt forests, visiting traditional villages dotting the landscape, and discovering Raikhiang Lake, the highest lake in Bangladesh.