The Chittagong Hill Tracts have steep jungle hills, Buddhist tribal peoples and relatively low-density population. The tracts are about 60 km (37mi) east of Chittagong, and are an idyllic place to tour. The region comprises a mass of hills, ravines and cliffs covered with dense jungle, bamboo, creepers and shrubs, and has four main valleys formed by the Karnapuli, Feni, Shangu and Matamuhur rivers, making it one of the most scenic tourist destinations in Bangladesh.
Rangamati is a lush and verdant rural area belonging to the Chakma tribe open to visitors, as is Kaptai Lake. The lake, ringed by thick tropical and semi-evergreen forests with the thatched fishing villages located on the lakeshore are what make a visit special, on tours to Bangladesh.
Puthia has the largest number of historically important Hindu structures in Bangladesh. The most amazing of the village's monuments that you can tour is the Govinda Temple, erected between 1823 and 1895 by one of the maharanis of the Puthia estate. It's a large square structure crowned by a set of miniature ornamental towers. It's covered by incredibly intricate designs in terracotta depicting scenes from Hindu epics, giving the appearance of been draped by a huge red oriental carpet. The ornate Shiva Temple is an imposing and excellent example of the five-spire Hindu style of temple architecture common in northern India. The ornate temple has three tapering tiers topped by four spires. It is decorated with stone carvings and sculptural works. The village's 16-century Jagannath Temple another beautiful monument to tour. It is one of the finest examples of a hut-shaped temple: measuring only 5m (16ft) on each side; it features a single tapering tower that rises to a height of 10m (33ft). Its western facade is adorned with terracotta panels of geometric designs. It is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Bangladesh.
Martin Island is a small coral island about 10 km (6mi) southwest of the southern tip of the mainland with beaches fringed with coconut palms and bountiful marine life. There is nothing more strenuous to do here than soak up the rays, but it is a clean and peaceful place. It is possible to walk around the island in a day because it measures only 8 sq km (3 sq mi), shrinking to about 5 sq km (2 sq mi) during high tide. Most of island's 5,500 inhabitants live primarily from fishing, and between October and April fisher people from neighboring areas bring their catch to the island's temporary wholesale market, a picturesque sight, which you can see on tours to Bangladesh.
The northern most district of the country, offers a number of attractions to the visitors. The Ramsagar (great sea) lake with rest houses is a good picnic spot that you can tour. The spot has facilities for fishing and rowing in a serene and quiet green countryside atmosphere. Kantanagar temple, the most ornate among the late medieval temples of Bangladesh is situated near Dinajpur town. Maharaja Pran Nath built it in 1752 A.D. The Maharja's palace with relics of the past centuries and local museum are worth a visit on tours to Bangladesh.
A pleasant and picturesque drive of 64 km. from Chittagong brings you to a huge expanse of emerald and blue water ringed with tropical forest. It is the famous man-made Kaptai Lake (680 sq. km) formed by damming the Karnaphuli river.Only 3 km. from Kaptai along Chittagong Road, lies the ancient Chit Morong Buddhist temple having beautiful Buddhist Statues. Other places of interest that you can tour in the Hill Tract districts include Chandraghona, Khagrachari and Bandarban all in picturesque surroundings.
Kuakata, locally known as Sagar Kannya (Daughter of the Sea) is a rare scenic beauty spot on the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. It is 70 km from Patuakhali district headquarters and 320 km from Dhaka. Kuakata offers excellent combination of the picturesque natural beauty, sandy beach, blue sky, huge expanse of water of the Bay and evergreen forest. Gateway to the Sundarbans abode of the Royal Bengal Tigers Khulna is an industrial town and Divisional Headquarter.Some of the biggest Jute mills in the country are located here. Khulna is connected with Dhaka by road and boat and by air via Jessore. Accommodation and eating facilities are available for tourists on tours to Bangladesh.
Enjoy the unspoiled nature with all its charm and majesty at Mongla. Spending some time inside the forest can be a rare treat for the lovers of nature on their tour of Mongla.
Rajshahi has seen the most glorious period of Bengal's Paul dynasty. Connected with Dhaka by road, rail, river and air, Rajshahi is located on the bank of the Padma River and is an exciting place to tour. It is famous for pure silk, mango and lichi. Attractive silk products are cheaper. A visit to Varendra Research Museum at the heart of the city for rich archaeological finds would be most rewarding. There are also a number of ancient mosques, shrines and temples in and around Rajshahi, which make it a favorite among tourist destinations in Bangladesh.
About 40 km. from Rajshahi by roads is Natore, an old seat of Maharajas with a beautiful palace now serving as the Uttara Ganabhaban (President's Official residence of the northern region). It was residence of the Dighapatiya Raj. It is situated amid well-kept grounds, surrounded by a fine moat. The buildings are modern. They include a well-equipped guesthouse, an imposing gateway and a fine garden decorated with statues of white marble.
Greater Mymensingh lies from the foot of the Garo Hills in the north down to the plains of Dhaka in the south. Along the northern frontier of the district there are many aboriginal tribes such as Garos, Hajongs and Kochis who are ethnically quite distinct from the people around them. Mymensingh has earned a notable position in Bengali literature as the birth place of rich folklores and folk songs.Visit the national park and game sanctuary at Madhupur about 160 km. from Dhaka. There are a number of reserve forests in the area with rest houses and picnic spots. World famous painter Zainul Abedin's Art Gallery at Mymensingh carries the boyhood memories of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
Nestled in the picturesque Surma Valley amidst scenic tea plantations and lush green tropical forests, greater Sylhet is a prime attraction for all tourists visiting Bangladesh. Laying between the Khasia and the Jaintia hills on the north, and the Tripura hills on the south, Sylhet breaks the monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude of terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside and the exotic flora and fauna. Here the thick tropical forests abound with many species of wildlife, spread their aroma around the typical hearth and homes of the Mainpuri Tribal maidens famous for their dance. A beautiful, winding pair of rivers Surma and the Kushiara fed by innumerable hill streams from the north and the south forms the Sylhet valley. The valley has good number of haors that are big natural depressions. During winter these haors are vast stretches of green land, but in the rainy season they turn into turbulent seas. These haors provide a sanctuary to the millions of migratory birds who fly from Siberia across the Himalayas to avoid the severe cold there.
About 80 km. from Sylhet town connected by road and rail, Srimangal, is known as the tea capital of Bangladesh. For miles and miles around, the visitor can see, the tea gardens spread like a green carpet over the plain land or on the sloping hills. A tour of the tea plantation in Sylhet is a memorable experience on tours to Bangladesh.