Wonderful countryside, amazing life in the cities
may be a bit hard to travel
An assault to the senses - good and bad!
After a bad experience with the Sheraton last time this place is excellent. Great location...more
Wherever you go in Dhaka you will be approached by beggars who have absolutely nothing but if you are seen giving to one, you will find yourself surrounded by others, so it may seem hard but my advice is to give to none of them. Once i saw a man arrive on his rickshaw, placed a plastic sheet on the ground, then arranged a black umbrella to shade...more
These were busy days. But somewhere along the way I heard someone local say the Patenga Beach is the place to go to for some local trinkets.Now I expected a beach "beach". But this was just metres and metres of sea-coast lined with stones and breakers presumably to prevent flooding. So no making sand castles, no waiting for the waves to lap at your...more
Four of us and I guess we ordered too much.Back home (India) when you order for a kabab platter and the main course - the former comes first followed by the main course about 30 minutes later. Here the parathas and chicken bhortha (local) came first followed shortly afterward by the kababs. So we couldn't do justice. Moreover, I was told the...more
Rangamati is a district in South-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Kaptai has Bangladesh's only hydro-electric project. The Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River created for this purpose resulted in the Kaptai Lake. and this lake made Rangamati one of the best travelling place. its a beatiful place, people are mostly...more
Bandarban is an ideal place for treking, hiking, and jungle walk. Trek to Keokradong (highest peak in Bangladesh) is a exciting and popular treking rout. While you trek in this natural trail, you have to stay in tribal village at night. To know the indigenous hill tribe, their lifestyl , culture as well as get on top of the Bangladesh's highest...more
It depend on natute of the group who will carry what types of luggage & bags . My opinion group who is willing to travel more rather than spending time in hotel must carry less Group traveling to bandarban must take Precaution against malaria ,must carry water purifying tablets & torch lightmore
At a distance of 2.2km to the north of Shalvan Vihar is to be seen anther monastery, measuring 190.5m a side, locally called Ananda Vihar. The general plan, it corresponds well with period I of Sri Bhava Deva Mahavihara. The Calcutta Royal Asitic Society Copper Plate Grant of Bhava Deva is believed to have been collected from its srroundings. An...more
Shalvan Vihar (Monestery of Shalvan Forest) was the royal palace for the early Buddhist Students. Students come from verious place for their religious learning and for meditation in the quite place inside a barren forest. They used to stay in the dormetory/cells around the temple. The place is build 1200 yrs back by King Bhava Deva. Built on a...more
The environment within the restaurant and the atmosphere is superb. Its well decorated and looks rather posh!The food is much better than I expected and the prices were reasonable, good honest service! Chicken Korai and chapatis, I also recommend the noodle dishes.more
I've heard about this restaurant from one of the local. He said, there are some restaurants at Pankhai Para in Khagrachari City. They cook and served food in tribal style.
Favorite Dish: Dry Fish fry is must.
After dark go to the Rakhaine Market to check out some goods and their lifestyle. If you are lucky you may enjoy their cultural show. Right now there is not much to do at night but it is changing soon. Many development programs are planned but all are on hold and investors are just waiting for the Government to develop the roads.more
From Sadarghat 2 or 3 vehicles launches to Patuakhali. Starting Time: 5:30, 6:30 and 7 pmArrival time in Patuakhali Launch Ghat: 6 am next morningVehicle Name: Sunderbaban, Saikat, Sattar Khan, AcholRent : Cabin (single) Tk. 350, (double) Tk. 600, (family) Tk.700 (VIP-AC) 1500 Deck Tk. 150You can book your seat by cellphoneWhen you arrive...more
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