You must have heard about the neighboring country of India. It is a very beautiful country.We are talking about beautiful Bangladesh. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a great place to visit.
There is a lot to explore. You will get to see the mixed Islamic and Bengali culture in Dhaka surrounded by natural beauty.Bangladesh was once an integral part of India, but with the independence of India in 1947, Bangladesh was separated and became part of Pakistan and in the year 1971 Bangladesh became a separate country.
If you are planning to visit Bangladesh and you want to know about the list of famous cities in country to visit then you have come to the right place.we have listed the major cities in Bangladesh to visit.
Best Cities in Bangladesh To Visit
Sonargaon is not very popular like other cities in Bangladesh, but this city will not disappoint you. It is a small but beautiful tourist spot which is worth seeing.
That’s why thousands of tourists visit this city every year. You will be surprised to see some such unique places in this city.
If you plan to travel to Bangladesh and are not sure if Sonargaon should be included in your trip, then definitely include Sonargaon on your trip.
You may not know, Sonargaon was the old capital of Bengal in the medieval period. Various rulers of the 13th century used Sonargaon as their capital. At a different time, Sonargaon was a place for many different rulers to become king of Bengal.
Dhaka is the most beautiful city of Bangladesh,Known as the “City of Mosques”, on the banks of the Buriganga River, near the Ganges Delta. Situated at sea level Dhaka is sensitive to floods during the monsoon season.
During the Mughal Sultanate, the city was also known as Jahangir Nagar in the 17th century, it was not only the regional capital, but the city was dominated by the trade of muslin.
Modern Dhaka was built and developed during the British rule in the nineteenth century and soon it became the second largest city of Bengal after Kolkata.
After the partition of India, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan in 1962 and when Bangladesh came into existence as an independent nation in 1972, it became the national capital.
Dhaka is not only the most literate (83%) city in the country but also the most diverse city among the cities of Bangladesh. Although modern Dhaka’s urban infrastructure is the most developed in the country.
Dhaka is not one of the best places to visit in Bangladesh. Let me tell a fact about this city -This city is counted among the world’s most densely populated cities.
If you like street photography, then Dhaka is a paradise for street photography. Dhaka also has many palaces to visit from the Mughal and colonial periods.
The famous Sadarghat of Dhaka is built on the Budhi Ganga River. Boat, steamer, paddle steamer, motor, etc. facilities are available for viewing the beautiful views of Sadarghat.
Dhaka Pink Palace is a famous tourist destination in Dhaka, Built between 1859 and 1972, Ahsan Manzil was the residential palace of the Nawab family from Dhaka city. This national museum receives over 3 million national visitors every year.
Sylhet is a city between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills in the north and the Tripura hills in the south, this city breaks the monotony of the land’s flatness by the tea gardens of the region, and the exotic flora and fauna.
This city is lying in the Surma Valley amidst beautiful tea plantations and lush green tropical forests, it is a major tourist attraction for all tourists.There are many species of wildlife in the dense tropical forest.
Sylhet is 250 km northeast of the Dhaka, the most important city in the Surma River valley, it is connected by road and rail and completely surrounded by India.
Sylhet is famous for its cane products in Bangladesh as well as produces tea, fertilizer, and liquefied petroleum gas.
The tea gardens of Sylhet are one of the main tourist attractions. There are many tea gardens around, but among them the Lala Khal tea gardens are the most beautiful.
4. Chittagong or Chattogram
Chittagong also knows as Chittogram, is the major Indian Ocean port of Bangladesh. It is located about 19 km north of the Karnaphuli River.
The Chittagong Hill Tracts, also historically known as CHT, is an area along the border of Burma in southeastern Bangladesh. It is a crowded place but the Chittagong Hill Tracts is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places.
It is the only mountainous region of Bangladesh and the only area of the country where there is a majority of Buddhists and Hindus.
Till 1949 it was a district but in that year it was divided into three districts: Khagrachari, Rangamati, and Bandarban. Administratively it is a part of the Chattagram Department. It is the homeland of the Chakma community.
Rajshahi is an administrative division of Bangladesh. It is one of the seven metropolises in Bangladesh. Rajshahi, officially known as Rampur Bolia, city, lies north banks of the Upper Padma River (Ganges River) and along with the state of West Bengal in India, shares its border with India.
Talking about the history of the Rajshahi, the city was chosen by the Dutch as a trading post in the 18th century and a municipality was formed in 1876 under the British.
Now the city is an industrial center, it produces agricultural products and pure silk.The attractive silk products in the city are cheaper than anywhere else in the country.this has many ancient mosques, temples. That’s why this city is known as the ‘Silk City’.
Let me tell an interesting fact, In 2006, Rajshahi city was declared the happiest city in the world by the World Happiness Survey.
Rajshahi best tourist attractions- Horagram Bazaar ,Varendra Research Museum ,Shaheb Bazar ,Borokuthi compound, Puthia Temple Complex, ancient Hindu temples.
6. Cox’s Bazar
Beautiful beaches, rows of neatly adorned coconut trees, pleasant weather, Cox’s Bazar in the southeastern region of Bangladesh has everything that makes this beach an ideal holiday spot. Cox’s Bazar is the largest open natural beach in the world with sea sand for about 100 kilometers.
This long coastline of Bay of Bengal is still untouched. Many believe that Cox’s Bazar has the potential to challenge popular tourist destinations such as Pattaya in Thailand and Gaul in Sri Lanka.
Cox’s market has been given prominence in the ambitious plan that the Bangladesh government has made to bring the country on the international tourism map.
Bangladesh’s government hopes that this beach will attract a large number of domestic and foreign tourists in the next ten years.
Cox’s Bazar best tourist attractions – Sughandha Beach ,Himchari Beach ,Inani Beach ,Technaf Beach
Laboni Beach- this beach is the most crowded because it is closer to the city center.
Khulna, City is situated on the banks of river Bhairab in the south-central Padma – Jamuna delta, South-West Bangladesh.
A major river port and trade center is connected to the riverbank, road, and major cities in the region. The forest areas, known as the Sundarbans, supply the textile, paper and board mills to the newsprint factories.
Sundarbans National Park is a national park, tiger protected area, and biosphere reserve area located in the Sundarbans delta region of the Ganges River in the southern part of the state of West Bengal, India.
The area is surrounded by dense forests of Mangrove and is the largest protected area of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Recent studies have shown that there are 103 tigers in this national park.
Many species of birds, reptiles, and invertebrates are also found here. Along with these, saltwater crocodiles are also found here.
The current Sundarbans National Park was declared the core area of the original Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in 1973 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1977. Khulna is the third-largest city after Dhaka and Chittagong. It is inhabited by 1.5 million people.
Rangmati, town is located in the Chittagong Hills area near the Karnafuli River, Southeast Bangladesh. The city is famous for the rice-milling and cotton-weaving center and an agricultural market.
Bangladesh has many attractive tourist places including Rangamati, which is one of the most popular places for domestic tourists.
Several tourist spots in Rangamati, including Sajak Valley, Hanging Bridge, Kapai Lake, Paulwell Park, Aranyak Peda Ting Ting and Subolong Vasant are ready to host the tourist.
If you are looking for your peace-loving place the Bandarban Hill is the right choice for you, this district is the least populous district in Bangladesh.you can enjoy the trek through forests and you also get the chance to meet more than 15 tribes.
Meghla Lake at the entrance of Bandarban city. The government of Bangladesh has declared seven places as reserved tourist destinations.
Bandarban best tourist attractions – Meghla, Nilachal, Prantik Lake at the entrance of the town,Buddhist Pagoda is known as the golden temple ,waterfall and Chinbuk Peak beside Chinbuk ,Mirinja hill .
It is in the southwestern part of Bangladesh, comes under Khulna Mandal of Bangladesh.This city is also known as Masjid City, the town has a large number of mosques.
Khan Jahan Ali’s tomb is one of the main attractions for tourists.Bagherghat was declared a district only in 1984. Sunderban, Mongla port is in this district. There are many interesting tourist places.
Bagherghat best tourist attractions – Ajoddha Temple , Chandra Mahal, Ronjitpur ,Hiron Point ,Bagerhat Government Boys School ,Buffalo Cultivation Centre.
Barisal is the capital of the Barisal division. The ancient name was Chandradvipa ,It is a beautiful town on the Kirtankhola River. Bakerganj was renamed as Barisal district. It is one of the am old ports in Bangladesh.
The capital city of the Barisal division. In ancient times, this city was called Chandrodip. It is a fast-developing city on the Kirtankhola River.
Rivers, forests are the main natural beauty of this city. It was declared in 1876 as a municipal town. Pyarila Ray Baris was the first chairman of the municipality and in 2000 turned into a municipal corporation.
The city is called “Venice of Bengal” and “Paradise of Bengal“.Let me tall an interesting fact, the “Barisal Gun” is a natural phenomenon named after the Barisal, It is a sound heard near lakes and rivers due to underwater seismic activity, first heard by in the 19th century. The Barisal division consists of five districts, and they are Barguna, Barisal, Bhola, Jhalkoti, Patuakhali, Firozpur. Barisal is 142 KM from Dhaka.
Barisal best tourist attractions – Oxford Church ,Catholic Church ,Barisal Sadar ,Aswini Kumar town hall Baptist Church ,Badho – Vumi on River Bank, Medical College ,Bells Park.