PARJATAN Offers National Certificate Courses

National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation is offering some exclusive training course for individuals interested to start career in Tourism industry.

These courses will not only help you to work as a travel professional in home and abroad but also will boost your great intention of promoting countries tourism.

Read the circulation from Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation below:

National Hotel & Tourism Training Institute
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation
83-88, Mahakhali, Dhaka – 1212. Phone: 9899289-91/ ext. 222, 260, 252
Admission Notice National Certificate Course
Skills for Employability
Applications are invited for the admission in the 18 weeks National Certificate Course from the interested candidates for the following subjects to start career in the Tourism Industry and other Service organization along with Hotel, Motel, Guest House, Restaurant, Fast Food Shop, Bakery, Travel Agency, Tour Operator, Airlines at home and abroad.
Courses Offered
SLCourse Name and FeesWritten Exam
Date and Time
1Food & Beverage Service
Fee: 20,000/-
28-09-2010
10 am
2Food & Beverage Production
Fee: 25,000/-
28-09-2010
12 pm
3Front Office and Secretarial Operations
Fee: 16,000/-
29-09-2010
10 am
4Housekeeping & Laundry
Fee: 16,000/-
29-09-2010
12 pm
5Travel agency and Tour Operations
Fee: 20,000/- (including excursion expenditure)
30-09-2010
10 am
6Bakery & Pastry Production
Fee: 20,000/-
30-09-2010
12 pm
Additional Information:
  • Duration of the courses: 18 weeks (12 weeks at the institute and 6 weeks for industrial attachment or internship with project work).
  • The institute is furnished with extra ordinary equipment and facilities like Language lab, Computer lab, CRS lab, 2 well equipped training kitchen with range of burners and ovens, well equipped Bakery practical lab, Housekeeping demonstration lab etc. Courses mentioned above are designed by ILO/UNDP experts and administered & run by the faculties of NHTTI trained at home and abroad.
Special Instructions:
  • Admission form could be obtained from Administration Dept. (Room no- 202) 1st floor of NHTTI building. Taka 200/- is payable for the form along with the prospectus.
  • Two copies of Passport size (Color) photograph of the candidate and copies of attested certificate/testimonial of educational qualification should be given with the correctly filled form.
  • Age limit is 35 years.
  • Minimum educational qualification for the courses on Front Office Secretarial Operations and Travel agency and Tour Operations is HSC or equivalent and minimum SSC or equivalent for other courses above.
  • Female and ethnic candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Application submission dead line: 26 September 2010.
  • Courses Commence on: 24 October 2010.» Please browse http://www.nhtti.org/notice.php to download Newspaper add in Bangla.
ABM Ashraful Haque, Principal

What is your opinion about these courses? are you planning to attend any of above courses? Do share with us.

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation introducing travel card Passéra with upto 60% discounts

If you go to a remote place of Bangladesh, Parjatan Motels (managed by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation) are the best places to stay. They have larger rooms, clean furnitures and clothes and restaurant with delicious foods of your choice.

As they provide the best services, the cost is usually a bit higher than other private hotels and restaurants. Though everyone wants to stay at Parjatan Motels because services they offer are satisfactory compare to their competitors, it is not always possible for students or some service holders due to high prices.

Now here BPC comes with great news introducing a new travel card Passéra to offer discounts on accommodation and food in its different commercial outlets all over the country. See details below.

Discount table

CategoriesOn Season (November to March) Discounts Off Season (April to October) Discounts
on accomodationon foodon accomodationon food
Students20%10%50%10%
Employees of Donor Agency and MNC * 25%10%60%5%
Businessman25%5%55%5%
NGO Employees 15%10%50%5%

*Donor organizations and Multi National Companies

Price and validity

  • The value of the membership card is BDT 1000 (one thousand).Foreigners may collect the card for USD 20.
  • The card will remain valid for one year from the date of purchase of the card/cards.

Where to buy

Attaché, 56, Garib-e-Newaz Avenue, Sector-13, Uttara, Dhaka -1230 is the only authorized partnership organization to sell the membership cards on behalf of BPC. Contact numbers: 01191010566, 01929994619, and 01711528157.

Attaché said they will make it available in all BPC outlets by September. For now, the card is only available at Attach office at Uttara.

Terms and condition

  • Membership card is the property of BPC and is not transferrable.
  • Membership card does not guarantee the availability of room. Prior booking may ensure the availability of the accommodation.
  • The card should be signed by the authorize user immediately after purchase.
  • Use of the card is governed by the card agreement.
  • The card holder can get the benefit of using one card for maximum one twin bedded room and meal for two persons at a time.

Hotel and Restaurant Information

For now, this facility is available for all BPC managed Parjatan Motels. Some Parjatan Motels (like Khagrachari, Madhabkundo) which are run by NGO and private organizations are not offering discounts yet. I talked with the Attach representative regarding this and they said they are trying to make a deal with those Motels as well. For a full list of Motels and Restaurants offering this discount, click on the image below.

Do not forget to book your room over phone at least one week prior to your travelling, otherwise you may not get room available as Parjatan Motels are travelers first choice.

For regular travelers, I think it will be wise to grab a card. What do you think?

Ramsagor National Park in Dinajpur- An eye-catching lovely place for nature lover!

If you, somehow, set out to northern district Dinajpur for your personal or official purpose, you could not return without visiting Ramsagor

National Park that allure much to the visitors. You will gain a great opportunity to spend memorable time with eye-catching loveliness of the site.

The prime appeal of Ramsagor is to witness a big wetland in association with scores of natural magnificence.

Located in the Dinajpur district in the north-west region of Bangladesh, the national park covers around 60 square kilometers, with an infinite man-made water basin.

Just beside to the site you can get a bonus site of Shal bon (shal forest)

in Ramsagor. Ramsagor is known as country’s largest and most beautiful lake which is only six kilometer south from Dinajpur town.

The lake is surrounded by red colour soil ( lalmati) highlands, parks, gardens, many sculptures of animals and birds. There is also speedboat facility here as well as fishing facilities in the lake also a great adventure. It is a magnificent site and you wouldn’t want to miss it if you eyes one stuck at its beauty.

The area around the Ramsagar Lake is a popular picnic spot for both locals and tourists that enhanced the peaceful impression of being close watch to natural world.

Brief history of Ramsagor Between 1750 and 1755 the Ramsagor was built by a kind Hindu king Ram Nath and the big lake was named in honour Ram Nath. During that century, the region was ruled by 11 kings lead by Shukh Dev. Among them Pran Nath and Ram Nath were the best and innovative. During their ruling, huge palaces, temples etc. were built and lakes were dug for public interest.

The water reservoir Ramsagor was made to provide local inhabitants with safe drinking water. Its construction was initiated by king Ram Nath involving lakhs of people’s labour.

Why Ramsagor attract tourists! State-owned Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, which manages many tourism projects in Bangladesh, has developed some visitor facilities around the lake, such as rest-rooms, picnic corners and refreshment arenas as well as playgrounds for children to enjoy. Popular activities in the area including fishing, boating and hiking are also advantage.

The lake is populated by a plenty of fish, as well as fresh water crocodiles, while visitors can enjoy enormous wildlife and adventure opportunities to see on land including Deer, Chitra Deer, Bear and other magnificent animals.

You can also watch different types of birds like Sand Piper, Ringed Plover and Grey and Purple Herons. In winter huge number of migratory/guest birds visits this lake which is a source of recreation of visitors.

There was a ghat (stairs) on the middle part of the western bank and the remains of it still exist. Made of sandstone slabs of different sizes, the structure measured about 45.8m by 18.3m. The tank is surrounded by 10.75m high embankments.

More than two lakh visitors visits the Ramsagor tourist spot all the year round while the entry fees is Tk only 5.00 per person.

When & how to go to Ramsagar National Park: The suitable time to visit the Ramsagor is between October and March.

If you like to test the beauty of Ramsagor, chalk out a tour plan even with family members. You can travel by highway, railway and even air ways. From capital Dhaka you have to avail a Dinajpur bound coach touching- Sirajgonj, Bogra and Dinajpur. You have to stay on bus at least six to seven hours with several breaks on the highway as it is 414 km far from Dhaka.

The train journey is also suitable but much longer than bus. It is accessible from Dhaka to Dinajpur by road.

What more nearing Ramsagor! Travel loving people can easily visit a number of tourist spots side by side the Ramsagor National Park. The spots are very nearing from other places like

Paharpur Buddah Bihar, Mohastan Garh, Natore Uttara Gono Bhaban, Rajshahi Research Museum, Kantajuer Mandir at Dinajpur, Jamuna River Resort at Sirajganjj etc.

So, readers! Please do not making delay! and lets chalk up a weeklong tour with friends, colleagues and young family members.

Paharpur Buddah Bihar