Dhaka to Chittagong Train Schedule

Dhaka to Chittagong Train Schedule.

There are few trains that go to Chittagong from Dhaka everyday. The Dhaka to Chittagong trains are Subarna Express, Mohanagar Provati, Mohanagar Godhuli, Turna Express, Chittagong Mail, Karnaphyli express and Chattala express. Some trains have a weekly off day.

TrainOff dayFromDepartureToArrival
Subarna ExpressFridayDhaka15:00Chittagong22:05
Mohanagar ProvatiNoDhaka7:40Chittagong15:40
Mohanagar GodhuliSundayDhaka16:20Chittagong0:00
Turna ExpressNoDhaka23:30Chittagong7:30
Chittagong mailNoDhaka22:30Chittagong8:10
Karnaphuli expressNoDhaka8:25Chittagong19:25
Chattala ExpressTuesdayDhaka11:00Chittagong20:05

See Bangladesh all train schedule.

Chittagong to Dhaka Train Schedule.

TrainOff dayFromDepartureToArrival
Subarna ExpressFridayChittagong6:40Dhaka13:20
Mohanagar GoduliNoChittagong15:00Dhaka22:30
Mohanagar ProvatiSundayChittagong7:00Dhaka14:50
Turna ExpressNoChittagong23:00Dhaka6:40
Dhaka mailNoChittagong22:30Dhaka8:00
Karnaphuli expressNoChittagong10:30Dhaka21:30
Chattala ExpressTuesdayChittagong8:40Dhaka16:40

Hakaluki haor: Largest haor of Bangladesh

Sylhet division has many haors as an integral part of its unique ecosystem. Hakaluki is one of these haors. It is the home of numerous animals, fishes and birds and a large variety of flora and fauna.

Hakaluki haor is situated in the eastern part of Bangladesh adjacent to the Assam-Bangladesh border. 5 upzillas comprise this haors total area. 3 of them Kulaura, Juri and Baralekha are under Moulvibazar district. While the other 2 upzillas – Golapganj and Fenchuganj are under Sylhet division. It covers a large surface area of about 181.15 km2. Around 40% of this land falls in the territory of Baralekha upzilla. This huge land coverage makes it Bangladesh’s largest haor and one of Asia’s larger wetlands. However, 80 inter-connecting beels form the Hakaluki haor. In dry season this haor dries up much as like other haors. During monsoon establishes itself in a full to the brink condition. Then the inter-connected water bodies combine with each other to function as one.

This haor basin supports numerous wetland habitats. Different types of plants are found here. Various known- unknown plants and rare aquatics adorn this area with shades of green. The abundance of trees and herbs is surprising. But these aren’t the greatest treasure of the land, rather the wide range of wild animal is. It provides sanctuary to many species of animals and birds including some very rare kinds – already declared as threatened, vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species.

A total of 558 species of animal and birds have been identified here. Amphibians, reptiles, aves and mammals all of them enrich the biodiversity of this haor region. Among these animals are the freshwater Turtle and Tortoises, Otters, Capped Langur, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, dolphin, snakes and many more.

Besides trees and animals Hakaluki haor has something more special for the bird lovers. Presence of birds of many different species adds life to this haor. 417 species of aves have been spotted here among which 26 are totally threatened, 2 are vulnerable, 10 are endangered and 14 critically endangered species. Besides local birds many migratory birds visit this area in winter. The number of migratory birds are increasing every year. As a result Hakaluki haor has become a significant site for bird watching. Wide variety of waterfowl seen here is one of the main attractions. Among the other species are the Fulvous Whistling Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck, Falcated Duck, Ruddy Shell Duck, Tufted Duck, Common Shell Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Greylag Geese Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveller, Graganey, Blue-winged Teal, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Common Teal, Ferruginous Pochard, Common Pochard, Indian Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Large Egret, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Purple Swamp Hen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Asian Open bill, Common Coot, Pintail Snipe, Marsh Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Green Shank, Red Shank, Red-Wattled Lapwing, Brown-Headed Gull and Black-Headed Gull. Rarely seen – Bears Pochards and Grey-Headed Lapwings are also found here at times.

ClassTotal SpeciesTotal threatenedVulnerable categoryEndangered categoryCritically endangered category

Amphibia
127520

Reptilia
704320194

Aves
4172621014

Mammalia
5923698

Total
55899334026

Hakaluki haor has been designated as an ECA – Ecologically Critical Area under environment conservation act in 1995. It is also declared as a protected Ramsar with a view to conserve wetlands and utilize them properly.

Travelling:

Regular bus service to Srimangal or Moulvibazar is available from Sayedabad Dhaka. It takes only about 4 hours. once you reach any of these places you may take a rent a car to go to hakaluki haor. You can also go to Srimangal by train. If you are eager to squeeze the time duration from hours to minutes you can also use the airway with little increase in the expense. In that case also you will be requiring a car or local bus to take you from the Sylhet Osmani Airport to the haor region.

Accommodation:

For accommodation there are hotels available in the Moulvibazar town. You can easily go to Hakaluki haor from there during daytime and stay in the town hotel during the night.

When to visit:

Hakaluki haor Adorns itself differently in different seasons. During monsoon the haor area turns into an endless sea. In winter it’s a different picture. Hundreds of migratory birds flock together and make the haor heavenly for the spectators mainly the bird watchers.

Hakaluki Haor is a unique place to visit specially for the nature-lovers. So if you are one of these lovers don’t forget visitng hakaluki when you are on vacation next time.

Tekerghat : where life revolves around Limestone

Bangladesh is not enriched with mineral resources. However abundance of few minerals in some regions is seen. Tekerghat is one of these regions. This place is a natural reservoir of limestone.

The limestone reserve is situated at the midst of beautiful surroundings. The hills nearby are all covered with different familiar and unfamiliar plants. The lower grounds between the hills comprise haors. Like other haors the water level increases tremendously during rainy season here. In winter the water in this wetland decreases much. When you go on top of the hills here you will be able to experience the glorious scenic beauty of the surrounding.

The natural beauty of this region is although similar to most other places of Sunamganj, has a different tone of beauty. It is mainly because of the people living here. The variety in the lifestyle of Tekerghat’s inhabitants makes this place really an interesting one.

Limestone is one of the very important ingredients of cement production. Its natural abundance in Tekerghat has lead to the establishment of lime acquiring setup here. The process is very engrossing. But more than that the effect of this limestone industry on the local people’s life seem more fascinating. The local people have a different lifestyle that completely revolves around this industry. If you get close to their way of living it will really be an amazing experience for you.

Borochora at Tekerghat is the center of coal import business. Every year coal worth some millions gets inside Bangladesh border legally through the land port from the nearby areas of India. Coal collection process of the tribal people on the other side of the hills of tekerghat is also very interesting. You can go and visit these tribal people crossing the India-Bangladesh border with permission from proper authority.

Travelling :

During rainy season waterway is the most convenient means of travelling to Tekerghat. It has direct link from town’s Shaheb bari ghat. You can either take a speed boat or an engine boat. A speed boat will take only 2 hours time and cost about 7,500-8,000 tk to reach your destination. While engine boats take about 5hours time costing 2,000 to 2,500 tk. In summer you will need both boat and motorcycle or car to go to Tekerghat. Motorcycle rent from Kheya ghat is usually around 300 tk.

Accomodation:

There is not much accommodation facility available near the lime acquiring site. In fact the only known facility is the rest house of the lime crushing unit. This is a government rest house and you need to book your room prior to visiting the place.

Tekerghat Lime crushing unit has affected the life of the local people living in this region. To know their lifestyle more closely you have no other option than to visit the place for yourself. So what are you waiting for the next vacation most probably right?

MadhabKunda: A place you don’t want to miss!

This time, I am not going to guide you to madhabkunda! This time, I am going to share with you a story, the story about a boy visiting Madhabkunda for the first time.

He was told that there was a waterfall where they were going, he was told that it was beautiful! The boy could not care less about the place being beautiful, all he cared about was the waterfall. It was an overcast day, it was the rainy season and it had rained last night .He was with his parents, the micro bus was running through narrow but smooth roads leaving behind tea gardens, rubber gardens! All of these,on any other circumstances, would have made the boy want to stop there on the tea gardens or rubber gardens. But he was too busy thinking about Madhabkunda! Suddenly someone pointed out of the window and shouted ” Look! “. It took a moment or two before the boy realized what he was asked to see and then he saw it…the blue outlines of far tall hills what seemed to him like mountains! He was told that they were going there. The boy became even more restless. He kept his gaze fixed on those outlines as the hills kept coming closer to him. He saw white cloud sitting there on the hills and for the first time that day thought if he could go there! After some time, he could not see the hills anymore because of trees. What he did not realize was that now they were nearly inside the hill tracks! The road took a left turn to a lesser road,it was bumpy but the boy was enjoying every moment when he was informed that they will be there soon. The area looked uninhabited, the boy saw no one, only the trees and jungles and bushes.

They had to come off the microbus as the driveway ended, and the boy was free now! He started to run but was soon stopped by his father. He was told that the path was too sleepy and thus dangerous. The boy could hardly wait. As they walked by a small river with very strong current what seemed to him, he heard a distant rumbling sound and was told that it was the sound from the waterfall. The boy wanted to run but was held tightly by the hand,and the muddy path was slippy indeed. As they walked, the whole area was getting foggy, the boy wondered why! The sound was getting louder and the fog was getting heavier…and then, with a left turn into a rocky opening, he saw it! He did not want to run anymore, he did not want to jump into the water, he did not want to scream, all he wanted to do was see! The water was coming down angrily and roared into the ground. The fog was coming from the impact of water on solid stone and water! Trust me, it was beautiful! After the initial shock was over, the boy became a boy again and started to play,heavily guarded by his parents though! On his way back,he saw two elephants with tribal people and he was lucky enough to ride one of them! How could a day get any better?

I have skipped many parts and places and natural beauty as it was not a travel story, it was a memory! I will be more than happy to provide any information you ask for. I have been there 10-12 times and I know the place very well.  It is heart breaking that the place has been stripped off many of its natural beauties in the recent years, but still it is beautiful enough to give at least 3 visits! So do it at least once, you will regret if you don’t!

Splendid Sunamganj: part – III

Read about Sunamganj history and nature by following this link: Splendid Sunamganj: part I

If you are interested in culture, cultural festivals in Sunamganj read Splendid Sunamganj: part II

For other places to visit near Sunamganj also read Splendid Sunamganj: part II

Besides know about Hason Raja Museum at Sunamganj.

Dolura Memorial :

This memorial is standing as a witness of the respect and admiration to the martyrs of liberation war. Many battles during the liberation were fought in Sunmaganj. Dolura memorial bears evidence of these great battles.

At the feet of the hills, along the flowing river this memento is situated. Some of the martyrs of the battles fought here are buried here. In 1973 this was built to reminiscence particularly 48 of the martyrs of this region.

The calmness here will certainly fill up your mind with great purity and enhance your love for your very own country.

Narayantara Chritstian missionary :

Narayantara Christian Missionary was established with the goal to preach Christian religion among the local tribal people. They also emphasized on spreading the light of education and developing the living standard of these people. With all these objectives in view this missionary was built near Dolura , in a quiet place away from the hustling and busting of the city life. The missionary building possesses beautiful modern architectural features and includes rest house facility. It is completely surrounded by the nature, trees and forests. It is a comforting place to go if you are looking for a break from the monotony of city life.The tranquilizing ambience prevailing all around refreshes the tired mind.

Lafarge Cement Company :

It is one of the mentionable industries available in the region. As the name suggests only the related professionals may seem interested to get inside and see around this entire company area.

But the beautiful environment and magnificent natural scenery inside the company boundary can captivate even a totally uninterested about cement person’s attention.

Remnants of Raja Bijoy Singh’s palace :

It is another interesting place of Sunamganj. Raja Bijoy Singh was once ruler of this land during the 16th century. Now with his reign long gone, ruins of his palace still stand here in Tahirpur. It is a nice place for a short site seeing specially if you are into archeology.

Laurer Garh :

It is simply fascinating for its natural features. It is a border area with hills fitting in different layers, trees with different shades of green and of course a river passing by them. It is an ideal picnic spot for families, friends or tourists.

Although the Laur kingdom was once established here, nothing of that time is left to explore here anymore. For reaching such a beautiful place you can adopt a beautiful and exciting mode of transport: the water way during rainy season. In this way you can also get a magnificent view of the place from the river. It will be easy to hire a speed boat or an engine boat for the ride from Shaheb bari ghat.

Bariker Tila :

Sunamganj is blessed with green lands, hills, rivers, in simple words immense natural beauty. Bariker Tila is such a place where you will discover this beauty. It is adjacent to Tekerghat of Tahirpur. Small hills covered with green trees are the main attraction of this area Lavish greenness throughout the whole area creates a unique experience.

Sukhair kalibari temple :

Sunamganj has many temples. Among them this one is mentionable. The name Sukhair comes from the Nankar rebellion Sukhair of this region. He was one of the very famous freedom fighter during the British reign.

All these elements of Sunamganj indeed make it the Splendid Sunamganj. You should never miss the chance of visiting such a beautiful place.

Madhabkundo: Fountain of charm

Madhabkundo is one of the most fascinating tourist spots in Sylhet. The waterfall here makes the surroundings a unique one.

Madhabkundo is famous for its waterfall. It is the biggest waterfall of Bangladesh. This waterfall carries million tons of water which fall from a height of 200

ft every day. As the water comes from ground resource, it is much cold in all the weather. You can sit on the stones scattered all around with your feet in the flowing water and listen to the sound of the waterfall in the quietness of the surroundings. This would leave you with an amazing feelings of the beautiful nature. Around this fall large black boulders are scattered. All these in combination with each other portrait a magnificent scenery.

Like other parts of Sylhet Madhabkundo is also surrounded by a

variety of greens. The journey to Madhabkundo is an exotic one. The lush green carpet, the hills and the zigzag road through the hills on the way to the waterfalls enhance the beauty of the landscape. The sides of the road is also surrounded by terraced tea-gardens which add to the variety of the greens of this region.

Everyday a large number of people come to visit this place. Picnic parties even from Dhaka are also commonly seen here. This is because the journey from capital city  does not take much time.

Traveling : Bus, train service both are available for the travel. You can go by bus or car to Madhabkundo from Sylhet. From Dhaka also buses run to Madhabkundo. You can also use train from Dhaka In that case you need to get off at the Kulaura station and travel a short distance to reach Madhabkundo by a microbus or car. Rent a car service are available here.

Accommodation : There are some hotels where variety of services are available. A Parjatan Motel

with a good restaurant for accommodation and food facility is available here. For adventurous feelings you can also stay in a district council bungalow.

Madhabkundo is the most beautiful waterfall of the country. Its beauty will certainly charm the visitors.

Jaintiapur: the lost kingdom

Jaintiapur is one of the prime tourist attraction spots of Sylhet. A visit to this place is a worthwhile experience.

It is located 43 kilometers from the Sylhet town and only 5 kilometers from Jaflong, on the Sylhet- shilong road.

In ancient times it used to be the capital of the kingdom Jaintia comprising of Jaintia and Khasia hills and the plains of Jaintia.

The kings used to live here in palaces. The 18th century kingdom has disappeared long back living behind their architectural excellence to be cherished by the people of this era. Although the ruins of the kingdom are scattered over the whole area, they are enough to express the lavish life lead by the royal families of that time.

The most favorite destination among all these ruins would be the Jaintiapur Rajbari (king’s house). Apart from this there is a sun-clock in the vicinity of the Rajbari which reflects the scientific knowledge of then people.

Undoubtedly Jaintiapur was a beautiful region once. And with proper preservation of the ruins discovered, it could still execute its real royal beauty. But unfortunately, due to lack of proper preservation 0much of these like some parts of the rajbari is in a dilapidated condition but it still attracts many of the tourists every year.

Jaintiapur is now a well known picnic spot. Picnic parties from far and across come to visit this place. If you are thinking about visiting this place it would be wise to visit both Jaintiapur and Jaflong (which is only 5 kilometers from Jaintiapur) in the same day.

Traveling :

It is easy to travel here from the Sylhet town. Taking a local bus or car will serve the purpose well. It takes about an hour and half to reach here.

Accommodation :

As it is close to Sylhet town visitors visit this place in the day time and return to the hotels in the town for night stay. Besides the accommodation facilities here have not yet developed much.

Jaintiapur ruins exhibit the rich history of the country and it’s rulers. The glimpse of the ruins here gives really an amazing feeling. You should not miss the chance of touring here.

My Journey to Idrakpur Fort, Munshiganj

I went to visit the Idrakpur Fort of Munshiganj last November.

It was a wonderful experience of feeling the history as it was architecture of Mughal Empire. I would like to describe my observation and experience in this article to my readers.

You must be eager to know the historical background of the fort. Here it is for you. The Idrakpur Fort was established in 1660A.C. at the regime of General Mir Jumla to protect the along side locality of Dhaka and Narayanganj from Mug dacoits and Portuguese attack. It was announced as a unique creature of Mughal Empire in 1909 A.C. The fort was located beside the river Dholeshwari

and inside Munshiganj Sadar Upazila. It was easy for me to find it out as I discussed the location before from a local person. You would definitely enjoy the river view and breeze while passing by the road beside the river. When I entered into the fort first thing I noticed was the design and strength of the establishment. A huge area was surrounded by heavy wall with small window-like holes throughout the wall. The soldiers used to stand there and keep their eagle eye for enemy. Inside the circle, you would find there was a big round-shaped building where reserved army used to stay. The main gate to get out from this fort was also in this building. So when the soldiers had to confront the enemies they had to come from upper side of the building to downside through a tunnel and stairs which was very interesting to observe.

You would be heard of a common myth about the fort when you are there. The rumor or the myth was that the Idrakpur Fort was connected to the Lalbagh Fort through a secret tunnel. It would make you think and you would try to find some logic or evidence behind the rumor. Finally you would also discover like me that the rumor can not be true. I observed the fort and took necessary notes, so that I could write a profound article for my readers. I would like to share a personal feeling of mine with you all. Sometimes I just closed my eyes and began to think that I was a soldier standing behind a window. Suddenly the danger siren rang and I had to fight against the enemies to save the people of my locality. It was a strange feeling and you would also like to explore the fort that way. I opened my eyes, touched the bricks and the thought came to my mind was-yes, the history of human civilization was really the history of conflicts. We need to go a long way still.

Other places to get around:

I stayed approximately two hours there. Then I decided to go to see the born place of Atish Dipongkor which is in Bajrajogini which was also enjoyable.

How to get in:

Munshiganj is not so far from Dhaka. If you are willing to travel and explore you can think of visiting Idrakpur Fort. I personally would like to recommend my readers to make a journey.

I am including a short description about how you can go there. There are some bus services like Dighirpaar Transport and Dhaka Transport going to Munshiganj from Gulisthan Bus Stand. Your destination should be of a place named Muktarpur. After getting down from the bus all you need is to catch a rickshaw to Idrakpur Fort. It will take maximum two and half hours to reach Mutarpur and then twenty minutes from there to the fort. After visiting the fort it would be clever of you to visit the village of Atish Dipongkor which is a way of

only one hour from the fort. There is a monument established at Bajrajogini to preserve the memory of this great Buddhist. The monument is named Ponditer Bhitaa. Atish Dipongor was borne in 982 A.C at Bajrajogini,Munshiganj and died in 1053 A.C. At the age of nineteen he converted to a Buddhist and went China to spread the truth of Buddhism.

It is created with the co-operation of Chinese Government.

It will be a great pleasure for you to know about this international figure who was borne in this small village of Munshiganj and share the experience with others.

My journey of visiting Idrakpur Fort and Ponditer Bhitaa was genuinely an interesting and informative one. I came to know a lot about the places and related history. The whole experience had just inspired and encouraged me a lot to explore other places of Bangladesh. I have tried to express my feeling in this article and hope you will like it.

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I went to visit the Idrakpur Fort of Munshiganj last November. It was a wonderful experience of feeling the history as it was an architecture of Mughal Empire. I would like to describe my observation and experience in this article to my readers.

You must be eager to know the historical background of the fort. Here it is for you. The Idrakpur Fort was established in 1660A.C. at the regime of General Mir Jumla to protect the along side locality of Dhaka and Narayanganj from Mug dacoits and Portuguese attack. It was announced as a unique creature of Mughal Empire in 1909A.C. The fort was located beside the river Dholeshwari and inside Munshiganj Sadar Upazila. It was easy for me to find it out as I discussed the location before from a local person. You would definitely enjoy the river view and breeze while passing by the road beside the river. When I entered into the fort first thing I noticed was the design and strength of the establishment. A huge area was surrounded by heavy wall with small window-like holes throughout the wall. The soldiers used to stand there and keep their eagle eye for enemy. Inside the circle, you would find there was a big round-shaped building where reserved army used to stay. The main gate to get out from this fort was also in this building. So when the soldiers had to confront the enemies they had to come from upper side of the building to downside through a tunnel and stairs which was very interesting to observe.

You would be heard of a common myth about the fort when you are there. The rumor or the myth was that the Idrakpur Fort was connected to the Lalbagh Fort through a secret tunnel. It would make you think and you would try to find some logic or evidence behind the rumor. Finally you would also discover like me that the rumor can not be true. I observed the fort and took necessary notes, so that I could write a profound article for my readers. I would like to share a personal feeling of mine with you all. Sometimes I just closed my eyes and began to think that I was a soldier standing behind a window. Suddenly the danger siren rang and I had to fight against the enemies to save the people of my locality. It was a strange feeling and you would also like to explore the fort that way. I opened my eyes, touched the bricks and the thought came to my mind was-yes, the history of human civilization was really the history of conflicts. We need to go a long way still. I stayed approximately two hours there. Then I decided to go to see the born place of Atish Dipongkor which is in Bajrajogini which was also enjoyable. Munshiganj is not so far from Dhaka. If you are willing to travel and explore you can think of visiting Idrakpur Fort. I personally would like to recommend my readers to make a journey.

I am including a short description about how you can go there. There are some bus services like Dighirpaar Transport and Dhaka Transport going to Munshiganj from Gulisthan Bus Stand. Your destination should be of a place named Muktarpur. After getting down from the bus all you need is to catch a rickshaw to Idrakpur Fort. It will take maximum two and half hours to reach Mutarpur and then twenty minutes from there to the fort. After visiting the fort it would be clever of you to visit the village of Atish Dipongkor which is a way of only one hour from the fort. There is a monument established at Bajrajogini to preserve the memory of this great Buddhist. The monument is named Ponditer Bhitaa. Atish Dipongor was borne in 982 A.C at Bajrajogini,Munshiganj and died in 1053A.C. At the age of nineteen he converted to a Buddhist and went China to spread the truth of Buddhism.

It is created with the co-operation of Chinese Government. It will be a great pleasure for you to know about this international figure who was borne in this small village of Munshiganj and share the experience with others.

My journey of visiting Idrakpur Fort and Ponditer Bhitaa was genuinely an interesting and informative one. I came to know a lot about the places and related history. The whole experience had just inspired and encouraged me a lot to explore other places of Bangladesh. I have tried to express my feeling in this article and hope you will like it.

Nilgiri Bangladesh: on the top of the world

It was a full moon of late autumn.

Gentle breeze was blowing down the hill side and thin clouds were hanging around on their way to casual fly. Dimmed through the clouds, silver moon light was rolling down the folds and slopes.

Getting out of the cottage I walked to the end of the hills and looked around. I felt like I was standing on the top of the world at my feet. This is what Nilgiri Bangladesh really is. Now I am going to table before you the beauty of Nilgiri and how to tour there with an account of likely budgets you need to make. I will also mention other places you may visit on way to or return from Nilgiri. Nilgiri Bangladesh’s highest hill resort.

Nilgiri is the highest hill resort of Bangladesh. 47 KM away from Bandarban. If you get on a Bus from Dhaka at around 10 o’clock you will reach Bandarban at dawn. For better freedom one can rent a microbus or car from Dhaka. To save time you can reach Cox’s Bazaar by air for onwards move to Nilgiri by bus or rent a car. You have to stay at Bandarban hotel and next day you can move to Nilgiri. On way you may have a round on Meghla Tourist Spot near Bandarban city. Spend one or two nights at Nil Giri and then return with a night stay at Bandarban. The accommodation in Nilgiri, in fact, makes its difference. Good hotels are there at Bandarban city too. . Accommodation and food for 3 days will cost near tk 10000. Conveyance will depend on means you choose from tk 7000 minimum to maximum tk 11000 if you go by plane to Chittagong.

sadra falls at thanchi bandarban

sadra falls at thanchi bandarban

Nilgiri Bangladesh’s highest hill resort with amazing natural beauty. One can reach Nil Giri by bus, rented car or by a combination of bus and car or plane and car. Good accommodations are available both at Bandarban and Nilgiri. Expenditure may range from tk 17000 to 21000 basing on traveling means and comfort you prefer.

However, you can get me written, your tour will worth the cost you pay. Last but not the least, if you are a foreigner you must take permission from DC, Chittagong to be at Nil giri. Wish you enjoy at Nilgiri.

Nilgiri hill resort booking information.

If you want to go to Nilgiri, Bandarban by train, there are no direct train service. You can go to Chittagong from Dhaka by train and then go to Bandarban by bus. Dhaka to Chittagong train schedule.

Paharpur Buddha Bihar: Visit A UNESCO heritage at Home!

Paharpur Buddha Bihar is one of the historical tourist spot of Bangladesh

where remaining of the most important and the single largest known monastery – South of the Himalayas, has been discovered by excavation.

Another name of the Paharpur archeological spot is as Soumpur Moha Bihara, situated at small village Paharpur and located in northern district Naogaon and geographically located in the north-west part of capital Dhaka.

Paharpur Bihar has become more significant as in 1985 the UNESCO declared it a world Heritage Site.

The UNESCO official however, often visits the site and previously donated to develop the project side by side the UN body also prepared a master plan for Paharpur Buddha Bihar.

Why Paharpur Unique!

Paharpur Buddhist Monastery is eminently renowned for its unique architectural design. The exclusive terracotta plaques of the then musicians, snake charmers, animals are main objects to view. The outer walls of the temple are inscribed with the lifestyle plaques of common people of hundreds of years.

The 8th century AD archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land.

These Paharpur sculptures, 63 of which are fixed on the basement wall of the temple, offer a unique opportunity to make a detailed

study of them from the religious, artistic, technical and socioeconomic points of view.

There are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 cells.

Travelers can easily decide to travel the spot as Paharpur Bihar has full historical flavour of 7th century and was legendary since twelve century.

Brief History of Paharpur.

According to the available history, the Paharpur Bihar was established by King Dharma Pal.

The center of the Monastery contains the main temple and the total area consists of around cc.

Hundreds of Buddha monks used to gather here for take lesson on different disciplines apart from Buddhism religion.

The monks from different parts of the world including, China, India, Japan and other Asian countries used to gather here and exchanged their study on culture, art, politics and other faculties.

Atisha Dipankar stayed here for many years and translated the Madhyamaka Ratnapradipa into Tibetan.

As per historians, Hinduism however, influenced over the Buddhism and Buddhism finally lost its glamour. In the late 12th century, the Buddhism almost ruined.

How to reach Paharpur!

The highway communication is very smooth to visit Paharpur. Both by bus and by train one can visit the great Paharpur Bihar from Dhaka.

Sompur Bihar at Paharpur is about 270 km by road from Dhaka and it will take about 6 hours to reach Paharpur by bus or private car if no major stoppage is made along the way. If one starts from Dhaka, the route shall be Dhaka-Tangail-Jamuna Bridge – Bogra – Joypurhat and finally Paharpur.

The easy way to tour the site is to first reach Bogra and visit Mahasthangarh and stay at Parjatan Motel at night and then hire a taxi to go to Paharpur via Joypurhat or Naogaon on the next day.

Beside luxurious coach services from Dhaka to Joypurhat are available. It takes about 6 hours to reach Joypurhat and there are rickshaws and auto-rickshaws available from there to go to Paharpur.

Rich Museum Paharpur

Apart from visit Paharpur Biahar, rich museum of Paharpur will draw attention the visitor. Hundreds of archeological materials, carrying historical values on that era are displayed on different show cases of the museum, located at the footstep of the Paharpur Bihar arena.

The museum building accommodates three galleries and displaying hundreds of objects collected from Paharpur monastery. The museum remains closed on Sunday and in all holidays as declared by the government.

During the visit one can feel that he might have lost himself at the 12th century.

Other tourist places in the region.

One can easily visit a number of tourist spot along with archeological places of northern region. The spots are very nearing from other places like Mohastan Garh, Natore Uttara Gono Bhaban, Rajshahi Research Museum, Kantajuer Mandir at Dinajpur, Jamuna River Resort at Sirajganj etc.

So, you! hurry up! and lets make a weeklong feature for a family tour along with friends and colleagues!