Must-see attractions in Bangladesh

  • Ramnagar

    The closest Manipuri village to Srimangal is Ramnagar. Local tours will usually include a trip here, but you can also walk here yourself. Of all the…

  • Kuthibari

    Kuthibari is the former residence of Bengal’s most famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore. It was built in the mid-19th century and Tagore lived here for over…

  • Dolubari

    The best-known Tripura village near Srimangal is Dolubari. It’s an hour's walk or a Tk 100 CNG ride northeast of town through some gorgeous countryside…

  • Rabindranath Memorial Museum

    A picture of poise and prettiness, this recently restored building belonged to the in-laws of Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It's…

  • Chachra Shiv Mandir

    About 3km down the road to Khulna, this quaint and delightful 18th-century temple is certainly worth an excursion out of Jessore's urban mess. Dedicated…

  • National Museum

    The excellent National Museum, sprawling over several floors, begins with the geological formation of Bangladesh, whisks you through a rundown of the…

  • Tribal Bazar

    Bandarban has a small street market most days, but the place really throngs on Sunday and Wednesday when traders come in from across the district to buy…

  • Ronvijoypur Mosque

    Located on the street that leads directly north from the turn-off to Thakur Dighi, this splendidly chunky 15th-century mosque is singularly impressive. It…

  • Singar Mosque

    Singar Mosque, across the main road from Shait Gumbad, is easy to find, but offers less of an adventure to get to. Despite its modest size, however, it's…

  • Finlays Tea Estate

    The sprawling Finlays Tea Estate, just on the edge of Srimangal, is easily accessible, and you can step into the bushes and interact with tea pickers once…

  • Zareen Tea Estate

    Zareen Tea Estate is home to the renowned Ispahani tea that is loved and consumed in copious quantities across Bangladesh. The glistening plantations lie…

  • Zia Memorial Museum

    This museum is rather unexpectedly housed in a mock-Tudor mansion. Among its much-revered collection is the microphone and transmitter with which…

  • Kaptai Lake

    Dotted with islands, Kaptai is Bangladesh's largest artificial lake, created in 1960 for a hydroelectric project. It's a beautiful spot, and very popular…

  • Lalbagh Fort

    The half-completed Lalbagh Fort and its well-tended gardens are an excuse to escape Old Dhaka’s hustle and bustle for an hour or so. The fort is…

  • Painam Nagar

    Constructed almost entirely between 1895 and 1905 on a small segment of the ancient capital city, the tiny settlement of Painam Nagar consists of a single…

  • Ahsan Manzil

    Dating from 1872, the must-see Pink Palace was built on the site of an old French factory by Nawab Abdul Ghani, the city’s wealthiest zamindar (landowner)…

  • Citadel

    Running along the left of the road as you walk from Mahasthangarh town towards the museum, the Citadel – or what’s left of it – forms a rough rectangle…

  • Botanical Gardens

    The shady, tranquil botanical gardens, stretch over 40 hectares and contain over 1000 species of local and foreign plants, as well as lots of birdlife…

  • China Clay Hills

    The cool turquoise waters beside the China Clay Hills (really little more than low mounds) make for an extremely photogenic spot, and a lovely place for a…

  • Muktagacha Rajbari

    Spread over 10 acres, the rajbari here is a special estate, even in disrepair. The main structure is bedecked with Corinthian columns, high parapets and…