10 things you should not miss in Bangladesh

10 things you should not miss in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is considered one of the least known tourist destinations in the world. It was because of lack of marketing, bad media coverage, lack of expertise and also living in the shadow of India and Myanmar. A lot of people think that Bangladesh is a part of India and a province populated by Muslim people. Some think it was because once it was occupied by the Pakistanis, there may be conflicts like Pakistan. When we look at the early tourist arrival in Bangladesh, when our neighbors receiving million then, we are dealing some ten thousand tourists every year. So, we have decided to focus on our unique top products and show them to you. Here we are giving some of the Bangladeshi top things to see:

   Sadarghat River Port and Leisure Boat tour

there is a place in Dhaka that word does not have enough to describe the liveliness of the place. this is Sadarghat water fornt . from you Mugul period to till now, it is always one of the center points for people to travel. to visit the port, Afternoon is the good time when the boat starts hiring, people start boarding to the boat. all the day, small distance ships are traveling from here to Chandpur. afternoon, special boats leave to Barisal region. Barisal is one of the reasons, still, waterways are the most comfortable, cheaper, and pleasant. so it always gets busy in the afternoon. we recommend people to come and visit in the afternoon. when you are coming to the river port, please don't miss the boat trip on the burigonga river. hundred of boats is crossing the river in every second and from tourist, they said the old London was used to be like that. enjoy the sunset on the boat and continue before evening. it will be one of the most pleasant ways, you can enjoy the business of the city and will allow taking thousand of lifestyle pictures in sadarghat.

How to Go: Dhaka to Sadarghat by Car / Bus / Train  and then country boat 

Best Time to Visit: Afternoon 

duration of the visit: 01 - 02 hours

travel advice:  boats are very small, so sit in the middle and don't put your hands in the conders because during boarding and disembark time, it can clash with other boats. it is advisable for those who are physically fit because you have to bend your legs.


Take a Ride on beautifully decorative rickshaws 

Dhaka was once called the city of the mosque. every single street you can hear the beautiful voice of azan. but as days progress and more and more people started to come to Dhaka, economical changes happened. people found a small eco-friendly transport called Rickshaw is the most popular transportation for all ages of people. Dhaka is now also very famous for this beautiful artistic transport and it's also called now the Rickshaw capital of the world !!! around half a million rickshaws are running in the street every day. while taking one of them in old Dhaka, give you an ultimate experience of the real-life of Dhaka .being built plainly, most of the streets car cannot go but rickshaw can go. so it takes you in deep to the deepest part of the Dhaka life. it is very comfortable and now it's become a part of our culture . the painting behind the rickshaws are also very interesting to watch. mostly pictures the cinema life and flowers with bright colors is worth to visit and take a ride.

How to Go: Dhaka to Old Dhaka Car / Bus / Train  and then take locally a rickshaw

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. 

duration of the visit: 01 - 02 hours travel advise:  two persons in a group and fix the rate before boarding the rickshaw.


  visit the Bangladesh modern wonder " Parliament Building " 

our current parliament building is our pride of Bangladesh. it is counted as one of the most unique modern architecture in the world. for many ways, it was not possible to visit the great work as a general tourist. but recently with a valid passport and visa, anyone can visit the building during the official house 10:00 am - 04:00 pm. the whole design is geometrical and an artificial lake reflects the light inside makes it more interesting. the central assemble is on the single bim like an umbrella shape .as a tourist, it is not possible to bring your camera or any electrical device, even the handbags has to kept in the safety box .even from outside the look, walking around the lake gives you some perfects shots of the parliament building.

How to Go: Dhaka to Tangail is by Car / Bus / Train  and then take locally hire transport

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. 

duration of the visit: 01 day

travel advice:  this is one of the very special places in Bangladesh, you can go camping, enjoy stars in the darkest, cultural program, etc possible. no luxury accommodation can be provided. Rooms are well decorated, hot water, no internet, air condition in a few rooms.

 Craft and Heritage Village Tourism in Tangail 

Tangaile is located in the northeastern part of Dhaka (78km). bisnapur, Tangaile is a very famous village for handloom weaving, almost the whole village is doing the tangail saree weaving. tangail sari is very popular among ladies and you can see the whole process of it. part of Tangaile handicraft, neighboring villages has also traditional craftsmanship like making jewelry,  this work is most common near the markets area, then traditional pot making village or pottery village. Bangladeshi people from the old-time sing clay pot for everything before the ceramic or plastic products arrive . one of the main attractions of the place is to visit the most beautifully decorated Atia mosque built in 1607. three km far from the village you can visit by local transport, walking or also by cycling. half a day cycling tour is unique through the village path where you can see the people, lifestyle, and cycling in a paved room between the green paddy fields. it is suggested to visit in the afternoon or in the morning time because, in villages, the local markets sit in the morning or the afternoon.  we are working with a local organization who help us to promote tourism there.

Organic farming is yet another attraction. the local organization is also connected with the world seed bank and currently, they are maintaining the world's largest community-based seed bank. the organization is called UBNIG and now they built a complex for also to stay overnight or for the research program. they are involved with the weaver's community since the 1990s, they established schools, they have their own factories where you can see the organic dying program also. in addition, you can see the seed bank, one of the fewest places practicing jacket weaving in the village. food, they sever all traditional food for their guest and all species, oil, everything they grow organically and are served in traditional clay pots. These are the places where you will also enjoy the Bangla traditional breakfast and the chance to learn how to make Bangladesh curry. other activities like village homestay, farming, etc can also be done.

How to Go: Dhaka to Tangail is by Car / Bus / Train  and then take locally hire transport

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. 

duration of the visit: 01 day

travel advice:  this is one of the very special places in Bangladesh, you can go camping, enjoy stars in the darkest, cultural programs, etc possible. no luxury accommodation can be provided. Rooms are well decorated, hot water, no internet, air condition in a few rooms.

Explore the floating markets of Barisal

Bangladesh one of the newest parts of exploration is Asia s one of the biggest floating markets sites in the southern capital of Bangladesh known as the Barisal division. Geographically this reason is near the coastline and it has surrounded by mighty rivers all around, so in these rivers, channels, distributaries, from old ages people do tradition by small boat, it has been done mostly in the market days. There are at least 6 markets sits on different days of the week, some are for fruits, some for vegetables, some only rice, and many other things. Taking a boat tour in through the small channels in the morning half is more interesting. You can see the real Bangladeshi lifestyle. Best for pictures also. In the markets, there are hundreds of boats coming for selling and buying. You try to close a high place to get the best moments of the markets, afternoon you can go for a backwater trip like south Indians kernel one.  

How to Go: Dhaka to Barisal  by Car / Bus/ Boat / Train  and then take locally hire transport

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year but monsoon or post-monsoon is the best time

duration of the visit: 01 day

travel advice:  place bring an umbrella, extra battery  for the camera

 Experience the Heritage Paddle Steamer Ride

Paddle Steamer or Rocket Steamer is the name of fo steamers introduced by British during the 19th century but only two places its till in operation, one is in USA Mississippi river and another is in Bangladesh in the southern part. Once they way main transportation, these paddle boats connect hundreds of small and big districts, subdistricts with the capital. it is still maintaining the same typical looks and the engine is only replaced by the general engine but the shape, facilities are almost same. it begins every day from Dhaka in the evening and overnight cruising to Moralgong. it will go through the Ganges Brahmaputra delta touching Chandpur, Barisal, Hularhat, moralgong. it will come back the same way starting from Moralgong at 09:30 am, it is highly suggested for the tourist where they get more daylight to see the cursing and see the beautiful countryside sitting from the veranda. you can see a lot of fishing, people coming in and out from the boat, erosion, lifestyle even inside the boat you can walk around and meet lots of people. there is first and second class cabin with air-conditioning. for tourists first class is highly suggested and from the baranda, you can get the best view of the river life. freshly cooked food is served and tea and coffee are always available. room is small but clean.

How to Go: Dhaka to Sadarghat boat station by Car / Bus l local transport 

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. Friday from Dhaka and Sunday from Moralgonj is the day off.

duration of the visit: 01 days and 01 night

travel advice:  there are only five to eight first-class cabins on the boat, you have to buy the ticket in well advance. tipping is suggested for buying and inside the boat. food can be purchased on a boat. no alcohol is served on the boat.

visit Rash mela festival in Dubla Island , sundarbans 

Bangladesh is a beautiful country situated in the Ganges – Brahmaputra delta in Southeast Asia neighboring India and Myanmar rich in art, craft, culture & Heritage. Recently, it was declared the 8th happiest nation in the world. To visit and experience the real Bangladesh, Bangladesh Eco Adventure Design the Festival Tour (Rash Mela Festival & Rakher Upobash ). Bangladesh is known as famous for its traditional festival and the Rash Mela festival is one of them. Everyone around 50 thousand people travel by boat to go and participate in this festival. It took place inside the Sundarbans mangrove forest on one island near the Bay of Bengal called Dubla Island. It a temporary island where fisherman dry fishes for six months before monsoon arrive. They were the first people who start praying and celebrating this festival around 200 years ago. The way people celebrate the festival on the island is unique. Before it was a festival for locals and neighboring villages but now it became of the most popular festival in Bangladesh. Every year, the number of the tourist is increasing for the festival. This year depending on the lunar and forest department, it will be celebrated between 04 to 05th November. Besides the festival, you can visit the world’s largest forest & some forest activity, interesting fishermen villages and many others. 

 walking in the Sangu valley, Bandarban Hill Districts

Sangu is the main river flown between the high hill of Bandarban hill tracts. This area is the least populated in the most populated country. There are around 12 different indigenous communities is living in 4000 sq km and this wild hilly river is the only source of water for them.  To reserve or use the water some villagers cross two-three kilometers up and down and bring water by plastic bottles in the baskets. Afternoon, the riverside becomes a meeting places for all groups of people. Even the markets are also close to the riverside, so on market days, people come by boat from a far distance. It’s a unique place to see the lifestyle of the hilly tribes of Bandarban. A walk in the bank of Sangu gives an ultimate experience. While walking you can see people crossing the river just by walking because the river is not deep, young kids are jumping on the river, some are fishing, some are cleaning all their households’ chars, and some are taking baths. Only during your walk, please don’t take pictures of any woman taking bath because they don’t live this to be filmed while having a bath. The sunset in the Sangu River is also very special.

How to Go: Dhaka to Chittagong by Car / Bus / Train/flight and then take locally private transport

Best Time to Visit: Monsoon from may end of October there is water in the forest and boating is possible.

duration of the visit: half a day

travel advice:  please bring your raincoat/umbrella, mosquito repellent, and weather forecast.

 visit the freshwater swamp forest Ratargul Swamp Forest

 Ratargul swamp forest is located in the northwestern part of Bangladesh in the Sylhet region. this is nowadays very famous among the local and foreign tourists. surrounded by Meghalaya hills, bordering with India, this region is also considered the wettest part of Bangladesh, and one of the newest explorations is a sweet water swamp forest. around fifteen km far from Sylhet, this sweet water swamp forest is one of the fewest in the country. The best time to visit the forest is in monsoon and post-monsoon from May to October, first, you have to go by car and then take a small locally made tourist boat, the most unique part of the forest is in the southern part where you can get the reflection of the trees, enjoy the amazing silents,  wildlife like the monkey, squirrel, different kinds of birds,  snakes can be spotted which fishing boating and in a sunny day beautiful landscapes you can see.

How to Go: Dhaka to Tea Captial Sylhet is by Car / Bus / Train/flight and then take locally hire transport

Best Time to Visit: Monsoon from may end of October there is water in the forest and boating is possible.

duration of the visit: half a day

travel advise:  please bring your raincoat/umbrella, mosquito repellent, and weather forecast.

  Visit the Forbidden Shipbreaking yard 

Shipbreaking yard in Shitakunda, Chittagong is one of the biggest ship-breaking yards in the world. It a lot of people don’t know about it but now it becomes a forbidden place to visit from inside of the factory. In around 40 km coastline near the Bay of Bengal, It was first established before our independence. Then, low labor cost, graphical location, and governments ignorance, the ship breaking industry faster. The main problem of the ship-breaking industry is the environment. All the toxic and gas emitting from there is the biggest threat for the neighborhood forestry. All the crashing and dismantles done manually that cause high life risks because of not having proper protection. A lot of the laborers lost their lives or lose their body parts in accidents and compensation is very nominal. When will drive through the area, they can see fear, threat in the people’s eyes. Nowadays, it is not possible to visit the factory from inside but the ship's yard can be seen from outside by boat. There is around 50 to 60 boat always in the bank and while cursing in the river, you can see how they are working risking the life. This forbidden place is one of the great attraction for the tourist and photographers.

How to Go: Dhaka to Business capital Chittagong is by Car / Bus / Train/flight and then take locally hire transport

Best Time to Visit: please avoid visiting during any storm or June, July when you have a high weave in the river.

duration of the visit: half a day

travel advice:  please bring your raincoat/umbrella, life Jacket and weather forecast .it is suggest not to interview any local people before starting the trip and do not show the big camera at the beginning.

 Meet the most friendly people in the World !!!

Destination Bangladesh is simple and less interesting for people who never had a chance to meet the friendliest people on the earth, yes, Bangladeshi people are one of the most friendly, caring, hospital able and gentle people you may ever hear off! comparing to our neighboring country, they have Taj Mahal, they have Mountains but they dint have people like us, people in Bangladesh treat tourist as a guest and feel proud if you say hello to them. People in Bangladesh always love to be in your pictures and when you show them, you will be overwhelmed. in Bangladesh, especially in the countryside though they are poor comparing to the modern standard, but whenever you bring people to their house, you will see how they will accept you. From any blogs, you read about hospitality, Bangladeshi people are one of the first. When you visiting a family, will offer you the best food, bring the chair out with an honest happy smile. Any part of the country, from the plain land to hill to sea, life may vary but friendship is always there. if you want to visit a country that has not to be spoiled for tourists, people are not greedy or cheating with tourists, Bangladesh name will come first. Here, people request tourists to take their pictures and never experienced that anyone asked money for that. Come to see the real hospitality and visit Bangladesh with Bangladesh Eco Adventure.

Best Places to Meet: Foreign tourist numbers are very few, so whenever a tourist visits, people just follow to see how they are, what they do, what they e, at, etc. meeting them in local markets, villages, tourist locations almost everywhere!

Best Time to Visit: Any time of the year. 

travel advice:  Generally Bangladeshi people are very friendly but in front of the camera sometimes they are shy special women's, visiting their first start with a greeting, graduality you can familiar with them and they will allow you for pictures as many as you want. whenever you take their pictures, just show them some pictures and you can see the smile on their faces, nowadays people will also ask you for selfish.