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Top 10 Places to Visit in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, a small country in South Asia with a lot of tourist attractions. People living here are very friendly to travelers. They feel happy to welcome a tourist everywhere and try their best to help. With a minimum cost, you can enjoy the actual beauty of this country. So here are the top 10 places you can visit in Bangladesh:

1. Cox’s Bazar

If I give a question to the local people of Bangladesh that what is the main tourist spot in Bangladesh then the answer should be Cox’s Bazar. Surrounded by endless blue waters in the front and dense forests in the back, this place is the first attraction for tourists. It is the longest sea beach in the world. It’s a total of 120km in length, located 150 km south of Chittagong. This place got its name from Captain Hiram Cox, an officer of the British East India Company. The beach has its own popularity for bathing, sunbathing, swimming and surfing. The beauty of the sunset behind the vast sea is enamored. It will be the best place for anyone to spend quality time for travel.

How to go: From Dhaka, you can go to Cox’s Bazar by both road and air. Nonstop AC and non-AC bus service is available. It takes 10-12 hours from Dhaka to reach Cox’s Bazar sea beach. If you are out of time then you can go to Cox’s Bazar by air. It takes only an hour to reach Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka by air. Nonstop flights are available from Dhaka and Chittagong.

2. The Sundarbans

We all know about the Amazon, the largest forest in the world. But when we talk about the largest mangrove forest in the world, the name of Sundarbans will come first. The word Sundarbans means beautiful forest. The name Sundarbans comes from the Sundari tree. The Sundarbans is mainly famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger. The forest is also home to Chitra deer, saltwater crocodiles, various species of birds and a variety of animals and birds. If the vibrant nature rocks your mind then this Sundarbans is one of the best places to seduce your mind. As a unique eco-tourism destination, it is the largest Mangrove Forest on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is about 80km into the Bangladeshi and Indian mainland from the coast of the Bay of
Bengal. 60% of the total forest is located in Bangladesh.

How to go: To visit the Sundarbans you have to go to Khulna first which is the gateway to the Sundarbans. You can go there by air, road or steamer. The best way to reach Khulna is by steamer. Though the journey is a bit time-consuming, you will experience the picturesque panorama of the rural Bengal. If you don’t have enough time, then you will go by road or you can use the quickest way: air. From Khulna, water transport is the only means to visit Sundarbans. You can hire a private motor launch and speedboats to visit the forest.

3. The St. Martin’s Island

St. Martin’s Island is known as the Narikel Jinjira. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh which is 6 km in length and 1 km wide. The clear blue waters and the serene atmosphere of the island create an unparalleled beauty that is enough to cool any human mind. Anyone can travel to the island by bicycle. The roar of the sea and the starry sky add to the beauty of the island at night. The best time to visit St. Martin’s island is November to March.

How to go: Going to St. Martin’s islands is a two-step process. To get in there, at first you have to reach Teknaf, the southernmost tip of Bangladesh. From Dhaka, you can easily go there by bus. A/C and nonA/C bus services are available. It takes 10-11 hours to reach Teknaf from Dhaka. If you want to go by plane then firstly you have to reach Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka. From Cox’s Bazar you can go to Teknaf by bus or rent cars. From Teknaf water transport is the only way to reach St. Martin’s Island. Some oceanic traffic utility ships leave the island at 10.00 every morning. It takes 2.00-2.30 hours to reach St. Martin’s Island. These ships returned from the island at 3.30 pm. When the ship goes along the Naf river, tourists can enjoy the amazing views of Teknaf’s hills on one side and Myanmar on the other side.

4. Sajek Valley

Sajek Valley is an emerging tourist spot in Bangladesh situated among the hills of the Kasalong range of mountains. It is about 1800 feet above sea level. Sajek is a union located in the north of Chittagong Hill Tracts. It’s under Baghaichari Upazila in Rangamati hill district, it is situated 67 kilometres (42 mi) north-east from Khagrachari town and 95 kilometres (59 mi) north from Rangamati city. The border of Bangladesh and Mizoram of India is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east from Sajek. The beauty of Sajak cannot be expressed in words. This place has become popular among travelers for its mountains, forests, small rivers and mountain roads. The local people of this area
are very sincere and helpful. The Bangladesh Army ensured security for the area. Sajek’s first beauty can be seen in his mountain streets. The view of the side hills from the car on the uphill and downhill road is breathtaking. Sajak’s morning is more captivating. The sunrise on the clouds in the morning creates a shiver in everyone’s mind. In the afternoon, watching the sun go down in the mountains, it seems as if it is the best sunrise in life.

How to go: Sajek valley is located at Rangamati but people like to visit Sajek via Khagrachari. Both A/C and non-A/C bus service is available from Dhaka to Khagrachari. The journey takes 7 hours. From Khagrachari you can go to Dighinala by a CNG driven vehicle or four-wheeler. These vehicles will take you to Baghaichari Bazar and then the valley through Dighinala. If you want to go to Dighinala from Dhaka directly then you can go by Shanti Paribahan.

5. Jaflong

Jaflong is located in the border area of Sylhet, Bangladesh. On the other side of it is the Daoki region of India. The Daoki River enters Bangladesh through the Jaflong from the hills of the Daoki region. Jaflong is located in the Piain River Basin. The Jaflong-Tamabil-Lalkhan area of Sylhet district has hilly cliffs. Standing on the Bangladesh border of Jaflong, one can see the high mountain ranges within the Indian border. The waterfall coming down from these hills is one of the tourist attractions. Besides, the suspension bridge of Dauki port in India also attracts many people. Besides, the spiraling Dauki river also attracts tourists. Due to the monsoon, heavy rains along the Indian border caused the river to regain its vitality and become more picturesque. The clarity of the water of Daoki river is also one of the attractions of Jaflong. The whole area became famous for the festival surrounding this fair. In the rainy season and winter, the beauty of Jaflong is different. During the monsoon season, rainforests and rapids are a sight to behold. Moreover, the view of the clouds at the top of the hill is quite beautiful.

How to go: Jaflong is 315 km away from Dhaka and 60.7 km away from Sylhet. Journey to Jaflong from Dhaka is a two-phased one. First, you have to reach Sylhet from Dhaka and then you have to go to Jaflong from Sylhet. From Dhaka, you can go to Sylhet by three types of transportation: bus, train, and air. A/C and non-A/C buses are available from Sayedabad Bus Terminal. Different Train leaves for Sylhet from Kamalapur Railway Station and if you have a shortage of time then you can go by plane from Shahjalal International Airport. From Sylhet, you can go to Jaflong by bus or CNG auto rickshaw. Tourist Attractions in Jaflong takes two hours to reach in Jaflong from Sylhet.

6. Kuakata

Kuakata is a beach and tourist destination in southwestern Bangladesh. Kuakata is known to tourists as the “Daughter of the Sea”. Kuakata is one of the most scenic beaches in Bangladesh with a length of 18 km. It is the only beach in Bangladesh where both sunrise and sunset can be seen. Here you can see a 36-foot-tall golden Buddhist statue, another Buddhist statue above the embankment by the sea, Shutki Palli, Fatra’s Char, Red Crab Island, the charming Mayami Gangamati Char – where the well is named after the standing sunrise and sunset.

How to go: Several buses from Dhaka now go directly to Kuakata. Apart from “Sakura
Paribahan” from Dhaka, BRTC Paribahan buses go directly to Kuakata. If you take these buses, you will be dropped off 200 meters away from Kuakata beach. The total time to go from Dhaka to Kuakata bus is about 12/13 hours. Numerous buses go to Kuakata every day from Gabtali. Surbhi, Sonartari and Sakura buses are among them. Get a bus anytime from morning to evening. It takes about 9-10 hours to get on the bus and cross two ferries.

7. Sonargaon

Sonargaon is a traditional ancient town located at Sonargaon in Narayanganj district. About 450 years ago today, Isha Khan, the leader of Bar Bhuiyan, established the first capital of Bengal in the 15th century at Sonargaon. Here you can see the historical memories of rural Bengal. These are: Folk and Crafts Foundation Museum, Historic Panam Nagar, Goaldi Mosque, Gias Uddin Azam Shah’s Shrine and many more historical places.

How to go: From Gulistan, take a bus called Swadesh, Borak, Doel and Sonargaon and get off at Sonargaon Mograpara crossroads on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The distance from Mograpara to the Folk Art Museum is about 2 km. If you want you can go by rickshaw or CNG. If you want to go early, take CNG. Otherwise it is better to go by rickshaw. It would not be bad to go by rickshaw through the winding roads of the village. You can also go with your own vehicle. There is a parking space next to the museum. Panam Nagar is very close to here. If you want you can go on foot.

8. Ahsan Monjil

Ahsan Manzil is located on the banks of the river Buriganga in the Kumartuli area of Islampur in old Dhaka. It was formerly the residential palace of the Nawabs of Dhaka and the Sadar Kachari of the zamindari. It is currently being used as a museum. It was founded by Nawab Abdul Gani. He named it after his son Khwaja Ahsanullah. The construction work of Ahsan Manzil started in 1859 AD and was completed in 182 AD. A meeting held here in 1906 decided to establish the Muslim League. Ahsan Manzil has been renovated several times. The latest reforms have been made very recently. It is now a museum run by the Bangladesh National Museum. There are 23 galleries in
total.

How to go: From Dhaka airport or Gulisthan, you can reach here by CNG,Pathao or Uber ride.

9. Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort (also known as Aurangabad Fort) is an unfinished Mughal fort built in the 16th century. Its construction began in 16 AD by the Mughal subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah, who was the son of Emperor Aurangzeb and later became emperor himself. His successor, Mughal subahdar Shaista Khan, resumed construction in 180, but did not finish. Here you can see the Tomb of Pori Bibi, Three Domed Fort Mosque (Shahi Mosque), and the Water tank.

How to go: After coming to Dhaka, you can come here by bus, CNG, taxi etc.

10. Bangladesh National Zoo

Bangladesh National Zoo Located at Mirpur in Dhaka, is one of the key attractions among the tourists and the local people. The zoo houses more than 2,000 animals of 165 species. It was established in 1974 over 75.53 hectares of land. About 10,000 spectators visit The National Zoo daily and the number increases on the weekends and holidays. Among the animals, the key attraction is the Royal Bengal Tiger. It has a good collection of birds, animals, and wildlife of both local and foreign origin. There are different types of animals including Lions, elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras, deer, giraffes, black bear, hippos as well as many species of monkeys, chimpanzees,
baboons etc. There are several bird shades in the zoo. Here you will find different types of local and foreign birds.

How to go: After coming to Dhaka, you can come here by bus, CNG, taxi etc.

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Top 10 hotel brands/chains in Bangladesh

The hotel sector in Bangladesh is very popular in the world. There are many hotels in Bangladesh but a few of them are quite famous. Because they give their best service. Therefore, hotels have now become one of the brands, and they are known as the top hotels in Bangladesh. Most of the hotels are located in Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and those hotels are doing good business. Hotels are not just made to stay. Many of these are events, wedding parties, and political events. There are also many branding product stores. So, the top branding hotel in Bangladesh is described below.

1. Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan

It is a multinational hotel brand run by Marriott International that targets business travelers and small conferences. It was founded in 1995 and has hotels worldwide. In Bangladesh, it is known as Four Points Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan. It is located in the heart of Dhaka city. This hotel is convenient for many foreign embassies and high commissions, and they are a few steps away from premium shopping and dining. That is why the hotel provides the best service to tourists. Many tourists and businessmen come to Bangladesh every year. Therefore, Hotel Sheraton is always active to welcome them.

Contact:
6/A North Avenue Commercial Area, Dhaka 1212
Phone: 09609-444555

2. Amari Dhaka

Amari Dhaka is the top second hotel in Bangladesh. People know it as Amari Dhaka Hotel. They always provide good service to their customers. For example, 134 soundproofed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, free wired internet, and 24-hour room service. Amari Dhaka VIP provides good facilities to the person. They also organize various events.

Contact:
47, Road No 41, Gulshan-2, Dhaka City, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh 1212
Tel: +880 2 5505 9620

3. Best Western Plus Maple Leaf

The Best Western Plus Maple Leaf Hotel is located close to the train station and the great airport. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the airport railway station and a 13-minute drive from Shahjalal Intl Airport (DAC). They have a 24-hour restaurant and room service. In the morning they serve a complimentary buffet breakfast. They also have Bhuvan SPA, high-speed Wi-Fi internet, rooftop BBQ restaurant. They communicate with their guests in three languages. Preferred, English, Arabic, and Hindi. So it is the third top hotel in Bangladesh.

Contact:
Best Western Plus Maple Leaf
Plot 1B, Road 1, Sector 1, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh.
Front Desk Hotline: +880-1966667677   Tel. : +880-2-48964855 
Fax: +880-2-8932835

4. Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf

Grand Sultan Tea Resort and Golf are located in Sylhet outside Dhaka. So, if the travelers want to visit Sylhet, they have to travel 4 hours from Dhaka. They will also be able to fly from Dhaka to Shahjalal International Airport. It is located at Srimangal in Sylhet. It is the only and five-star resort in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. They have classified 135 rooms into 08 sections. They give their guests all five-star benefits. On the other hand, they arrange all kinds of meetings or events.

Contact:
Srimongal, Moulvibazar – 3210, Bangladesh.
For Reservation: +88 01730 793501 -4
For Corporate or Group Event: +88 01730 793555
Fax: +88 08626 73020

5. Hotel De Castle

Hotel de Fort Lee. Dhaka, a boutique hotel in Bangladesh. They started their hotel business in 1997. Their priority is to provide the best service to the guest. They provide 100% service to their guests during their stay at the hotel. They are working to establish world-class hospitality services. Because of this, they want international travelers to enjoy their leisure time well.

Contact:
Address: House 72, Block -B Road -21 Banani, Dhaka -1213 Bangladesh
Cell: +8801914392889
Email: info@hoteldecastlebd.com

6. Le Meridien Dhaka

Le Meridien Dhaka is a fully furnished Italian-designed hotel. They also decorate their 304 rooms in Italian design. The hotel was built in 2014. It is located in the vicinity of Banani. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport railway station. They give their guests all five-star benefits.

Contact:
79/A Commercial Area, Airport Rd., Nikunja 2, Khilkhet
Dhaka, 1229 Bangladesh
Phone: +880 963-8900089
Fax: +880 2-8900090
Sales fax: +880 2-8900090

7. Long Beach Hotel

Long Beach Hotel stands by very near to the beach. This hotel is situated at Cox’s Bazaar. From this hotel, every guest can see the longest amazing beach of 120 km in the world. They are also offering world-class facilities and exhilarating experiences to their guests. This hotel is a perfect choice for business, romance, and holiday travel.

Contact:
14 Kalatoli, Hotel-Motel Zone,
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 0341 51843-6, +88 09666772266
Reservation: +88 01730338907, +8801755660051
Email: sales@longbeachhotelbd.com

8. Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is a hotel of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. It’s Headquarter is in Singapore. This hotel is located at the heart of the City Center. The hotel is fully controlled by its headquarters in Singapore. There are property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Pan Pacific Hotels Group is working on developing about 50 hotels in 29 cities across the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. They are also managing their resorts in various proprietary ways.

Contact:
107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh
Telephone+880 2 5502 8008
Emailenquiry.ppdac@panpacific.com

9. Rose View Hotel

Rose View Hotel is located in Sylhet. It has been made in hilly areas and Keane Bridge is a local landmark. There are some areas which are attractions to the guest include Dreamland and Adventure World. Also, this ideal hotel can hold for business and private gatherings for over one thousand people, with full meeting and event facilities. The hotel has 140 fully furnished deluxe and suite rooms and they provide all five-star facilities to their guests.

Contact:
Tel: ++88 (0821) 721835, 720492
Mob: ++8801972787878,01977200705
EMAIL: info@roseviewhotel.com /sales@roseviewhotel.com

10. Six Seasons Hotel

The Six Seasons Hotel salutes the city and stands tall. From where one can see Gulshan Lake and the park on one side. There are also breathtaking views of lamas all around. This magnificent hotel has grown to 15 floors. Its architecture is magnificent and full of mechanical talent and richness which has never been seen before. Six Seasons Dhaka is the top, safest hotel in Dhaka according to Trip Advisor rankings. This hotel is conveniently located in the diplomatic area of Gulshan II. They also offer car services upon prior request.

Contact:
Road 96, House 19, Gulshan 2, Dhaka
Mobile: +88 01955393291
E-mail: info@sixseasonshotel.com

Writer: MD.Afzal Hossain 

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Top Ranked Universities for BBA and MBA Program in Bangladesh

top 10 universities for BBA and MBA in Bangladesh

To fit in the corporate world, one of the most accepted and trustworthy qualifications is to get a degree from business school. There are some top public and private universities in Bangladesh who offer the best business school facilities for both BBA and MBA concentrations. We have covered this article with the list of top Business School in Bangladesh for BBA and MBA. You can keep them in your choice list to do either BBA and MBA.

Bachelor of Business Administration or shortly called BBA is a 4 years full-time study on different areas of business. On the other hand, an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) is a 1 or 2 years study that mainly focuses on building leadership qualities among business students. Types of MBA you can choose from; Two year (full time) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, or Direct MBA.

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List of Top 10 Business School for BBA and MBA in Bangladesh

These top Business Schools in Bangladesh offers specialized education on Management, Management information systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Supply chain management,  Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human resource management, International Business, Information technology, Legal management, Public relations, Radio & TV production, Tourism, and Hospitality, etc. You can pick any by fulfilling their prerequisite on these concentrations for BBA and MBA.

University of Dhaka – Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

IBA is one of the oldest and most reputed business schools in the country. It is ranked on the top in quality, developing business and entrepreneur skill and alumni. This institution works in developing skill and proficiency in students, with its core management courses.

Contact:
Institute of Business Administration, The University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh.
Email: bba@iba-du.edu (BBA) | Tel: 880-2-9661900-73 Ext. 8350, 880-2-9663220
Email: mba@iba-du.edu (MBA) | Tel: 880-2-9661900 -73 Ext. 8363, 880-2-9663771
Email: emba@iba-du.edu (EMBA) | Tel: 880-2-58613490,880-2-58613491
Website: www.iba-du.edu

Stamford University – Department of Business Administration

Stamford University focuses to make the business student a well-trained business professional. They continuously update their curriculum to fit in the modern business world. They also focus on teaching the necessary techniques to deal with the economic, social, and political environment of the business/firm.

Departments: Business Administration, Human Resource Management. 

Contact:
744, Satmosjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh
Fax: 880-2-9143531 | E-mail: admission@stamforduniversity.edu.bd
Website: www.stamforduniversity.edu.bd
Faculty Website: www.stamforduniversity.edu.bd/SubAcademicDepartment.aspx

North-South University – School of Business & Economics

North-South University’s Business Program is designed under the guidelines of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest amongst the business schools in the USA. It is the first government-approved private university in Bangladesh that has earned the reputation for it’s Business Program.

Departments: Accounting, Finance, Banking and Insurance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Computer Information Management, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, and Operations Management.

Contact:
Admissions OfficePlot 15, Block B
Bashundhara, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
PABX: +880 2 55668200 | Fax: +880 2 55668202
Email: registrar@northsouth.edu | Website: www.northsouth.edu
Faculty Website: www.northsouth.edu/academic/sbe

BRAC University – BRAC Business School

BRAC university’s business program is designed very modernly to compete internationally. It has the top three most popular business programs, internationally acclaimed for the students, which are MBA (Master of Business Administration), EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration), and MBM (Master of Bank Management).

Departments: Accounting, Finance, Banking and Insurance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Computer Information Management, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, and Operations Management.

Contact:
BRAC University UB01, Mohakhali, 66 Bir Uttam AK Khandakar Road, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9844051-4 (PABX) (Information Desk ext. 4003), +880-2-9853948-9
Fax: +880-2-58810383, +880-2-9856163 | Email: admissions@bracu.ac.bd  (Admissions)
Website: www.bracu.ac.bd
Faculty Website: www.bracu.ac.bd/academics/institutes-and-schools

American International University Bangladesh – Faculty of Business Administration

AIUB focuses more on practical and technology adapted education system. They are promoting professionalism and leadership quality through their programs. The university mainly believes in imparting technical, pioneering, equipped, and computerized education to its students so that they can make their place stronger in the internationally competitive professional market.

Departments: Accounting, Finance, Management, and Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain Management.

Contact:
Admissions Office, House 83/B, Road 4, Kemal Ataturk Avenue Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh
Phone: +88-02-9894229, +88-02-9897387, +88-02-58815357 | Fax: +88-02-8813233
Email: info@aiub.edu | Website: www.aiub.edu | Faculty Website: www.fba.aiub.edu

Independent University Bangladesh – School of Business

The courses offered by Business School are transferable to any other universities around the world. IUB Business School university focuses on making the future leader through a caring, challenging, and student-friendly environment that the student needs.

Departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing.

Contact:
Plot 16 Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone:+88-02-8431645-53, 8432065-76 | Hotline:+880 9612-939393
Fax: +88-02-8431991 | E-mail: info@iub.edu.bd
Website: www.iub.edu.bd | Faculty Website: www.sb.iub.edu.bd

Bangladesh University of Professionals – Faculty of Business Studies

BUP started its new four departments recently but it has gained very warm acceptance in the business industry because of its dedicated curriculum and quality education. 

Departments: Business Administration, Accounting & Information Systems, Marketing, Finance & Banking, and Management Studies.

Contact:
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka- 1216  
Phone: 88-02-8000368, 88-02-8000443
Email: info@bup.edu.bd | Website: www.bup.edu.bd
Faculty Website: www.bup.edu.bd/pages/pageContent?page=FBS

East-West University

This university is well known for its detailed design on their business courses and structured internship to face the real business world.

Departments: Business Administration, Economics

Contact:
A/2, Jahurul Islam Avenue, Jahurul Islam City | Aftabnagar Dhaka-1212 | Bangladesh
Phone: 55046678, 09666775577 | Mobile: 01755587224
Email: admissions@ewubd.edu | Email: info@ewubd.edu | Website: www.ewubd.edu
Faculty Website: www.ewubd.edu/faculty-of-business-and-economics/

Source: Eduniversal Ranking, Best Masters

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