Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kaptai lake is a Pleasant place

Kaptai lake is a man made lake in south-eastern Bangladesh. It is placed in the Kaptai Upazila under Rangamati District of Chittagong Division. The lake was twisted as a result of building the Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydro-electric project. 

The Kaptai Lake's standard depth is 100 feet (30 m) and maximum depth is 490 feet (150 m).
Creation of the tank for the hydro-electric plant begin in 1956 by the administration of East Pakistan. 

As a result, 54,000 acres (220 km2) of farmland in the Rangamati District went under water and twisted the lake. The hydro-electric project was funded by the United States. The project was finished in 1962. International engineering friendship and Utah International Inc. conventional the agreement for construction of the dam. The dam is 670.8 meters long, and 54.7 meters high. 

The block has a 745 feet (227 m) long spillway containing 16 gates. Through the spillway 5,250,000 cu ft/s (149,000 m3/s) of water can pass. The land that went under water as a result of the dam production was 40% of the total arable land in the area.

 Along with that, 29 square miles (75 km2) of the Government-owned forest, and 234 square miles (610 km2) of other woods land went under water. About 18,000 families with a total of almost 100 thousand people were also displaced. The palace of the king of the Chakmas was also flooded and is now below water

A historical place Ahsan manjil

In mughal period, there was a garden house of Sheikh Enayet Ullah, the landowner of Jamalpur porgona (district), in this place. Sheikh Enayet Ullah was a very pleasant person. He acquires a very big area in Kumartuli and integrated in his garden house. Here he built a beautiful palace and named it “Rangmahal”. He used to enjoy here keeping beautiful girls collecting from the country and abroad.

covering them with good-looking dresses and expensive ornaments. There is a saying that, the foujdar of Dhaka (representative of mughal emperor) in that time was attracted to one of the striking girls among them. He invited Sheikh Enayet Ullah in a party one night and killed him in a conspiracy when he was returning home. That girl also committed suicide in anger and sorrow. There was a one doomed cemetery of Sheikh Enayet Ullah in the north-east corner of the palace yard, which was ruined in the beginning of 20th century.

Most likely in the period of Nawab Alibardi Khan around 1740 century, Sheikh Moti Ullah, the son of Sheikh Enayet Ullah, sold the property to the French traders. There was a French trading house beside this property. The trading house became more affluent after purchasing this property. In that time, French traders could do business here without paying any taxes by a decree from the emperor Awrangajeb.

Within 1785, the French transferred the property to a French tradesman named Mr. Champigni, and retaken it at 1801. According to Paris conformity of 1814, the French claimed all their left properties at Dhaka, and in 1827 the property was again returned to the French. For the increasing power of the English, the French was forced to left subcontinent. They decided to sell all their properties in Dhaka. So in 1830, the trading house of Kumartuli was purchased by the established landlord of Dhaka Khwaja Alimullah.

In the sunset of 7 April 1888, a great tornado hit Dhaka city because great break. Ahsan Manjil was greatly dented and abandoned. An English engineer from Kolkata arrived here to study the palace. He gave opinion that except the “Rangmahal”, all other parts of the palace have to reconstruct. So Khwaja Abdul Gani and his son Ahsanullah turned their full attention to reconstruct the palace. Both of the building was reconstructed during that time with a new design made and supervised by the local engineer Gobinda Chandra Roy.

After the loss of Khwaja Ahsanullah in 1901, the glory of Ahsan Manjil was ended. His successor couldn’t carry on the glory for the internal family quarrel. They rented different parts of the palace to tenants, who actually made it a slum. In 1952 govt. acquired the property and left in supervision of the Dhaka Nawab court. In 1985 Dhaka National Museum acquires the possessions and made it a museum.

Foy’s Lake is a enjoyment World

Foy’s Lake is enjoyment World is a theme park situated in the heart of Chittagong, in Foy’s Lake. Enjoyment World is located in the same complex as Sea World and Foy’s Lake Resorts.

 The Foy’s Lake theme parks are situated in a charming setting delimited by hills, a lake and green forests located in Pahartoli, Chittagong on approximately 320 Acres of land. Chittagong is a major port city of Bangladesh located south of Dhaka with good move links from the capital.

 Chittagong is careful by many as the most beautiful district of the country due to its natural beauty comprising of the seaside, hills, rivers, forests and valley. Pleasure World is a dry park with the usual theme park rides and attractions as well as boat rides on the lake, landscaping, restaurants, concert with balanced stages, scenic walking trails and many other fun actions. It even boasts a resort hotel.

 We have something for every age and taste. The biggest attraction is the beauty of the lake and its surrounding hills. Our park is right in the middle of it so you can have the enjoyable and thrills as well as the tranquility and nonviolence of Foy’s Lake. It also hosts many corporate picnics and other events.

The brand new Foy’s Lake Resort is a unique getaway in Chittagong where you can continue in comfortable place while enjoying the natural beauty of Foy’s Lake and the amusement of its two theme parks.

Mahasthanghor is a Historical place is

Mahasthanghor is one of the most basic urban archaeological site so far exposed in Bangladesh. The village Mahasthan in Shibganj Thana of Bogra ward contains the remains of an ancient city which was called Pundranagara .

 Paundravardhanapura in the territory of Chandragupta A sandstone slab bearing six lines in Prakrit in Brahmi script, discovered in 1931, dates Maharashtra to at least the 3rd century BC. The fortified area was in use till the 18th century Ado ether with the ancient 

and mediaeval ruins, the mazhar (holy tomb) of Shah Sultan Balkhi Mahisawar built at site of a Hindu temple is located at Mahasthangarh. He was a dervish (holy person devoted to Islam) of magnificent lineage who came to the Mahasthangarh area, with the goal of spreading Islam among non-Muslims. He converted the people of the area to Islam and complete There.

Putia rajbari, Rajshahi

Staying on the main road from Dhaka to Rajshahi, Puthia stands regarding 40 km short of the last Divisional centre.
Access by a side road off the major street lies the Puthia ‘Complex’, with its splendid late 19th Century Palace, and some of the finest Hindu temples within the country.

The first structure to catch the eye as you draw near is the white plastered Shiva Temple, which, with a small pavilion beside it stand reflected in a lake. Somewhat defaced, it is said, by marauding Pakistani troops during the Liberation War of 1971, the essentials, nevertheless remain intact.

Moving on, across yet another pond, surrounded by a greensward, when not occupied by fairs or exhibitions, stands the magnificent 13 pillar facade of the palace. 

Built in 1895, two years before in Great India trembling that shattered so many earlier buildings in Bangladesh, and led to a positive passion of building for stand-in, it has survived to crumble gradually, occupied, now, as a teacher training college. A little over 100 years, and it certainly won’t last another century. Hemanta Kumari Devi, who ordered its construction would probably be glad of its present use, but saddened by its state.

To one side, and a little behind, stands the nearly two hundred year old Govinda Temple. In manifestation and structure, not unlike the more famous Kanthiji Temple near Dinajpur. But whilst Kanthiji, perhaps, may boast even finer earth friezes, Govinda Temple has reserved the spires that the trembling brought down at Kanthiji.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sundarbans is the largest forest in the world

The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the biggest forest in the world (140,000 ha), the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers of the Bay of Bengal.  It has been World birthright site since 1987.

 The complete site is crossed by a complex network of channel under the control of tidal marsh and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, provided that an outstanding example of constant geological process.

The area is known for its rich wildlife including 260 bird kinds, the Bengal tiger and other rare genus such as the estuarine crocodile and the python.

The secure haven is intersecting by a composite network of tidal waterway, mud flats and small islands of salt tolerant mangrove forests. The area is flooded with blackish water for the duration of high tides which mixes with fresh water from inland rivers.

The weather is tropical and humid. Annual rainfall are around 2790 mm, mainly concerted in the monsoon from June to October. Full cloudburst is from June to September.

The Sundarbans also has sparkling biodiversity, particularly about 400 Bengali tigers.Its ever changing scenery is shaped by tidal shifts, rivers and creeks.Besides the spectacular Royal Bengal Tiger, the other notable mammalian fauna are Spotted deer (Cervus axis), Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak)

  Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), Jungle cat (Felis chaus), Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), the Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica), Otter (Lutra perspicillata), and wild boar (Sus scruff). deer and wild boar constitute the main prey for the tiger. Some species including the Bengal tiger are dying out.

The Sundarbans is a plentiful natural reserve for a number of leisure, travel and study activities. These take account of wild life film making including photography of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, wild life viewing.

 boating inside the forest, wild call recordings, nature study, meeting fishermen, wood- shears and honey-collectors. Peace and tranquillity in the wilderness, seeing the world's largest mangrove forest and the riverine beauty are a few of the treasures that greet the visitors.

Jaflong is a nice hill .

Jaflong is one of the most gorgeous traveler spot in Sylhet division. It's about 60 km far from Sylhet town and takes two hours drive to arrive at there. Jaflong is also a beautiful spot close by amidst tea gardens and velocity beauty of rolling stones from hills. It is positioned in addition the river Mari in the lap of Hill Khashia.

The Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas of India, which bring million tons of stone boulder with its tide. You can observe the stone compilation from the river in Jaflong as well as you can get pleasure from the boating in the river Mari. Jaflong is fully a hilly area of real naLots of wild creature lives in this forest, so you need to be cautious to enter in the forest alone.

 You can observe the way of life of Tribe Khashia in Jaflong. If you propose to visit Jaflong it is suitable to start from Sylhet in the early morning so that you can return by evening covering the other tourists spots of nearby areas of Jaflong.
bdThe other traveler areas nearby Jaflong are Tamabil, Sripur and Jaintapurtural.0 good looks where hills are greenish by the forest.

St. Martin's Island is a pleasant place.

St. Martin's Island is a little island in the northeast division of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the angle of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and form the southernmost part of Bangladesh. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh. It is about 8 km west of the northwest coast of Myanmar at the mouth of the Naf River. The neighboring name of the island is "Narical Gingira", also spelled "Narikel Janjina/Jinjera", translated from Bangla, meaning 'Coconut Island'.

St. Martin's Island has become a fashionable traveler stain. at present, three transport liners run daily trip to the island, counting Sea-Truck and Keary-Sindbad. tourist can book their journey either from Chittagong or from Cox's Bazar. The close coral reef of the island has an addition named 'Chera Dwip'.

In the history 5 years St. Martin's tourist inhabitants has greater than before severely. whereas this position has proven to be lucrative for the islanders, it is causing the ordinary loveliness of the isle to deteriorate. currently there are many labors being put forth to preserve the several rare species of turtles that case on the atoll, as well as the corals, a numeral of of which are found only on Narikel Jinjera. piece of the coral reef are being removed in order to be sold to tourists. Nesting turtles are sometimes taken for food, and their hatchlings are often distracted by the moment lights along the seaside. type of fish, a few just recently discovered, are being over-fished. Every year the fishermen must project further out to ocean to get their catch. Most of them use motorless boats.

At tall wave the desert island is about 3 miles just about, and tired in the core. The island exist only since of its coral base, so subtraction of that coral risks corrosion of the beaches. St. Martins has lost almost 25% of its coral reef in the past 7 years.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

About Cox's Bazar

Modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India. An officer of the British East India Company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. The Captain was a compassionate soul and the plight of the people touched his heart. He embarked upon the mammoth work of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals, and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him Cox's Bazar ("Cox's Market").
Today, Cox's Bazar is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh, however it has yet to become a major international tourist destination, with no international hotel chains operating here, due to lack of publicity and transportation.

Bangladesh at a Glance


Bangladesh emerged as an autonomous and ruler country in 1971 next a nine month war of liberation. It is one of the largest deltas of the world with a total area of 147,570 sq. km. With a unique communal harmony, Bangladesh has a population of about 152.51 million, making it one of the densely populated countries of the world. The popular (over 88%) of the people are Muslim. Over 98% of the people speak in Bangla. English, however, is generally spoken. The country is covered with a network of rivers and canals forming a maze of interconnecting channels. Being an active partner, Bangladesh plays vital role in the international and regional forum, particularly in the UN, Commonwealth and South Asian Association of Regional support (SAARC).

Common in order

Official Name:
The People's Republic of Bangladesh
Political system:
Parliamentary democracy
Capital name:
Time sector:
GMT + 6 hours
Major cities:
Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, Rangpur
main rivers:
Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Surma and Karnaphuli.(total 310 rivers including tributaries).
Principal industries:
Ready made garments, pharmaceuticals, cements, garment accessories, chemicals, fertilizers, newsprint, leather and leather goods, paper, sugar, jute, ship building.
Principal exports:
Readymade garments, frozen foods (shrimps), leather, leather products, jute, jute products, tea, ceramic, textile fabrics, home textile, chemical product, light engineering products including bi-cycle.

Natural Features

Between 200 34' and 260 38' north latitude and between 880 01'
and 920 41' east longitude.
border line:
North: India
West: India
South: Bay of Bengal
East: India and Myanmar
56,977 sq. miles or 147,570 sq. km.
Territorial water:
12 nautical miles
Main seasons:
Summer (March-May), rainy season (June-September) and winter 
Climate distinctic

Relative humidity


re heavy rain
453 mm

heavy rain
1,733 mm

Post monsoon
210 mm

44 mm

203 mm

Principal regular crops and fruits:
Paddy, jute, wheat, tobacco, pulses, oil seeds, spices, vegetables, 
jack-fruit, banana, mango, coconut, pineapple etc.
Natural capital:
Natural gas, coal, lime, white clay, granite, glass sand.