NATIONAL ANTHEM
BANGLADESH

My Bengal of gold, I love you
Forever your skies,
your air set my heart in tune
as if it were a flute,
In Spring, Oh mother mine,
the fragrance from
your mango-groves makes me
wild with joy-
Ah, what a thrill!
In Autumn, Oh mother mine,
in the full-blossomed paddy fields,
I have seen spread
all over - sweet smiles!
Ah, what a beauty, what shades,
what an affection
and what a tenderness!
What a quilt have you spread
at the feet of banyan trees and
along the banks of rivers!
Oh mother mine,
words from your lips are like
Nectar to my ears!
Ah, what a thrill!
If sadness,
Oh mother mine,
casts a gloom on your face,
my eyes are filled with tears!


Original in Bangla by
Rabindranath Tagore
translated by
Professor Syed Ali Ahsan



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  Tourism in Bangladesh  

Bangladesh is a land of scenic beauty. The country is blessed with natural beauty which attracts the tourists. It has beautiful beaches as well as the longest beach in the world. It is proud of its beautiful heritage and historical relics. To make best use of the natural gift, the country has developed facilities of modern hotels, motels, rest houses, youth inns and restaurants, as well
as modern modes of communication, are available at all tourist attractions. Some of the better known spots are: Dhaka – The City of Mosques; Chittagong – Gateway to the Bay of Bengal; Cox’s Bazar – The Tourist Capital; Rangamati – The Heart of the Lake District; Kaptai – The Lake Town, Sylhet – Land of Two Leaves and a Bud; Sundarban– Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger;
Bandarban – The Hilly Resort; Kuakata – Where the Sun Rises and Sets in the Sea; Mainamati – Seat of Lost Dynasties; Mahasthangarh – The Ancient Seat of Buddhist Rule; Rajshahi – The Silk Producing Centre; Natore – Place of Dighapatiay Palace: Paharpur – The Seat of Buddhist Learning; Dinajpur – Old Ornamental Temple Town; and Mymensing - The Heart of Bengal’s Folklore. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) is an autonomous government organization that caters to the needs of local and foreign tourists. BPC has tourist facilities at Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Rangpur, Rangamati, Rashahi, Bogra, Finajpur, Kuakata, Sylhet and Sundarban. It organizes package tours, sightseeing trips and excursions. A number of private
sector tour operators are also active in the country.

Dhaka

Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh is developing fast as a modern metropolis. Dhaka has an exciting history and a rich culture. It is known as the city of Mosques. Some of the outstanding tourists attractions of Dhaka city and its surrpounding areas are: Lalbagh Fort, Central Shaheed Minar, National Martyr’s Memorial, Ahsan Manjil, Bahadur Shah Park, National Botanical Garden etc.
   
 
    Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, the tourist capital of Bangladesh, has the world’s longest
unbroken (120 km) beach sloping down to the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal against the picturesque background of a chain of hills covered with deep forests. It is a conglomeration of miles of golden sands, towering cliffs, surfing waves, rare conch shells, colourful Pagodas,
Buddhist Temples, tribes and delightful seafood.
The shark-free beach is good for bathing, sun-bathing and swimming. The breathtaking beauty of the setting sun behind the waves of the sea is captivating. Visits to the fascinating spot like Himchhari, Teknaf, Inani Beach, Buddhist Temple at Ramu and islands such as Sonadia, St. Martin and Moheskhali can form memorable experiences of one’s lifetime.

Sundarban

Sundarbans The Sundarbans is the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Located about 320 km south-west of Dhaka and spread over about 6000 sq km of deltaic swamps along the coastal belt of Khulna, it is the biggest mangrove forest of the world. These deeply dense mangrove forests are criss-crossed by a network of rivers and creeks. Tourists find that the tides here flow in two directions in the same creek. Often there are tigers swimming across the river or huge crocodiles basking in the sun. Other wildlife in this region are cheetahs, deer, monkeys and snakes. UNESCO has declared this site as World Natural

Bandarban

Bandarban is the home of Bomong chief who heads the Mogh tribe. There is metalled road which bleads to the place, 92 kilometre away from Chittagong. The Moghs or Marmas are of Myanmar origin and mostly Buddhists. Bandarban is also the home of the Murang tribe who are famous for their music and dance. The highest peak of Bangladesh Tahingdong(4632 feet)is located in the Bardarban district.
  Rangamati

From Chittagong, a 77 km road amidst green fields and winding hills will take you to Rangamati, the headquarters of the Rangamati Hill district, which is a wonderful repository of scenic spiendours
with various flora and fauna. The township is located on the western bank of Kaptai Lake. Rangamati is a favourite holiday resort because of its beautiful landscape, scenic beauty, lake, colourful tribes (Chakma, Marma etc),
its flora and fauna, tribal museum, hanging bridge, homespun textile products, ivory jeweler and the tribal men and women who fashion them. For tourists, the attractons of Rangamati are numerous – tribal life, fishing, speed boat crusing, water skiing, bathing or merely enjoying nature as it is. It is a rare spot for eco-tourism.
Dinajpur

One of the northern districts of the country Dinajpur is a repository of interesting, historical and valueable places and objects. The Ramsagar lake with rest houses is the most ideal place for picnic
lovers. This place offers many facilities for the entertainment of the visitors, among them are fishing and rowing in a serene and calm environment. The most ornate of the late medieval temples of the country
'Kantanagar' stands out near Dinajpur town. It was built by maharaja Pran nath of dinajpur in 1752. The temple is still considered the finest of its type in terracotta built by local artisans.
 

 

 
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