Nazimgarh ‘Nature Park’ is located on the banks of the Sharee River at Lalakhal, a picturesque place at the base of the Jaintia Hills bordering the Indian State of Meghalaya. The ‘Sharee’ originates at a height of 1420 meters (4650 feet) from a place called Mitimyntdu, close to Jowai town of the West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya. There, the river is known as Myntdu or “Ka Tawiarka Takam” (Our Guardian Angel) in the local Pnar (Khasi) dialect.
Encircling Jowai town on three sides, the Myntdu flows south through Leshka valley to reach Borghat village within Jaintia Hills before entering Bangladesh as the ‘Sharee’ at Lalakhal.
The river brings from the hills much sand and other minerals that give the waters a unique blue-green colour. While in the dry season the river is mild, its crystal clear water of an emerald colour, in the rainy season it become a raging torrent, at times over flowing its banks. Around 1340 AD, Ibne Battuta of Morocco, one of the gratest travelers of all time, is said to have travelled down this ‘blue’ river on his return journey after visiting Hazrat Shah Jalal in Sylhet.
‘Nature Park’ is on the banks of the river Sharee, near its sister resort ‘Wilderness’ which is located on the hillside. The ‘River Queen’ restaurant is the focal point with its panoramic view following the bend in the river. The ‘Adventure Camp’ tent site is nearby, under the shade of the surrounding trees. These comfortable tents give guests a sense of nature and adventure rarely available in other places. The clear night sky allows one to see stars with a clarity that needs to be experienced to be truly believed. It is Nature in its purest form.
Lalakhal is 45km away from Sylhet. At first a person needs to go to Sharee Ghat through Tamabil. He may use public transport like local bus or hire a car. Lalakhal is another 7km away. Anyone can take boat from Sharee Ghat which usually takes 20-40 minutes depending on factors such as season, type of vessel. To comeback similarly a person has to go by boat from Lalakhal to Sharee Ghat and then from Sharee Ghat that person may hire public transport or go to Sylhet via bus through the Sylhet Tamabil Highway.
Three type of transportation mode is available towards Sylhet from Dhaka. You can get in there by bus, train or air.
1. Greenline Paribahan
9/2, Outer Circular Road, Rajarbag, Dhaka-1217. (BDT 850 Volvo, BDT 1100 Scania)
2. Shyamoli Paribahan
Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071
3. Hanif Paribahan, Dhaka offices
4. S Al Saudia
Address: Humayun Rashid Chattar, Sylhet
5. Shohah Paribahan
Address: Shobhani Ghat, Sylhet
Fare: Taka 1100
You will find the above bus operators from Malibag Rail-gate, Razarbag or Sayedabad bus stand. These services are available from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm.
Bangladesh Biman, NovoAir, United Airways and Regent Airways are the four operators who fly from Dhaka to sylhet. The ticket price starts from 3000 taka & it goes up to 8000 taka per pax. There are more than 10 flights every day from morning to evening.
The planes leaving Dhaka for Sylhet are
1. United Airlines
Departure from Dhaka-5:35PM on Friday: 2:20PM
Departure from Sylhet-6:45PM on Friday-3:30PM
(Schedule varies time to time)
Fair-One way BDT 3825- 6325
2. Regent Airways.
Departure from Dhaka-4:40PM
Departure from Sylhet-5:45PM
(Schedule varies time to time)
Fair-One fair ranges from BDT 4800-5700
3. Bangladesh Biman. Price of tickets ranges from BDT 3500-9940 (Single flight per day)
There are four train services from Dhaka to sylhet. They are Joyontika, Parabat and Upoban depart at morning, noon and evening. There is a new train named Kalini depart at afternoon from Dhaka. It takes 7-8 hours to reach sylhet.The ticket price is around 295 for shovon-chair & it gets 679 taka for 1st class AC.
1. Kalini Express– departure time from Dhaka-4:00PM, arrival time at Sylhet-10:30PM.Off day: Friday
2. Parabat Express– departure time from Dhaka-6:40AM, arrival time at Sylhet-1:35PM
Departure time from Sylhet-3:00PM, arrival time at Dhaka-10:30PM. Off day: Tuesday
3. Upaban Express– departure time from Dhaka-9:50PM, arrival time at Sylhet-5:30AM
Departure time from Sylhet-10:00PM, arrival time at Dhaka-5:30AM.
Off day: Wednesday in Dhaka, no off days in Sylhet
4. Joyntika Express– departure time from Dhaka-12:00PM, arrival time at Sylhet-7:50PM
Departure time from Sylhet-08:20AM, arrival time at Dhaka-4:00PM.
Off day: None
Fair of all these ranges according to compartments usually BDT 75-1018.
There are a number of good quality hotels in Sylhet town. Most of those are at the Mazar road, Amberkhana, or in Zindabazar. A brief list of hotels is given below:
1. Hotel Eastern Gate & Panahar Restaurant.
2. Hotel Gulshan.
3. Hotel Dargah View.
4. Greenland Hotel & Restaurant.
5. Hotel City Link International.
6. Surma Valley Rest House.
7. Hotel Baharain Residential
8. Hotel Qureishi Residence.
9. Hotel Ajmeer.
10. Hotel Payra.
11. Hotel Supreme,
12. Hotel Palash,
13. Hotel Western,
14. Hotel Anurag,
15. Hotel Al-Amin,
16. Hotel Garden’s Inn,
17. Hotel Ferdous,
18. Hotel Panama,
19. Hotel Green,
20. Hotel Hilltown,
21. Hotel Rose View,
22. Hotel Star Pacific,
23. Hotel Tajmohal.
There are multiple things which can be done. These include swimming, canoe in river Shari. The walking trails surrounded by hills provides opportunities for people to have leisurely walks all day or even in night and sense adventure. Besides other activities can be bird watching and sing a longs in evening.
The ‘Nature Park’ offers a multitude of activities. Apart from swimming in the river, there is Kayaking or Canoeing in the river Shari. The surrounding hills and forest have detailed walking trails. From leisurely walks to day-long or even overnight treks for the more adventurous, the ‘Nature Park’ has it all.
Bird watching is another activity for nature lovers. The park and its surrounding area one have to a multitude of birds that are unique to the region. Watching out for them or listening to their call in the early mornings and evenings is a rare and delightful experience.
Camp fires and sing-a-longs in the evening, under star filled skies (perhaps the clearest in Bangladesh), is a rare treat for the young and elderly alike.
The location, the beauty and serenity of the ‘Nature Park’ will refresh and delight visitors. For many of the young it may be the purest form of nature they will have seen. For others the ‘Nature Park’ would be a reminder as to what being in the open is all about.
Shopnopuri is a great Amusement Park which is situated at Aftabganj of Nababganj in the district of Dinajpur. This a theme park which covers an area of 920 acre. You will need to buy ticket to enter inside the park. Dhaka (Capital of Bangladesh) to Dinajpur by bus will take about 9-11 hours.
Shopnopuri is one of the most beautiful artificial picnic spot in Bangladesh especially in North Bangle. You can go there either from Hill or from Dinajpur. There you can enjoy here by watching artificial beauty. One can spend night also In Shoponopuri rest house but for that he/ she will have to book in advance. Here lots of picnic parties come every day.
The entry fee of Shaopnopuri theme park is 20 taka per person. At the gate, two statue of angels are waiting to welcome you. This park is divided into some parts.
After entering Shopnopuri, you can go to “Fish World”. Its ticket fee is only 5 taka per person. Inside the “Fish World”, you can see artificial water plants, fished and various water animals.
After visiting fish world, you can go to “Animal Kingdom”. Entry fee 5 taka per person. Here you can see artificial statue of some animals like Amu, Flamingo, Dinosaur, Pegasus etc. This part is great for kids. “Rongdhony Art Gallery” is another beautiful part of Shorpopuri. You can see here, many different kinds of sculptures and paintings. Entry fee 5 taka per person.
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Vinno Jogot is a famous non-natural Place in Bangladesh. It is in Rangpur district which about 100 acresacres.Vinno Jogot beautify by many rides. This place take you a daydream world. Located on the Rangpur-Dinajpur Highway, the park is just 15km from the city of Rangpur,in a village named Paglapir. Beyond the massive walls of the entrance, lies a beautiful landscaped gardens, walkways, lakes, statues and plenty of adventure rides. Whatever you see inside the park, all are handmade. Vinno Jogot provides you the facilities of a 3 star hotel/resort Dream Place in a fantastic location surrounded by water pools and a mosque by its side.Vinno Jogot offers hotel packages to visitors. Visitors with their near and dear ones can stay and enjoy nightsinVinno Jogot. Vinno Jogotprovides presidential suite, executive suite, & deluxe suite of economy and super economy classes.)  => Array ( [name] => Natore DC Park [post_id] => 18274 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/natore-dc-park/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Natore-DC-Park3-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Natore DC Park is located near Natore Children Park in the Rajshahi-Bogra Highway, inaugurated in 1st January 2006. The inaugurator of this aesthetic concept was Mr. Mohammad Ilias Hossain, the Collector, District Magistrate and District Commissioner of Natore. The main intention behind building this park was to beautify and redecorate the District Commissioner’s Office, but it has been a tourist attraction these days. Apart from that attractive park, there is a lake and fountain yard in between the park and main road. This lake was inaugurated in 16th September, 2013 by Mr. Zafar Ullah, The Deputy Commissioner of Natore District.
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Himchhari Natural Park is just around 5 kilometers apart from the main town. You can reach at that place by any kind of vehicles. To enter the area, you'll need to buy tickets. Which is around 20 taka. There is only two place that you can enjoy at the park, one is the falls, and another one is the top of the hill.) )
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