Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Bodhgaya, the cynosure of the Buddhist world upto the 13th century is one of the pilgrimage center in the world. The place is associated with the life of Gautam Buddha, the father of Buddhism. It is one of the most-visited tourist spots in India. Bodh Gaya is a place which should be visited by a person of devotion. The Tourist Attractions in Bodhgaya are famous not only in the country, but in the whole world also.
Tourist Spots:
Mahabodhi Temple:
The Mahabodhi Temple is located at the place where Lord Buddha was enlightened. The temple has a 50m (170 ft) tower. There are several other temples on this site. The intricately carved railings which are in the south and west of the temple,bears the stamp of ancient India. There is a huge statue of Buddha inside the temple along with the Siva-linga.
Budha bathed in the nearby Niranjana (now called Lilanja) River. The Niranjana River is about 250m east of the temple. Prince Siddharta crossed this river to reach the Bodhi tree.
Bodhi Tree:
It is that holy tree under which Buddha sat in his meditation & attained his 'Knowledge'. Under the tree is a red sandstone slab that is said to be the Vajrasana, the diamond throne on which Buddha sat and attained nirvana. The tree, located behind the temple is about 80 feet high.Can you guess its age? It is about 115 years old.
It is called the seat of stability. The stone platform is kept here.
This is the sacred spot of Buddha's meditative perambulations during the third week after his pious enlightenment.
Buddha spent one week here looking towards the great Mahabodhi Tree without twinkling his eyes.
It is believed that five colours came out of his body during his stay here.
The Mohanta's Monastery:
It is located right next to the Mahabodhi Temple. It is a Shaivite monastery. It is said that Adi Sankaracharya spent some days here.
Different Stupas:
There are a large number of stupas of all sizes in the courtyard of the Mahabodhi temple. Most of them which were built in the past 2500 years are elegant.
Sun Temple:
The temple is famous for its - chat festival - in the month of October-November.
Pretshila Hill:
It is the hill which overlooks a pond where people go for 'Pind Dan', performance of rites for departed souls. On top of the hill is the Ahilya Bai Temple, which has magnificent sculptures and the Barabar Caves.
Visitors come throughout the year to this great edifice of history.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Kerala heralded as God's Own Country is a cute green strip of land in the south west part of India. It is nothing but a small beautiful land between the Deep Ocean and tall mountains. The main tourist attraction of Kerala state is nothing but its primeval greenery seen every where. Yeah it is green and green every where; natures gift to the country. Unlike most of the other states of India, in Kerala, you will not find much uninhabited or barren lands. Kerala is a densely populated state in India with 3.43% of the country's population.
Gifted with it salubrious climate, thick forests, enchanting backwaters, tranquil beaches and hill stations, Kerala is the most beautiful state in India. It rains heavily in Kerala from June to October. Those who love rain could visit Kerala during this time.Other seasons are so pleasant with no extrema climate.Kerala has very beautiful beaches like Kovalam and bewitching backwaters like Vembanad Lake on its accord. The Kerala backwater tour is the last thing a kerala tourist could miss. Kerala was famous for its spice export from the ancient time. It was in Kerala where the first European Navigator-Vasco De Gama Landed. The high ranges of Kerala have vast plantations of Tea, Coffee, Cardamom and other spices. Kerala midland area is renowned even internationally for its rubber plantations.
Breathtaking wild waterfalls and enchanting beaches surrounded with coconut groves and hills are the specialties of Kerala India. The panoramic view of Kerala is more than spell binding with its 44 rivers, beautiful beaches, tall mountains, dense virgin forests, beautifully deployed plantations, breathtaking waterfalls and vast backwaters. Kerala is famous for its worship places of all the sects and religions in India. You will find innumerable temples, mosques and Churches here. There are a few Jain, Buddhist temples and Jewish Synagogues also here.
Ayurveda treatment and massage centers are very common tourist attractions here in Kerala. An oil bath, Yoga and massage will relieve you of from your strains and rejuvenates you. This small land 'Kerala' is rich in the abundance of the variety of Flora and Fauna. The dense forest areas are having rich wild life. The state is rich in medicinal plants. Along with the blessings of the nature, Kerala has a wide variety of dance and art forms. Kerala is also the land of celebrations and festivals.

Kerala People 

Kerala is a developed state in terms of education, science, technology and living standards. Keralities have a cosmopolitan outlook. The Kerala people observe a very high standard of physical hygiene. You will not find language a barrier in Kerala.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


THE capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is situated at a height of 290 meters from sea level and is among one of those cities which has included in it old and modern culture. Full of natural beauty, you can see clean roads and green trees along the roadside. The big buildings and decorated markets attract the tourists here.
The pollution free environment of the city is best for the heart patients. Beside an industrial city it Lalbagh famous is one of the clean city in the country.
by this name the garden was built 200 years earlier by Haider Ali. Separated in an area of 240 acres, the garden was developed later by Tipu Sultan. There are large number of varieties of different kinds of flowers and plants.
Kabban Park built in an area of 300 acres is known to be the heart of Bangalore. It was built in 1864 by the then Viceroy Lord Kabban. You can view different kinds of fishes in the diamond shaped aquarium here.
Parliament House made of Granite stones has various government offices. Made like a big temple, the 46 meters high building is one of the famous tourist places of Bangalore.
Fort of Tipu was built in 1537 by Kampogda is the symbol of golden history. This fort still contains the memories of the war between Tipu and Britishers.
Bangalore Palace is Bangalore's historical tourist place. Made in Tudor style this building matches with the England's Windsor Castle.
Pearl Valley a beautiful picnic spot is situated at a distance of 45 kilometers from Bangalore. The water falling from the height of 90 meters takes the shape of pearls when it falls below. That's why this place is called Pearl Valley.
The climate of the city is very pleasant. You can visit here any time.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


About Mohasthangarh

Mohasthangarh is one of the main attractions in north Bengal. It was the capital of Kingdom of the Mourjo, the Gupta and the Sen Dynasty.

This is the ancient archeological and historical which was, established in 2500 BC. It is the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh is on the western bank of river Karatoa 18 km. north of Bogra town beside Bogra-Rangpur Road.
The spectacular site is an imposing landmark in the area having a fortified, oblong enclosure measuring 5000 ft. by 4500 ft. with an average height of 15 ft. from the surrounding paddy fields. Beyond the fortified area, other ancient ruins fan out within a semicircle of about five miles radius. Several isolated mounds, the local names of which are Govinda Bhita Temple, Khodai Pathar Mound, Mankalir Kunda, Parasuramer Bedi, Jiyat Kunda etc. surround the fortified city.

This 3rd century archaeological site is still held to be of great sanctity by the Hindus. Every year (mid-April) and once in every 12 years (December) thousands of Hindu devotees join the bathing ceremony on the bank of river Karatoa.

A visit to Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for you wide variety of antiquities, ranging from terracotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site. Now it is one of the major tourist spots maintained by Bangladesh archeological Department.

You can go to Mohasthanagar from Bogra town, 10 km. away. Don’t forget to visit Mohasthangar museum while visiting Mohasthangar. Mohasthan Buddhist Stambho is another attraction for the tourists; it is locally called as Behula’s Basar.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


About Khulna
Positioned by the rivers Bhairab and Rupsha, Khulna forms the third-largest city in Bangladesh. Being the capital city of the Khulna district and the development of commercialism, this city is one of the notable tourist destinations in Bangladesh. The city of Khulna is well-linked to Dhaka by air, road, rail and even water. Several steamers and ships such as Osrich, Tern and Lepcha operate in the waterways. The nearest seaport is named Mongla which is located in the outskirts of the city.

Khulna in Bangladesh covers a portion of the largest delta in the world. To its south is the famous Sundarban area. Owing to its economic significance, this region has turned out to be a popular tourist hub in Bangladesh. There are numerous market places in Khulna. To name them are Khulna Shopping Complex, Picture Palace Market, Safe 'n' Save, Jalil Tower, Meena Bazar, Samrat Bazar, Bata Bazar and Khulna New Market. Ranging from department stores to small shops, these markets feature them all. The tourists can splurge in exclusive shopping spree in such areas.

The Sunderbans located near the Khulna region is a popular tourist attraction. It is the largest mangrove forest and features a marvelous ecological balance. It is home to a varied range of exotic wildlife. Rare species of birds and animals can be spotted in this region. The swampy area harbors several species of reptiles too. It is here where tourists can spot the renowned Royal Bengal Tiger. The Hiron Point, Katka, Tiger Point, Tin Kona Island and Dublar Char are the favored tourist spots in this region. The conservation and the preservation of the flora and fauna of the land is worth-noticing in here.

The presence of several schools, colleges and universities indicate to the fact that Khulna is a well-known center for learning and seat of cultural arts. To mention few of the schools and colleges are Khulna Model High School, Rotary School, Power Development Board High School, Crescent Secondary School, Rosedale International, Khulna Public School, Khulna Public College, Brajalal College and Khulna University.

The nearest airport is the Jessore Airport which is served by domestic airlines such as Biman Bangladesh Airlines and GMC Airlines. The road network is well-developed. The local transport includes rickshaws which are quite cheaper modes of transportation. The only bus stop in the city is the Sonadanga Bust Stand. Khulna also has a well-planned railway system. Water transport is also made available. The Barisal district is mainly connected to Khulna by means of water transport.


About Dhaka
The capital city of Bangladesh and the major city of the district of the Dhaka, Dhaka is also the largest city and the political, cultural, industrial and educational hub of the country. It is also one of the most populous cities in the world. Housing a population of 11 million, Dhaka is often referred to as the "city of mosques and muslins" as the city is the abode of numerous mosques and famous all over the world for its fine muslins. The edifices belonging to the colonial period will also remind you of the colonial rule of the country.

Placed in the eastern banks of the Buriganga river and extending over an area of 815 square kilometer, Dhaka is the fast flourishing industrial town of the nation. You will find industrial establishments in the precincts of Motijhel, Teigaon, Demra, Pagla, Kachpur are major industrial areas. The city is also a home to a number of tourist attractions.

Among the must see tourist attractions, seven domed mosque belonging to 17th century, Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Star Mosque belonging to 18 th century are major tourist attractions of Dhaka. Dhakeswaritemple and Ramkrishna Mission also attracts a lot of tourists. Among the churches of the city, Armenian Church (1781 A.D.), St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna, Church of Bangladesh at Teigaon are worth visiting.

The tourist attractions in Dhaka which are of historical significance are Lalbagh Fort established in the year 1678 by the Prince Muhammad Azam and is also the testimony to the bloody combat between the British and the Sepoys in the Sepoy Mutiny, National Memorianl at Savar, 1857 Memorial at Bahadur Shah Park, Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and Mukti Juddha Memorial Museum. Besides National Museum and Science Museum also well known museums of the city.

Besides these, other places of tourist attractions in Dhaka include Ahsan Manjil Museum, Mausoleum of National Leaders, Banga Bhaban, Chota Katra, National Art Gallery, National Assembly Complex, Suhrawardy Uddan, Baldha Gardens, Ramna Garden, Zoological Gardens, Botanical Gardens, National Park and Curzon Zoo.

Dhaka is connected by road ways to different parts of the country and also to India. Besides, the city is connected to different parts of the world by airways. So getting to Dhaka is easier.


Shrine of hazrat Shah Mokhdum

This Majar or Dorga is constructed around the grave of Hazrat Shah Mokhdum Ruposh. It is believed that Hazrat Shah was the first preacher in the Rajshahi division. A belief exists that Hazrat came on a crocodile through the river Padma. Today, one can see crocodiles reserved in the large pond (Dighi).

Varendra Research Museum

This museum is among the oldest museums in the country and is located at the heart of Rajshahi city. The library of the museum has over 22,0 printed books.

Kazla, Talaimari

Rajshahi has two public universities, The University of Rajshahi and The University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), which are located in Kazla-Talaimari area. Rajshahi is known as the educational capital of Bangladesh.

Shaheb Bazar

The area has the municipality office, the Rajshahi College, Loknath School, Collegiate school, Masjid Mission Academy, the Deaf and Mental schools.

Bangladesh Betar and Television

Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh television have their offices here.

Central Park and Zoo

Situated beside the bank of river Padma, the Central Park and Zoo is a major attraction of Rajshahi City. There are lush green trees and grasses and many animal species in this region.


The place has many historical Hindu structures. These include the Govinda Temple, which has many miniature ornamental towers. These have many Terracotta design intricate design of Hindu epics. Another important structure is the Siva Temple with five-spire Hindu style.


This small village has the largest monastery south of the Himalayas.