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Padma River Side(Poddar Par) -Lohajang Upazila, Munshiganj

Lohajang Upazila was the most important part of Munshigong (previously known as “Bikrampur” before the political border of Bangladesh has formed and around the Sen Era it was the capital of this reagion). These days there are several popular tourist destinations which are getting very popular there. They are Mawa Resort, Padma Resort, Mridha Bari and Shamur Bari. Amazing view of Padma river is the main attraction there. The upazila is less than two hours drive from Dhaka city. So location wise, it is very convenient for the travelers from Dhaka city.



Mawa Resort: Located at Mawa Kandipara Road, Mawa, Dhaka. At Mawa Resort, you’ll find excellent entertainment and a wide range of high quality accommodation. All realistically priced to suit all pockets. They also have their own games pitch, football fans can make a wonderful day out here for themselves, if cricket is what excites you, then they will measure the longest six you are going to hit. Of course all these activities will require you to burn a lot of energy and then you can recharge yourself at the waterside restaurant where dedicated chefs will prepare one of the best meals you have ever had, on order. The restaurant offers all sorts of Bangladeshi delicacies and not to mention fresh fishes from the river along with various types of chutneys (bhorta) both traditional and local.




The Resort is very convenient to get to from the capital, Dhaka, located right at the end of the highway N8 (Dhaka-Mawa Highway) only 38km from the heart of Dhaka taking no more than an hour to get here. This can be a great place for picnic. In case of organizing picnics, the resort offers some special arrangements and discounts.
Travelers can book their cottage in 12 hours basis and 24 hours basis. 12 hours basis cottage will cost BDT 3000 where the 24 hours basis cottage will be charged BDT 4000. Each cottage is suitable for a family of four.
In general, the breakfast per person will cost BDT 120 and for lunch and dinner, it will cost around BDT 550 depending on the items you order.For booking and any other information, please ring 01711-057947.


Padma Resort: Located at 380 Road No 280, Munshigaunj 1206, Bangladesh(Opposite of Ghora-dour Bazar). Padma Resort is designed for people who are in desperate need for relaxation and spending some time away from the daily drudgery. The specialty for their resort is it’s location just a 100 minutes drive from Dhaka city and you will find yourself in front of the mighty Padma river. Then what, just a 5 minutes boat drive and you and your relaxation will be bonded together.
Gangchil bus service charges 65 Taka one way to go to Ghora-Dour Bazar from Gulistan. Please note that Gangchil runs another bus service from Dhaka-Bejgoan(Srinogor)- Baligoan. Take only the Dhaka-Mawa-Baligoan route by confirming the route with the bus contractors for any tourists spots in Lohajang.





It is one of the best Eco-friendly resorts in Bangladesh. It is a place where you can relax and escape the busy city life with affordable prices. There are 16 Cottages which are wooden duplex with two single and one semi-double bed. A sitting area, toilet and two balconies are the common features of each cottage. Rent is BDT 2300 per day(12 hours during the day) and BDT 3500 per night.Each cottage is suitable for a family of four. In general, the breakfast per person will cost BDT 100 and for lunch and dinner, it will cost around BDT 450, depending on the items you order. Local food with Padma’s ilish being a specialty.
For booking and any other information please ring 01752-987688.


Mridha Bari While crossing Padma via Maowa ferry terminal, there will be an unique shaped two storied corrugated iron made house in the riverbank of Louhajong area. Locally it is known as Mridha Bari. These houses can be assembled and reassembled in different places in a matter of days, which could come quite handy if mighty Padma strikes nearby lands. The main structure of these houses are wooden logs and timbers covered by corrugated iron.
Travelers using public transports can take Gangchil bus from Gulisthan or Noya Bazar bus stand towards Dhaka-Mawa-Baligoan route. On the way from Maowa to Baligaon, there is a bus stop called Bejgaon bus stand,(Opposite Bejgaon Graveyard)located next to popular Malir-Anko Bazar. Any local people will be able to tell the direction of Mridha Bari from that bus stop or surrounding areas. From that bus stand an auto-rickshaw will charge no more than 30 BDT to go to Mridha Bari. From Malir-Anko Bazar bus stop, they might charge BDT 40 taka.


Mridha Bari main
Mridha Bari

Mridha Bari
Mridha Bari

At the end of the Bejgaon road, there is a house made by a local family known as Mridha Bari at the bank of Padma River. Though it is a private property, most of the time it is open for the public to pay a visit and spend some time. Parents with kids need to be careful so that they wont pick any flower or fruits otherwise it might create some unwanted situations. The place is basically a Garden House surrounded by flowers and fruit trees. It is also possible to pre-book the house for picnic during the day time. At night no guest is allowed to stay inside the premise.
You can enjoy the sunset from Mridha Bari premises which will make your mind refreshing and cheerful. At the end of the house there is a road along the riverside which goes very long way. Tourists can go along the road for a walk while visiting the house.


Shamurbari is one of the least known tourist spot located in Gaudia union, Lauhajang, Munshiganj. From another popular tourist spot of Lauhajang, Mridha Bari it is few kilometers away. From the popular shopping area Malironko Bazar, usually it costs around 100 taka one way by a auto rickshaw to go there. The road from Mridha Bari to Shamur Bari is quite narrow so drivers need to be extra careful.
Travelers can enjoy the Padma river in it’s glory from this spot. There are a number of engine run boat trips available and the spot also has few food stall for the visitors.




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Travel Check List

Travel Check List

For most us, it is quite common to forget things before packing. As a result, most of the time it ruins our holidays. MYHOLIDAYBD.COM team has come up with a check list that we can use before we leave from our house for holidays.

Bangladesh Passport
Passport

❏ Passport: If we are going to travel another country and we forget our passport then we are not going to go any where even if we have everything else like ticket and luggage etc. Even if we have photocopy or digital copy of our passport, we will not be able to make the journey. So for international travelers, passport is the most important thing that you just cannot forget.

It is also a good idea to take a photocopy of the first page of your passport with you, take a digital copy of the passport in your mobile and an email sent to your email address with the digital copy attached. In case if you loose your passport and you need to apply for a new one, having a copy will be a big help.


Visa and Ticket
Visa and Ticket

❏ Visa & Ticket: Most of the times visas are attached inside the passport so if you have passport you have visas as well.Some countries are giving electronic-visas these days. It is a good idea to have at least two photocopies of that e-visa. One photocopy you can carry with you and the other one you can put in your luggage. These days you can take a snap of the visa in your mobile and also you can send a mail to your email address with the visa image attached.

Most of the tickets are coming as electronic format these days. So having a photocopy of the ticket with you and a digital copy in your mobile and an email copy will save you from lot of troubles.


Cash And Cards
Cash And Cards
Passport Organiser
Passport Organiser

❏ Cash, ATM cards and Credit cards: We all know cash is the king. Travelers usually carry cash in their wallet. Some travelers also keep some cash in alternative place in the case of emergency.

Travelers from Bangladesh need to inform their banks and get authorization to be able to access their fund while they are traveling to international destinations. Some credit card companies offer various points programs when you use them.

If your cards are stolen or lost, you need to inform the banks to cancel your cards. You can keep the contact numbers of the banks with you written somewhere and in your mobile as well.

Using a passport organizer can help you to organize all your important stuffs. One with the waterproofing option can be handy.


Mobile Phone,Charger,Power Bank
Mobile Phone,Charger,Power Bank

❏ Mobile phone, Charger, Power Converters and Power Bank: A less expensive smart phone can be good option while you are traveling. Many times mobile phones are the prime items that get stolen or lost. A mobile phone charger should also be taken into consideration.

In some countries power points are different than Bangladesh. So even if you have charger but still you will be needing a power point converter to be able to use it.Power Banks are getting popular these days because of it’s convenience.



Smart way of Luggage packing
Luggage packing

❏ Clothing: Depending on the number of days you are travelling, you can take two pairs of shirts, 2 pairs of T-shirts, 2 pairs of pants (jeans is preferable as you don’t have to worry about ironing), at least one warm jacket (if it is winter), two pairs of socks and two under wears. A quick dry towel is highly recommended because regular towels take too long to dry

At least one pair of comfortable runners and one pair of sandals will make life lot easier


Sun Protection
Sun Protection

❏ Cap, sunglasses, umbrella or raincoat and mosquito repellent : While traveling we need to do lot of outdoor activities. Sun burn and mosquito can become health hazards. Getting wet in the rain can also make some one sick.


medicine
medicine

❏ Essential medicines: People who require regular medicine has to have medicine packed. Some basic medicines for common cold, flu fever, headache etc can save from troubles. People with sleeping disorders can take advice from general practitioners about natural medicines. In western countries melatonin 3mg is becoming popular among travelers.

Thanks a lot for reading. If you have any thoughts regarding this topic please feel free to discuss it with us. Let us know in the comments and we will add it in!

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Best time to travel Bangladesh.

Best time to travel Bangladesh
Best time to travel Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a sub tropical monsoon climate. There are six seasons in a year. They are Winter (Dec-Jan), Spring (Feb-Mar), Summer (Apr-May), Monsoon (June-July), Autumn (Aug-Sep), and Late Autumn (Oct-Nov).

The average temperature across the country usually ranges between 9C – 29C in winter months and between 21C – 34C during summer months. Some times in the winter, the temperature might get below 5C in the northern part of the country, whereas in the summer months, specially in the month of May the temperature might get up to 37C.

Annual rainfall varies from 160cm to 200cm in the West, 200cm to 400cm in the Southeast and 250cm to 400cm in the Northeast. During the monsoon months, most part of the country gets flooded.
Cyclones(above category three/four) are quite common during the month of February, March and April. These thunder storms can bring widespread disruption as expected to infrastructure and power outages, especially in the coastal areas. The weather pattern is very much similar to the Gulf Coast in the United States.

From the above discussion, we can come into conclusion that from Autumn to Spring (August to March) in total eight months is the best time to travel Bangladesh. From the month of April to July there is a high risk of thunder-storms, heat wave and continuous rain can interrupt the journey.

If we have missed anything please let us know by comments and we will add it in.