Top 8 Things to do in Gazipur, Bangladesh

November 1, 2017 Chanda Heide

Discover the best top things to do in Gazipur, Bangladesh including Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho (National Martyrs' Memorial), Bangabandhu Safari Park, National Parliament House, Bhawal National Park, Liberation War Museum, Nuhash Polli, Turag Waterfront Resort, Hatirjheel.
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1. Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho (National Martyrs' Memorial)

Savar 1343, Bangladesh
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho (National Martyrs' Memorial)

Reviewed By zamanwho - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

The National Martyrs' Monument or Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho in Bengali is located at Savar, an industrial suburb about 35 Km northwest of Dhaka. The monument stands as an iconic structure, encapsulating the nation's gratitude toward the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Independence. In December every year, thus, the National Martyrs' Monument becomes the epicentre of the nation's collective rituals in celebrating nationhood. The visitor is presented with a strong axial visual connection to the monument from the main northern entrance. The tortuous path to the National Monument appears to symbolise the nation's difficult path to independence. As much as it tells the story of Bangladesh's journey to independence, the National Martyrs' Monument narrates a beautifully choreographed architectural story. This is an amazing place for the locals and tourists to observe and to remember and respect the great heroism and sacrifice of the freedom fighters.

2. Bangabandhu Safari Park

Indropur | Bagher Bazar, Sheepur, Gazipur 1742, Bangladesh +880 1712-022281
Excellent
28%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 39 reviews

Bangabandhu Safari Park

Reviewed By justin_clump - Chittagong City, Bangladesh

Bangabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur Dhaka , is the second of its kind in Bangladesh. Yes, as many of you may not know , there is another safari park in Chokoria, Chittagong, called “Dulahazra Safari Park’ on the way to Cox’s Bazaar. But Bangabandhu safari park in Gazipur is much better then the one in Chittagong in all aspects.
Location: BSP is situated in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district . It is about 2 to 3 hours drive from Dhaka city (depending on traffic ) .
How to get there: If you are going with family , the best way to go is to hire a car from any rent-a-car. Average cost will be 2500 to 3000 taka for round trip. There are also buses running from Dhaka to Gazipur , but in that case you will have to get of on the main road then take another vehicle (auto-rickshaw or taxi ) upto the gate of the park.
Timings : park is closed on Tuesdays. Other days open from 9 am to 5 pm.
Ticket price: Entry ticket- 50 BDT/ person
Parking – 60 BDT / car
Bus ride inside core safari- 100 BDT/ person
You will have to buy separate tickets for each amenities inside the park ranging from 20 – 100 BDT/ person.
Activities : the park is divided into two parts 1) core safari and 2) safari kingdom.

Core safari – Core safari starts from 11 am in the morning. There is an AC mini bus that will take you inside the safari for the ride. The ride is about 20 minutes long. As the bus pass through the forest and captivities you will see wild animals moving around in the open. You can see giraffes, zebras, deer, bison. Then the bus moves into the carnivorous in closers , and you will be excited to see tigers, lions , bears . The tiger and lion territories are the most famous and thrilling.
Safari kingdom- this part of the park has different birds including Macaw, parrots, hornbill, Peacocks and many other . there is a small butterfly in closure, fish aquarium , Carp pond , Swan and duck pond , boat ride. There is a national history museum, and alligator pond also.
Food & Drink- there are two restaurants called “ tiger Restaurant’ and “Lion restaurant” inside the park . These two restaurants are very interesting. In the tiger restaurant you can see the tigers and in the lion restaurant you can see the lions moving around you as you eat. As the restaurants are build adjoining the tiger and lion territory. There is also two food courts there where you can get cold drinks and snacks. Outside food and drink is not allowed inside the park. But I have notice the authority is not very strict about this rule. Many people specially those with children take their own food and water from home and find a nice shady place under a tree to enjoy it , without any problem.
You should take- make sure to put on a hat or cap, sunglasses, sun screen and take enough drinking water, umbrella . As it is usually very hot in the day time. And be prepared to walk a lot.
Duration – it will take about 4 hours to go around the park.

3. National Parliament House

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka City, Bangladesh +880 1715-093412
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 464 reviews

National Parliament House

Reviewed By garlec - Portland, Oregon

You can't go in, but it's interesting to see the architecture. Worth a brief stop but not much more.

4. Bhawal National Park

Gazipur 1700, Bangladesh
Excellent
27%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 18 reviews

Bhawal National Park

Reviewed By Kaniz K - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

We entered through gate no 4. For car and driver it was Taka 120 (USD 1.5) and for other passenger taka 20 (0.25 cents) each. Lots of locals were purchasing tickets. It was the Bengali New Year day and a big crowd came to visit the park and wherever we went with car or on foot or by rickshaw, there were people everywhere. It is mainly Sal (Shorea robusta) forest located about 40 km away from Dhaka and covering over 5,000 hectares including the local sal Forests. The park area is 940 ha. There are lakes all around. It was nice to walk inside the forest but was not feeling at ease inside the bushes with many youngsters loitering around. Some places were too isolated and scary. When we took a rickshaw van, he even warned a young couple not leaving the main roads and walking on the tracks to avoid muggers. A couple of incidents of mugging, snatching took place recently. When we were walking some youngsters were following us but as we were a group, they did not harass us. We did not feel comfortable and do not encourage others to visit the place. If still interested to go, advice everyone to take care of their money, jewelry, mobile or cameras. It is better for the foreigners to stay away from this place where there are no patrolling of police or guards. Only few kiosks were visible which were selling tea, green coconuts and cold drinks.

5. Liberation War Museum

5 Segun Bagicha, Dhaka City 1000, Bangladesh +880 2-9559092
Excellent
53%
Good
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Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

Liberation War Museum

Reviewed By zamanwho - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Liberation War Museum started in a two-storied old building at Segunbagicha in Dhaka. This old site of the Museum, where the Liberation War of Bangladesh had been portrayed beautifully, was an amazing place for history lovers. We visited that place in some occasions. The Museum shifted to its permanent location at Sher-e Bangla Nagar, Agargaon in Dhaka and the new building inaugurated in the last year. The new custom-built building has huge space, which displays in several galleries, which include photographs, documents, media coverage and materials used by freedom fighters and martyrs of the Liberation War. It’s an amazing place to visit in Dhaka for the locals and tourists.

6. Nuhash Polli

Nuhash Polli Rd, Gazipur, Bangladesh +880 1911-920666
Excellent
72%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
14%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Nuhash Polli

Reviewed By Ashrafur C - Dhaka City, Bangladesh

What amazing:
- Most popular writer & talent Late Prof. Humayun Ahmed's graveyard in a corner
- Wonderful scenic view, big area, good for any size of groups- single, couple, family to corporate
- Have lunch facility (Bangladeshi local cuisine only)
- Plenty of trees, sheds, big grass field, ponds, swimming pool, rest house, some monuments
- Have unbound drinking water arrangement, separate wash room facility for M/F
- Hand picked fresh local fruits available to buy from village people (Papaya & more)
- Very silent area, only birds are singing all the day.
- No dangerous or harmful animals, suitable for kids to play around.
- Secured with boundary wall.
What need to be improved:
- Rest room beds and furniture need to be upgraded or changed.
- All premises need to be well maintained, painted.
- A BBQ bar may be included in the evening time but not mandatory
- Night stay could be facilitated especially for small groups & families who would like to watch full moon.

7. Turag Waterfront Resort

Vill & Post-Chabagan, Gazipur, Bangladesh +880 1713-117802
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Turag Waterfront Resort

Reviewed By Hasan M - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

River sided resort is fully equipped with all prerequisites to have fun with family and group day out. It consists of comfortable cottages to stay overnight, Paved walkways, greenery surrounding, Free use of a 14 ft. aluminum boat, guide service for both lake and river trips and more.

Rampura | Gulshan and Mogbazar, Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4 based on 183 reviews

Hatirjheel

Reviewed By SatyendraGarg - New Delhi, India

We were staying close to the Lake and I thought I will get a chance to go around for morning walk. As it was raining most of the time, this was not possible. I saw the beautiful lake while going for dinner in the night. It looks beautiful with so much of light all around. It would be good to take a stroll around the lake. Looking for an opportunity during the net trip to Dhaka.

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