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Tourists flock to Bagerhat for Eid

  • Published at 03:01 pm August 24th, 2018
File photo of a canal in the Sundarbans Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Travellers started visiting the sites from the day of Eid-ul- Azha, on Wednesday

Bagerhat’s magnificent historical sites and natural beauty have attracted a vast amount of tourists this Eid.

Travellers, mostly from Bagerhat and nearby districts, started visiting the sites from the day of Eid-ul- Azha, on Wednesday.  

The tourist spots and the recreation centres of the district have been overflowing with people of all ages, who came to enjoy their vacation with friends and family.

With its historical and archaeological significance – and the natural charm of the Sundarbans – Bagerhat entices ardent travellers. Tourists come from all over the country, and abroad, throughout the year, however their amount increases multiple-fold during the Eid vacation.

The Shat Gombuj (Sixty-Dome) Mosque, Khan Jahan Ali's mazar, Ajodha Math, and the Sundarbans are among the main attractions of the district.

Visitors also went to various resorts and parks such as: the Sundarbans Resort in Barakpur, Dasani Children’s Park, Nagerbazar Municipality Park, and Chulkathi Chandra Mahal.

Many sightseers are visiting the Sundarbans – a Unesco world heritage site – and the Karamjal and Katka wildlife sanctuaries, by boat, to appreciate nature— as well as enjoy the historical sites.

Anwar Hossain, a visitor who came to visit the Shat Gombuj Mosque, from Khulna, on Eid day, told UNB that he came along with his family members to enjoy the vacation—visiting the historical place.

The architectural beauty amazed him and his family and it inspired him to learn more about the 600-year-old site, he said.

Imam of the Sat Gambuj Mosque Helal Uddin said: "People of different ages and religion come to visit the mosque and the crowd increases—especially during Eid."

Children were also seen having fun on rides, visiting various parks, and enjoying their time watching animals at the zoo—alongside their parents.

Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Sundarbans East Division M Mahmudul Hasan said: "The number of visitors coming to the Sundarbans this Eid vacation is much more than that of Eid-ul-Fitr."

The DFO also said that the forest department had to increase security measures to ensure the safety of tourists roaming around the Karamjal, Harbaria, and Kalagachhia areas.

"The crowd is expected to remain till Saturday", he added

"The resorts and parks have also taken extra measures to  attract visitors", said Zakir Hossain, Manager of Sundarbans Resort.