Top 5 places to visit in Gazipur
A district in the Dhaka division, Gazipur boasts industrial development amidst natural beauty. It's a popular destination for travellers who want to experience the greenery, be it in a safari park or a resort. So, whether you want to take a day trip or go on a tour for a couple of days, here are the top five places to visit in Gazipur.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park
Located at Safari Park Road, Gazipur, this safari park boasts a large variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. As you ride a bus through the park, you will observe lions, tigers, zebras, deer and many more exotic animals. While you are at the bird park, you will find colourful birds from different parts of the world. In addition, the park also has a butterfly garden, a reptile house, a picnic spot and a children's playground. So, if you want a dash of adventure in Gazipur, this is the place to be.
Built by Bangladesh's most prominent writer Humayun Ahmed, this farmhouse, located in Pirujali village some 25 km away from Gazipur City, is surrounded by tranquil greenery and, is the perfect place to be if you want to spend a day in an artistic atmosphere. You will see paintings and sculptures, along with ponds, bridges and cottages that are reflections of the creativity that Humayun Ahmed possessed.
Bhawal National Park
One of the largest national parks in Bangladesh that is a 20 km drive away from Gazipur City, and covers an area of over 5000 hectares. Home to a wide variety of plants and animals including monkeys, foxes, wild boars, mongooses and birds, you will have a fun time roaming the whole park and seeing all the animals. It's also an ideal picnic spot for families and friends to have a good time.
Resorts throughout Gazipur
Gazipur is blessed with an array of resorts that provides a great opportunity for you to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life, and spend some quality time with your dear ones in a relaxed setting. Most of the resorts have amenities like swimming pools, cottage and villa accommodations, and buffet meals, among other things. You can also take part in activities like canoeing, playing sports like badminton, tennis or you can just take the whole day off at a spa. Located in various places throughout Gazipur, these resorts are always a great option for a day or two's stay.
Bangladesh Open University campus
While at Gazipur, don't forget to visit the beautiful campus of Bangladesh Open University, a public university that offers academic programme through distance learning. The campus is located in Board Bazar, where you can witness the campus that is full of greenery, and most importantly, a diverse set of students who are eager to learn. So, spend a day here to witness all the university has to offer.