It is our great pleasure to introduce Silver Wave Tours Ltd. as one of the leading tour operator company in the tourism sector in Bangladesh. Since our inception, we handled a lot of inbound and out bound tours successfully. We have a good reputation in the tourism field, both in Bangladesh and abroad. We know the choice and taste of a tourist so we are cordially inviting you to explore Bangladesh with us.
Bangladesh is a country with colorful culture and history. You can discover countless virgin ancient monuments, natural beauty of the landscape or witness ordinary life of the people in rural villages.
For the foreign tourists, Bangladesh is a perfect destination because, as a destination, Bangladesh is an educational and enjoyable experience for any traveler who might bring some sweet memories with them when they back to their countries.
We do offer a choice of wide verity with the combination of culture, nature and adventure, with our professional expertise. We select some of the finest hotels, restaurants, cruise ships and professional guides available for your comfort and pleasure.
We have maintained the philosophy of providing our customers with high quality, all inclusive tour packages with outstanding customer service at reasonable prices. We believe in customers satisfaction so we never compromise with the services.
We are trying to highlights, some tourist attractions in Bangladesh through our brochure, so that you can easily select your area of visit.
If you wish to know about us more in detail, please do not hesitate to write for the same. We will more then happy to provide all in detail for your confidence.
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It is very difficult to give a historical account of ancient Bengal. Being situated in the extreme east of India, Bengal served as the connecting land link between the sub-continent, Burma, South China and the Malay Peninsula and Indo-China.The name Vanga or Banga was abhorred by the Aryans who succeeded the Senas, and avoided by the Palas and Sena rulers, but it became the sole identity of Bengal under Muslim rule. When Bakhtiar Khilji, a Turk, conquered Bengal in 1204 it became known as Banga and Gaura. During the period of the Mughal emperor Akbar Bengal became known as 'Subah Bangla' and the Europeans who came to India at that time called the land Bengala which eventually became Bengal. Bengal was ruled by the British from 1757 to 1947.
After the end of British rule in 1947 the land was divided along religious lines, creating a central, predominantly Hindu, India, and a separate independent state of Pakistan. As the majority of Muslims lived in the extreme east and west of the country, the British decided to split Pakistan into two geographical parts -East and West-with a single government (housed in Lahore, in the West)
Present day Bangladesh was then known as East Pakistan. But the movement for autonomy started within a couple of years because of linguistic, cultural and economic disparity between the two wings. The seeds of independence were sown through the Language Movement of 1952 that established Bangla as the state language.
After the military crackdown by the Pakistan army since the night of March 25, 1971, A bloody fighting grew between the Pakistani army and the Bengali Mukti Bahini(freedom fighters), which continued for nine months and an estimated thirty million Bengalis were sacrificed their lives for the independence of Bangladesh. On December16, 1971, Pakistani forces surrendered and Bangladesh was finally established.
Official Name The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Area 1, 47,570 sq. km.
Geographical Location Its between 23-34 and 26-38 north latitude and between 88-41 and 92-41 east longitude.
Boundary North: India, West: India, East: India and Myanmar, South: Bay of Bengal
Population Approximately 143.9 million (Projected in July, 2007)
Area 1416 sq. km.,
Estimated Population 11.6 million in 2006.
Divisions Six (06)
Districts Sixty Four (64)
Religion Islam (88.3%), Hinduism (10.5%), Buddhism (0.6%), Christianity (0.3%) Census 1991.
Unit of Currency Taka
Time GMT + 6.00 hours
Climate Average Winter temp (Max 29oC Min 11oC). Average summer temp (Max 40o C Min 21oC) Monsoon
Rainfall Lowest 340mm, Highest 964 mm Main Seasons Winter (November to February), Summer (March to June), Monsoon (July to October).
Language Bengali but English is widely used
Principal Crops Rice, Jute, Sugarcane, Potatoes, Tea, Wheat. Vegetables and Bananas
Principal Industries Garments, Jute, Tea, Newsprint, Cement, Sugar, Leather and Fish
Principal Exports Readymade garments, Jute products, Tea, Leather and Frozen food.
Sea Ports Chittagong and Mongla.
Principal Rivers Padma, Meghna, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Surma & Karnaphuli (Total 230 rivers including tributaries)
Airports Dhaka, Chittagong, Jessore, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Syedpur and Barisal.
Electricity 220 Volts AC Tourist Season October to March.
Draft: 5.5 ft. / 1.70 m Engine: 01 GM (General Motors) Diesel Engine, 265 BHP, 06 Cylinders
Max. Speed: 20 km/h Average Speed: 10 km/h
Power supply: 01 Mitsubishi, 20 kW, Diesel Generator; 01 China Generator, 02 kw-petrol; With IPS System
Accommodation: i. For Guests: 12 Cabins with 24 beds (Two-bedded cabin). 02 Cabins with 08 beds (Four bedded cabin). ii. For Guide: 01 Cabin with 02 beds (Two-bedded cabin).iii. For Crews: 01 Cabin with 04 beds (Four bedded cabin. 03 Cabins with 06 beds (Two bedded cabin). iv. For Forest Guard: 01 Cabin with 02 beds (Two-bedded cabin).
Dinning: Dinning Lounge with seating arrangements for 24 guests.
Toilet Facilities: 02 Indian types Toilet with shower. 04 Western type Toilets with shower.
Additional features: Fresh water storage capacity: 40,000 Liters of Freshwater are carried in 4 Tanks
Safety measures: 32 Lifejackets. 10 Lifebuoys. 04 Fire extinguishers. 01 Fire hose. 02 Sand Boxes.
Mosquito nets: One net for each bed. Number of Crews: 10 (Ten)
All rooms and lounge are equipped with Lights, Fans and 220 AC outlets. Toilets and corridor are equipped with lights