Golden Bengal tours is a leading private tour operator
and ground handler in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since the year 2001 as an incoming
tour company in Bangladesh, we have been serving to our valued clients
with a nice reputation. Regularly we are operating several guided tours
in & outside of Bangladesh. We have an expert multilingual team &
modern logistics for providing you a world class tourism service in Bangladesh.
As a popular travel agent in Bangladesh; many renowned tour companies
from UK, USA, Canada, Countries of European Union, Australia, New Zealand,
Japan, Korea and China choose us as their counterpart. As a result we
handle a large number of foreign tourists every year. Also we are serving
to some foreign organizations, multinational companies, corporate offices,
NGOs and so many foreign & local tourists. All these make us well
known, reputed, reliable and trusted tour company in Bangladesh to individuals
Golden Bengal Tours is always ready to serve you for any travel needs
in Bangladesh even in South Asia. Please start your BANGLADESH travel
planning today. In advance we are greeting you "Welcome to Dhaka,
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Main Tourist Attraction of Bangladesh - Riverine Bangladesh
Bangladesh is the world largest delta known as the land of Rivers. The Padma,
Jamuna and the lower Meghna are the widest rivers, with the latter expanding to
around eight kilometers across in the wet season. The Ganges changes it's name
to Padma as it passes into Bangladesh, while the main flow of Brahmaputra is known
as Jamuna. The Padma joins the Jamuna in the centre of the country, north-west
of the capital, Dhaka. These great rivers and their countless tributaries that
have the most apparent effect on the landform - constant erosion and flooding
over the alluvial plains change the course of rivers, landscape and agriculture.
The Jamuna alone is estimated to carry down 900 million tons of silt each year.
Rivers are the most important geographical features in Bangladesh, and it is
the rivers that created the vast alluvial delta. Bangladesh is proud of its
vast rivers and therefore affectionately called 'the Land of Rivers' by its
people. Every year they enrich the soil and make it more fertile.
The best way to see the real beauty of Bangladesh and its rivers is by taking
a boat trip on the rivers. A trip from Dhaka to Barisal on board the famous
Paddle Steamer / large modern vessels through some big and small rivers gives
you the opportunity to witness this unique beauty. Moreover we used to arrange
short (3 hours) and daylong (8 hours) river cruise for our valued clients.
Historic Paddle Steamer
In Bangladesh there is a waterway from Dhaka Shadarghat river front to Khulna
(right now till Morelgonj in Bagherhat). The vessels (4 Vessels) those running
at this way are around 100 years old "ROCKET PADDLE STEAMER" In 1889
there wae a service launched by the then British government from CULCATA, Diamond
harbor to Rangoon, Burma (The new name is Yangon, Myanmar). After the separation
at 1947 this service was ran into Dhaka to Khulna under EAST Pakistan Government.
And from 1972 to still it has been running by BIWTA, Bangladesh.
The interesting matter is these passenger vessels are still running their services
regularly. Vessels specialty was it's PADDLE WHEELS and Steam engine. But the
engine had changed at 1995, now it is dieselized. As much information we have
this much old vessel on it's operation exist only in Bangladesh but nowhere
in the World. BBC also made a documentary / report on this "ROCKET PADDLE
STEAMER" in few years ago.
Paddle Steamer Details
Assembled by the Garden Reach Workshop in Calcutta and renovated by Dockyard
& Engineering Works Ltd at Narayanganj in 1995.
Converted to diesel in 1995
Length: 194 ft. x breadth 26 ft. - 460 GRT originally Triple Expansion
Diagonal, coal fired but later fitted with Crossley diesels. The design
was based on that of Lepcha of 1937. The designed passenger capacity was
1770 with 970 allowed overnight. 120 tons of cargo could be carried.
Riverine Tours of Bangladesh / River Cruise of Bangladesh / Back Water Tour