This March brings to cricket manic a big bash of ICC World T20 2014. A whole drama of thrill-game will be performed by a total of 16 teams, from March 16 to April 6, in Bangladesh. Eight teams will compete in the qualifying phase to get scored for Super 10’s.
Teams include; Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, West Indies and Zimbabwe. Matches will be played at; Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, Sylhet Stadium, and Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.
So you must have hanged up your back-pack and ready to fly. Book your cheap flights to Bangladesh, and dwell to watch a live game. While enjoying the game it’s inevitable not getting around to see the sight-seeing of the country you’ve dwelled for watching the live thrill of matches. Here, we bring you the best advice and suggestion, how to convert your Game-trip into a tremendous getaway.
Where to go to Chittagong?
Chittagong –a second largest city of Bangladesh and busy International seaport is a famous tourist attraction in the country. With lush hills and tangled forests, lovely lakes, fabulous beaches and balmy weather, Chittagong will surely serve your tourist’s enthusiasm in between matches’ interval.
Chittagong Hill Tracts:
Unique flora and rich tribal culture make the Chittagong Hill Tracts a favourite getaway. A road will take you to up there at Rangamati, where beautiful nature outstretched with all its majesty.
64 km drive from Chittagong will take you to the awe-inspiring emerald green water stock. A famous man-made lake Kaptai lake lies here surrounded by enthralling scenic beauty. You can snap-shot the ancient sightseeing– Chit Morong Buddist temple having olden Buddist statues.
If you are adventurer by nature, then you can rejoice your soul in Chittagong with a range of activities like; diving, surfing, skiing, hiking and fishing of course.
Where to go in Mirpur?
Home to more than 2,000 animals of 165 species, Dhaka Zoo is one of the best Zoos in popular tourist attraction in Bangladesh. Located in the Mirpur region, this Zoo is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. You can spend a day here when get tired by match or a day before to boost your passion by watching wildlife in the natural environment.
What to see?
Sundarbans – Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger & Mangrove forest
A world’s largest natural mangroves forest is a not only a forest but a—Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger as well. Yet a world in itself is a place not to miss while in Bangladesh. This amazing rain forest is crossed by rivers and creeks.
In two-directional tidal flow in creeks, you can catch a sight of swimming Cheetahs, while crocodiles basking under the sun. After a live encounter with wildlife, you can rest in any relaxing house in the forest to calm down your pulse rate.
Where to go after the final drama?
The St. Martins Island
After thrilled by final vie, if you can manage set to spare sometime, then what best than to go on the only coral Island of Bangladesh. St. Martins Island is a peacefully beautiful place with exotic beauty. All you can have there are a cluster of palm trees, sun, and sea. And, yes don’t forget to have coconut juice, while walking on this small yet serene island.
Cox’s Bazar Beach
If you are in Bangladesh, and not paying a visit to the world longest sandy sea beach—Cox’s Bazar Beach, then it must be considered as a sheer conviction. Really, this 155 km longest and unbroken beach, surrounded by mountains is a tourists’ heaven in Bangladesh. You can also find a number of best residential hotels nearby Cox’s Bazar beach, which may increase the possibility to enjoy little longer.
What to eat?
You are in Bangladesh- a land of rivers; so, it’s out of the question if skip the delicious fish meal—a part and parcel of each Bengali dish. A most common cuisine is boiled rice topped with fish curry. Just take a quick look at what you can choose for your meal, a menu may be.
March Bhuna (Fish Bhuna): Fish is cooked with vegetable slices in spice paste of red chilli, ginger, garlic and onion. And here it is served with all aromas seducing your senses to excite your hunger.
Bhorta: A dish made up of mashed potatoes and fish or shrimps also. Let Bhorta be your main course meal along with Macch Bhuna.
Singara: You can try side orders like Singara—a samosa-like a snack; tasty yet very very inexpensive.
Pitha: A sweet fired snack made up of rice, can be your best takeaway food while watching matches.
Mishti Doi: What could be in your meal after the spicy main course? A sweet dish or a dessert may be. Mishti Doi is a sweet curd yet sweet ending of your Bengali feast.