Comilla Tourist Spots

Comilla district is known to be one of the earliest developed districts of Bangladesh which is contained with history and glory even before the East India Company entering this part of Bengal. This district has been the place for the preaching of Buddhism, Hinduism and lastly Islam in a different era of the kings who ruled over this place. With rich history and glory, Comilla was the base for the British Military in World War II and even witnessed the partition of Bengals during the Indian Subcontinent division. Once a part of Meghalaya and Tripura, Comilla is now one of the largest of all districts of Bangladesh and neighbored by Feni, Noakhali, Chandpur, and Brahmanbaria, this district also shares a border with India in Meghalaya.

Accommodation

Prices for the hotels vary from BDT 1,000 to BDT 3,000 in average

Transportation

There are two ways to go to Comilla, by bus or by train. Bus services are the major transport medium to depart from country’s capital. The bus services are BRTC Service and Upokul Service which departs from Kamalapur in Dhaka and Tisha Service, Asia Line, Prince Service, Prime Service and Cordova Service which departs from Saydabad in Dhaka. The entire medium provides A/c and Non A/c service which costs in between BDT 120 to BDT 220 and the timings vary from 06.15 am to 08.00 pm. There are no direct train services to Comilla and the trains that depart passengers to Comilla are trains of Chittagong. ‘Comilla Commuter’ is the most common train service which leaves Kamalapur Rail station in Dhaka at 07.30 pm. The prices vary from 150 to 300 as there are both A/c and Non A/c services. But passengers can also take trains which go via Comilla to other places.

Food

Rasmalai is the most famous food of Comilla which is a sweetmeat soaked in cream milk. It is served with different nuts on top and the original place for buying this food is in Matri Bhandar. There are many similar name stores in all Comilla which is basically franchisee of the original store and anyone can purchase Rasmalai from them without doubts.

Tourist spots of Comilla

1

War Cemetery

This is basically the cemetery of the soldiers who have lost their life in World War II. All the burials were made in between 1939 to 1945 and there are over 400 graves present in the cemetery. The burials are mostly soldiers from Britain, India, Myanmar and Japan. The cemetery is in Moinamati area which is the Comilla Cantonment area. How to go there? Since the area is beside the Comilla National Highway, travelers are requested to visit the place from Comilla City by highway local bus and after arriving in the Moinamati Area, local transports like rickshaw are available there.
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Lalmai And Moinamati Hills And Shalban Vihara

There are mountain terrains in Comilla where the northern terrains are known as Moinamoti and the southern terrain as Lalamai. These two regions are best for hikes and seeing the yellow soil of Comilla. Shalban Vihara is a Buddhist temple build during the 8th century in the middle of Moinamati and Lalmai and was built by the times ruler King Buddadev. The site is ruined now but the amazing layers of soil and mosses kept the place still alive. How to go there? The spot is in the Moinamoti Area beside the Comilla Cantonment and as the area is beside highway, travelers are asked to take the highway local buses till Moinamati Area. The travelers would then have to take local transports like rickshaw and auto rickshaw till the areas.
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Mainamati Musuem

The museum is in between the War Cemetery and Shalban Vihara which preserves the important artifacts of the War Cemetery and Shalban Viahara’s history. There are also preserves of different photographs of the World War II which affected Comilla at that time. How to go there? As the area is beside highway, travelers have to take highway local bus services from Comilla City and after they have arrived in the Mainamati Highway part, they have to take local transport like rickshaw or auto rickshaw till the spot.
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Bangladesh Academy For Rural Development

This is basically an academy to research and study the rural livelihood of the Bangladeshi rural living people. This academy also does research on agriculture and climate change of Bangladesh and find ways to make life better for everyone. The academy is not open every day and the details can be found from www.bard.gov.bd. How to go there? The site is beside Dhaka-Comilla-Chittagong national highway and traveling from Comilla City can be made by highway local bus.
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Shah Suja Mosque

Shah Suja was name of a person who has fought wars against Hindu and Buddhist kings to establish Islam in the Comilla. He won all the wars with the kings and successfully establishes Islam in the area. And as a part of success he built the mosque in the area which is still standing as it is and all the prayers are performed still. How to go there? The spot is near the Comilla city and beside the Gomoti River where the local transports like rickshaw, auto rickshaw, CNG are famous transports to take.
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Gomoti River

The River is very near to Comilla City and is ideal to see the serene beauty of water and nature. Once known as the sorrow river of Comilla, this river is now playing vital role in water benefits after embankment construction. How to go there? There are local transport service from Comilla city till via the bridge over the river. Tourists can arrive there and enjoy the beauty of the river.
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Dhormo Sagar

This is a lake built by Maharaj Dharmamanikya of Tripura (1714-1732) for his peasants’ ease of water problems. Now in the middle of the Comilla city, this is an ideal spot for leisure and time pass. There are several important structures built around the lake and hundreds of people daily visit the place. How to go there? As being in the middle of the city, any local transport specially rickshaw can be helpful for going to the place.
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