Tourist Places to Visit in Tongi, Bangladesh, Asia
Tongi is a town located at the coordinates of 23°53′24″ N 90°24′21″ E in Gazipur District in Bangladesh. It is situated about 26 km north of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Tongi is positioned in the banks of Turag River and is one of the industrial hubs of Dhaka Division home to BSCIC industrial area.
Tongi has one police station, few educational institutions and health centres. The top educational institutions in Tongi include Tongi Govt. College and University, Tongi Pilot School & Girls College and Siraj Uddin Sarker Vidyaniketan. Also Tongi is home to several magnificent tourist destinations like parks and historical monuments.
History of Tongi:
Mir Jumla II was a famous king ruled Tongi region from 1660 to 1663 and constructed a fort and Turag Bridge during his period. Tong also witnessed the rule of British East India Company.
Food and Culture in Tongi:
The higher majority of the population of Tong is filled with Muslim citizens followed by Hindus, Christians and Buddhists. Bengali is the official language as well as a widely spoken language in Tongi. Also the people have the knowledge of Urdu, Hindi and English as well. Bengali New Year Pohela Baishakh is one of the grandly celebrated festivals in Tongi region.
Most of the people of Tong are non vegetarian lovers and the dishes like Laban, Borhani, Hajir Biriyani and Nanna Biriyani are very popular in Tongi. Tongi town is filled with few Chinese, Indian food corners along with several traditional food centres.
How to reach Tongi?
Tongi has good connectivity with all around the country because of its near proximity with national capital Dhaka. Buses are easily accessible at Tongi Town Bus Stand and Dhaka City Bus Stand (25 km away from Tongi). Also tourists can use Auto Rickshaws, Jeeps and Taxis to travel within the city.
Narayanganj-Dhaka-Mymensingh State Railway Line passes through Tongi Town and the regular trains are accessible to Dhaka City at Pubail Railway Station located 12 km away from Tongi City.
Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka is nearest airport to Tongi placed about 10 km away from the heart of Tongi town.
Places to see nearTongi:
Jatiyo Smriti Soudho:
Jatiyo Smriti Soudho is a national monument established in the memorial of soldiers who died in the Independence War of Bangladesh. It is located in Savar Town located about 17 kms away from Tongi Town.
Ramna Park is located in the centre of Dhaka City about 25 km away from Tongi Town. The park is spread over an area of 68.50 acres home to perennials, 34 species therapeutic plants and shrubs.
Central Mosque is one of the prime worship places of the Muslims situated in Jahangir Nagar. It is about 16 km away from Tongi town, very much popular for beautifully designed outer structure.
The list of other tourist attractions near Tongi is as follows:
- Open theatre
- Effluent Treatment plant
- Jahangirnagar University
- Bangladesh National Museum
- Bahadur Shah Park
- Fantasy Kingdom
- Nondon Park
- Dhakeshwari Temple
- Curzon Hall
- Church of Bangladesh
Best time to visit Tongi:
The months between September and February are the ideal time to reach Tongi.
Accommodation Options near Tongi:
Tongi is a town houses few star Hotels due to this tourists can refer the hotels of Dhaka (26 km away from Tongi) for best hospitality services. The best hotels in Dhaka City are:
- The Westin Dhaka
- Ruposhi Bangla Hotel
- Regency Dhaka
- Hotel Purbani International Ltd
- Royal Park
- La Vinc
- Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel
- Hotel Sarina
- Ascott The Residence
- Dhaka Sheraton Hotel
- Radisson Water Garden Hotel