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Where do you want to go?Bangladesh

To Bangladesh and beyond is not a travel agency; it is a gateway, bridging the gap between you and the local service providers throughout the country. It is a concept, an initiative, infusing the combined resources of Grace Tours, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Interspeed Media, a Dhaka based advertising company.

Via this website you will not only be able to have an overview of available destinations within Bangladesh and different levels of accommodation, (on our website, you can choose from a wide variety of accommodations – homestay hideaways, heritage hotels & palaces, rural farms, beach villas, jungle lodges, spa retreats, and even tree-houses!), but you will also be able to contact locally based hotel owners and tour guides, ask questions, provide answers and buy travel products and services all in one place.

Hillside Resort

Bandarban, Bangladesh
Rustic mountain escape with spectacular and unforgettable views of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a short drive from the port city of Chittagong in eastern Bangladesh.
Reviewed by Mikey Leung
Price From:
750 TAKA

Hillside Resort

Hillside Resort was one of the first in Bangladesh that actually deserved the title ‘resort.’ Situated on a steep, sloping hill just 15 minutes drive from Bandarban town, the property offers a rustic but well-serviced escape from the plains below and a spectacular view of the surrounding hills: a visit here blows apart your definition of Bangladesh as only a flatland, deltaic country.

Cottages, some of which are bamboo and some of which are concrete, are main the styles of accommodation on offer – the resort’s capacity is about 50 people (dorms are available too). There’s also a bright and airy restaurant and a terrace offering that spectacular and unforgettable view of the hills. The property hasn’t been branded for any particular kind of guests: tourists both Bangladeshi and foreign, families both backpacking and retreating are often seen congregating in the various spaces the resort has to offer.

The best part of a visit here is definitely the surrounding environment: the feeling of breaking through the clouds and leaving the plains far behind permeates every breath of fresh air you take. Treks to nearby hilltops or surrounding ethnic villages form the core of activities to do at the resort, and best of all there’s the chance to interact with the cultural diversity found in amongst the adivasi or indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. In this area, Marma people are the most common, but you’ll also come across Tripuran, Chakma and, if you’re lucky, Mru people as well.