BARD (Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development)
is one of the main attractions in Comilla. This is one
of the richest academic institutions for conducting
research and action research; execute projects and pilot
experimentation and imparting training in the diversified
areas of rural development. The famous Comilla Model
has been developed for sustained development. Besides
academic excellence, the beautiful gardens and planned
plantations of various trees are really enjoyable. You
can also avail yourself of the facilities to organize
seminar symposium and training in this complex .It is
undoubtedly one of the good venue in Bangladesh where
you can organize seminar, symposiums and workshops.
BARD has excellent accommodation facilities for over
250 persons and its cafeteria provides quality foods.
For one or two days refreshing you can go to BARD and
spend some good time in a very secured and calm place.
Lalmai Moinamoti and Shalbon Bihar
are famous historical and archeological places around
Comilla. These are a series of hillocks, where the Northern
part is called Moinamoti and the Southern part is called
Lalmai; and Shalbon Bihar is in the Middle of Lalmai
and Moinamoti, which the was established in 8th century
by King Buddadev. Salban Vihara, almost in the middle
of the Mainarnati-Lalmai hill range consists of 115
cells, built around a spacious courtyard with cruciform
temple in the centre facing its only gateway complex
to the north resembling that of the Paharpur Monastery.
Mura situated on a flattened hillock, about 5 km north
of Salban Vihara inside the Comilla Cantonment is a
picturesque Buddhist establishment. Here three stupas
are found side by side representing the Buddhist "Trinity"
or three jewels i.e. the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Mura is an isolated small oblong shrine situated about
2.5 km. north-west of kotila Mura stupas. The only approach
to the shrine is from the East through a gateway, which
leads to a spacious hall.
you are in Comilla and already visited Lalmai, Moinamoti
then dont miss to go Moinamoti museum where
you will find the historical things found in Lalmai
& Moinamoti of 7th & 8th centuries. The Mainamati
site Museum has a rich and varied collection of copper
plates, gold and silver coins and 86 bronze objects.
Over 150 bronze statues have been recovered mostly from
the monastic cells, bronze stupas, stone sculptures
and hundreds of terracotta plaques each measuring on
an average of 9" high and 8" to 12" wide.
Mainamati is only 114 km. from Dhaka City and is just
a day's trip by road on way to Chittagong.