Along with golden and intoxicating river, Bangladesh has long and wide beautiful rivers and scenic lakes making an ideal location for long and languid river cruises. River cruises have become major tourist attractions, giving a boost to the tourism industry. Today the thriving river cruise industry in Bangladesh is increasingly becoming bigger.
Fortunately for the road-weary traveller, there is a comfortable - nay, luxurious - way to travel on the water instead of around it. Southern Bangladesh happens to be home to some of the most fascinating riverboats in the region, particularly the historic old paddlewheel service known as the Rocket. Built by the British in the dockyards of Calcutta, these four Mississippi-style paddlewheels have been plying the waters between Dhaka and West Bengal since the 1920s. Today, first-class passengers can still experience the river much as their colonial predecessors did...just chalk it up to good old-fashioned Bangladeshi hospitality.