Bangladesh is a country bustling with life. It has a braided river system formed by some of its major rivers like Ganga and Brahmaputra which adds to the beauty of this nation. It a has a rich and vibrant culture. It is an exploring travelers’ delight for being able to understand their culture on the ground.The mangroves forest and the Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans National Park are the highlights of the diverse flora and fauna on this landscape.
Other major attractions are the UNESCO world heritage sites as the Buddhist remains at Paharpur and the mosques and mausoleums at Bagerghat, which are over 600 years old. Predominantly a Muslim nation, a healthy population of other Buddhists, Christians and tribal do exist. The influence of Hinduism can be largely seen on the temples in Dhaka. All these communities have a fair share of contribution towards building a rich and diverse heritage.
Constitutional Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Capital City Dhaka (23042` N 90021`E)
State Language: Bangla
Area: 147,570 Square Kilometers (Land: 133,90 km² Water: 10,090 km²)
Local Time: GMT 6+
Population: 14, 97, 72,364
Average Temperature: 25.700 C.
Religion Based Population: Muslim 89.70%, Hindu 9.20% Buddhist 0.70%, Other 0.40%
When to go and weather.
Low season (JUNE- September)
The tourism sector is largely affected by the rainy season and most of the Bangladesh can be seen under water, the climate is hot but the rain cools the air. This is the season for tea picking in Sylhet.
The temperature is quite hot during these months and you can join the honey harvesters as it is the honey collecting season. The mangoes start ripening in May and the site is quite beautiful.
High season (October- March)
The temperature falls during these months and is quite chilly during January and February. These are the dry season and there may be some late rains in Octobers. The prices in Cox’s bazaar starts rising.
In most of the cities you can use your foreign card but in small towns, you may not find ATMs. The withdrawal from ATMs is charged about a few hundred takes. We recommend you to carry some take and US dollars in case of some emergencies.
Most of the tourist are worried about their health condition while traveling to some countries but Bangladesh has a good medical facility. The medical facility is less in small towns but minor illness can be easily treated in any health care center. Hygiene is comparatively poor throughout the country but if you are prepared with mineral water and are a little cautious about your health then there are fewer chances of falling sick.
Getting around Bangladesh.
The mode of travelling is inexpensive in Bangladesh and not completely comfortable. Safety while travelling is a problem that we face in Bangladesh. The country has had some instances of road accidents in the past but these type of accident have deteriorated at present.
Bus: Local buses are most crowded in Bangladesh and cheap as well. Comfortable and little expensive buses are also available
Train: Tickets and routes of the train are limited in Bangladesh but travelling in the train is safer than the road.
Rickshaws: (cycle-rickshaws) or CNG (auto-rickshaws). It is the best mode to travel in cities and villages and are widely found in every city of Bangladesh.
Boat: River boat in Bangladesh is one of the best experience in Khulna and Barisal divisions. The taste of local experience with the inhabitants of Bangladesh on a long ferry ride is the most delightful journey for the tourist.
Plane: if you have limited time then an option of domestic flights can be considered.