Bangladesh is a country bustling with life. It has a braided river system formed by some of its major rivers like the Ganga and Brahmaputra which adds to the beauty of this nation. A vibrant culture for exploring travelers’ delight in being able to understand their culture on the ground. The mangrove 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 in the temples in Dhaka. All these communities have a fair share of contribution towards building a rich and diverse heritage.
Capital City Dhaka (23°45′ 50” N 90°23′ 20”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 the weather
Low season (JUNE- September)
The tourism sector is largely affected by the rainy season and most of Bangladesh can be seen in the 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. This is the dry season and there may be some late rains in October. The prices in Cox’s bazaar start rising.
In most 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 carry some take and US dollars in case of some emergencies.
Most tourists are worried about their health conditions while traveling to some countries but Bangladesh has good medical facilities. The medical facility is fewer in small towns but minor illnesses can be easily treated in any healthcare 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 traveling is inexpensive in Bangladesh and not completely comfortable. Safety while traveling is a problem that we face in Bangladesh. The country has had some instances of road accidents in the past but these types of accidents have deteriorated at present.
Bus: Local buses are the most crowded in Bangladesh and cheap as well. Comfortable and little expensive buses are also available
Train: Tickets and routes for the train are limited in Bangladesh but traveling on the train is safer than on the road.
Rickshaws: (cycle-rickshaws) or CNG (auto-rickshaws). It is the best mode of travel in cities and villages and is widely found in every city of Bangladesh.
Boat: Riverboat in Bangladesh is one of the best experiences in the 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.