Bangladesh is a riverine country. Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna, and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger. According to the Bangladesh Water development board, about 230 rivers currently flow in Bangladesh (during summer and winter), although the number stated is ambiguous in some sources. As stated by a publication called বাংলাদেশের নদ-নদী by BWDB( Bangladesh Water development board), 310 rivers flow in the summer although they republished another study in 6 volumes where stated 405 rivers. The number differs widely due to a lack of research on the counts and the fact that these rivers change flow in time and season. Old sources and history states about 700 to 800. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and its people are predominantly Muslim. As the eastern portion of the historical region of Bengal, the area once formed, along with what is now the Indian state of West Bengal, the province of Bengal in British India. With the partition of India in 1947, it became the Pakistani province of East Bengal (later renamed East Pakistan), one of five provinces of Pakistan, separated from the other four by 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of Indian territory. In 1971 it became the independent country of Bangladesh, with its capital at Dhaka. Bangladesh is bordered by the Indian states of West Bengal to the west and north, Assam to the north, Meghalaya to the north and northeast, and Tripura and Mizoram to the east. To the southeast, it shares a boundary with Myanmar (Burma). The southern part of Bangladesh opens into the Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh has a subtropical monsoon climate characterized by wide seasonal variations in rainfall, high temperatures, and humidity. There are three distinct seasons in Bangladesh: a hot, humid summer from March to June; a cool, rainy monsoon season from June to October; and a cool, dry winter from October to March. In general, maximum summer temperatures range between 30°C and 40°C. April is the warmest month in most parts of the country. January is the coldest month when the average temperature for most of the country is about 10°C.Heavy rainfall is characteristic of Bangladesh. With the exception of the relatively dry western region of Rajshahi, where the annual rainfall is about 1600 mm, most parts of the country receive at least 2000 mm of rainfall per year. Because of its location just south of the foothills of the Himalayas, where monsoon winds turn west and northwest, the regions in northeastern Bangladesh receives the greatest average precipitation, sometimes over 4000 mm per year. About 80 percent of Bangladesh's rain falls during the monsoon season.
Note:The Typhoon season begins in August and lasts until the end of November. Warnings are not always very effective in Bangladesh, due to the bad Infrastructure of this country. Be careful when you travel around in the coastal areas of Bangladesh in this period, and try to follow the weather forecasts carefully. Typhoons have often catastrophe effects and can cause floodings that can sometimes last for several weeks.
The Bangladeshi taka (Bengali: টাকা, sign: ৳, code: BDT, short form: Tk) is the currency of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Time zone in Bangladesh (GMT+6)
The major religion in Bangladesh is Islam (90%), but a significant percentage of the population adheres to Hinduism (9%). Other religious groups include Buddhists 0.6%, (mostly Theravada), Christians (0.3%, mostly Roman Catholics), and Animists (0.1%).
Best Time To Visit:- Dry season is from November to March when it’s warm and sunny. There are leftover showers in the southeast in November when cyclones still brush the coast. December is one of the best times to visit Bangladesh, with warm sunny days and cooler nights. Dhaka is a comfortable 25°C around this time of year. Bangladesh swelters under a hot spring between March and May, when temperatures can climb over 40°C. The humidity is stifling, triggering spectacular thunderstorms. It’s broken by a long, rainy monsoon season that arrives at the end of May and doesn’t move on until October
How to Reach Dhaka:
There are 3 ways to get from India to Bangladesh by Train, Flight, and By road.
Another bus service was launched to connect Dhaka with Agartala, the capital of the Indian state of Tripura the second largest city of Northeast India that borders Bangladesh in the east.
Place of Interest in Bangladesh:-
Bangladesh is the least touristy destination in the world. According to the World Bank, it is a beautiful country in South Asia bordering India and Myanmar. Tourism is yet to develop in this country. For that reason, there is no tourism-related scam here, and people are generally surprised to see tourists, especially in the rural areas outside Dhaka. People welcome foreigners everywhere and try to help them in any way possible. Tourist sites are not overcrowded here yet. In fact, you will find very few tourists here during your visit. That is why it is the best time to travel to Bangladesh. Here you will find a list of the best places to visit in Bangladesh. which you should not miss:-
Sundarban:- Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest on earth and a UNESCO world heritage site. Sundarbans is located between two neighboring countries Bangladesh and India. The majority of the forest is located in Bangladesh. It is home to the last remaining Bengal tigers in the world and much other wildlife. The environment of Sundarbans is tranquilizing and visiting this forest could be a once in a lifetime experience. That is why Sundarbans come as number one on our list of the best places to visit in Bangladesh.
Chittagong:- Chittagong Hill-Tracts area is a naturally beautiful place full of beautiful hills. It is home to many tribal groups of Bangladesh. This is the best place in Bangladesh for adventure travel. You can trek deep inside the hills for many days here if you can manage permission from the local authority. Also, you can meet different tribal groups in this region and see their lifestyle. The most beautiful river in Bangladesh called the Sangu river is located in this area. A boat ride in Sangu during monsoon could be a great experience. Chittagong is a large port city on the southeastern coast of Bangladesh. The Ethnological Museum has exhibits about the many different ethnic tribes across the country. Zia Memorial Museum, inside the former Old Circuit House, displays items belonging to former president Ziaur Rahman, who was assassinated on the site in 1981. The landmark Chandanpura Mosque has many onion-shaped domes and brightly painted minarets. A few other destinations are Patenga beach, Karnaphuli River, Naval Beach, Boga lake.
Srimangal:- The tea capital of Bangladesh - located in the north-eastern part of the country. You will find lush green tea gardens anywhere you go here. This is one of the few places in the country where if you look around, you may not find any other people anywhere except you. A really nice and calm place. Cycling through the trails inside the tea plantations here could be one of the best things you can do in Bangladesh. Also worth visiting is the Lawachhara National Park, and trek to Hamham waterfalls. You can easily spend a few days here with nature.
Rangamati:- Rangamti is a district of the Chittagong Hill-Tracts area. The main reason to visit this place is the Kaptai Lake. It is a naturally beautiful man-made lake surrounded by beautiful hills. The best thing to do at Rangamati is to enjoy a boat ride on the Kaptai Lake for the whole day. Rangamati is also home to many tribal groups. You can visit their handicraft market here to buy some fine quality handmade fabrics. There is a Buddhist monastery called Rajban Bihari which is also worth visiting.
Paharpur:- In the north-western part of Bangladesh, there is a tiny little place called Paharpur, which holds the most impressive archeological site in Bangladesh called Somapuri Mahabhihara, a UNESCO world heritage site. It was the second-largest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas in the 8th century. In its prime time, monks from all over the world used to come here for higher education. It was one of the best Buddhist monasteries in the world at that time.
Being a Riverine country Bangladesh depends on the weather. Monsoon is not suitable to travel. Always visit in winter… especially between September to March…
Festivals and Holidays
There are as many festivals in Bangladesh as there are days in the year. Fairs and festivals play an important role in the social life of ordinary Bangladeshis. The biggest Muslim religious festivals are the Eid-Ul-Fitr (end of the fasting month of Ramadhan). Eid-ul-Azha, Muharram, and Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet), Widely celebrated festivals for other religious communities are the Durga Puja for the Hindus, Christmas for Christians, and Buddha Purnima for the Buddhists. Bangla New Year's Day (Pahela Baishakh), Shahid Dibas (Language Martyrs' Day), Independence Day (March 26), and Victory Day (December 16) are celebrated nation-wide.Besides these religious and national festivals, villages and townships, professional groups, cultural organizations arrange their own festivals.
Eid-Ul-Fitr: The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul- Fitr is observed throughout the world. Eid falls on the following day of Ramadan or the month of fasting.
Eid-ul-Azha: Eid-ul-Azha is the second biggest festival of the Muslims. It marks the Hajj in Mecca on the 10th of Zilhaj, the lunar month. Large Eid congregations are held in mosques and public prayer grounds. Animals are sacrificed in the memory of Hazrat Ibrahim's (AM) preparedness for the sacrifice of his beloved son to Allah. The day is a public holiday.
Muharram: The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul- Fitr is observed throughout the world. Eid falls on the following day of Ramadan or the month of fasting.
Pahela Baishakh: Bengali New Year's day is a colorful event in the cities and villages throughout the country. The day (14 April) is a public holiday. The most attractive event in Dhaka, which spreads throughout the day, takes place at Ramna Park. Students of the Fine Art Institute of Dhaka University organize colorful pageants where paper made animals and masks figure prominently. Tournaments, boat races, and other forms of celebration take place amidst great jubilation. Many fairs are held in Dhaka and other towns and villages.
Independence Day: The biggest state festival, Independence Day (March 26) is observed throughout the country. All major cities wear a festive look. It is a public holiday. The citizens of Dhaka wake up early in the morning to the sound of booming guns heralding the day. Leaders of the government, political and social organizations, freedom fighters, and ordinary citizens alike place floral wreaths at the National Martyrs' Memorial at Savar. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, and other socio-cultural organizations held cultural function Sports meet and tournaments are organized including the exciting boat race in the river Buriganga. At night the main public buildings are illuminated. Similar functions are arranged in other cities and towns.
21st February: World Mother Language Day - 21 February of every year is observed throughout the country in remembrance of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952. Blood was shed on this day at the Central Shahid Minar (near Dhaka Medical College Hospital) area to establish Bangla as a state language of Pakistan. All subsequent movements including the struggle for independence owe their origin to the historic language movement. The Shahid Minar (martyrs' monument) is the symbol of the supreme sacrifice for the mother tongue. The day is a public holiday. Mourning services begin in Dhaka at midnight at the Shahid Minar with a song that tellingly recalls the sacrifice of the martyrs. The event of the day include processions, song sessions, placing of flowers at the Minar, and prayer at the graves of martyrs at Azimpur.The day has been declared the International Mother Language Day by the UNESCO
Christmas: Christmas, known as "Bara Din" or The Big Day in Bangla is celebrated with festivities in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country. Several day-long congregations are held at St. Mary's Cathedral at Ramna, Portuguese Church at Tejgaon, Church of Bangladesh (Protestant) on Johnson Road, and Bangladesh Baptist Sangha at Sadarghat, Dhaka. Functions include illumination of churches, decorating the Christmas tree & other festivities.
Durga Puja: Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community in the country, continues for ten days with the last three days being the most joyful. The festivities culminate with the idol of the goddess Durga immersed in the river. In Dhaka, the big celebrations are held; at Dhakeswari Temple, where a fair is also held, and at the Ram Krishna Mission.
Bangladesh Tour Itinerary 11N 12 Days ( Ex-Dhaka ):-
Day 01: ARRIVAL AT DHAKA AIRPORT & DHAKA CITY TOUR
Arrive early in the morning at Dhaka Airport, Meet with a guide. Transfer to Hotel. Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital lies on the bank of the Burigonga River. The cultural and economical center of the country, the city grew under the rule of Mugul emperors of the 17th Century and the British Raj of the 19th century. Today it is known as both the city of Mosque & Rickshaw capital of the world, due in no small part to the nearly half-million rickshaws that play the city’s street every day. Today our guide will pick you from the hotel at 8:00 am and drive you to Old Dhaka. Visit the Sadarghat waterfront, Royal Ahsanmanzil Palace locally known as Pink Palace (from Outside), the famous Hindu Street Shakariya Bazar, and Star Mosque before Lunch. After lunch, visit the legislative Parliament Building from Outside, Lalbag Fort representing the mogul architect dated from 17th Century, Dhakeswari Temple, and Dhaka University. Then drive back to the hotel.
Day 02: DHAKA - SRIMANGAL
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Srimangal is the tea capital of Bangladesh. 7 layer tea is available here. If anybody wants then he will test the delicious tea here. Upon arrival at Srimangal. Lunch in a local Restaurant. Check-in hotel and after then a short excursion tour to in the Srimangal city including the local markets, Monipuri tribal village. Back to the hotel in the evening and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: SRIMANGAL - SYLHET
Srimangal, a state known as the tea capital of Bangladesh concentrating on more than 160 tea gardens, small hills & some Tribal peoples. Early morning, the guide will offer you a trekking tour in the Lawarchara rainforest with visiting the Khasia Tribe living in the top of the small hills inside the forest, back to the hotel. After breakfast, drive to visit the Sylhet, on the way to visit some tea gardens. Upon arrival, Sylhet then drives to Jaflong. Visit Indian Bangladesh Border Tamabil, Ruins of Jacintha Kingdom from 16th century, Khasia tribal villages, and stone collection. Then drive to the hotel.
Day 04: SYLHET - CHITTAGAON
After Breakfast at the hotel start for Chittagong. Enjoy rural Bangladesh & you have a great chance to with locals throughout the journey. Upon Arrival at Chittagong in the evening transferred to the hotel and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: CHITTAGONG - RANGAMATI
Early in the morning after breakfast then start for Rangamati (The Lake City). It may take 3 hours. Check-in at the hotel and start cursing in Kaptai Lake. One of the biggest artificial manmade lakes in south Asia. Lunch will be in an island restaurant. After lunch visits Chakma tribal village. The Chakmas are the largest tribe group of Chittagong Hill tracts & distinguish themselves with their own lifestyle, customs, folklore, literature, and traditions. overnight at the hotel in Rangamati.
Day 06: RANGAMATI - BANDARBAN
Early morning drive to Bandarban by the beautiful view beside of Kaptai Lake. It may take 3 hours. Breakfast in a local restaurant. Check-in Hotel and after then start for Visit Bandarban like Nilgiri, Nilachal, Shailo Propat, Chimbok, Golden Temple. Overnight at hotel in Bandarban.
Day 07: BANNDARBAN - COX'S BAZAR
Early morning drive to Cox’s Baza. Upon arrival at Cox’s Bazar, check-in at the hotel. Then after visiting the local market, relax time on your own; enjoy the sunset on the beach. Then start for a local market called the Barmiz market where you can get local products and Burmiz (Myanmar) products easily. Overnight in Cox’s Bazar.
Day 08: COX'S BAZAR - DHAKA - JESSORE
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Moheskhali Island & Sonadia Island by available local boat to explore the unique glimpse of the island & temples. At around 10:30 am check out from the hotel, then drive to take the domestic airport of Cox’s Bazar. Take the flight from (Cox’s Bazar to Dhaka). Upon arrival in Dhaka, transfer to the hotel for a short time for refreshment. Then start an overnight journey for Jessore by Train (Sleeping Couch).
Day 09: JESSORE - BAGERHAT - MONGLA
Arrive Jessore early in the morning. Bagerhat to visit the impressive 60 dome mosque (UNESCO World Heritage site), 09 Dome Mosque, and locally Tomb, etc in Bagerhat district. From there a short drive to the final destination of the day Mongla. Upon arrival, check-in at the Motel Pasur, Mongla. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: CRUISING INSIDE SUNDARBANS
Forming one of the largest margrave forests on earth, the world heritage site will be landscapes of the spectacular backdrop for the day. Home of Bengal Tigers, estuarine crocodile, and some 270 specs of birds, the incredible network of islands, creeks, mudflats, provide the setting for an unforgettable boat trip. We will cruise the full day, exploring just a small, apart of 10000 square kilometers of the forest and freshwater swamps that cover this vast delta. Enjoy the age-old traditional otter fishing, with a help of otter fishermen nearby the Sundarbans periphery catching fishing in the small creeks & canals. Conditions on the boat will be comfortable, but not opulent, with twin sharing. cabins, dining facilities, and Asian and western type’s toilets. Bar B Q dinner will be on a boat. Overnight on the boat.
Day 11: SUNDARBAN - KHULNA - DHAKA
Early morning breakfast and Drive back to Khulna on the way to visit the local canal of the forest. Lunch in at boat/ local restaurant. After then start for Dhaka from Mongla (278 km). Arrive in Dhaka at night. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: DEPARTURE DHAKA
After breakfast, a half-day city tour including shopping, Parliament building, and Dhaka University area after lunch in a local restaurant drive to Airport for your next destination. And the end of the tour
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