Bangladesh Travel Guide

Bangladesh is one of the least explored and most beautiful countries in South Asia that offers wealth of opportunities to the visitors. The enormous beauty of the land lies in its gorgeous beaches, crystal clear lakes, serpentine rivers, verdant hills, lush tropical rain forests, elusive wildlife and stunning cascades of green tea gardens. The rich combinations of textures and colors make Bangladesh a painter's dream come true.

Although Bangladesh is not a very popular great tourist destination like India or Nepal, those who have an eye for natural beauty and art will fall in love with this land of culture and traditions. In this Bangladesh travel guide, we have included all the information you would need for a comfortable journey.

Getting in Bangladesh:

The Shahjalal International Airport, earlier known as Zia International Airport, is the main access point for the domestic and international flights coming to the country. Biman Bangladesh airlines is the domestic carrier that connect a few hubs situated in the Europe, Middle East, and Asia. The United Airways (BD) Ltd is a private carrier that runs domestic and international flights from major cities such as Delhi, Dubai, Bangkok, Karachi, Muscat, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Riyadh, and Kuala Lumpur.

If you are looking for cheap tickets, check out the various travel websites that offer amazing travel deals for the travelers. Your travel advisor can help you find the best deals that save you money and help you make the most out of your trip. Don't forget to get yourself covered with a travel insurance and health insurance. You can also check for printable coupons to get additional discounts on your travel deals.

Getting around Bangladesh:

The beautiful country is well connected by railways, roads, and waterways. Air travel is the best option as it is affordable as well as convenient. There are several airports in the capital cities and other small cities to make it easy for you to fly to your desired destination within hours. The domestic airports are served by Biman Airlines or the GMG Airlines. If you wish to travel by road, you will find several busses plying the streets of Bangladesh, however we would suggest that you avoid the local busses as they are very crowded. Instead, you may choose the air conditioned busses that are operated by companies such as the Green Line, Shyamoli, SilkLine and Shohagh.

A good network of rail routes connects the major cities of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Railways is the main train operator in the country. Train journey may take more time than usual but they are more comfortable than traveling in the buses. You can also travel within the country through the waterways. Bangladesh is home to more than 230 mighty and small rivers that run throughout the country, making boats and ferries an integral part of travel for both locals and tourists.

You can comfortably access the entire country by road, railways or water. Although there are decent public transportation facilities available, some of the major cities also offer private or government operated car rentals for visitors. These organizations usually have a fleet of air-conditioned and non air-conditioned cars of all sizes, shapes, and capabilities.

Accommodation in Bangladesh:

Bangladesh is a generous country and the people are warm and friendly. You will experience wonderful hospitality coupled with comfort and conveniences at the hotels in Bangladesh. Some of the popular hotels in Dhaka are Radisson Water Garden Hotel Dhaka, Rose Wood Residence, Best Western La Vinci Hotel, and Pan Pacific Sonargaon.

Those who are in need of fast cash can access the ATMs available in most metropolitan areas. You may also use your credit card at the select merchant stores in Bangladesh while shopping to get some cash advance.

Bangladesh Travel Guide

Bangladesh Travel

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