Bangladesh, engulfed by India on three sides and Bay of Bengal washing the shores on the south, is one of the hidden gems of Asia. The Land of Rivers is braided and crisscrossed by over 700 streams, big and small, with the Padma River running right through its middle, combining the waters of two great rivers, Ganges and Brahmaputra. Even though modern and rapidly urbanizing, Bangladesh is one of those countries which hold on to their roots with all their might and passion. Though one of the most densely populated countries of the world, the green fields and downstream areas are as serene as they come.
When to visit
The best time to visit Bangladesh is from December to February when it is mildly chilly and dry. Summers should be avoided, and monsoon trips in a country of rivers are by default a big no-no. Book your cheap flights to Bangladesh with Taj Travel’s great deals and discounts.
Things to do
Bangladesh has a lot more to offer than it shows. From the beaches and markets of Cox Bazaar to the architectural and historic brilliance in the main cities like Dhaka
Chittagong and Rajshahi
the list does not end. The tea gardens of Sylhet are a great attraction too, and so are the lesser known Buddhist remains at Paharpur and Islamic mausoleums in Bagerhat. But the Sundarbans are by far the biggest attraction of the country. Boat trip in the slow-moving streams of the world’s largest delta is one of the best experiences you will ever have.
- Take advantage of the tongas for local trips.
- Take your time to understand the culture and language – both can be a little tricky.
- Do not miss out on the Dhakai cuisine.
- Do not expect to spot tigers right away in the Sunderbans, and do not force the boatmen to take to different routes.