How to Travel in Bangladesh Tips on Cheap Hotels, Cultures, Flights, Shopping, and Food
How to Travel in Bangladesh Tips on Cheap Hotels, Cultures, Flights, Shopping, and Food

Bangladesh is a land of dreams. This country is also referred to as the school of life. It is a packed country, which is packed with a huge population and natural beauties. The country has rivers flowing like veins and arteries all around.

Here are the top destinations of Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar

If you want to experience the longest sea beach in the world, you must come to this place. This is just huge. Also, there is a marine drive here that has the sea on its right side and hills on the left, the marine drive is also another great tourist attractions.

The Sundarbans

Sundarban is the biggest mangrove forest in the world. Sundarban is in the southwest part of Bangladesh, in the district of greater Khulna. The ecological diversity of the Sundarbans supports a large variety of animals, such as: Tiger, Deer. Birds etc. If you want to go on a trip here, you have to undergo a 3-day long launch journey that will gently take you deeper into the forest by flowing through the rivers. The food you will be provided during the journey is should also be great.

SUNDARBANS, SATHKHIRA, KHULNA, BANGLADESH – 2014/09/22: Spotted deer at the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a wildlife sanctuary. The largest littoral mangrove forest in the world, it covers an area of 38,500 sq km, about a third of which is covered in water. (Photo by Yousuf Tushar/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The St. Martin’s Island

This is indeed the most beautiful place in the entire country. It’s a detached island from the mainland. You will surely love the calm blue ocean here. The food and the people here are really great. It is also the most peaceful place in Bangladesh. This coral island will leave you spellbound. 

Kuakata

She is the ‘Sagor Konna’ of Bangladesh, meaning the daughter of the sea. This is the 3rd most popular sea beach in the country. One of the greatest attractions of this area is that both sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from the same beach. If you are a fan of enjoying the rising and setting sun, then this is a must for you.
 

Jaflong

Jaflong is known for its hills, river, rocks, and Clearwater. This place is in Sylhet and it becomes most beautiful in the monsoon. If you are in Bangladesh and traveling around Sylhet, you must take a look at this place. You can take a really peaceful boat-ride once you are here.

Sajek Valley

The place is known as hill queen for its natural beauty and roof of Rangamati, which has to be gone through the Khagrachari district. You can easily lose yourself inside the clouds. Once you are here, don’t forget to hike up to Konglak para, which sits on top of a hill at the end of the Sajek. There, you will feel the wind taking to you.

· Shat Gombuj Mosque

The Shat Gombuj Mosque also known as the Sixty Dome Mosque was built by the Sufi saint and Muslim ruler Khan Jahan Ali about 600 years ago. It is part of the Mosque City of Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest mosque in Bangladesh from the sultanate period. It was established in 1440 by Khan Jahan Ali. It was used for prayers, as an assembly hall and madrasa (an Islamic school). The Shat Gombuj Mosque has existed for nearly 6 centuries.

·Paharpur

This place was once a university where it had housed disciples all across Asia. Today, only its ruins remain. This is still one of the most famous tourist attractions of Northern Bangladesh. If you are a fan of archeology and ancient history then this is a must-come-to place for you.

·National Martyrs Memorial

This is an icon for the country, If you are in Dhaka for traveling or some other reason, don’t forget to take a peek at the National Memorial.

· Sonargaon

To have the vibe of an ancient time, you must be in Sargon. This place is just filled with old buildings and attractions. This can be an ideal place for photographers as well.

·Ahsan Manzil

This is the first palace in Dhaka or in Bangladesh to have electric light. This is also another landmark for the country. You will like the pink building. As it is inside Dhaka, the country’s capital, it should not also be avoided.

·Lalbagh Fort

This is another important landmark of Mughal times. It’s a fort, which was not complete. However, it has a mysterious tunnel network, which is currently locked up.

·Rajshahi City

 Rajshahi is the crown jewel of northern Bangladesh. This is one of the most environmentally sound cities in the country. The entire division is really attractive. It’s most known for its mangoes and silk. There are also a lot of things to see and feel here as well.

Traveling in different parts of the country can really be a unique experience. The culture here is very rich and eventful. You will surely love the colors here. The country is more enjoyable during festivals. People here are simple, friendly, and caring. Once you step into the country, don’t be fooled by the jam-packed streets of the capital Dhaka. This is just a symbol that, life here is not easy. However, once you head towards the countryside and in any other destinations other than central Bangladesh, you will find it a really peaceful country.

Another important thing is your budget.  You don’t have to worry much about it. This is one of the most budget-friendly tourist destinations in the world. From food to transportation, from hotels to services everything should appear to be cheap to your perspective. Just, one tip for you, being a foreigner you might get charged high in some places. Just don’t forget to gently haggle and everything will be reduced for you for sure.  You have to have a clear idea about the cost of your entire travel. To avoid the unavoidable circumstances, you must have enough cash with you that will help you to get through the entire travel and allow you to have enough cash for emergencies. This one is BDT. Currently, 1 USD is equivalent to 85-90 BDT depending on the time. Just to give you an idea, 1 USD can be enough to have a full meal here.

Papers are also very important. While you are here if you have a heavy passport you will most probably have an on-arrival visa. Otherwise, do check what sort of documents you require before entering the country. You have to have the proper documents and permissions with you. Just remember that your passport is not only enough to get you through your destination. Sometimes you might be needing documents that you never had thought of. 

Time is another important factor. You have to particularly know the length of your travel and more or less everything depends on this factor. If you want a decent traveling experience in Bangladesh, you should at least spend 15 days here. However, we can ensure that these 15 days would be the best 15 days in your life.

Transportation is a key factor while traveling.  Traveling here is relatively cheap. It not only has a good road network but a train network as well. If you think you need more, you also have a water network and domestic flight network. Even the airfares are reasonably cheap here. If you can drive then you must get an international driving license. 

The places you will be crashing in nights throughout your travel is not negligible. It will always be a tug of war between cost and comfort. An average hotel room here will cost here around 20$. If you increase your budget a little more, say around 25$, you might get an air-conditioned room. Otherwise, there are some good 5 stars scattered around the country that offer a good deal starting from 100$ and extending up to 1000$ for a night. One thing that we won’t be able to imagine our life without is food. Traditional foods here are also really great. You must try them. Being a Muslim major country food here is halal. Bangladeshi cuisine will require a whole new article to be explained. Food culture varies with changes in the specialty in different parts of the country.

We know you are traveling so that you can get lost in our own minds. However, do not forget that ‘communication’ is as important as enjoyment. You can easily get a SIM card here with high speed 4G data coverage. The price of the internet is also cheap here.

Language is the medium through which we convey our messages to others. Bangla is the language of the country. However, Bengali people have the potential to grasp your English.

Shopping! We all love to shop. At least, we all have to buy things. This place is a heaven for shopping garments. Being one of the top exporters of ready-made garments, this country can offer decent jeans at only 10$.

Most importantly, the last question that you should ask yourself is, “Why do you love to travel?” Be respectful to the laws, customs, and cultures of the place that you in. 

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