101 things you should know when traveling in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a naturally beautiful country and it is situated in South Asia. Geographically, it is surrounded and bordered by India in the three sides of the land and in the south side, the country is covered by the Bay of Bengal. What is the purpose of your traveling? When you want to get the touch of natural beauty around the green environment and some simplest people, then Bangladesh is the best place as a budget tour.

If you have already taken the decision of traveling Bangladesh, first of all, I will welcome you in the land of hospitality. Now, as a recently developed country, you may face the information gap in the web. For this reason, I will show you A 2 Z things you should know when traveling here. Hopefully, it will make your journey more enjoyable, supportive, useful and relaxed.

101 things you should know when traveling in Bangladesh

When you are visiting a country, you have to know the communication ways of getting things easier. At the same time, you have to know the culture, transportation, accommodation procedures as well as the daily necessity for passing the days. Let’s talk the matters step by step.

Traveling BangladeshWhat language Bangladeshi people talk every day?

Bangla is the state language in this country. Not to mention, the people of Bangladesh sacrifices their life to save their mother tongue. For this reason, they are very fond of talking in Bengali. Traditionally, they talk in English as their second language. You will find people who can talk in English everywhere in Bangladesh and they can meet your daily necessity. It is not bad to maintain a guide who can support you all the matter. Important to realize, you will find some tribal people in the hill-tract area who talk in their tribal language.

Can you share your thoughts in English?

Yes! English is the second language in Bangladesh. You will find people everywhere in Bangladesh who can communicate in English. Especially, try to find people who are the student or educated. It will be very interesting and the people of Bangladesh are very hospitable to help a traveler.

Religion Belief of Bangladeshis?

Bangladesh is a Muslim majority country. More than 85% People of Bangladesh are Muslims and the rest of them are Hindus, Christian, and Buddhist. Hopefully, Bangladeshis are living together forgetting the caste and creed.

How are the people of Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is a highly populated country and it is increasing daily. Now, the total population of Bangladesh is nearly 170 Million. In a small country, the rate is excessive. Though Bangladesh is trying to transform the people into wealth. In general, the people of Bangladesh are very hospitable. They will come forward to save you without any return. Even they will give you shelter, food as well as drinks according to their capacity.

What are the major Towns and Cities in Bangladesh

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and it is the biggest city in this country. Dhaka is an ancient city in the world and more than 20 Million people are living in this small city. It is the densely populated country in the world. On the other hand, Chittagong is the commercial city of Bangladesh. It is considered as the commercial capital. Not to mention, the largest port of the country is also located here. Other major and popular cities in Bangladesh are – Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barishal, Jessore, Comilla, Mymensingh and Rangpur.

Is Bangladesh safe for women?

Unlike other Muslim countries, Bangladesh is very safe and secure for women. The people of Bangladesh are very hospitable. Of course, they respect girls and women. You will not feel any hesitation when traveling in Bangladesh. Just be careful about the dress-up. When you are outside, try to wear something modest. At the same time, don’t spend time at night when you are outside of the tourist spot.

What are the key tourist spots in Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is a naturally beautiful country. It has a lot of tourist attraction places you can enjoy and can get a close connection with nature. Among the UNESCO world heritage sites, you will find some amazing places including Mahasthangarh archaeological sites, Bogra, Paharpur Museum, Naogaon, Paharpur (Sompura Vihara), Sixty Domb Mosque, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Khulna, Shrine of Khan Jahan Ali, Bagerhat. At the same time, the longest sea beach in the world, Cox’s Bazar is very attractive to be relaxed and passing free time. Saint Martins Island is another tourist attraction in Bangladesh. On the other hand, Hilly areas of Bangladesh including Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban are a naturally beautiful place to enjoy yourself. When you will visit Sylhet, it is another division of Bangladesh full of beautiful tourist spots.

Best time to visit Bangladesh

If you want to explore Bangladesh, September to March is the appropriate time to visit. In this time, the weather is enjoyable, the sky is clear without any rain. So, you can visit all the sides of Bangladesh with comfort.

How much does it cost to visit Bangladesh

Are you looking for a budget tour or want to explore with more comfort? I don’t know if you would know any place where you can stay with $5 only? In Bangladesh, it is possible. Even you can complete your breakfast with only 50 Cents, launch with $2 with the full dish and dinner with $2 as well. Are you astonished? Yes! It is possible to enjoy a country with very low cost. On the other hand, you will also get 5 Star hotels. You can get it with the minimum cost than any other places in the world. Not to mention, you will find a lot of full dishes and varieties of delicious food/meal in Bangladesh.

Who can help you to organize a tour for you?

In Bangladesh, the travel sector has increased a lot. Now it is very up-to-date. So, you can call any travel agency in Bangladesh to manage a guided tour for you. They will do all the things for you. Not to forget to tell them your requirements and budget as well.

Travel Mate – a Bangladeshi most popular travel agency can help you to organize the best tours for you. You can take the best experience from them.

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What types of gift can you take from Bangladesh for your friends & family?

You can collect special things from Bangladesh including Traditional Nakshi Katha, Replica or Art of Rickshaw, Boat or many other things. You can get it from the craft shop including Aarong. Not to mention, it will be a unique gift for your near and dear ones. On the other hand, you can collect some special items from the local tourist spots. For example, Sundarbans, Cox’s Bazar or Saint Martins- They make some hand-made products which are very interactive. At the same time, it bears the culture of our country.

VISA and Entry in Bangladesh

When you want to enter in Bangladesh you may feel hesitation about VISA approval or other things. Let’s talk about this.

How can you get a VISA for Bangladesh? Is it so difficult?

Actually, it is so easy to get Bangladeshi VISA. You can also get VISA on arrival if you are from USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and some specific Asian countries. You can complete the necessary procedures from the Airport on a separate counter. On the other hand, the service is available for 24/7 hours. You will get the VISA for 4 weeks with $51 USD.

Is it necessary to take permission for changing the route?

No, you have no need to take permission for changing the route. You can use air or land as you wish. Just need to check your bag and luggage when entering in Bangladesh.

Can you leave or In with the inland borders?

Yes, you can. Bangladesh is surrounded by India on the three sides. You can easily enter or leave from those borders with India. You can also get VISA on approval from the borders including Benapole/Petrapole border.

Can you get Bangladeshi VISA from any other countries?

It is very easy to get Bangladeshi VISA from any countries. Just visit the embassy in your desired country in the morning and submit the following documents.

  • A VISA Form from the embassy website (Duly Filled Form)
  • Photocopy of passport and necessary identification numbers
  • Declare purpose of Visit in Bangladesh
  • 1 Photograph
  • Then The VIVA/Interview

When you will submit all the above documents, you will be invited for a short interview. No matter, they will give you some forms and it is for depositing the fees in the bank. Take and fill the form and deposit the mentioned amount in the bank. It will be between $50 to $60.

When you will complete the whole process, the authorities will tell you about the payment and all the necessary documents. If everything is ok, you will get the VISA in the afternoon/evening. Never forget to mention the entering or exiting point. You have to visit the embassy before 5:30 PM, cause they will not knock you. That’s it. You will get the VISA. I will suggest you check the requirements from the embassy again, cause it may ask for more informative documents on the basis of your reason. All the best.

Transportation

What type of transportation is suitable in Bangladesh?

Now, Bangladesh is very supportive of communication. The roads are now safe and you can get the bus, car, train or flights for going one part of Bangladesh from another. You will find comfortable bus services from all the large or small cities. On the other hand, you will get train communication from almost every city in Bangladesh. At the same time, you can travel by launch or flights. Important to realize, you can get domestic flights from every big city including Dhaka to Chittagong, Sylhet, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Barishal, and Syedpur. You can communicate other small cities from here easily. Besides, you will get car rental companies which can take you anywhere in Bangladesh. I can assure, you will not feel uneasy at the side of transportation in Bangladesh. Not to mention, you will get a lot of comfortable bus service which is very praising.

How can you visit by air flight?

In general, you can visit any big cities in Bangladesh by flights. In a day, you will get 4/5 flights from Dhaka to Chittagong. On the other hand, it operates one flight every day in a day including Sylhet, Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Barishal, and Syedpur. You can book flights using the internet. Let’s check the website of Airlines.

If you take the support of any Travel Agency like Travel Mate, they will do all the things for transportation.

What types of transportation are available for communicating between Bangladesh and India?

You can communicate between Bangladesh and India by Bus, Train or Airlines. Every day, you will find bus service from Dhaka City to Kolkata. On the other hand, the train operates service 4 days a week. Besides, you will get flights every day from Dhaka to Kolkata and New Delhi.

Infrastructure

What types of telecommunication opportunities are available in Bangladesh?

It is available to get the telecommunication facilities/network everywhere in Bangladesh. Now Bangladesh is under 4G network coverage from February 2018. In most of the city areas, you will find the 4G network coverage. In some remote places, you will get the 3G connection. Not to mention, the internet facilities are increasing daily and it is satisfactory.

There are Five mobile network operators in Bangladesh including Grameenphone, Robi, Airtel, Banglalink, and Teletalk. Grameenphone is mostly available all the part of Bangladesh. At the same time, all the operators are providing their best service all over Bangladesh. They are very cheap and dedicated to calling rates and internet facilities.

How can you get a SIM card of any mobile operator?

It is very easy to get a SIM card from any mobile phone operator in Bangladesh. Just need to visit customer care of the mobile operator. You will need to provide a copy of your passport, and a photo of you. Now fill the form and give your fingerprint to get the SIM card. It will take 10/15 minutes only to collect a new SIM card.

How much does it cost for getting a SIM card?

It will take only 100 to 150 taka ($2) only.

Can I get Micro-SIM card for iPhone or iPad?

Yes! You will get a SIM card which is ready to use as Micro-SIM card.

How can I use the Internet in my Phone or Computer?

It has no problem to get an internet connection in Bangladesh. In every city and tourist areas are under the 4G network and in the remote place you will get at least the 3G connection. So, you can easily maintain the internet. In the city areas, you will get high-speed internet facilities. On the other hand, you will find a Wifi connection in most of the standard hotels in the city. Besides, you can buy the package of mobile internet from any operator. You can talk to the customer service or you can visit any local mobile shop to know about the internet package.

Working Hour in Bangladesh for any official need?

Working Hour depends on the Govt. offices and shopping Mall. In general, any Govt. or private offices are open from 10 AM to 4/5 PM. Friday and Saturday is the weekly holiday in Bangladesh. On the other hand, the shopping Mall is open till 8 PM and some of them till 10 PM. You will get the hotels and restaurants open all the time. The shopping mall maintains a weekly holiday and it depends on the areas you are visiting.

Money

What is the currency of Bangladesh?

Bangladeshi Taka – BDT is the currency of Bangladesh. Shortly, people explain the currency as Taka. You can get the daily exchange rate from any bank. In general, it stays BDT 80 to BDT 85 against $1. You can also check Google for the latest rate against any currency in the world.

Can you exchange money from anywhere in Bangladesh?

Yes! You can. You will find money exchange facilities in every big city in Bangladesh. Not to mention, exchanging money can differ from Dhaka to other cities. In general, Dhaka and Chittagong are very reliable for getting good rates. Though you will find foreign exchange branch and money exchange companies in other cities in Bangladesh.

Can you withdraw the money using an ATM from Bangladesh?

Yes! You can easily withdraw the money using an ATM from Bangladesh. It is available to get an ATM in most of the major city which supports international credit cards including VISA and MasterCards. So, you can withdraw money in a standard process.

Is the ATM facility available in the Airport?

Why not? You will get available ATM facility in the International Terminal in the Airport. You can withdraw money from here also.

Some Other Things

Can you enter from Chittagong and exit from Dhaka in Bangladesh?

Yes, you can enter in Bangladesh from Chittagong. At the same time, you can exit from Dhaka. Not to mention, you can also use Indian borders to leave Bangladesh safely.

Is it safe for visiting Bangladesh now?

Now, Bangladesh is a secure place for the child and women. You may see some shocking news in the journal, but it was before 10 or 15 years ago. Recently, Bangladesh is very conscious of the safety of the citizens. Besides, the tourist spots are more safe with the local administration.

Is it necessary for an invitation letter to visit Bangladesh?

Not at all. You can get a VISA without any invitation. You can contact the Bangladeshi embassy in your country.

How can I manage a travel agency who will confirm all the things including hotel booking, travel point, schedule or other must necessary things?

You will get a lot of travel agency in Bangladesh which maintain the international standard and they can help you all the matter for traveling in Bangladesh. Travel Mate is also a reliable and good standard travel agency in Bangladesh. You can contact them for a secure and enjoyable tour.

Conclusion:

Hope you are a travel-minded people and want to enjoy the natural beauty of Bangladesh. If you have any other issues you want to know, you can ask from the comment section. Have a good day!

Comments

Vicky
March 24, 2019
Hi there! Such a wonderful article, thank you!

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