Bangladesh Travel & Tour information

Bangladesh is a land of infinite possibilities. Hi! You are looking at the map of a gem in Asia called Bangladesh that is home to 160 million people, size of Greece, one of 3 places in the world for fresh water pink dolphins, home to the royal bengal tiger in the largest mangrove forest in the world, longest natural beach in the world, terracotta temples, melting pot of the 3 greatest religions, and a lively restaurant scene for food, sights, sounds and some of the most colorful clothing.

Fast Facts

  • Population

    population of bangladesh

    Bangladesh is the 7th most densely populated country in the world. 160 million people live on this fertile land.

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  • Location

    location of bangladesh

    Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world situated at the mouth of the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh has India as the bordering country in the West, North and North East. On the Eastern border lies Myanmar & the Bay of Bengal in the south.

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  • Area

    area of bangladesh

    Its 56,977 sq miles area makes it around the same size as the state of Wisconsin in the U.S. or 147,570 sq km, which is an area a little larger than Greece. Read more

  • Time Zone

    time zone of bangladesh

    In English, this means, if you are in Texas and its 12:00 pm (noon) on the 15th of Feb, its 12:00am (midnight) on the 16th of Feb in Bangladesh

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  • Climate

    climate of bangladesh

    The central and southern part can be classified as Aw climate, a hot, tropical climate with all months above 18°C and a dry period in the winter.

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  • Eating Out and Tipping

    Eating Out and Tipping in Bangladesh

    Bangladeshis live to eat. From centuries old traditional food to international food or even fast food, you will find everything here.

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  • Drinking Water

    Drinking Water in Bangladesh

    Drinking water here means always having either boiled tap water or store-bought mineral water.

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  • Public Holidays

    see public holydays in bangladesh

    Muslims celebrate Eid ul fitr after a month long fasting of Ramadan. Durga Puja is a 10 day festival of the Hindu community

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  • Groceries

    Groceries in Bangladesh

    You’ll find several places all over Dhaka where you can purchase your groceries.

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  • What to Wear

    What to Wear in Bangladesh

    Most women wear sari's and it is certainly a fun experience for anyone to try wearing one!

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  • Shopping

    Shopping in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has the finest natural dye cottons, luxurious silks, muslin and a weave called Jamdani that is found ONLY in Bangladesh.

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  • Health and Medicare

    Health care and Hospital information

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  • Internet and Phones

    Internet and Phones in Bangladesh

    Cell phone rates here are among the lowest in the world. Most operators provide GSM service meaning if you have an unlocked GSM 900 phone that accepts a SIM card.ead more

  • International News

    International News in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has many international news channels; such as CNN, BBC, NDTV and Al Jazeera.

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  • Guides and Interpreters

    Guides and Interpreters in Bangladesh

    You will always have a guide with you not only to translate, but to ensure your sense of direction while traveling around the country.

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  • Electrical Appliances

    Electrical Appliances in Bangladesh

    Electrical appliances use 220 volt supply,If you’re using American appliances with 110 volt supply, you will need a voltage adapter and a socket adapter.  Read more

  • Embassies

    Embassies location in Bangladesh

    Most of the embassies in Bangladesh are located around Baridhara and Gulshan in northern Dhaka City.

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  • Faiths

    Faiths in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is well established as a secular republic and a melting pot of faiths. Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists have all lived in Bengal for long periods of time.

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  • Laundry

    Laundry in Bangladesh

    Most hotels in Bangladesh offer laundry services. The dry cleaners are very affordable and charge less than a dollar to wash & iron a shirt.

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  • Visa

    Laundry in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Visa information, visa requirements, no visa required stamp and visa on arrival for travelers to Bangladesh.

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Culture, Heritage & Music

  • History

    history of bangladesh

    Up until the 13th century, Bengal was ruled by several different Hindu and Buddhist kings.

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  • Culture

    authentic culture of bangladesh

    Bangladesh is a close knit, family oriented culture. Most festivals, including weddings, religious occasions or traditional functions, always involve family get-togethers

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  • Language

    language of bangladesh

    Bangla is among the ten most spoken languages in the world and is the national language of Bangladesh. Bangladesh literally means "Country of Bangla".

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  • Language Movement

    language movement of bangladesh

    On 21st February 1952, thousands of students defied the law and gathered on the campus of The University of Dhaka to begin a rally. In 1956, Bangla was given official status.

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  • National Movements

    national movements of bangladesh

    Bangladesh has seen her share of struggles. People fighting for the right to speak a language were massacred by military fire; intellectuals were murdered throughout the liberation war;

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  • Religious sites

    check out religious sites of bangladesh

    Due to Bangldeshi people's diversity, easiness and the country's colorful history, there are people practicing different religions peacefully.

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  • UNESCO sites

    unesco sites

    According to the UNESCO, Paharpur & The Sixty-dome mosque has been declared as the UNESCO world heritage sites of Bangladesh.

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  • Festivals

    pohela boishak festival bangladesh

    Bangladeshis celebrate the 1st day of the Bengali calendar with characteristic splendor, especially in Dhaka city.

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Business Trends in Bangladesh

  • Economy

    Bangladesh has a GDP of around US$242.2 billion (at PPP) with an annual growth rate of around 5%

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  • Government

    Bangladesh is governed by a multi-party parliamentary system of government.

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  • Jute

    jute industry in bangladesh

    Bangladesh is the 2nd largest jute producer in the world.

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  • Power

    power industry in bangladesh

    Bangladesh has initiated a Power and Energy Sector Development Roadmap (2010-2021) which targeted to produce 8,500 MW by 2013, 11,500 MW by 2015 and 20,000 MW by 2021.

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  • Biotechnology

    Biotechnology & Clinical research in Bangladesh

    Meet the 2nd country in the developing world to decode the complete jute genome.

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  • Ship Building

    Ship Building industry in bangladesh

    Bangladesh is set to emerge as a new export leader for building small ships after cutting deals worth over $ 250 million in 2010 alone.

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  • Banking & Money

    banking and money in bangladesh

    Major credit cards are accepted in the upscale stores of Dhaka and Chittagong.

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