We’re all travellers at heart, we all love to explore somewhere new and exciting. Yes, Bangladesh isn’t somewhere everyone would choose to go on holiday, and its certainly not the sort of destination exposed to mainstream tourism.
However, if you have travelled to nearby India, or possibly Myanmar, Bangladesh might prove to be to be a worthwhile journey as one of Asias undiscovered destinations.
For somewhere known for extreme flooding in summer, and who knows what’s going to happen with global warming over the next few years, Bangladesh really does have a feast of wildlife – especially in the Sundarbans which neighbour India. Further north there are tea plantation, which rival that of India and Sri Lanka, and the hill tribes of the Chittagong Hills.
There’s also an interesting colonial heritage with plenty of temples and shrines to explore – all within the confines of the country.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
October to April, avoiding the summer rains.
Just over 10 hours.
Those who are adventurous and love culture – especially if you have already visited nearby India or Myanmar.
HOW TO GET THERE
There are some direct flights to Dhaka, although more commonly you can either travel through the Middle East with Emirates, or Turkish Airlines.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Have a stop enroute in Istanbul or Dubai, or maybe combine a tour with nearby India.