Cultural melting pot and land infinite possibilities, Bangladesh is a young, dynamic, forward-looking country of staggering beauty which is dominated by pulsating capital city Dhaka, political heart of the nation. Here, marvel at the colourful rickshaws, visit the Ahsan Manzil Palace and take a boat ride on the crowded Ganges River. It is, however, outside of this metropolis in the many picturesque rural villages that the Bangladeshi character is defined. Tangail's textiles and handicrafts burst with colourful optimism, the lush tea hills of Sylhet remain untainted by the encroaching modern world whilst the pristine wilderness of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and home to the mighty Royal Bengal tiger and rare Gangetic dolphin, remain one of the last great wildlife refuges. Pettitts specialises in providing quality, tailor-made holidays and tours to Bangladesh.