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Bangladesh Holidays

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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 Travel specialises in providing quality, tailor-made holidays and tours to Bangladesh.

Places to visit in Bangladesh

The mighty Ganges Delta defines Bangladesh. Despite the challenges, this riverine landscape has played a crucial role in forging the nation’s identity, sustaining a burgeoning population and protecting its breathtakingly diverse and endangered wildlife. Bustling Dhaka is the archetypal South Indian metropolis where colourful rickshaws and busy markets stand alongside Mughal-era palaces and grand colonial buildings. Predominately explored by boat, the Sundarbans is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise and not only has some of Asia’s finest birdwatching but also supports large mammals including tiger. For those interested in traditional arts and crafts visit Tangail to see traditional handlooms that are still used to manufacture colourful Bangladeshi textiles. Alternatively head to the picturesque tea hills that surround Sylhet and, for the more adventurous, cross into the neighbouring Indian state of Meghalaya to visit Cherrapunjee and Shillong.


When to Visit bangladesh

The weather in Bangladesh is at its most clement between October and March when the risk of rain is low and the climate pleasant. January is generally the coolest month with temperatures ranging from 20°C in Dhaka down to 10°C in the hills. If travelling at this time of year it is prudent to pack a sweater for chilly evenings, especially in the hills close to the Indian border. For a country with so many waterways and the largest river delta in the world, Bangladesh is also prone to flooding in certain places at particular times of the year. The country on average receives at least 2,000mm of rainfall annually – double this in the north-east – with the majority falling during the monsoon season which occurs between June and September. Prior to the monsoon from March to June temperatures peak close to 40°C and high humidity is common.

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Essential Information

flag of Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka

Main Language: Bangla

Time Zone: GMT+6

Currency: Taka (BDT)

Bangladesh Holiday Review

I have just got back from the above tour and want to let you know I had excellent service.

The boat was pristine and the food incredible and the staff and guide friendly polite and could not do too much for me.

On every part of the tour I was always met on time and throughout the service was second to none.

The hotel in Dhaka was well placed so that minimum time was wasted in the Dhaka traffic.

The tour content was good, varied and interesting and my guide added more things to see wherever possible in addition to what was on my itinerary, rearranging visits to maximise what was to see.

I will certainly recommend your services to others and Bangladesh as a country to visit.

DG - Bangladesh - November 2016

Accommodation in Bangladesh

Hotel accommodation in Bangladesh is limited with the widest range of choices found in the capital Dhaka where there are a number of international chains present. Outside of Dhaka the style, standard and range of accommodation is varied but properties tend to be small and individually owned with simple facilities. In the Sundarbans, due to the geography of the region, accommodation and wildlife viewings are by private boat. This will be for sole use for the duration of the visit. Elsewhere, in provincial towns such as Sylhet, Banderban and Chittagong only local hotels will be available whilst in Tangail stays are in friendly community guesthouses.

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