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BangladeshBangladesh at a glance
Bangladesh is situated on the north eastern side of the South Asian Subcontinent. Her long southern coastline along the Bay of Bengal shares the Indian Ocean with India and Myanmar. It is bordered on the West by the two Indian states of West Bengal and Bihar and on the East by Assam and Myanmar. The plains of Bangladesh are watered by a network of rivers including Padma, Meghna, Brahmaputra and Jamuna. The Hills, which are located in Sylhet and the Hill Tracts Districts, are mostly low hills covered with green forests.
Time to go
The best time to visit Bangladesh is in the cold season from October to February when the weather is fresh, dry and cool. Avoid March to May when humidity and heat shot up to make conditions unbearable for many tourists.
Local currency is "Taka".
Bangladesh is a cheap country if you want to keep your travel cost low. However the quality of budget food, accommodation and travel is also low. There are middle to first range accommodations available in many tourist destinations.
Cash and travelers cheques in US dollars are widely accepted. Credit cards are accepted at middle to high class hotels, guesthouses and restaurants in Dhaka and Chittagong.
Getting in and out
There are plenty of international flights to and from Dhaka international airport. Especially from south Asian countries.
Overland crossing with India are at Benopol-Haridispur (on the Calcutta route); Chilihari-Haldibari (on the Darjeeling route); and Tamabil-Dawki (on the Shillong route). These border check points can sometimes be closed to third country nationals. Please check with the local tour operators.
Overland routes to and from Myanmar is not available.