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Bangladesh lies on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar lies towards the southeast and the country shares a border with India to the west.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Bangladesh
Obtaining an air ticket and visa to Bangladesh is an easy process. Citizens of all countries can get a visa upon arrival in Bangladesh, except citizens of India, Pakistan and Afganistan. A separate ticket counter for the same is located at major airports in Bangladesh including Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet. It is open 24 hours for passengers arriving in Bangladesh. Visas are issued subject to passengers holding a valid return ticket from Bangladesh. Travelers must also have a minimum of USD 500, hold valid air tickets etc. to stay in Bangladesh.
Things/Items Allowed into Bangladesh
Visitors are permitted to bring in without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 50 cigars or 1/2 pound of tobacco, 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages and 1/2 pint of perfume.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Bangladesh
・Oil Seeds and Edible Oil
・Fat/Oil of Animal Origin
・Live Birds or Rare Species
・Specified Medicines and Drugs
Things/Items Forbidden into Bangladesh
・Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
・Pornographic and Obscene Material
・Firearms and Ammunition
Voice of Travelers to Bangladesh
Lovely Botanical Gardens!
We enjoyed our visit at the Dhaka Botanical Gardens in Bangladesh.There is a nominal ticket price and we purchased our ticket earlier as we always purchase tickets well in advance. It is a good area for a small outing or a picnic with family and friends. Though the benches are not well maintained and litter is spread everywhere, it is a calm and green place. A must visit place when you have a ticket booked to Bangladesh.
Our visit to the Lalbagh Fort!
We had heard a lot about the historical importance of Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka so we decided to visit this monument on our visit to Bangladesh. The ticket was also very cheap. We purchased the tickets for the fort from the ticket office. The ticket provides you visual access back to Mughal era. It has big ground situated within the Old Dhaka city in Bangladesh. A must visit when you have a ticket booked to Bangladesh.
Amazing Sunderban Forest & Bay of Bengal!
We booked a group tour ticket from Dhaka, Bangladesh to the Sunderbans Forest area for 4 days. We arrived by flight to Jessore and then we had a private vehicle until Khulna village. All tickets were arranged by the travel agency. We also purchased a boat tour ticket. The boat crew members and guide were nice people and took care of every request. Special mention to their cook for preparing tasty Bangladeshi dishes.
Bangladesh Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q.. What is the best time to visit Bangladesh ?
A. The best time book a ticket to Bangladesh is between September and March.The weather remains cool, the sky is clear and it does not rain so it is a good time to enjoy Bangladesh.The average temperature varies between 10 to 30°C during these months in Bangladesh. This cool season is also the peak tourist season in Bangladesh and many festivals are organized during these months. Avoid booking a ticket to Bangladesh during the wet season between the end of May until August. During these months, it rains heavily and as a tourist, you may not be able to fully enjoy Bangladesh.
Q. Is Bangladesh an affordable country to visit?
A. Bangladesh is the ideal destination for travelers on a budget as ticket prices are cheaper compared to ticket prices for most European countries. Cheap accommodation ranges from 4 USD and a good meal can be purchased for as little as 2 USD.
Q. What are some souvenir gift items from Bangladesh?
A. A variety of handmade items can be purchased as souvenirs from Bangladesh such as traditional 'Naksi Kantha', which is a sheet that Bangladeshi people wear during the winter months. Replicas of rickshaws and boats are very popular souvenir items from Bangladesh. You can also buy jute products and Bangladesh's special cloth material called 'Mal Mal'.
Q. What are the various modes of transport available in Bangladesh for travel within the country?
A. There are various modes of transport available within Bangladesh. Trains are widely used in Bangladesh and the ticket prices are cheap. Luxury bus services in Bangladesh connect big cities and small towns with affordable ticket prices. Ferry services are also available in Bangladesh. There are a number of car rental companies if visitors wish to drive around instead.
Bangladesh - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Shahjalal Intl, Dhaka-Bangladesh ・Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Kolkata
・Changi Airport,Singapore ・London Heathrow ・Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok
Airports handling direct flights to Patenga, Chittagong-Bangladesh ・Doha, Qatar ・Kuala Lampur , Malaysia ・Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi
・Dubai International Airport, Dubai
Airports handling direct flights to Osmany, Sylhet Osmani-Bangladesh ・Dubai International Airport, Dubai
Flight Routes to Bangladesh
There are 16 airports in Bangladesh. You can book an air ticket on the national carrier, Biman Airlines, which connects Bangladesh to the Middle East. Qatar, Emirates and Oman Airways have direct flights to Bangladesh. Other Asian countries and European countries also have direct flights to Bangladesh.