Flights to Bangladesh – From palm-fringed beaches to mangrove forests
The land of the brave freedom fighter Master Surya Sen (fondly called Master Da), Bangladesh, then a part of undivided India, was one of the first places to initiate the Indian freedom struggle. Today, it is better known for its unparalleled jute industries, and the paradisiacal views accounting for the boundless natural beauty it has been bestowed with. Blessed with cultural heritage and agricultural riches, Bangladesh is the perfect destination for all who love things the traditional way. Be it an explorer, a nature enthusiast, a history buff, a fashionista, or a connoisseur, the country offers innumerable options to all!
Best time to visit Bangladesh
The subtropical monsoon climate that Bangladesh experiences, accounts for its wide seasonal variations. It has hot and humid summers (March to June) and cool winters (October to March). Monsoons with heavy rainfall last from June to September. The best time to visit Bangladesh is during November to February, when the weather remains cool and soothing. Several festivals are also organized during this time, much to the charm of the tourists.
How to reach Bangladesh
Shahjalal International Airport in the capital city, Dhaka, is the main international airport of Bangladesh. It is served by international airlines like Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Qatar Airways, Vistara, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, etc. Bus and cab services make it convenient to reach the main city from the airport. Other major international airports are situated in Chittagong and Sylhet.
Hotels in Bangladesh
Bangladesh provides various accommodation options, ranging from INR 1500 to up to INR 15,000 per night in the city of Dhaka. Chittagong also has numerous luxury as well as budget-oriented hotels for a comfortable stay. If you are looking for cheap hotels to save on the accommodation, Sylhet provides you with decent options to stay.
Where to go in Bangladesh
A brilliant combination of architectural mastery, historical monuments, picturesque mosques, and bustling markets, Bangladesh has a vibrant feel.
Dhaka depicts religious harmony with various mosques, churches, and temples to visit in its vicinity. Ahsan Manzil, Sonargaon, Liberation War Museum, and Bangladesh War Museum are other attractions in the city, which can be of interest to the history lover. Bangladesh National Museum, housing old guns and other equipment used during the Chittagong armory raid led by Master Surya Sen, is a significant landmark. Readymade garment industries on the outskirts of Dhaka, give you the opportunity to visit the workhouses of top international clothing brands.
With pristine beaches and lakes in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf Upazila, Chittagong’s abundant natural exquisiteness provides visitors with a wonderful experience. Mirsharai Upazila and Sitakund with their waterfalls, make for popular visits too. Sylhet gives you an opportunity to explore the fauna of the country with places like Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary and Satchari National Park located near the city.
Must-buys in Bangladesh
Being the largest producer of jute, Bangladesh is the best place to take home jute products as souvenirs. Pink pearls and gold and silver jewelry in the country are also considered unparalleled buys. Duty-free shopping of perfumes, wines, electronic gadgets, cameras, and watches make the country a shopaholic’s bliss.
What to eat in Bangladesh?
The authentic flavors of Bangladesh make the country a foodie’s paradise. Morog Polao is a popular dish served at the most popular restaurants in the country. Other delicacies are Bhuna Khichuri and Kacchi Biryani.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Bangladesh?
From India, Air India and Jet Airways offer the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Bangladesh?
Bangladesh is 30 minutes ahead of India.
•What is the time taken to reach Dhaka from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Dhaka – 2 hours 10 minutes
Kolkata to Dhaka – 50 minutes
Mumbai to Dhaka – 2 hours and 45 minutes
Bangalore to Dhaka – 8 hours and 30 minutes approx.
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Bangladesh?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Dhaka from Delhi are Kolkata, Sharjah, Bangkok, and Mumbai.
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