About Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a young and vibrant country located in North Eastern part of South Asia. And a tour to Bangladesh can become very exciting as it can offer various destinations to different tourists. While some may find the Bangladesh tour exciting because of the beautiful archaeological sites, historical monuments and mosques, others may be attracted to the beaches, resorts, tribal people and wildlife of various species. Bangladesh tourism has also become popular as it offers enough opportunities to the tourists for angling; water skiing, river cruising, hiking, rowing, yachting and sea bathing.
Apart form the sense of being close tot the nature, the hospitality of the people would also contribute in making your Bangladesh tour a memorable one. Climate of Bangladesh: The summer (April to July) in Bangladesh is hot and rainy while temperature averaging between 33 to 36 degree Celsius. The winter (November to February) remains cold with temperature averaging at 25 degree Celsius. Most places of Bangladesh receive 1525 mm of rain a year. The weather in Bangladesh remains pleasant during September to November and February to April.
Major Tourist attractions in Bangladesh: The beaches of Bangladesh attract lots of tourists. Cox’s Bazar, located at a distance of 152 km. south of Chittagong, Inani Beach, 35 K.M to the south of Cox’s Bazaar, St martin Island located at a distance of forty eight kilometers from Teknaf, Patenga beach at Chittagong, Parki beach in the southern Chittagong region and the sandy beaches of Kuakata at Patuakhali district are some of the beaches that attract the tourists
Mainamati, the seat of lost dynasties at 114 k.m South East of Dhaka, Mahasthangarh, the oldest archeological site in Bangladesh, Paharpur, the largest Buddhist seat of learning, Chandranath Hindu temple and the Sri Chaitanya Hindu temple located at South east from Sylhet town are some of the archeological sites in Bangladesh that have become major tourist attractions in Bangladesh
The National memorial at Savar, the central Shahis Minar, Lalbagh fort, martyred intellectual Memorial, National Poet’s grave, Sonargaon are some other tourist attractions of Bangladesh that one should not miss while touring Bangladesh.
Moreover a visit to Rangamati at the heart of the Lake District and Sunderbans, famous for Royal Bengal Tigers and Mangrove forest would make your Bangladesh tour fulfilling and memorable.
These are some of the fast facts about the People’s Republic of Bangladesh that students would like to know when they decide on pursuing higher studies in Bangladesh.

Government : Parliamentary Republic
President : Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister : Sheikh Hasina
Independence from Pakistan : 26 March 1971
Capital of Bangladesh : Dhaka
Official languages : Bengali (English and Urdu are also spoken by sizeable number of people.)
Largest city : Dhaka
Other City : Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur & Sylhet Division.
Land area : 14,7570 sq. K.M.  (almost equal to Nepal)
Population : Almost 16  Crores, Muslims constitute almost 90%  of the population ,world’s eighth most populous country (According to 2001 census 124, 355, 263).
Literacy rate : 37.7% (2001 Census).
Currency : Taka (BDT)
Exchange Rate : 1.00 BDT = 0.85_ _ INR (almost equal t0 INR) Nov.2016
Calling code : +880
Popular Sports : Cricket
Festivals and celebrations : Pahela Baishakh, Independence day, National Mourning Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Muharram, Durga puja, and Language Movement Day.
Climate : Tropical monsoon-type climate, with a hot and rainy summer and a dry winter, Heavy rainfall is characteristic of Bangladesh.
Required clothing : Lightweight cottons and linens throughout the year. Warmer clothes are needed in the evenings during the cool season. Waterproofs are necessary during the monsoon season.
Typical Dish : Rice, Daal ,vegetables,  meat (fish,  mutton and chicken) , Sweets (milk-based).
Flight Duration : Approx 50 t0 55 mnt
Airlines operating between  kolkata and Dhaka : Air India, Jet airways, Biman, others
Time difference : Bangladesh is 30 mnts ahead of Indian time