Bangladesh is well-known for being India's small but tough neighbour. Even though this South Asian country might appear tiny on the global map but it packs a mean punch with its scenic landscapes, beautiful natural wonders and an array of historical monuments that glorify its illustrious heritage. Tourists would have a lovely time exploring this stunning nation for the locals and natives are friendly and hospitable.
Kick-start the visit by touring around the capital of Bangladesh - the powerful and strong Dhaka. It is significantly necessary for tourists to explore this city, chiefly for the historic attractions in and around the metropolis. One of the most visited sight-seeing points of Dhaka are the Mughal fort complex 'Lalbagh', palace of Dhaka Nawab families 'Ahsan Mazil', Shaheed Minar - a national monument set up to pay tribute to those who laid down their lives during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 and Jatiyo Sangshad - supreme legislative body of Bangladesh.
Be sure to visit the bustling and urban Chittagong which is not only a busy commercial hub but is also home to the biggest global seaport in the nation. The metropolis is a tourist magnet for visitors from all over the globe where people can enjoy and experience different aspects of folks from varied ethnic groups living there such as their attires, food, languages and so forth. If relaxation is in the agenda then head over to the Patenga beach or Foy's Lake.
Be sure to pay a visit to Sylhet, well-known for the holy shrine of Sufi Saint Hazrat Shahjalal, one of the most sacred destinations in the nation. This rich and wealthy city is known for a plethora of attractions such as tea gardens, Kean Bridge,Nazimgargh Resorts etc and so forth. Wild-life enthusiasts can head over to the city of Khula for it provides access to the famed Sunderbans which are the globe's biggest mangrove forests. These dense and lush jungles are home to the regal and royal Bengal tigers. Moreover, people visit Khulna to tour the famous Rabindra Complex, linked to the eminent poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Cox's Bazar is a prime tourist hub and beach resort destination in Bangladesh. Beach-a-holics will be delighted to know that it is the longest beach in the planet and stretches for as much as 120km. Shoppers may head over to a small village called Ramu, around ten miles from Cox's Bazar, to procure some popular local handicrafts. Those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday and take a trip to Saint Martin's Island. Renowned to be the only coral island in Bangladesh, this picturesque destination is fringed by looming coconut trees.
Some of the other natural wonders worth visiting in the nation is the majestic Keokradong peek, perched in Bandarban, with an elevation as high as 986 metres (3,235ft) and the Nafa-Khum - fierce waterfall with swift gushing waterfall. Be sure to visit the Lawachara National Park where animal lovers will have a field day for there are different species of animals and birds housed there, including the critically endangered western hoolock gibbons.
When it comes to shopping, be on the lookout for pink pearls, handloom fabrics, silks, printed saris, coconut masks, folk dolls and so forth. As for cuisine, curries like korma or shami kebab with minced meat are quite popular. After a heavy meal, do go in for local drinks such as Lassi (sweet yoghurt drink) or coconut water.
The stay options in Bangladesh is abundant with the best luxury hotels, private apartments and cheap accommodations available for the tourist to decide which kind to opt for depending on their budget and taste.
Bangladesh experiences sub-tropical monsoon climate. The best time to visit the country would be between September to March for the weather is pleasant.