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Tea and tigers in Bangladesh

Book flights to Bangladesh to discover cities humming with activity and some of Asia’s greenest nature reserves.

Bangladesh is the perfect place for adventurous escapes.  A land of rivers, where lush wetlands and mangrove forests provide a tropical backdrop for sightseeing and relaxation.

Your flight to Bangladesh is a ticket to incredible culture. Soak up Dhaka’s riverside atmosphere, then journey through quaint Garo settlements around the megacity.

Away from the capital, hunt for Paharpur’s hidden heritage sites or stay close and wander the grounds of Lalbagh Fort.

If it’s tranquility you’re searching for, there’s plenty at the serene tea plantations of Chittagong, as well as the glorious beaches of Cox’s Bazar and St. Martin’s Island.

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What's the weather like in Bangladesh?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

19°C

1cm

FEB

22°C

2cm

MAR

27°C

1cm

APR

29°C

10cm

MAY

29°C

20cm

JUN

29°C

37cm

JUL

29°C

49cm

AUG

29°C

40cm

SEP

29°C

19cm

OCT

28°C

12cm

NOV

24°C

13cm

DEC

20°C

3cm

Bangladesh is typically driest between November and April, outside of the monsoon season, with pleasant temperatures for most of the year.

Temperatures reach their highest of around an average 29°C between April and September, and are at their average lowest of 19°C in January.

Bangladesh is a large nation and conditions will vary across the country. The figures featured are for Dhaka.

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sunset over dhaka bangladesh

Dhaka (DAC)

The best place to experience the metropolitan energy of Bangladesh is in its capital. You’ll find Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC) just outside Dhaka, which can be reached via taxi, train, rickshaw or Etihad transfer.

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fishing boat on kaptai lake in chittagong

Chittagong (CGP)

Located on the country’s southern coast, Shah Amanat International Airport (CGP) is near the large port city, which is the gateway to the picturesque Chittagong Hill Tracts and the vast beaches of Cox’s Bazar.

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mountains slyhet

Sylhet (ZYL)

Nestled on the Surma River, Sylhet is in the heart of Bangladesh’s northern tea country. Fly to Osmani International Airport (ZYL) to visit the nearby plantations, Sufi relics and historic mosques.

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Reasons to visit Bangladesh

lalbagh winter bangladesh

Uncover ancient monuments

Purchase plane tickets to Bangladesh for access to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travel to Bagerhat in the south to admire the 15th century mosque and tombs built to honour Khan Jahan Ali, one of the country’s most respected holy men.

Back in Dhaka, you’ll find many beautiful Hindu temples and the 300-year-old Lalbagh Fort, a place with many stories to tell.

sunset on coxs bazaar beach in bangladesh

Hit the beach

Escape the bustle of Chittagong with the warm sands of Patenga Sea Beach on the outskirts of the city. The beach is a hotbed for some of the finest street food on the coast. Street sellers and cooks line the sands, grilling and frying all kinds of local dishes – from heaped mounds of spicy curry to moreish falafels.

Grab some fried mud crab from one of the local vendors and pick a spot on the sands from which to watch the famously colourful sunset.

panthumai waterfall in slyhet bangladesh

See incredible landscapes

Bangladesh is known for its waterways and greenery – so it’s easy to find tranquillity even if you’re staying in a city.

Sylhet is surrounded by lush land crowned by mountains and waterfalls. Head to Lakkatura Tea Garden or Khadimnagar National Park to capture the region’s magic.

Things to know before you fly to Bangladesh

currency Local currency

The local currency in Bangladesh is the Bangladeshi Taka (BDT). It can be difficult to obtain outside of the country, so you’ll need to exchange money when you arrive.

globe Language

The official first language of Bangladesh is Bangla (also known as Bengali). English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in larger cities and tourist areas.

accommodation Where to stay

The vast city of Dhaka has plenty of places to stay – from high end hotels to boutique bed and breakfasts. If you want some beach life there’s a number of beach resorts, especially around Cox’s Bazar.

socket Plugs

Bangladesh uses type C, D, G and K plugs. Some hotels may provide adaptors, but it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Flying to Bangladesh: FAQs

Is Bangladesh easy to get around?

Bangladesh is linked by an extensive road and rail network. Cars, buses and trains carve out the main routes across the country. Within city limits, taxis and rickshaws are widely available and often the easiest way to get between locations.

How long does it take to fly to Bangladesh?

Your flight time to Bangladesh will depend on your departure airport. If you’re flying into the capital Dhaka from Abu Dhabi, the journey takes approximately four hours. Trips from cities in Europe and the US often include a connection in Abu Dhabi.

What can I eat in Bangladesh?

Food is taken very seriously in Bangladesh, but it’s usually quite a cheap and democratic affair. There’s a wide range of restaurants serving everything from Chinese to Indian, Thai to European. You’ll also find plenty of cafes and tea stalls throughout the country.

Why we love Bangladesh

“We always love visiting Bangladesh. There are some wonderful cities and monuments, but the sight of tigers up close in the wild is truly unforgettable.”

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