Once part of British India’s Bengal province, Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan, was born from the tumultuous independence and subsequent partition of India.  Following a ruinous, year-long war of independence against Pakistan, in 1971, Bangladesh split away and became its own independent nation. 

Today, Bangladesh, tucked between India and Myanmar, is one of Asia’s undiscovered jewels; it boasts incredible physical beauty, with emerald rice paddies, lush rainforests, and the world’s longest natural beach.  Additionally, Bangladesh is one of Asia’s least visited countries, and is thus an excellent choice for travelers seeking to travel off the well-worn path.

Bangladesh is home to Muslims and Hindus who speak Bengali, the same dialect spoken across the border in eastern India. Additionally, the country also hosts a small population of Buddhists and Animist tribal peoples. 

In contrast to many other nations, Bangladesh is, despite its poverty, a forward-thinking nation, eager to protect its natural heritage and even encouraging green energy, microcredit financing to help impoverished citizens start businesses, and banning plastic bags.  While Bangladesh is known to many in the West as a nation of monsoons, floods, and social inequality, it is also a stimulating, remote destination that teems with wildlife and flora, and is heir to a rich cultural and historic heritage.

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When to Go

Weather in Bangladesh

The best time to visit Bangladesh is November to March, when it is slightly cooler and significantly less humid.

  • Bangladesh has a tropical monsoon climate with six seasons: winter (December-January), spring (February-March), summer (April-May), monsoon (June-July), autumn (August-September), and late autumn (October-November).
  • The average temperature across the country usually ranges between 48-84°F (9- 29°C) in winter months and between 70-93°F (21-34°C) during summer months.
  • The climate is one of the wettest in the world. Most places receive more than 60 inches (1,525 mm) of rain per year. Most rain falls during the monsoon, and there is very little during the dry season.
  • The ideal visiting window is November through March when the temperatures are cooler and dry. The worst of the monsoon has gone and it is almost chilly at times in January and February.

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