Traveling in Bangladesh - remarks
Before you make plans, factors mind like time in proportion to destinations and distances. Remember, you will not find a traffic-technical infrastructure like in Europe here for it a lot of ferries because, finally, you are in the country where the mightiest streams of Asia unite to the biggest delta…
Basic rule number one: always be cool…
For 300 km you can need 4 hours, or 13. This "organized chaos" should also be no problem; on the contrary, it anyway belongs to it in the country of the highest density of population worldwide! You need just the right attitude and a well balanced itinerary (spare you stress by a "to ambitious" one) because then your tour can also become quite fast the horror trip and this would be a disaster, new prejudices… In view of the occasion, here our travel philosophy again; we are not an organizer for "marathon sightseeing runs" with point assignment! And that's that!
The people are nicest undoubtedly, heartiest, most kind and happiest of the world; certainly, however, also the most curious ones. Except for Dhaka and Chittagong you are gazed in the rest of the country definitely curiously and each of your movements are observed with interest. Just in the countryside you will meet with locals who have never seen a European before, appropriate is her interest in you and in most cases they want to communicate with you. As you are aware, now you can give away pure joy (and in addition, we believe you also have the duty)!
Basic rule number two: always be politely…
Even if you the same questions over and over again will irritate sometime, but as a traveler you will know, you can give big pleasure with a little devotion (in addition you find more on the page "practical tips").
Mind the weather
Climate and temperature can exhaust you similarly like stress and noise! The summer can become darned hot, really not the right time to stay in the lanes of Old Dhaka, nevertheless rather to chill in a cold river of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, in the shady green of Rangamati or in the waves of the Bengal Bay.
Das The climate is tropical (the precipitations increases from the west to the east) and is in the sphere of influence of the southwest monsoon. The average annual amounts of precipitation are between 1,500 and 2,250 mm, in the eastern land part on the foot of the Tripura Lushai Mountains even between 3,000 and 4,000 mm. The average maximum day temperatures are with 25°C in January and 35°C in April. In the remaining year the temperatures move about 30°C. Bangladesh has three essential seasons:
The best travel season
In spite of the fact that the abovementioned seasons are the only really observable ones locals refer to six: Basanto (spring), Grishma (summer), Barsha (rainy season), Sharat (autumn), Hemanto (foggy) and Sheet (winter). But which is now the best time for a visit in Bangladesh? Good question, this depends of course terrifically on the subjective feeling. Generally we could say the "cold" season from October to February if the weather conditions are dry and fresh. Others prefer just the monsoon time…
Monsoon rains, after an indescribably hot day, that cannot be described easily.
In addition only a film quotation occurs to us, actually: "take the best orgasm of your life, multiply by 1000 and it's far away" and what about the time? Dhaka local time corresponds with GMT+4h, at the wintertime +5h.