Bangladesh is located in South Asia, boxed in by India's eastern states, Myanmar and the Bay of Bengal. This is a teeming nation of 150.5 million people, living in a land of immense natural beauty and heavy rainfall during the rainy season from June through August. The summers before the rains kick in are hot and dry, and winters are pleasantly mild. Most visitors enter the country through the capital Dhaka, and end up at either the beaches of Chittagong or the Sundarbans near Khulna. Get a car for hire in Bangladesh so that you can move around in Dhaka and visit Chittagong, Khulna, and other major cities and destinations.
As the capital city, Dhaka, home to 18 million people, is a large metropolis where visitors will find everything from traditional Bengali culture to the Motijheel business district and the Sadarghat waterfront area. Dhaka has a long and storied past dating back to 1608, and has numerous mosques and other historic attractions to show for it. Get a car for rent in Bangladesh and explore traditional tourist attractions such as the Dhaka Zoo at Mirpur, Ahsan Manzil, or the Pink Palace, on the banks of the Buriganga River, and the President's residence called Banga Bhaban. Lalbagh Fort is one of the must-visit attractions in Old Dhaka.
Chittagong is where you want to be if you are looking for a refreshing outdoor holiday exploring the beaches, lakes, hills, and forests. The port city is the second largest in Bangladesh, and the most popular destination is Cox's Bazar. The world's longest natural beach begins here and continues unbroken for 75 miles along the Bay of Bengal, with forested hills in the backdrop. Do not miss Patenga Beach; you may also find it worthwhile to drive to Laboni Beach and Inani Beach. Other waterfront attractions to see while you are in Chittagong include St. Martin's Island, Foy's Lake, and Heritage Park.
The Sundarban mangrove forest, which begins in Khulna and stretches across the border into the Indian state of West Bengal, is the world's largest mangrove forest. The Sundarbans, designated as a UNESCO world heritage site, have 400 Bengal tigers and thousands of spotted deer. You may also get to see saltwater crocodiles, deadly King Cobra snakes and a variety of sundry reptiles, and hundreds of bird species. If you plan on being the intrepid explorer, get a permit from the Divisional Forest Office in Khulna. Make your way to Hiron Point and get a guide to lead you into the forest for a tiger safari.
Dhaka, Chittagong, and Khulna are traditional stomping grounds for tourists. But Bangladesh is a huge country. You could make time for visits to the silk city of Rajshahi or visit the holy shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shahjalal in Sylhet. The real adventure would be a road trip that takes you from Dhaka to Khulna. Book your car rental in Bangladesh right now and plan for detours and stops at Rajshahi, Pabna, and Jessore. Enter the Sundarbans at Khulna and then hop across the border into the national park and tiger reserve in West Bengal, India. Continue to Canning and then Kolkota (Calcutta), which is barely three hours from the city of Khulna.
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