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When one goes to see Bangladesh, the first thing people often notice is the abundance of water. That is because Bangladesh has more than 700 rivers flowing through various parts of its lands. Flooding is an issue here, but the waters make the land fertile. This accounts for the lush greenness of the surroundings in the riversides of Bangladesh. Tourists going here will appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape and wonder at the resilience of the people living near the floodplains.

Bangladesh, when compared to other countries, is relatively young as it achieved its independence only in 1971. The nation, which was once East Pakistan, called for separation and freedom from the mainland due to animosity regarding various issues. When it achieved its freedom, the country faced many problems in establishing political order and stability. Food security is also a major issue, but the country is slowly recovering with international aid, which has also paved the way for economic growth.

What to see & do

When one is in Bangladesh, a nature excursion should be part of the itinerary. One should join a cruise through the Sundarbans Forest, which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. The view from the tidal waterways lets one view the wildlife from a safe distance. This can be really fun, especially when looking out for the rare sight of the Bengali tiger, the most majestic of the jungle cats. Although one has little chance to see this watchful wild creature, there are plenty of wildlife to see around such as boars, deer, crocodile, and other species. Birdwatchers will have fun in the place, as the Sundarbans is home to more than 100 types of winged creatures such as the bulbul, magpie, robin, hawks, and more. Migratory birds also make their way to the Sundarbans, making this place a natural paradise.

Hiking through one of the hill tracts of Bangladesh is a rewarding adventure. Bandarban is one of the places to see for its scenic beauty. One will find here the highest mountains in Bangladesh, such as the Tahjindong, Keokradong, and Mowdok Mual. The peaks are not the only attractions to view here; there are also a number of waterfalls to see in Bandarban. The Nafakhum (or Remakri waterfall) is especially beautiful. There is also Rijuk Waterfall which plunges a film of water down to about 300 feet to Sangu River. The surrounding landscape is lush, which makes hours of trekking worthy just to see it.

A river cruise lasting a day or two is also one of the highlights of travelling in Bangladesh. Other than the Sundarbans, there are also the vast wetlands to explore. Hail Haor, Hakaluki Haor, and Tanguar Haor are only some of the places to see due to their unique ecosystem. A cruise through Ratargul Swamp Forest, one of the few freshwater swamps in the world, is also a must. The forest surrounding it is able to maintain its wild beauty due to a conservation order from the government. Lastly, a river tour of Sangu can be considered. The circuitous course of the rover tracts up to the Bandarban and falls into the Bay of Bengal.

How to get around within Bangladesh

Public transportation in Bangladesh is relatively efficient, with its buses taking passengers to various destinations across cities. Riding in the local buses can be a slow journey, however, especially during peak hours. Express buses, on the other hand, are available for those going to far-off locales in the country. Another option to consider is to go on a boating trip, which is the most scenic mode of transport in the country. The bus might be quicker, but those on a cruise will discover and appreciate the beauty of the country better.

Trains are also a convenient and more comfortable way to get around the country. One must choose to go on first class though, as the unreserved seating in the second-class train is prone to overcrowding. Travellers considering driving might find the traffic situation unfriendly, but it can be an option to choose especially when staying in Bangladesh for more than a week.

How to get there

Travellers going to Bangladesh can board flights to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Asian airlines serve this port of entry, so one will have to book connecting flights with any of the following: Air Arabia, Air India, Bangkok Airways, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Dragonair, Druk Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Maldivian, Malindo Air, Mihin Lanka, Novoair, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Regent Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Tiger Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airways, and US-Bangla Airlines.

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